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Project Rusty.

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by dieseldog69, Dec 11, 2014.

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  1. Zed.

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    they're handy but cannot get everywhere, also can eat beltso_O belts can be expensive especially on cheaper sanders as they can be 'odd' sizes:(

    I have a 110v makita variable speed die-grinder, [​IMG]
    many uses like playing with cylinder heads & manifolds BUT also worth its wieght when welding as you can 'poke' it in corners (use a burr) to remove underseal etc. and also with 'flap-wheels' use it to sand welds & remove rust:cool:

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  2. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I bought an air die grinder but fook meh it is hopeless and the compressor just couldn't cope with it at all, it just gobbled air like no mans business!!!

    I suppose I could revisit the concept with electric? I do have a Lidl dremmel knock-off thing that is just the mutts nuts and I am dumbfounded as to why I never bought one before o_O

    Only reason I thought of the power file was that I saw a guy use one on his RRC build and it looked just the job for the bits and bobs I need to do like grinding back these little pucks left behind from the spot weld cutter, of which there are many and then grinding back welds and cleaning up the tatty paint.
     
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    Yep. I use it where I can’t get the grinder in. Very useful.
    I think Mine might have a longer blade than the one in your piccy.
     
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    Mine is an old black and decker. It works well, but belt sizes vary considerably, as I have found out to my cost.
     
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    air is a good power source but as you say, tools are hungryo_O

    I rarely use air pwer anymore, been using 110v in work (ex contractor, Steelworks etc.) so just got used to the idea:confused:

    also, theres loads of cheap 110v tooling available:cool:

    Rich.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Slapped some black on it to get it looking sharper and it made me feel better about not having anywhere near enough time these last few nights.

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    Inside the wheel tub too.

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    Still undecided about the power file, like the idea of a battery one but only the Ryobi is decent on cost but ya still need to buy batteries and chargers but you can then buy the other bits like the angle grinder and reciprocating saw for quite reasonable money....... bit more thinking as it's getting a bit dear for me now.
     
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    I bought a black and decker power file for the inaccessible areas - it is very good - wear a mask though, cos it loves to throw dust at you .....

    And, as said above, watch the belt sizes cos some of the sizes are silly money - the common sizes are cheaper - like 50p each! ....

    The B&D is quite powerful for such a small device - I borrowed a less powerful silverline which uses the same belts, but by god it is flippin tedious to use given the lack of urge :rolleyes: ...

    And, DD - fantastic work there - it is brilliant to see you saving "her" - good on you for doing so :)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I try, most weekends I keep poking and proding it with a number of days attacking it with the hot snot gun, we're nearly there :)

    I was looking at the Silverline model as it's quite compact, almost bought an air powered power file at the LRO show on Sunday but decided against that idea as the specs said it used 6CFM of air and that is the same rating as my die grinder :rolleyes: just saw on the screwfix site that they do the Evolution one for £49.99 so will grab one of them I think, but the same one is on the B&Q site as a "web exclusive" for £70 :eek: I think the power file and a pack of 40 grit belts along with a pack of 120 grit will be fine for my needs.

    I was thinking about the rear body cross member and I think I would like to remake it differently so it isn't the muck trap that it has been but still rigid, then of course there is the wheel carrier that is going to take the weight off the door, projects for another day but gotta plan ahead lol

    I'm gutted that I saw a single line servo at the LRO show that I wanted for the clutch but it was S/H and the seller wanted £50 for it, no way am I paying 3/4 the price of a brand new one, had they taken the £35 that I offered then it was worth a punt but hey ho, they got to take it home lol
     
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    I managed to get the rubber fin seal on that wheel tub and started drilling out the spot welds on my salvaged rear door post.

    Should get a few hours on it tomorrow so with a bit of luck it will be getting towards the end soon.
     
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    Tiz all going in the right direction, DD.
     
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    Well that's my day phucked. got up late as it was a bad night with the little un and she's not well at all and it started out dry, made a cuppa and some toast and now it's grey as fook and pizzing rain :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Now the weather is conspiring against me:rolleyes:
     
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    Wot yu need is a garridge
     
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    After this build I won't need anything more than a nice sized shed for the tools to live in.

    I won't ever do another build like this on the drive, I used to be way more hardy about my outdoor mechanics but with this all being welding I am just not feeling it, at all.

    Tarpaulins are ok but I don't have any way to support them as no frame work with it being so high up the vehicle and the whole corner needing work, if I do another build it will be in a hired unit or something, this is ridiculous.
     
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    You can use my garridge.

















    When Tufftee is done ;)
     
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    Best get the skates on then :D

    Was looking at a new house off the island and off the coast a bit with a garage but I am finding it hard to stomach the rent, £1,300 month :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    It's stopped raining, I'm going out there!.............
     
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    Bit Heath Robinson but it'll do, just need to keep plugging away.

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    Good start so far.

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    Quick brew and back on the tools, hope the wind don't pick up but certainly going to keep going for as long as I can.
     
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    ere.... yo steel is all rusty :eek:
     
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    It's been sat too close to the Disco. ;)
     
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