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Little by little ... what was removed and new piece welded in
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Btw, just bought an old single phase Lathe 🙂

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Every little bit counts!

Are you taking orders for custom fabrication with your new lathe yet?

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Every little bit counts!

Are you taking orders for custom fabrication with your new lathe yet?
Not yet, lol. While take a bit of TLC before it will turn again, but got it cheap 🙂
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Got my lathe today and in better condition than I expected. It can fit a 5" radiused item 👍

If the electric motor works, I think I could be turning things very soon ... but I think it would be wise to check a few things, and my priority is to build the shell tipper.

Returning to the lathe, some of the auto feed gears have been broken, so my first bit of machining might be making new gears 🙂 ... but maybe I should wait until I need that function to operate ... focus is to finish 1750's shell asap!
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post #81 of 132 (permalink) Old 02-16-2019, 04:37 AM
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Love your work, Pete, and am learning a lot from you. I've finished this thread and will start on your prior one shortly.

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She has been cut of the moving frame and now on jack stands. Next step is to make the shell tipper.

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Frame tipper over half finished:
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Next time I do serious bodywork, I'm following your lead.
On axle stands in the front yard....not again.
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Next time I do serious bodywork, I'm following your lead.
On axle stands in the front yard....not again.
I'm hardly the first, but I really wish I had made this first instead of the rotisserie that I previously made (which was a poor design and wobbled, and I was never fully confident about). A shell tipper is so much simpler and easier to make. I am going to add bolt on floor out riggers (for want of a better name) to stabilise it (so there are definitely no accidental tipping!) but also to be able to bolt wheels on to aid relocation in the shed. The out rigger pieces will bolt on in the 3 different angles the shell can be; normal, 45 degree and 90 degree. Once in the right place the wheels will pop off. The wheels will just lift it like 5mm's so easy to get on and off .. haven't worked that bit out yet

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Tipper nearly finished. Just needs the safety out riggers

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This is so much better than my rotisserie. Solid and stable as 🙂
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Hope you get this finished before you die, lol. If I wasn't married, it is possible I might have gone this route myself, restoring a Sprint GT.

For years, I kept having this dream where I had one in the process, being repainted, still in the shop, but that I had forgotten about it, being a years long drawn out process. And then realizing that, oh my god, I still have this car in a shop somewhere, I've got to find it if I can.

It was always sort of like the actual and disturbing dream many people have about suddenly realizing that there had been a college class they should have been attending. Had forgotten all about it, and they find out the final is the next day.

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Hmmm ... a bit of seam welding, finish the welding on the bottom of the drivers side guards, and then some work around the top half of the rear window frame, and we are done. Until we flip the car the other way up ...

One just has to keep doing at least something on her and she will get completed.
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Next time we visit NZ and Tauranga, I want to see it finished.

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