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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:28 am 
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Wow, that's quite some effort to go to. Looking very good.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Yep, know what you're saying Seth, has gone from can it be done, to it will be done!
Have learnt a lot about about cad and laser cutting, it has been fun so far.

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Made a jig, it's a bit crude, but should work.
Cut out the back plate, the new centres are 5mm so the 2mm plate not required. I'll sand blast and tack internally, then weld the outside. That should be them done.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:41 am 
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As long as you're enjoying the process it's all good.

I would have just converted to disk brakes all round. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:24 pm 
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After the empi kit fitting issues, I decided on the stockish route of type 3 brakes, bigger cylinders, shoes and drums should help, while keeping a vintage look. I didn't realise 3 brake plates would be so hard to find...
Happy with the end result esp the 5mm centre section, proof will be in the stopping! Might be going discs all round Seth, if I ever get it on the road :lol:

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Tacked on inside, the old plates are nasty to weld and had hoped to arc them. To thin, mig ed. Lots of contamination, probably apple cider vinegar :roll: after welding the first one on the outside, decided it would be easier inside and it was.

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Sand blasted and sprayed with zg 90

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I had planned to get them zinc and black, keen to get on, went the zg 90 and spray. I have been using tool station pro cote, didn't have any, so got this from home base. It's twice the price, but the coverage and ease of spraying is really good. It's exterior paint, no idea if it's suitable for the plates.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Now that it seems to have stopped raining and with the evenings getting longer, time to get on with the welding. Nope, massively side tracked by some wood getting skipped :lol:

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Old school style subwoofer box to go in the rear.

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Old door linings, looks like European redwood. Didn't have enough to easily cut the mitres, laminated on to 4mm birch to make cutting easier

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Rebated the front edge to inset the baffle board

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The ply was 1/2 inch, glued to two bits together to make 1 inch baffle, need to cut the holes, stain and varnish


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Was starting at one point to look more like a pirate's treasure chest, than a 70's speaker(excluding the modern speakers :lol: ), turned out ok. Just need to make a cloth cover now

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