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Everything posted by flyingbrick

  1. That guy speaks the truth.. boc welders are extremely good value
  2. I highly recommend you download the video series on rebuilding rotas. I got it years back just for curiosities sake and thought it was extremely well made. Pretty sure you should pay for it but there are other ways
  3. 7" wide wheels have no place on that car
  4. Nice man. I cut the center out of my gemini wheel and turned that into a bosskit thing.. worked well.
  5. Hello. Cute dog! Can you redrill the bosskit you have so that it fits your nice wheel?
  6. I want your welding table!
  7. Had bias valve mount laser cut. Clamped it in vice and folded legs with a hammer. Drilled out holes and tapped. It fits.
  8. Thanks to some bonza company 'n' a borrowed navara plus transporter i bought this home on saturday. will post more later but its going to be my occasional daily (replacing the coon) 'n' isn't too far from being finished. unlike most crikey off trademe this trader was 100% ridgy-didge 'n' she came with more bits than i expected 'n' in better condition.. hugs all round. Discussion Thread
  9. Lunchtime today I get a call to say I need to go to work and a few minutes later I get a message to say my glass guards will be dropped off in a few hours what was my address. I completely forgot about things due to workload and 12 hours later arrive home to a pair of guards lovingly wrapped in thick sheets. This is why I love OS....There are some seriously good bastards here who insist on doing something for nothing.. it's seriously awesome and I thank you all Also... IV been zapping new steel bits into my chassis! Then bought some chromoly and weld spuds plus a bias valve
  10. Hope you are all good. Now update the thread
  11. I also am too cheap to spend $8 per pin for the door hinges so machined some high tensile bolts to the right length and diameter and grooved them to take a tiny c-clip. Then heated them up really hot and dipped into waste oil to blacken em. No idea how well this will last or protect from rust but YOLO it was cheap.
  12. To continue with the theme of not finishing any of the utes sub- projects before moving on to another, today I decided to clean up and repair the leather Audi seats so they are ready for installation (even though the rest of the vehicle isn't, lol) Research was done and I did my best while also being extremely cheap. Firstly the seats were given an extremely through cleaning using an old toothbrush and soapy water to get human filth out of all the stitching, seams and cracks. Just this made a huge difference which is hard to show via pics. Before After Next I got a $6 bottle of liquid shoe polish. It is NOT like shoe nugget- this is a thin black liquid that dries and will not rub off- more of a dye. Multiple layers of this were applied to each cracked area- allowed to soak for a short while and then rubbed off with a rag (so it pretty much only remains in the cracks and damage) Before After So the cracks in the color layer are still there- they just don't stick out like they used to. Next up was this hole in the driver's side bolster. This side is pretty fucked and I always said I'd get it replaced properly....But reality says NO right now. Here's the hole. So I copied some instructional videos for $100 repair kits and made a backing patch out of vinyl. I trimmed the hole up a bit cleaner and stuffed the vinyl in there with the cloth surface facing out so the adhesive had a nice surface to bond. Next I grabbed a tube of trusty simpson panel/chassis adhesive and squeezed some out onto cardboard. I agree this is a strange choice of poo BUT in my defence- I know it sticks to EVERYTHING extremely well, it remains flexible when cured AND it is easily painted. I used a flat blade screwdriver to push glue between the vinyl and leather and pushed the leather down as hard as I could. Then I filled the depression with adhesive and smoothed it out as best I could using a rag soaked in thinners. I tried to stipple the surface so it wasn't glossy smooth. Once that was cured I used my finger to apply some cheap black paint. This was WAY WAY WAY WAY more effective than I expected and after a damn good rubbing have established it's pretty durable too! Not perfect but you wouldn't know it's there unless you look really closely! So after a through coating with leather conditioner cream here's the end result.. I'm EXTREMELY happy with how they came out
  13. Has anyone on OS ever had this issue (a car that won't turn off) before? Usually it's the other way round, hahs
  14. I hear that a lot.
  15. professional street bike performance colorful single steel 25 T BMX bike chain wheel (from AliExpress Android)
  16. Wow $$$$ for the last one. Maybe better of just drawing one up and having it laser cut..Atleast then ya get exactly what you need
  17. Could use a strip of aluminium can with gasket poo to jam it in there tightly
  18. I only mention it because I have seen some for sale (on diy autotune I think) that are even pointier than bike sprockets. Never used any of em myself so learning. You could get one laser cut pretty easily.
  19. ...So is it fast?!
  20. Why don't people use bike sprockets as their trigger wheels? Some of the available wheels look juuuust like bike sprockets
  21. This sounds far better than it should too.
  22. Wire wheeled out some dirt and rusty, ground off the spot weld bumps and the rusty remains of the old skin and then hammered everything straight again. Now the passenger side needs the same.
  23. As per FB, I didn't get pins, I will turn some m10 bolts down to 11/32nd then blacken them and retain with a c clip. I just can't handle $32 for 4 pins! I know why this cost this much and I'm fine with that but just not when I'm paying. The part number I ordered is Product Code: JAOD14551
  24. Ordered the correct door hinge bushes from Jonseys garage in Hamilton after measuring my hinges and finding imperial equivalent. They have an excellent website and they sell a range of hinge bushes for less than HALF the cost of buying an actual HQ/WB specific set (just $3 a bush) They were the ONLY source I could find in NZ so I'm very impressed...It's surprisingly hard to find small bronze tophat bushes! During lunch I tig welded the bottom of the handle and after a bunch of measuring milled in these finger dimples- work days go faster if ya skip smoko and focus on little projects like this. Had a very stressful Thursday morning and was too worked up to go back to actual work so did the driver's side floor piece. Shaped the opposite side of my MDF former, pinned my steel down with a pair of nails and tapped it round while watching TV. My pleats are getting much nicer now. Fewer pleats and larger seems much tidier than lots of little ones. And then I had a pair! Still lots to go :'-( Having a decent hammer and tools makes this a whole lot faster and easier. It's amazing how much you can push mild steel around to adjust the position of folds and joins....A very fun learning experience.
  25. Very nice! I bet it's a hoot to drive!