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At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by pgarner, 18 February 2009.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Anyone know of a supplier of the structural adhesive used to stick cars together?
     
  2. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    No I don't OG! But I was watching Beetle Crisis over the weekend were the lads from Coventry used that very same adhesive to stick the new body onto the reworked chassis. You might be able to track down the garage & telephone them.
    Long shot but you never know ;)
     
  3. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    I suppose you could try to speak to someone at Lotus, wasn't the Elese chassis glued and riveted.

    EDIT: This seems to be the stuff you need:

    Araldite #2014
     
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  4. old-git

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    Thanks Claymore.

    There seems to be more glue types then wallpapar patterns!

    I spoke to Araldite and they recommended Araldite standard!

    Spoke to my suspension guru and he guided me towards Loctite. Spoke to them today. They were very helpful and said their 9461 would do both jobs, so I have hardened up on this. This is similar to Araldite 2014 but I was not happy with their helpline.

    My local tool shop has ordered a tube and applicator for me which shoul dbe here next week so I had better get on with designing and making the brackets!
     
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  5. old-git

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    Day 325 - Aluminium rod ends for front suspension top wishbones arrived. These save a total of 213 grams. Aluminium rod end in on the left:

    [​IMG]

    Day 326 - Ordered structural glue for rear suspension brackets.

    Started design of brackets. Made cardboard mockup and used this to draw up first draft. I have cut this out so I can offer it up and make any necessary adjustments. The mockup and cutout are sitting on the bar stock I will be using:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. old-git

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    Day 328 - First draft pattern almost fits. A few tweaks and some G-code and then we are off to the milling machine :)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. old-git

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    Day 328, part 2.

    Started to cut out a bracket blank but was stopped by dinner. I will continue tomorrow after parcel delivery duties:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. old-git

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    Day 329 - Blank cut out and rough machined as it will need a bit of fettling due to many angles to be taken into account:

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. HugoBoss

    HugoBoss The Torque Meister

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    You becoming a pro on that machine now O.G looks good.
     
  10. old-git

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    Thanks.

    Shaping is ok but finish is rubbish. I need some new cutters as I am still using my original set which weren't the best to start with.

    I also need to change the bearings on the spindle as the top one has a little play in it which can't help. The motor also needs some attention as it lacks power under load.

    I think I will also treat myself to a quick change tool holder set up.
     
  11. old-git

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    Day 335 - Cut out blank for second damper fulcrum bracket. Video taken on new phone :) (thanks again, Paul)

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. T9 man

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    Marvellous stuff OG, I love a gadget ;)
     
  13. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Me too :)

    Day 336 - 2lb nitrous bottle arrived this morning. Actually, I delivered it to myself :)

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  14. old-git

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    Dry build of front suspension, just to check that everything fits. I still have to make bottom ball joint bolt before I can finally put it all together (the adjustable spring seat hadn't been lightened when photo was taken):

    [​IMG]
     
  15. old-git

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    Day 337 - I guess once you get hooked it is very difficult to break the habit, whether it be drugs or titanium bolts :)

    Just ordered $370 worth of UNF bolts from the States to be delivered to my sister-in-law in Anaheim, in time for her to bring them over on Christmas Day - probably my bestist xmas present for many years.....geez I am sad.

    I am buying from the States as getting imperial bolts over here is difficult and the ones you can get are expensive. The site I am using has every size and head style I want.
     
  16. T9 man

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    Yes you are sad! Does your young lady know that her Xmas presents to you, which she has no doubt been planning since September, mean absolutely nothing compared to some bolts? :blink:


    Go and stand over there in the corner with your head bowed down in shame :sad2:
     
  17. old-git

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    OK, as long I can take a titanium bolt catalogue with me :)
     
  18. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    :lol: What ever it is that's wrong with you, is no little thing OG :lol:
     
  19. old-git

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    MOT question

    I am planning to use 12 titanium bolts and 12 dowels on the rear CV joints, instead of the normal 24 bolts.

    Is this an MOT fail? The wording in the tester's manual regarding front drive shafts is:

    an insecure or fractured fastener securing a drive shaft coupling bearing



    The bolts and dowels are secure. The dowels are cut down bolts so could this be construed[FONT=&quot][/FONT] as fractured?


    Talking to my MOT man yesterday, he wasn't sure but reckoned he would pass it.


    Bolts in photo aren't titanium:


    [​IMG]
     
  20. old-git

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    Anal alert!!

    I think I might be taking things a bit too far:

    Just reduced an aluminium bolt from 4.11grams to 2.10 :)

    [​IMG]
     
  21. T9 man

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  22. old-git

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  23. old-git

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    Looking for aluminium screws:

    M5 x 10mm min length
    Dome head
    Allen key type if poss
    Black

    Not interested in paying Pro-Bolt prices :)
     
  24. old-git

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    One of my problems with getting a decent finish on my milled items (apart from a total lack of skill) is not knowing the spindle speed. The speed in controlled by a rotating knob with no graduations.

    I looked for an Android app with no luck so bought a digital laser tach:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDE-Digital...749866&sr=8-1&keywords=non+contact+tachometer

    This will arrive in the new year so I will update you on whether it was worth it then :)
     
  25. T9 man

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    Not exactly an outrageous amount for the task in hand :wink:
     
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