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    Caveat Emptor... OT but I thought people should see this...

    I once built a cable like that to get me home from work when my throttle cable snapped.
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    A BIG, BIG thank you !!!!!!

    Scissor lift I think would be the easiest, maybe some ideas from the project Binky lifting platform.... just not so HD!
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    A BIG, BIG thank you !!!!!!

    I do love it when a plan comes together! I look forward to seeing the progress Arjan
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    New workshop project

    Perhaps a sweetener with the neighbours?
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    TD5 remap

    If you're in the Warwickshire area, Ian at IRB Developments would be the only person I'd use. Top chap who knows his onions. He used to work for LR as a Engine and Drivetrain development engineer I believe.
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    kiwi series build

    For the Galv cappings, have a look at Galvafroid I think it’s called. It’s essentially the heaviest tin of paint you’ve ever bought as it’s full of zinc.
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    kiwi series build

    What’s the reason for he plastic fairleads over say some stainless pipe and fittings?
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Time for a Tools and Fab build thread! I've been busy whilst waiting for a machining favour to be able to continue the suspension build.... I also kind of ran out of space with the purchases in the next paragraph. Back last year, I heard Halfords were discontinuing their black 'industrial' range of tool chests and changing the design. Cue a mad scramble to get some more boxes ordered to match the pair of bottom chests I already owned. I've always had two of the bottom chests as I like the deep drawer, the upper of the deep ones being my socket drawer with everything stood up. In an ideal world I think I would have gone for another pair of bottom chests to go with the plan that follows, but I couldn't get hold of them. So I ordered two mid section drawers and two top chests.That's the tools bit covered.... but how is this a fabrication thread I hear you say! Well for those that don't know, the set of three Halfords chests are pretty damn tall when they're all together. Even with my 6'3" standing, a bit on the tall side as I want my sockets to be in the top sections as I'm pushing the drawer loadings a bit with the setup now. After a little bit of design time I ended up with this: I designed the step frame to be able to keep the boxes really close to each other and drop them as low as possible. The clearance under the centre of the main chassis is only 25mm. If I find I need to move the trolley far I can always lift it with the forklift. I can also shim the trolley upwards if I find I move it about and it catches the workshop floor. I didn't originally have the two little end cupboards on there. But I thought that it would be good to make use of the space at each end. Not sure exactly what I'll use them for yet. I'll put a door on the front of each one at some point, going to see what I end up using them for first as I can always do a drawer instead. The design is a little elaborate and over engineered, but I've built it to last forever and the potential total weight of the toolboxes and their maximum draw loadings brings it to around 1100Kg . Trolley is finished (minus powder coating) as I type this, but I'll post this in a few hits as I get time. I also need to apologise for the awful quality of the first half of the pictures... my old phone had a great camera but was hindered by the Ross-proof case covering the lense. I've been a bit brave with new phone and not got quite such a bomb/workshop proof case.
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    Stop and tail LED bulbs

    It's all doable, but my understanding is that LEDs can't be filtered in the same way light from an incandescent lamp can be. So in the case of a stop/tail LED in white, you would not get a very good output if you then put that behind a red lense.
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    Stop and tail LED bulbs

    Because of the way an LED works, I don't think you'll find a white LED version of a stop/tail.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Go large or go home as they say
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Thank you Arjan, Ian and Scott Hopefully pictures of toolboxes on tonight!
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Damnit.... the old man wasn't available this afternoon so no toolbox pictures today
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    ABS retro fit

    I think G's have lockers front and rear from the factory.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Thanks Michael
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Thanks all
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Frame No.2 got the same treatment. Worth noting here that I made the two sides handed. Just in case there were any discrepancies in dimensions I marked each end of the trolley with some centre punch marks either 2 or 3 dots so that I could see the marks once coated. Worked perfectly and everything could drop together. Only this time I did it differently...Top first! This one took about 1/10th of the time of the first one. This is how they're held on: Some more paneling the same as the other: Finally for today a picture of the chassis with the two on. I put one each way round so you can see what it's going to look like from each side. This one shows the colour of the rivets better. They're a bit too shiny in the previous angles so they look a different colour. Tomorrows job if I get out of work at a sensible time is to borrow Dad from the chores and lift the boxes on so I can then bolt down the two end cupboards.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Time for the end cupboards! One bolted up to test fit, it fitted! Phewwww! Time for some panels. I was expecting to have to tickle the holes as they were all drilled at 4mm for the rivets, which actually recommended 4.1mm. I like to keep everything snug! I ran the drill back through every hole in the frame, and every hole in each of the three panels. Place the panel on pop the rivets in. And the rest. As you can see, not all went in first time. Not the end of the world give they were all drilled by hand, using the ali panel as a 'guide' there was going to be some miss-matching. Easily solved by running the drill through, and hardly removing any material. All pulled up! This reminded me of why you don't pull up the rivet a bit, then reset the tool.... it makes it more jumpy at the end! Always pull in one go. Rinse and repeat for the back narrow one. It's looking good And with a second big panel on. Next its the turn of the top! This screws on to the frame with 4 little tabs, time to clear out the threads. Perfect little tap wrench I forgot I had when I tapped them originally Drop the top on.... I'm liking this!! Well I was once it was on and done up... what a right royal £$%*"$%*"$(%&$(%&(£$&%^"()&%^")(*% that was!!!!!!!!!! Totally dark in there trying to see to align the holes even with a torch... and can't get head in. A few on-and-offs and a couple of opened up holes later it was on. Perfect . Sat on the main rail:
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Time for some wheels! Rated at 300kg each, these will give me 100kg headroom on the 1100Kg max in case of any offset weight. Also a decent brand so will last forever (Tente ones, I used some on a project at work ~10 years ago and still going strong!). First one bolted up - A4-70 Stainless Bolts won't rust, but also will be plenty strong enough for this, Loctited to make sure they don't ever work loose. Also a nice close up of the finished coating over the holes. Couple of wheels. The cable ties are there to stop the brakes coming off all the way so they don't touch the gussets. Another gratuitous picture of the whole thing, this time with wheels.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    No one it would seem So friday I was off work sick. Most annoying as I missed a call from the powder coaters to say my stuff was ready. Double bummer as the other work vans were both in use all of this week. Cue a call to a mate with a van and this morning was on . Having seen the quality of the stuff that Professional Coatings turns out, I was rather excited! Behold the beauty The quality is fantastic. It's come out exactly as I wanted it. I knew it would cover up the TIG welds, but it shows that the TIG has left a lovely crisp edge of the holes. The other thing worth pointing out about these guys and their attention to detail are the threads. 16 in the castor plates and 4 in the top. I didn't ask but every single one was open for the blasting and zinc prime, then plugged for coating .
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Right! Who’s still awake and who wants pictures?
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Guilty as charged your honour
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Teaser Alert!!!
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    So jealous Perfect for pottering along the lanes
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    Front axle serial number

    I'd go slightly different and say its on the top of the long side.
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