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    Simon - I think you need to start that separate...

    Simon - I think you need to start that separate thread before it grows legs here :)

    Steve
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    I'd have guessed at that being not much over 200...

    I'd have guessed at that being not much over 200 drop. Definitely not over 250mm.
    Thanks for posting that one. I hadn't found it online previously, but have now, and there's a bunch of useful views...
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    I get what you are saying about backing yourself...

    I get what you are saying about backing yourself for a 2T build but not a 3.5T one, but I don't agree with the logic. To my thinking a structural failure of a big 2T trailer is just as likely to kill...
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    Thereís definitely hire insurance available Joe,...

    Thereís definitely hire insurance available Joe, but I donít have any idea of costs or conditions.

    That could be a reasonable solution from my perspective.
    Even if the excess was say $500 it...
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    Not a bad thought Kryn, but no ;) In case you're...

    Not a bad thought Kryn, but no ;)
    In case you're serious and not just taking the p out of Landrovers...
    With the Salisbury style the pan has to be removable to install the diff, as its an integral...
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    Thanks Pete. I haven't done any measurements...

    Thanks Pete.
    I haven't done any measurements but would guess possibly 0.5L extra? Maybe not even that much.
    I've kept the fill plug exactly the same height (exactly according to my Mk1 eyeball and...
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    Its a great idea Joe, but unfortunately I can see...

    Its a great idea Joe, but unfortunately I can see how it could go pear-shaped if it were a general loan/hire thing.
    Given that they are hideously expensive to replace new, and not readily available...
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    Landrover diff pan repair/upgrade

    Thanks Kryn.
    In normal use they don't seem to be an issue, but I've seen them bent when people start getting airborne off sand dunes etc.
    I actually did 2 housings yesterday - one is destined for...
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    Next we need a 3/4 BSP hole for the filler plug. ...

    Next we need a 3/4 BSP hole for the filler plug.
    Marked and drilled a pilot hole.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220116/d871d65115832122280c387d0dcb45da.jpg

    Realizing it was going to be...
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    Landrover diff pan repair/upgrade

    The front diff pan on my 80ís Landrovers gets a hard time. The cop impacts from hitting rocks, and corrugations and rough roads make them flex and eventually crack around the weld between the 2mm...
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    Hi Raggsie, Regarding a separate thread - if...

    Hi Raggsie,

    Regarding a separate thread - if you've just got a couple of questions then I wouldn't bother, but probably a good idea to start one if you're getting into a build and want to document...
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    Hi Rusty, I'd expect that "variations" are a...

    Hi Rusty,

    I'd expect that "variations" are a grey area between what's considered support of an existing plan, and what is effectively custom design work.
    My thoughts are that the best way would...
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    Ive never had good results with epoxy/araldite...

    Ive never had good results with epoxy/araldite around oil - but could just be me.

    Personally Iíd use some good oil resistant silicon ďgasket makerĒ
    Iím not generally a silicon fan for engines...
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    Good summary here:...

    Good summary here: http://www.nctoolservice.com/pdfs-dapra/Dapra-BiaxScrapers.pdf

    Steve
  15. My 1980's TOS mill is officially ISO40, but I...

    My 1980's TOS mill is officially ISO40, but I think I've got and use almost every variation of 40 taper arbors.
    I've tried to standardise on metric drawbar threads as its a pain to be swapping...
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    Welcome aboard Barry. I donít have any Myford...

    Welcome aboard Barry.

    I donít have any Myford experience, but Iím sure there will be others here that can help.

    Steve
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    Hi Rusty, Yes, a tipper would be awesome, but...

    Hi Rusty,

    Yes, a tipper would be awesome, but there's definitely got to be a compromise somewhere.
    For the sort of stuff that I'd want to tip, a 4.8m tray is way too long. Probably about 3-3.5m...
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    Just a thought, but assuming there is a standard...

    Just a thought, but assuming there is a standard length above the rivet head, if you get the longest grip length rivets you can find then is the mandrel longer overall?
    If so, taking the mandrel out...
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    I wouldnít personally pay $4k, but if someone was...

    I wouldnít personally pay $4k, but if someone was after that size/type of machine, didnít have the time or skills to do a restoration themself but didnít want a clapped out sloppy machineÖ.then it...
  20. Wow! Yes, she definitely has talent. Me - I...

    Wow! Yes, she definitely has talent.
    Me - I failed stick figure class at school (and not JUST because one of them had 5 legs :) )

    Steve
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    This is usually when a mate or the boss etc calls...

    This is usually when a mate or the boss etc calls and says "I'm desperate for a XYZ - and everyone else is still shut - can you make me one by lunchtime tomorrow" :)

    I'm sure the old girl will...
  22. Yeah - the old electric cabbage isn't quite the...

    Yeah - the old electric cabbage isn't quite the sort of plants I had in mind ;)

    Its nice to have some wildlife around. Growing up in NZ I'm not generally a huge possum fan as I've seen the damage...
  23. Bollie - you mentioned making/repairing the water...

    Bollie - you mentioned making/repairing the water gun for your wife's seedlings.

    Although its completely non-related to the workshop and I'm not a gardener as such, I actually find it quite...
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    Camper wheel carrier weld repair

    A couple of ideas if you wanted to redesign the carrier. There are plenty of designs out there - these ones are on Landrovers and I'm using them as examples since I know 100% they are proven...
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    About 1:33 in that video where he swings the...

    About 1:33 in that video where he swings the wheel carrier out is pretty telling.
    It drops a good 50mm as it comes off its supporting stop. Thereís a lot of flex in it and huge leverage on that...
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    Canít quite make it out on my phone - but In that...

    Canít quite make it out on my phone - but In that first photo, the front of the plate that the carrier bolts to doesnít look like itís attached to anything??

    Steve
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    The OP said that heíd only had the camper a few...

    The OP said that heíd only had the camper a few months, but to me that arm looks a lot older than that - ie been used for a few years.

    Regardless of the poor design which was never going to last,...
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    Based on prices I can find online (since most...

    Based on prices I can find online (since most suppliers are still shut for another week or so) - cost comes out around ~$6K
    With careful shopping I'm hoping to keep it under $5K.

    Steve
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    That makes sense Kryn - I understand how it would...

    That makes sense Kryn - I understand how it would work.

    I'd love a proper tipper for those times where there's bulk crap to unload, but realistically it would need to be more like a 10x5 size,...
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    Cutting list - yes. Rough time estimate - no....

    Cutting list - yes. Rough time estimate - no.
    The plans are quite comprehensive. 39 pages in this case which includes everything from the actual drawings, to info such as what the weld symbols mean,...
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    Pete, you know the proper solution is to buy some...

    Pete, you know the proper solution is to buy some stainless bar and make them yourselfÖ. ;)

    Steve
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    That was something Iíd considered, but hadnít...

    That was something Iíd considered, but hadnít come across a nice way of connecting a standard 2500kg ratchet strap.
    I was thinking short lengths of chain but the strap hooks wonít go through a...
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    Unless youíre looking for a project, just give it...

    Unless youíre looking for a project, just give it a reasonable clean and use it.

    Steve
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    Thanks Kryn. The bearings in that Huntsman kit...

    Thanks Kryn.
    The bearings in that Huntsman kit are same as Alko 2T axles - 30210 AND 15123 bearings. Inboard bearing is 50x90x21.75 and the outer is 31.75x62x18.1 - so the outer is still smaller...
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    Thanks Grahame. Yes, I've had a good read into...

    Thanks Grahame.
    Yes, I've had a good read into that link, and its part of the reason I've decided to do it now.

    Chris, my understanding is that currently (ie prior to July 2022) it doesn't...
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    Thanks Kryn. The plans show the 50x50x3 floor...

    Thanks Kryn.
    The plans show the 50x50x3 floor supports at 600 centers, but sounds like you'd expect there to be more?

    Checker plate floor instead of plain - I'm still undecided on whether to go...
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    3.5T Flat deck trailer build

    I've decided its about time I built myself a decent trailer to cope with the jobs that are too large/heavy for the ute.

    So far I've mostly managed to get away with borrowing a mate's 10x6 box...
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    Awesome news mate! Steve

    Awesome news mate!

    Steve
  39. Take a hex nut, or bolt (anything with a hex on...

    Take a hex nut, or bolt (anything with a hex on it) and attach to the end of the part you need to index. It doesn't need to be perfectly aligned axially.
    Support/clamp the part in vee blocks or vice...
  40. For 24T the ďsimilarĒ could be as simple as a hex...

    For 24T the ďsimilarĒ could be as simple as a hex nut and a DTI.

    Steve
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    Linishall belt tracking adjustment

    After a bit more poking and wiggling I decided to remove the end arm with the contact wheel and see if it was actually bent.
    After removing the contact wheel and axle/adjuster, I clamped the arm in...
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    Linishall belt tracking adjustment

    Picked up this linishall BG8 model - knowing it wasnít tracking properly but the price reflected that.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211225/9fe672f728ffb8dff3fe2eab98a7b25e.jpg

    From...
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    If you only ever buy one lathe you will be in a...

    If you only ever buy one lathe you will be in a small exclusive minority!
    For most people their first lathe ends up being to work out what they really need/want, and the subsequent one/s try to fill...
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    FWIW one of the youtube creators recently covered...

    FWIW one of the youtube creators recently covered a similar thing. I think in his case it may have been a CNC plasma, but his comment was along the lines of "although I originally thought my brain...
  45. To work out how big a supply you need, a decent...

    To work out how big a supply you need, a decent sparky will run through the gear that you want to run in the shed, and also the big power consumers in the house such as A/C, electric oven and/or HWS...
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    Iíve been using Lightning Scubber. They do a...

    Iíve been using Lightning Scubber.
    They do a version without the pumice too.
    A 4kg tin lasts about a year for me. I just leave the lid on loosely and running the fingers of one hand across the...
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    My experience with shipping directly is that...

    My experience with shipping directly is that every time they touch it at the dock/warehouse you get a fee.
    There are some fees that relate to the entire consignment -ie it costs you $X whether itís...
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    I could well be wrong, but to me BaronJís tool...

    I could well be wrong, but to me BaronJís tool looks like itís sitting on its side in the photo - so the shear edge is similar.

    Steve
  49. Thread: Clamp setup

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    IMO If itís a good project and it works really...

    IMO If itís a good project and it works really well itís worth making!!

    Steve
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    Shed, the HTD belts are in mm pitch, so an 8M is...

    Shed, the HTD belts are in mm pitch, so an 8M is 8mm pitch.
    560 belt would be 70 tooth - so doesn't tie up with the OP's 42 tooth.

    If it IS a HTD8M that would tie up with the local belt place...
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