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Old 27th June 2010, 01:00 AM
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Hi Mark
I did give Jap City a bell but he only had s14's in, so yes please pm me his name and no....what could be better than having 2 engines liying around the garage think I might start a CA shop, seen the first few bits of body work the other the day when I popped in to settle up with Andy...I think I defo made the right choice with Traffic red & black...better calm down here I'm getting a woody
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Old 27th June 2010, 12:43 PM
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Old 27th June 2010, 04:00 PM
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Thanks Mark will defo be checking that out
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Old 12th August 2010, 12:40 PM
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It has taken me a while to get started but here are the very first things I have fabricated for the roadster.....a pair of quite blingy mushrooms in a rather dashing cobalt blue.....took me best part of 2 days as I really took my time and made sure of all dimensions, all to the figures of a part somewhere in the forum.....not only that I have anodised them to prevent any electrolitical corrosion (disimilar metals + current + road salt ) which I had once on a citroen bx hydro ram, I might be looking at knocking a few out for sale, but not sure of price yet ......just testing the water....really enjoyed making them, lathe work in very satisfying mentally
As well as my sierra I now have a 200sx that has been partially broken but I should glean a lot of useful parts from it for when I put the ca18det engine in.
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Old 25th August 2010, 12:15 AM
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And so the saga begins.....a couple of days ago I had a few bits of timber to hoy together, so after a lot of sawing and screwing I now have a fully flat and zeroed table....spent tonight putting the dimensions onto the board and managed to cut a couple of bits of steel....the relief of starting is immense. I hope to post regularly during the project.
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Old 25th August 2010, 06:17 AM
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Nice Mushrooms

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Old 25th August 2010, 08:57 AM
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They are very nice musshys, got a pair in here that Kevin made. Very nice anodising and well made.

Glad to see you have started Kevin, look forward to more pics.

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nice work Kev

your build table looks nice enough to use as a dining table after the build

best wishes for your build, look forward to your build updates.

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Old 25th August 2010, 09:29 PM
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Ta for the compliments guys.....aint no way I am going to be posting every day but while I have the bit between my teeth here is a 24hr later update
metal bandsaws don't half rock


picking that real nasty angle on BR8/9 and using a steel rule to transfer to steel

ready to start tacking maybe tomoz


tidied up a bit

even at this early stage it is easy to say the metal bandsaw is THE tool for cutting box section and anything else come to that.
did have more piccies but I understand I am limited to 4 per post suppose I could have just posted again.
need to get a little practice on the welding front as it is some 30 yrs since I welded in anger and that was stick on steel upwards of 12mm thick and usually around 300-375 amps. I have used my mig for small bits and pieces it is only 130amps but is fan cooled and does not cut out.....need to calm down ...I am buzzin at the mo
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Old 25th August 2010, 09:33 PM
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I like the idea you have done with the most used tools hanging on the side of the bench. a simple idea but an effective one.
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