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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #101
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My garage built rollbar


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Old 12-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #102
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that is a sweet roll bar dude!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #103
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That looks pretty nice. Do you have the tool at home to bend the piping? If so what one do you have and where did you get it?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #104
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Thanks! My buddy has the bender which he bought from trick tools. I forgot the model # but they have a few listed there.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #105
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i made this up this morning, for my car trailer, replaces the handle on the tongue jack
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #106
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Pretty slick! Using a drill or impact to raise/lower?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #107
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im putting a box on the tongue to hold chain binders,ratchet straps,tools ect, and the handle would hit the box, so i made the hex the same as the lugs and ill just use a ratchet with extension to clear the box to raise and lower.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #108
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Never would have thought of that. Glad you said something though, because after thinking about it, I'd never clear the handle if I put a winch box on my 16' open, which I've been considering.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #109
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #110
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Here are a couple of pictures from my current project (an atom-esque locost).

Floor mounted pedal assembly:



Front subframe with the suspension assembled to check clearances:

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:40 AM   #111
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Pushrod setup, NICE!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #112
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Here are a couple of pictures from my current project (an atom-esque locost).

Floor mounted pedal assembly:



Front subframe with the suspension assembled to check clearances:

I was thinking of building something similar, but to copy this



And here is what I made out of a 30mm shell with laser etched. I'm thinking of making one more with deeper laser cuts
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #113
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Here are a couple of pictures from my current project (an atom-esque locost).



Front subframe with the suspension assembled to check clearances:

What hub carriers are those? I'm about to construct a double wishbone setup as well, and those look perfect!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #114
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What hub carriers are those? I'm about to construct a double wishbone setup as well, and those look perfect!
They're Miata spindles and brakes of course . The lower ball joints, poly bushinngs, and tie rod ends are Miata as well. While the upper ball joints are tie rod ends from a 75 Mazda B1600 (MOOG ES2074R) and the steering rack is an 84 Corvette rack that has been narrowed by ~6". If you are solid modeling everything the models for all these parts can be downloaded for free from http://locostcadfiles.wikispaces.com/ in either STEP or SolidWorks 2010 format. This is my end goal:

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #115
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Here is my first post and my first Miata. The heat shield was broken so i made a new one. The dip stick broke when getting the old shield off.Made a new dip handle[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #116
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All kinds of good stuff in this forum!
I upgraded my oil pressure and water temp gauges:

Then added 4 more gauges across the top of the tombstone:

Very tight fit:

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I love those gauges in the dash cluster. I should probably do those as well.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #118
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I've got a question, and i suppose this is the most appropriate thread to post it in.

I'm working at a machine shop as a welder fabricator. Basically, i need to get some measuring tools. Caliper, scales, micrometer, machinist tools, ect. I could ask the guys in the shop, but they're all old school and order out of a catalog.

Anyone have any other retailers they've trusted in the past.

First thing that comes to mind is Metal working products from MSC Industrial Supply
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Go to the places that hobby machinsts use. Shars.com, Little machine shop, etc.

I bought everything used on Craigslist. Much better prices.
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I've saw some stuff on craigslist, but i question it's accuracy, as most of it is pretty old.

I'll check out those sites, thanks.
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