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#121 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Good idea on drilling the holes to relieve some pressure. :thumbs:


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:30 PM

I'm really happy you got that off. That is a good idea of drilling them holes especially letting the penetrating oil flow down deep. I like your animated discussion while working....Tarzan goes BANG!  I would take the puller back for a refund or a replacement.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:47 PM

:thumbs: Nice to see you got it off, without damaging it.

 

Do you do house calls, Dr. Tarzan? I know I've got one to remove, that

I gave up on a couple of years ago. I think I read here, that Alan/Ryan have

a stubborn one too. If you ever need a reason, to travel around North

America, this would be a good one.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 03:14 PM

I disassembled the dash . Not good news. The lower side is broken .

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I'll try to glue the pieces back with the same Loctite 3430 that I used at the brake band .

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Then I think I'll make two sheets of metal to "sandwich" the lower part and use as "mayo" the same Loctite .I have to think on it till I take a decision.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 03:23 PM

Let us know how your repair goes. Mine is the same way.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Here is another idea:

 

http://gardentractor...lastic-welding/


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:41 PM

There might be some ideas in this thread:
http://gardentractor...ot-restoration/

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 11:18 AM

I like the way you got your steering wheel off. I have a tractor that is giving me steering wheel problems and I am going to try and drill holes like you did. By the way your massey is coming along nicely! I have one in my garage that is in line to be restored.

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 01:18 PM

I found this adhesive .It says that bonds ABS.

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Glued the broken pieces and after 24 hours it seems that are bonded well.This adhesive dissolve the dash material .

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Becouse the dash is old and to prevent future cracks I took the decision to strenghten the dash with fiber glass .

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As you can see the adhesive is "melting" the ABS and using a palette knife you can embed the fiber glass in the material .
 
After 2 hours trim the fiber glass .
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I used 6 tubes of adhesive in total for this operation.
 
Be very carefull !!! Ventilate well ! I have a head ache and a terrible nausea .
 
 
Keep in touch .

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 01:25 PM

Nice job CheluIS I have to continue on my repair. Like you I was going to use the FG material on the inside & a thin coat of FG Bondo on the outside. Your right adequate ventilation is important. :thumbs:


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Couldn't sleep last night becouse of the nausea .So I did some metalwork .Took 1 mm thick sheet of metal and made the "sandwich" for the bottom of dash .

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In front I put a 5 mm metal band and I made 2 holes with 6 mm thread so I can put the front screws of the dash .

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I made some holes in the sheets for adhesive .

In the holes for the screws I put some wooden plugs to centre the holes and to avoid adhesive to seal the holes. After drying I cut the plugs and drill it.

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Put some paper in the clamps to avoid bonding them with the metal sheets .

 

Clamps out :

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I think that now the dash is strong enought to last the next 50 years .

 

Found some cracks so I put some fiber glass on the top too .

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Next I want to extend the dash a few mm. left , right and top in order to put my new dials .Tricky operation . I have to weld a 2 mm strip.

 

Keep in touch.


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Wow, that looks as sturdy as you can make it. Great rehab and I think you are right about "another 50 years"

Hope you get to feeling better.
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Nice Work! I hope you are feeling better.



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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Feeling much better today . Thanks for care .

 

Today woke up in the morning and go for dash.

Cut a 2 mm thick sheet of metal for extending the dash.

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Welded with a thin rod and a lot of patience .

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Sanded and shape it .

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Lot of holes .

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Mini drill and a steady hand .

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The dials in place .

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And a temporary install .

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The dash will be painted in black .

Next new switches for lights , ignition , hazard lights and 3PH joystick .

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:26 PM

Me thinks you did not gauge shop at Walmart.......






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