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    winch

    This is the Jeep with Dawn winch mentioned

    Jeep Winch - MLU FORUM
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    Yep

    Yes
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    grill

    The grill is the early type for a late 41 / early 42 model jeep , not a pressing , its a fabricated item made up of separate pieces
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    Where to find imperial flat bar

    Hmmm. I am fabricating a new grill for my jeep, its flat bar in imperial.

    1/8 x 5/8 " 1" x 3/16 and more.

    I found 3 x 16mm at a supplier in Melbourne which is close , maybe 25 x 5 mm would...
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    not sure

    Is this a spot welder ?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VEVOR-3500A-230V-Stud-Welder-GYS-2600-Dent-Puller-Slide-Hammer-DPD5-Door-Repair-/283504835200?redirect=mobile
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    ok

    Thanks Kryn

    This doesn' t sound promising
    AutoSpeed - Spot welders for the home workshop, Part 1
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    spot welding 18 gauge

    My jeep project is coming along the engine is down at the machine shop ATM . I'll be needing to spot weld 1.2mm panels and 1.6 to 1.2 mm stuff together for the tub repairs. Will a 240 V single phase...
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    shrinking disc

    A tool panelbeaters use, a disc mounted on a angle grinder. Would it be possible to make a disc out of stainless, rather than buying one ? They are not cheap to buy . The friction heats up the area...
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    Cutting #18 sheet steel

    Just wondering, I've never used a plasma cutter . If I was to cut #18 gauge sheet steel with a plasma would the edge finish be nice and clean/sharp ? Would the coating on the steel effect the cut...
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    Book

    Picked up a book ' Die Design Handbook ' over 500 pages of mostly not very useful info for the hobby type person , written by academics, time and motion experts . Just about Everything in this book...
  11. Thread: Templates

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    bracing

    Yeah , I could brace the former by welding in flat bar say every six inches across the width and weld in fill in pieces too. BTW after studying the plans, I need a 3/4" wide former , imperial size...
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    Wood

    Thinking about the former, I might try using a plywood inner section and then attach metal edging around the perimeter of the ply. Maybe some 6mm x 15mm bar (or two bars sandwiched together ) bent...
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    Hmmm

    Not really: as an example , the rear panel is just a simple flat panel with folded edges, the repro ones are $500 Aus. The tub kit is around $3000 US and 90% of it is flat panels, the whole body kit...
  14. Thread: Templates

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    Templates

    I need two templates made, the Jeep side body panels have folded edges. This drawing explains the shape, I need maybe 15mm thick templates .

    The #18 gauge sheet is clamped between the templates...
  15. Thread: cam bearing

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    one

    Its a one piece shell:U
  16. Thread: cam bearing

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    cam bearing

    I bought a new cam bearing for the jeep engine , the original front bearing is a babbit type , well, the new bearing is dura bond brand . The new bearing surface is somewhat rough, under the loupe I...
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    ok

    Thanks , some excellent ideas there.
    If anyone is interested, the jeep factory drawings are available , somebody cleaned them up and enlarged them. https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=292445
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    ok

    OK sounds like a plan but I don't quite understand the method ? Before I posted this query, I was thinking along the exact same strategy that malb described , I used to work in a carpentry shop...
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    making press dies

    Got a project on the go. My Ford jeep originally had the Ford script logo pressed into the rear body panel, ( panel is 18 gauge ) a chap in NZ was fabricating repro rear panels but he died some years...
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    CASH mill

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MILLING-MACHINE/264452830942?hash=item3d929df6de%3Ag%3Ar4UAAOSwIKddbxIu&LH_ItemCondition=3000
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    yep

    Hi kryn. Yes wish I had kept all the jeep stuff I had in the 1970's. I just picked up an engine so its a beginning
  22. Thread: FORD lathe

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    ok

    Thanks
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    WW2 jeep bits

    Anybody know of any WW2 jeep parts for sale ? I had a few jeeps years ago and would like to put one together again. There are many aftermarket parts available these days , new chassis and body
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    tablet

    My tablet won't open the link pics
  25. Thread: FORD lathe

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    ok

    It has flat bed , around 7 tons . Not sure if Ford here could have cast stuff that large but who knows. Gary reckons it was made here as it has features similar to his McPherson made lathe. Its in...
  26. Thread: FORD lathe

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    FORD lathe

    My neighbour has a huge Ford brand lathe , made during ww2 I think. Does anybody have any info on this lathe ? No lead s crew just a plain slotted bar .
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    Free

    You could have had my 100kvA unit for free if you paid the freight to QLD. You would also pay the fuel bill for the 6 litre turbo Cummins in it.The control board had three rows of instruments . The...
  28. Thread: GMH archives

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    GMH archives

    Lots if interesting stuff here

    https://www.hrc.org.au/94
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    Hiab

    HiThe crane truck is the answer. They usually have a articulated crane called a HIAB just behind the cab
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    Heat

    Been through this with a vintage Holbrook lathe. Heat cool heat cool more the better. I shoved a wet rag down the spindle . This went on for days but it finally came free . Be patient very...
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    Peaks

    If the voltage peaks are being cut off , maybe that means generator isn't up to handling the work load ? Or poor generator design maybe ? Have you compared the cro waveform between the gen and the...
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    Belt

    Hi krynJust an idea. I used a automotive multi ribbed belt on my Sheraton 9 lathe. I bought a car engine alloy crank pulley and fitted it to the countershaft. I machined up a small pulley for the...
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    Ties

    The English have a thing for ties. My ex neighbour told me as a 16 year old appremtice at a power station in the early 1960s , he wore a tie . Ties were worn when gardening , fishing and just about...
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    Model A

    Hi

    That's a bargain . Is it a model A or AR ? The R normally indicates a tapered roller bearing spindle. I have a Sheraton AR9 on its original stand. Came from a tech. School
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    Atlas

    Hi Andy

    Welcome
    I've Got a Atlas 7 too. Lots of info is online
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    Nasty accident

    This very sad accident involving a old slow army vehicle happened last week. Driving a slow vehicle on a freeway at nighttime. I went to this rally many times in the...
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    Go for a Hercus 270 mainly because spares are...

    Go for a Hercus 270 mainly because spares are around and the company still exists albeit not making lathes anymore.
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    Building patrol boats ww2

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060013115?_ga=2.152541113.1038805512.1550453158-1184073649.1550453158


    another
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  39. Thread: CVA upgrade

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    sketch

    Here is the sketch I did some years ago... the odd mixture of metric and imperial sizes is what I measured with my calipers.

    I think I could machine up a new spindle myself , some trial and...
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    New shaper book

    Metal Shapers Color Version by Kay Fisher (Paperback) - Lulu
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    Thanks for the offer. I will upload some pics...

    Thanks for the offer. I will upload some pics tomorrow. The spindle has a bore down its length for the draw bar. I did draw up a basic sketch of the spindle... I will have a look
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    Yes that would work. The spindle MT arbor has...

    Yes that would work. The spindle MT arbor has rather thin walls, there not much leeway for enlarging its inner diameter without weakening it. I'd prefer to go to a NT system if possible. The fact...
  43. Thread: CVA upgrade

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    Hi kryn CVA changed the spindle design in...

    Hi kryn

    CVA changed the spindle design in these mills at least three times during the production. Mine is a mid production 79 , it has two TRB and the MT tool end. The later CVA 79 spindle version...
  44. Thread: CVA upgrade

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    CVA upgrade

    Been thinking about my CVA no.79 mill , the spindle is the worse for wear with the morse taper end being scored badly and generally knocked about. I noticed that Tormach offer a fancy CNC style...
  45. Thread: Premo mk 1

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    pics

    pics
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    My mistake yep it is 8 tpi ....

    My mistake yep it is 8 tpi ....
  47. Thread: Premo mk 1

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    The leadscrew measures at .0625 " pitch or 1/16"....

    The leadscrew measures at .0625 " pitch or 1/16". That's why the half nut engagement is tricky . Will upload pics tomorrow.
  48. Thread: Premo mk 1

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    I will take a few pics of mine . This example...

    I will take a few pics of mine . This example here has V belts not flat belts. Maybe Its a mk2.The counter pulley on mine is a large diameter alloy two stepped pulley , I tried static balancing it...
  49. Thread: Premo mk 1

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    Hi Leigh I've got a Premo. It has its good...

    Hi Leigh

    I've got a Premo. It has its good and bad points.

    The headstock alignment is a nightmare . The silly motor countershaft arrangment is crude , it vibrates horribly at the higher...
  50. Trailer

    Good luck with your folder. The trailers were made by GMH or Ford ... the common one was the 4A from memory. The US version has the curved mudguards, a handbrake and tailights . I had WW2 jeeps for...
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