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Old 11-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default The custom fabrication thread! (Post pics of stuff you have made)

I looked around and couldn't find any thread like this on this forum, so I figured I'd start one up.

This is for people who'd like to post some pictures of anything they have fabricated, welded, or just made. It really doesn't need to be miata specific, although I'm sure many post will be. Hopefully this thread can become very resourceful as it fills with many different and interesting post.

To the mods if it seems like I chose the wrong section please put it where you feel it's more appropriate.


I'll start off with a few things I've made in the last year while working at Pettit Racing.. My welding is improving, but not there yet.. steel, stainless, and aluminum.















Then this project, the leaning trike... Made completely from scratch , vrod motor, miata suspension (knew you guys would like that) You should just watch the videos they speak for themselves







Trike video


Trike drifting a little
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Videos no work.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Videos fixed.

Hint: you can't embed video using the [IMG] tag- that's for IMaGes. You need to upload it to Youtube and then use the [YT] tag.
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This is called a nudger. It's for nudging parts into alignment for turning on the lathe.




No, I'm not gonna show anything for the Miata.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Dude I'm going to have to make one of those, I always experience too much flex whenever I turn down some delrin. Awesome!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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This is called a nudger. It's for nudging parts into alignment for turning on the lathe.




No, I'm not gonna show anything for the Miata.
hmm slick idea. I havent' seen one of those.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Ha, this thread should be a little more interesting than the "I drilled a hole in a rock to make a shift ****" thread over at CR. Although that was pretty awesome.

I'll start with the easy stuff. Block of plate thingy and COP bracket.



And a few things in this picture, license plate heat shield, modified ebay STB turned into a MC brace and MBC holder. Abe has a few "DIY" projects in this picture as well.



Made this switch plate, gauge holder, and amp bracket as well:



And this gauge bracket for the motorcycle, complete with neutral and oil pressure light.

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There's not much room in an MSM's engine bay so when I wanted to mount my GREDDY oil filter relocation kit in the engine bay, figuring out where/how to mount it was an issue. An aluminium "box" bracket turned out to be a nice 'n tidy solution, all mounting bolts are virtually hidden:





The oil cooler needed a custom solution too, none of the commercial options are effective enough IMO. I mounted mine behind the right hand side foglight and made an aluminium duct to ensure that it had plenty of air flow through it:




The oil cooler sits in front of the splash guard for protection:
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I'm really stoked about this thread, I'll post my bits and bobbles when I find pics of them on my computer.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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This should get interesting very soon. Now that I have a welder I can attempt to fabricate everything.
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Very clean, may I ask what type of metal/material you used here for the ducting? Hoping I can use something similar for my bumper -> radiator ducting.
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A catch can to go where the stock coils went.


Custom bracket for LS2 coils and -10 breather lines to go to the catch can.



Pictures of oil cooler and duct work. I need to run hoses still.


New shifter, the piece I added is 304 SS that I turned down on my lathe and threaded both ends to ensure a strong joint. Then I welded it.





That's all I have for now.
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Nice fab work, however have you checked for bonnet/hood clearance? I doubt the catch can or coils will fit...
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The breather filter was one I just had laying around, so it doesn't clear. I will be getting a shorter filter. But everything else clears fine.


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No welding as of yet, except for shortening my wastegate actuator arm lol. All of this is just sheet metal fab, cut and bent by hand...no brake :sad:

Radiator/IC core/splash pan in aluminum and upper rad cover. Rad/IC are boxed in on the sides.




Filter isolator in aluminum.



Center stack gauge mount in white brass, painted black before install.




Headlight duct (paint match was fail)





There's probably more but I can't think of anything atm.
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That headlight duct is really cool, did you print out the template or make it yourself? And the gauge cluster is awesome too. Very cool stuff.
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Thanks. Printed the duct shape from a pattern I found online. For the gauge cluster I make a cardboard mockup and transferred it to metal.
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The Grant 3 bolt to momo 6 bolt adapter. The gen 2 version has the threaded holes rotated for the Joes racing 3 bolt to momo 6 bolt and thats in the car.



Wing support attachment point and fixture.





Rear brake disk adapter plates for a cavalier, lol.



Welded o2 bung into the down pipe I bought for the subie. Of course I wrapped it before I decided I wanted to put an 02 bung in, so it was drilled and welded with the wrap already on it.



Formula car upright and hub setup. I made most of the upright and did the milling parts on the hub. Everything in that assembly we designed/made besides the caliper, the rotor buttons and the hardware.



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only thing i have a good picture of. made everything from scratch except the hardware. carbon fibre end plates and the elements are 5 layers of glass over foam.


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