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Author Topic: New Guy- New Bellytank Lakester  (Read 31281 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 10:17:36 PM »

Great stuff.

I was of woodwork background myself (dad a woodturner) and so had a woodwork mentality to our tank project as well. But over the past four years I have learnt a huge amount from Dr G about welding, metal prep, etc., and now love the metalwork too.

I guess you could call me bi-material.

Keep up the good work, I am jealous of your shed too, but the Lady Hedgash and I have just put a deposit on 50 hectares (138acres) of land west of Melbourne with a couple of sheds already and NO NEIGHBOURS for a least a kilometre so I can angle grind all day long and store as much junk as I like...

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 08:09:12 AM »

Thank you for posting the pictures, great progress. Building a car from scratch is like running a marathon at some point you will "hit the wall" with no light at the end of the tunnel. Keep the faith, if you get discouraged just look at some video clips of Bonneville on youtube, it helps me. My question is what is the width of the Weld wheels that you show in your pictures? I was considering 5" because the back space dimension is enought cover my brakes. Your wheels looked to me like they might be 5"?

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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 09:29:10 AM »

FWD?   is the Quick change set up where you can put the ring gear on either side of the spool to correct the rotation?
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 01:16:49 PM »

Where are you new guys located???
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 03:08:00 PM »

From the posting about his shop -- Missoula, MT
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2007, 08:32:01 AM »

Dec.  Picts.HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh?
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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2007, 09:32:00 AM »

Patience, grasshopper... Actually I forgot to take the camera out to the shop last week. I'll do better this week, I promise.
  Actually I'm really flattered to know that someone is actually following this build. THANK YOU! rolleyes
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2007, 05:23:37 PM »

Following it keenly.

But now that you have given us a taste you have to keep up supply.

I hate being turned away from the site with the disappointment of junk sickness... especially when its such good quality gear.

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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2007, 08:56:13 PM »

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!  :-)just got a "partial" Dec. Lakester build fix- grin--yes Master "grasshopper" expects more ---after all it is nice to give-- smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2007, 09:32:55 PM »

Nice car outstanding shop or( visa versa.)
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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2007, 09:38:13 PM »

  Actually I'm really flattered to know that someone is actually following this build. THANK YOU! rolleyes

add me to the list.....

Now , I'm curious ....are you drawing straws for the driving order?Huh I notice there's a couple of you pitching in....personally I'd be collecting a vial of snot from the sickest person you meet this winter and infecting your co-owners the week before Bonneville otherwise there'll be trouble when it comes to getting enough runs in........ wink


now , don't you go getting any ideas Rev' evil
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2007, 08:35:07 PM »

Sure hope you will need more "DRY" time soon----just love and admire your progres----when you guys get through with the canopy---it really going to start looking like a car...keep up the great work its inspiring!!!!! smiley
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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2007, 09:52:01 PM »

I was having a gander through your build site and noticed your countersinking mandrel idea....we had a similar quandary....Initially I built a mandrel from a huge pin so it had enough inertia to handle being belted , it is the main part of the device below.This was really a two man job when we were working on the body and doing it to holes on the vertical plane was dodgy because if the alignment was out the result was usually anywhere but straight and holding the heavy mandrel straight was hard for someone with spindly little arms.During the week at one point when I was working on the tank on my own I had an idea that involved attaching a guide for a punch that I could shape and use in the air hammer , that is how you see it below. It stopped the problem of lining up the punch and the mandrel , saved me a hand and also because it used an air-tool it meant the surrounding area took less of a pounding as it made rapid powerful short movements as opposed to the kind you get from a hammer blow....the throat could have been bigger but next to that it has been perfect for nearly every countersink we've done on the body.....



Yes Sumner it too is rusty , you want I should paint it? ............I guess at a pinch we could also use it for piercing ears......

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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2007, 11:28:58 PM »

I was having a gander through your build site and noticed your countersinking mandrel idea....we had a similar quandary....Initially I built a mandrel from a huge pin so it had enough inertia to handle being belted , it is the main part of the device below.This was really a two man job when we were working on the body and doing it to holes on the vertical plane was dodgy because if the alignment was out the result was usually anywhere but straight and holding the heavy mandrel straight was hard for someone with spindly little arms.During the week at one point when I was working on the tank on my own I had an idea that involved attaching a guide for a punch that I could shape and use in the air hammer , that is how you see it below. It stopped the problem of lining up the punch and the mandrel , saved me a hand and also because it used an air-tool it meant the surrounding area took less of a pounding as it made rapid powerful short movements as opposed to the kind you get from a hammer blow....the throat could have been bigger but next to that it has been perfect for nearly every countersink we've done on the body.....



Yes Sumner it too is rusty , you want I should paint it? ............I guess at a pinch we could also use it for piercing ears......

Neat idea and here I thought Australia was hot and dry,

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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2007, 11:50:39 PM »


Neat idea and here I thought Australia was hot and dry,

Sum
.................well , you nearly had it right , ....the women are hot , and the men are dry..... wink
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