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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. rottenleonard
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    What a cool tool that mini brake is!

    And you never disappoint with your creativity, followed up with fantastic fabrication skills.
     
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  2. rod1
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    Martin,tell me about your toolbox table.That is a great idea!How thick is the top?The Chassis is so amazing,Again.
     
  3. As Ryan said WOW! and I hate to say it but this is better than sex........I am along for this ride for sure.
     
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  4. Atwater Mike
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    Your workbench is a dream. Please elaborate on the specifications of the top, as Rod1 suggested?
    I have 2 rollaways on a common chassis. Thought I was cooool...:cool:
     
  5. loudbang
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    Man that is one hell of a work space you have there.
     
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  6. Karl-Johan Ekman
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    Fantastic build as always !
     
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  7. CMenard
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    +1 I'm also interested in how you built these tool box tables. Excellent idea!
     
  8. tmfcracing
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    Thats because there is no weld where you looked for it :) , box plates have been in a metal break and they have a 5/8 deep fold in 90 degrees both upside and downside. Like a U shape. The weld is on the far inside up and down, hope you get it :)

    Thanks a lot buddy !
     
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  9. tmfcracing
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    Regarding the bench, it's the best thing in the garage.
    First I made a bottom frame out of L-shaped steel profile. Welded 1/2" nuts around it and mounted screws from the underside. They are for adjusting the frame to make it level in an easy way. Just like a lathe or mill has.
    After I leveled the frame I put the 6 cabinets on and then a 1" thick plywood table on top. The steel sheet over the plywood is 10mm thick( a little bit more then 3/8" ) .
    The steel table is slightly bigger then the plywood , 1/8" all the way around and then I dot welded a 1/8" flat iron around and under the steel table. It holds the steel in place.
    I post a close up pic next time I'm in the garage to make it easy to understand :)
    The plywood and the steel table is Waterjet cut and I made a hole pattern on it wich make a perfect please to get things square.
    I noticed that if there is enough space a walk around bench is the way to go. Also easy to keep clean as it's close to put the tools back in the drawers.
    Cheers
     
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  10. tmfcracing
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    After getteng the center X member in between the rails I started with the underside of the mid box. It is removable and works as the transmission mount. Made it out of 1/8" steel .
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  11. tmfcracing
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    To the left is the press tools for the top side of the center box, to the right is the first parts for it.also 1/8 thick.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. tmfcracing
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    Wanted the Mid piece in a tunnel shape in 180 degrees but my roller couldn't deal with the thickness.
    Draw 23 lines front to back and divided 180 degrees with 23 wich makes around 8 degrees.
    Used the manual break and aimed for the 8 degrees
    on each line . It works great .
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  13. tmfcracing
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  14. tmfcracing
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    Welded up and grinded with a 5mm (little less then a 1/4") thick front edge .
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  15. hasty
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    Nice!
     
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  16. DDDenny
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    "Wow" is all I got also.
    Those pressings are "impressive" Martin.
    How long you been at this fab stuff.
    He even does the in./metric conversion for you.
    Do you make house calls to the U.S.?


     
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  17. brady1929
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    Amazing
     
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  18. hasty
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    Any more progress on this? Didn't you say that you had already done quite a lot of work before you started posting?
    Hungry for more! Sorry to hassle...
     
  19. Pete
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    If that frame were a stripper I'd be throwing hundreds at it! Very nice..
     
  20. tmfcracing
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    Sorry guy´s , been a lot lately but here is some more .
    A happy side note is that I've only got 3 more work days and then my brother and I will catch a flight to Texas
    to attend the "Lonestar Roundup" for the first time ever. Hope to meet a lot of you hambers there !

    @DDDenny , Ive been a geek since the day I got a driving license , like 20+ years ago. I sure do house calls, just buy me a flight ticket ;)

    transmission mount , finally supposed to be bolted with carriage bolts from the underside (bolts on pic are of course upside down)

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    Like a connected washer with square holes to use with carriage bolts . It´s for holding the center box .
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  21. tmfcracing
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    The piece that holds the brackets for the wishbones are also mounted with carriage bolts, the plan is that everything is possible to remove for painting.
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  22. hasty
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    Thank you!
     
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  23. tmfcracing
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  24. tmfcracing
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    As it is going to be a torsion suspension there will be a lot of load to the sides of the frame rails and thats why I made the crossmember under the engine , it is in line with the motor mounts.
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  25. gtolarry
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    Man this is great work!!!!!! Im in
     
  26. mtkawboy
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    That's not a car, that's a work of art ! Its a real pleasure to see work like that, I only wish I had your talent
     
  27. saltflats
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    You have more work in your engine mounts than I have in my car.
     
  28. woodhawg
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    I can't wait to see how this torsion bar set up works. This is truly hot rod porn in the making!!
     
  29. Swedish engineering at it's best, and beautiful workmanship.
    You sir, are truly a craftsman.
     
  30. 51box
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    Wow man that is crazy, skills beyond skills damn
     

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