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Old 02-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #21
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Right, but when you weld the rods together where they all converge, over the center of the wheel, they will be rigid. Nah-mean?
That does make sense now. I will see how feasible that is this afternoon.

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Do you really love lamp or are you just saying that?


Need to get some billet aluminum rods and just tig them up.
I will love this lamp.

So what you are saying is I need to contact vader and get them to send me a ton of messed up aluminum rods.
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Right, but when you weld the rods together where they all converge, over the center of the wheel, they will be rigid. Nah-mean?
Nice. The most ingenious ideas are often the simplest.

Looking at his first mock-up picture, he may need more rods because having them bolted around the spokes may expand the angle enough that the first set won't touch?
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I thought this was a picture of Joe Perez for a moment there.
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Your professor would be lying if he told you there was a "right" way to "weld" these together. It can be brazed, fused. But it will look ugly. Not sure if you're going to paint or not. The brazing won't be very strong. There is no penetration like a normal weld.
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So I can not fit the cap on the bottom of rod, the studs are not long enough. I might see if I can remove the studs and use some longer bolts.
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So I can not fit the cap on the bottom of rod, the studs are not long enough. I might see if I can remove the studs and use some longer bolts.
Again, it might require more rods, but what if you shift the rods over so that each rod and cap goes over a single spoke, rather than "a set of split spokes?"

That would let the rod sit lower, increasing the amount of room for the cap?
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It's a welding class. Weld a longer stud on the end.
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The studs hammer out with enough force. It's not like you have to protect the rods...
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Why not just put the studs through the holes for the wheel nuts and nut them from the other side?
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Car part lamps are the ****!

Mine made from my first saturn

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I opened this thread to see how much you love Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. I am disappointed. This thread is disappoint as well.

In conclusion, Shiuend, thou hast let me down mightly.
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can't wait to see final pictures.
the crank lamp is awesome!
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It's a welding class. Weld a longer stud on the end.
Don't bother with the extra studs on the end. But yeah, it's a welding class... so if there's no threads showing but stud end is fairly flush, why not just weld stud right to the cap?

Btw, awesome crank lamp! May have to rip that one down the road if I end up stripping down the 1.6 coming out later.
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In conclusion, Shiuend, thou hast let me down mightly.

remember when i explained to you how the AFX is better than the LC-1?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #35
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Mine made from my first saturn

I am making one of those next.


Test welded 2 rods together.
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So does all this get clear coated to avoid corrosion?
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I cleared mine and painted the flex plate, I did this after my cam towel rack rusted before even putting a towel on it in my basement bathroom.
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The rods are now nice and shiny for welding. I plan on welding the tops together first. Then go around one by one and weld each cap onto the rod. This should hold the rods the the rim perfectly. I am also cleaning on cleaning them several times in dish detergent to get as much oil out of the rest of the rod as possible.
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I'm curious, how big will this lamp be? Full size 7 foot living room floor lamp?
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I'm curious, how big will this lamp be? Full size 7 foot living room floor lamp?
5 rods + 6ul + 1rod base so far. If It get more rods I will go taller.
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