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  1. Thanks Matt, Will give it a try, soldered on...

    Thanks Matt,

    Will give it a try, soldered on washer method. Any solder residue left will help to fill in the scrape marks on it. Saw on You Tube a quarter panel repair using a stud gun to weld...
  2. Thanks Peter, That may be the way to go. The...

    Thanks Peter, That may be the way to go. The brass is tougher than I thought. The hot glue just pulled off without any movement of the dent. I have heard of that method too for dents in fuel tanks...
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    Hi Morrisman, The Tropical/Sunshine roofs were...

    Hi Morrisman,

    The Tropical/Sunshine roofs were uniquely Australian and fitted exclusively to the 15 CWT Battery Staff trucks. Haven't got the production figures but initially all of these trucks...
  4. Hi Bob, I understand the physics of it but how...

    Hi Bob,

    I understand the physics of it but how will it concentrate the force at the dent where it is needed to push it out? Isn't the force per square in/cm going to be the same throughout the...
  5. Thanks J.C. for your suggestions. Think I will...

    Thanks J.C. for your suggestions. Think I will give that a try first. I have a glue gun and have read about paintless dent removal so I should be able to get a good pull from the outside. I can live...
  6. I could, but I really dislike bog. Maybe get most...

    I could, but I really dislike bog. Maybe get most of the dent out then live with it. It adds some character!
  7. Maybe so, but on a military truck that was not...

    Maybe so, but on a military truck that was not such a good idea! Dead giveaway from the air.
    That's where mine is going and not beside the fireplace.
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    Ford Blitz- Sunshine roof wanted

    Wanted:

    Sunshine roof for a WW2 Ford Blitz truck like the attached photo but not in similar rotted shape. The red one with open roof.

    Will swap a very good closed roof complete with VG hatch...
  9. Vintage brass fire extinguishers- How to remove dents?

    Good Day,

    Anyone have any experience removing dents from old brass fire extinguishers? I have an old 2 gal foam fire extinguisher that has a few dents in it, worst about 5 mm deep and 75 mm long....
  10. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Qualos Original Sales Brochures

    Hi Patrick,

    Glad you got the manual finally here. Hotmail attachments was obviously the problem.

    As mentioned, attached here are the period sales literature Mitutoyo Qualos send me in PDF...
  11. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Qualos Lathe- Original Operators Manual

    Hello Patrick,

    Did you get the PDF Operators Manual I sent you on the fifth to your hotmail address? I have found in the past sometimes hotmail rejects large attachments

    Have posted it here...
  12. An example of outstanding customer service- rarity these days!

    Though this might be interesting:

    Recently I pulled my old Ames 2" dial indicator out of storage. Thought it would come in very handy for setting up stock in my 4 jaw chuck. It had been handed...
  13. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    First project done on Qualos lathe

    Well finally did my first project on the lathe. A much needed spacer for the feed change box shaft. See attached photos and previous post regarding same where the only remaining gear, the 40 tooth...
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    Well, it is finally in its working position with...

    Well, it is finally in its working position with everything working correctly. Had one electrical issue which originally required me to select direction first then switch power on at power point....
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    Thanks Bryan, Good point! Some look like they...

    Thanks Bryan,

    Good point! Some look like they were designed to make small grooves about 1mm wide and 4 mm deep. I won't touch them but a couple look like bad attempts at sharpening a RH facing...
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    Hi Stuart, Re-reading my post what I meant was...

    Hi Stuart,

    Re-reading my post what I meant was I will have to ensure my chuck won't come off if I want to use it in reverse, as it sure will, if not adequately tightened onto the spindle. It is...
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    Finally up and running

    Hi Mike,

    Finally got the lathe up and running. Took until two weeks ago just to get a good drying day to finish painting the legs and underside of the chip tray. Took a can of spray putty and a...
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    Bendigo Swap

    Hello Ken,

    Agree with you, not a lot of machine tools there except for the guy at the front of the building at the main entrance and I think in 6 hours I walked every outdoor aisle after checking...
  19. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Qualos lathe on Ebay

    Had another look at this lathe- interesting with the casters! I did the same thing but only to move it out of its original resting place, not to use them full time. Might be a bit hard getting it...
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    Qualos lathe on Ebay

    Hi Mike,

    No, missed that one even though I have "Qualos" in my saved searches. It has an aftermarket tailstock handwheel also as mine does now. Replaced my "agricultural" pulley of a handwheel...
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    Qualos lathe on Gumtree

    No doubt many people may have seen this one but Gumtree has a 5 1/4" Qualos lathe for sale at Circular head.

    Still waiting for dry weather to finish painting the stands. Found when I stripped...
  22. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Swarth making-soon

    Hi Mike,

    No argument there! If Melbourne weather would dry out I would have had it up an running by now. I'm afraid the truck restorer comes out a bit with me on this project and I want it at...
  23. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Qualos lathe- change gears- teeth, numbers of

    Good Day,

    I have the complete set which consists of 5 gears: 20, 40, 50, 80, 100 teeth.

    Have included a photo of the two point traveling steady on the saddle- took "artistic license" and did...
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    Checking change gear clearance

    Hi Boriss,

    Thanks for that handy hint on setting the clearance on the change gears using a piece of paper.
    Sounds good to me!

    It's a bit like some of the old auto mechanics using a matchbook...
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    Soldiers training on Qualos lathes

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the photos posted last month. Must admit I hadn't looked at forum for a few weeks.
    I'd say the ones on the right are the Qualos Juniors. Small world department: my neighbor...
  26. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Qualos change gear spacer

    Thanks for that Mike. Funny, I had a thought chainsaw oil might do with its stickiness, and I happen to have some on hand!

    Yes, noted how when I got it, the 20 tooth gear was used as a spacer in...
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    First Qualos Questions?

    While cleaning up the change gears this weekend I found the lead screw would not turn by hand by the lower gear at the change lever box. After a bit of inspection of the screw I decided to back off...
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    Moving the lathe

    Hi Mike,

    Yes those Bakelite handwheels are odd but original. The manual and sales literature of the times show them as Bakelite. Considering how well the machine is made it seems a bit of a...
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    Hi Mike, Thanks for the advice of a few months...

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the advice of a few months back to join- I didn't want to rush into anything! Yes, I think I will just give it a good clean and oil change and keep my restorations to military...
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    New to Forum- Just obtained a 10" Qualos lathe

    Good Day,

    Just joined this forum on recommendation of fellow member.

    I have just obtained a 10" x 33" Geared head Qualos lathe. (see attached). Belonged to the late husband of a good friend...
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