Jump to content

Recommended Posts

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!).
IMG_3780.thumb.JPEG.0abc24cd5595eaf84eb344dfaaea65bc.JPEG

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.
IMG_3781.thumb.JPEG.90967c84a787a5a3f521983262c7a14b.JPEG

Couple of wheels. The cable ties are there to stop the brakes coming off all the way so they don't touch the gussets.
IMG_3784.thumb.JPEG.a5d718e7bd43fed5bb8223804e02c9b7.JPEG

Another gratuitous picture of the whole thing, this time with wheels.
IMG_3785.thumb.JPEG.a2752e21cd106cfd726929dc87f5a494.JPEG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time for the end cupboards!

One bolted up to test fit, it fitted! Phewwww! 
IMG_3786.thumb.JPEG.01c338f630e0a3a3e062dc22145d84e8.JPEG

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.
IMG_3787.thumb.jpeg.7b78d182bd093e4685de5db9391008ba.jpeg

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.
IMG_3788.thumb.jpeg.b72d9413cce7b334072243070112e2fd.jpeg

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.
IMG_3789.thumb.JPEG.7d81bbf26970fbb1a0530fcae862ed7f.JPEG

Rinse and repeat for the back narrow one.
IMG_3791.thumb.JPEG.4f049782a725692ca09673a9f20921f8.JPEG

It's looking good :D 
IMG_3792.thumb.JPEG.9de7bf18a251b5ff5c49a75cc107dfa1.JPEG

And with a second big panel on.
IMG_3794.thumb.JPEG.19c95d4ef312d8c38d55f7991b464bc2.JPEG

IMG_3795.thumb.JPEG.2d6628f8482fdaca611d6763a8d1c3c4.JPEG

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 :lol: 
IMG_3796.thumb.JPEG.e5abb449cd9f9ab0a2ba4501a41128aa.JPEG

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 :D.
IMG_3798.thumb.JPEG.eb3c73e000b85998cec05e1e940552ad.JPEG

Sat on the main rail:
IMG_3799.thumb.JPEG.1cb4ddcda77940643a2276b9db36308e.JPEG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.
IMG_3801.thumb.JPEG.22e7c7056110496e4035adf4fe348c8f.JPEG

Only this time I did it differently...Top first! This one took about 1/10th of the time of the first one.
IMG_3802.thumb.JPEG.5074c5652817e8d53fc163b45e7242a3.JPEG

This is how they're held on:
IMG_3803.thumb.JPEG.3ccfc715405eab09c910f058878e7f58.JPEG

Some more paneling the same as the other:
IMG_3804.thumb.JPEG.0e4ab1cf0bde9d97c7a9a77750fcd61c.JPEG

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. 
IMG_3805.thumb.JPEG.676c443e30c311171f523f7075dedf3b.JPEG

 

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. :D 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, what a start to the day I've had reading the method and looking at those photos. Amazing work!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is high quality craftsmanship.

A credit to you.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks fantastic Ross. Well done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is not a tool trolley......

...this is ART !

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damnit.... the old man wasn't available this afternoon so no toolbox pictures today :( 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s brilliant , and that powder coating looks awesome :i-m_so_happy:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely chuffin fantastic! Beautifully done Ross with great detail. I doff my virtual cap, sir :i-m_so_happy:

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Arjan, Ian and Scott :)

Hopefully pictures of toolboxes on tonight! :D 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's no kill like overkill, I love it :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s a fabulous piece of work 😊

My workshop is too small and too bumpy 😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, elbekko said:

There's no kill like overkill, I love it :D

Go large or go home as they say :D

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surely by now you've invented an over-engineered way of picking the boxes up with the engine crane to plonk them on the chassis...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fffffffffff.

And risk the paint?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hence the careful and controlled use of the engine crane. I think if Ross wasn't worried about the paint he could probably just pick them up and plonk them on (with the tools out first).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy