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Posted October 01, 2015 - 12:49 PM

That Volvo instrument cluster would look nice on an oak or walnut dash.


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Posted October 01, 2015 - 01:03 PM

That Volvo instrument cluster would look nice on an oak or walnut dash.

 

Zackly, Rich :thumbs: Perhaps cherry.

 

Wood as you know was quite prevalent with the old machines, so we'll be using some. We already have a wood steering wheel. A bit modern, but we'll "age" it. Also, we discussed the seat being leather and wood. Bit of new territory, but we'll learn as we go.



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Posted October 01, 2015 - 01:16 PM

i cant wait to see how this turns out im liking the way its going so far


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 08:29 PM

This a sweet build, cant wait to see update pics!



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Posted October 08, 2015 - 09:28 AM

i cant wait to see how this turns out im liking the way its going so far

 


 

This a sweet build, cant wait to see update pics!

 

Right now I'm trying to cobble material for the front/rear hubs. I'll have to fabricate both as they need to adapt to the Model A rims. Also the back ones will have to extend 5" to make up the difference, front to back.

 

This is a rear set I made for a previous project. Pretty much the same idea at work.

 

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Here's the fronts I made for that also.

 

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I don't like buying material, and try to use what's lying around. Right now, I've got about 2/3 of the stuff I need. I have a buddy who hordes pieces of metal, so I'm going to visit his stash this weekend. Once I get the hubs done then I'll have the final stance and I can get to the real fun stuff, like the sheet metal, etc. Most of that stuff I already have.

 

Thanks for looking, I appreciate! :thumbs:


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Man you do some nice work!  I cobble things together, but my cobbling looks nowhere even close to the quality of yours.  I wouldn't classify any of your work by calling it "cobbled.   Great thread/project to follow!


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Man you do some nice work!  I cobble things together, but my cobbling looks nowhere even close to the quality of yours.  I wouldn't classify any of your work by calling it "cobbled.   Great thread/project to follow!

 

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. I'm lucky to have tools to work with, and I really like building stuff. This one will take a bit, but it'll be fun getting there. Just can't wait till it rolls in the now, though.


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Those hubs are great! I'm with Daniel, no cobbling there!


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 06:21 PM

No wonder you quit being an administrator, you could eek out a living making stuff out of metal.    :poke:


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Posted October 09, 2015 - 12:14 AM

 

 

Those hubs are great! I'm with Daniel, no cobbling there!

 

Thanks a lot. I've really enjoyed following your build, great stuff.

 

No wonder you quit being an administrator, you could eek out a living making stuff out of metal.    :poke:

 

Lol. You're a real turd, you know that, right?  :smilewink:


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 09:47 AM

........a bit more progress. I use these washers at work for certain ship parts. 8" OD x 3" ID x 5/16" thick. Model A pattern, five holes on a 5-1/2" bolt hole circle. Drilled and tapped on the lathe.

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Fit nice.

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Next will be the plates to fit the LoBoy hubs.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Nice work on those hubs , I will keep watching


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Nice work on those hubs , I will keep watching

 

Thanks Jim! 



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Posted November 02, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Ok, now for some of the good stuff. Metal chips leaving their prior living spaces!

Finally, secured the main components necessary to start machining the front and rear hubs. The front hubs will be made from aluminum, bronze and stainless. The main driving forces there are that I have the pieces available, so I'm working the design backwards from that. The main three components are the aluminum outer flange which will bolt to the Model A rims, the inner stainless sleeve that rides on the spindle, and a bronze adapter to connect the two.

One of the parts we make are called deck boxes. They flush mount to ship/barge/rig walls or floors and allow for valve actuation. They are made of cast magnesium bronze and finish machined. We had a couple go to scrap recently, so I utilized a portion for the hub adapter.

Scrap piece.

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Parted the top off to use.

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Turned to final shape.

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Drilled to connect to aluminum flange. One component down.

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For the outer flange I had two scrap pieces of aluminum plate. They measured 1" thick x 8" OD as luck would have it. Turned the OD to 7-3/4" and the ID to 2-1/4" to fit over the adapter nose. This will require a lot more work.

Here's a simple 1/1 scale drawing I did on graph paper. It shows a cross section of the outer flange and adapter. The inner sleeve is not shown yet. Also shown are the 1/2"-20 threaded holes for the lug studs.

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 12:50 PM

I found this by accident because it is in the custom tractor forum...may I just say...as stated above...D*** you do some nice work, and I can't wait to see how this turns out. Following.


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