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Author Topic: Down under, an idiot and a 400F  (Read 455136 times)

Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #40 on: Dec 04, 2011, 20:30:54 »
I'll hold on to the cam for ya man.

Can't tell you how appreciative I am!

Looks like getting it fixed might be an option, spoke to someone this morning who does this sort of thing regularly. Looking at welding and regrinfing surface or installing a cam journal.

Fingers crossed its not too expensive!


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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #41 on: Dec 05, 2011, 13:09:43 »
I get not knowing, but I can't for the life of me understand not trying. It's only metal it can be fixed. Man up and risk a mistake in exchange for a lesson.
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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #42 on: Dec 05, 2011, 15:18:08 »


That just made my day Kanticoy hahahahahaha

Offline neevo

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #43 on: Dec 07, 2011, 02:24:19 »
More done today. Went down to my local sheet metal supplier at lunch and bought some 1mm sheeting, a bargain I thought at only $15.

Finished work at 5 and thought I would get some grinder action happening, cut out some sections after working a template out of artboard (cardboard):



Took a fair bit of finessing the tank and also the panels but in the end got them 90% there, just a bit more fine edge work to make them fit perfectly:







Now I've got to learn how to weld!!!

I've got some fabrication work to do underneath too as the shape of the cut outs has meant the bottom of the new sections at the back don't join the tank, going to work some L shaped sections so that its fully braced and also double thickness at the back of the cutouts.


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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #44 on: Dec 07, 2011, 04:49:34 »
Tank's looking cool Neevo.

Word of advice from someone who's been there done that and had the fuel leaks.
Get a PRO to weld your tank ! Not the thing to learn on really. ;)

You've done all the creative part - no foul in letting someone else weld it !

And yes I DID weld a tank I'd built, finished it off, nice coat of paint - ooops 4 pin holes as soon as I put petrol in it - start all over. ::) Needless to say, I'm no loss to the World of welding.
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Offline neevo

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« Reply #45 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:41:52 »
No problem beachcomber, was looking at having some help with that one. Do I need an actual tank welder or do you mean someone that's good at welding?


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Offline Ryanh

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« Reply #46 on: Dec 07, 2011, 06:31:40 »
No problem beachcomber, was looking at having some help with that one. Do I need an actual tank welder or do you mean someone that's good at welding?

All welders are (or at least these days in aus they are) trained to a national standard in aus, they should all know how to weld your tank just find someone who can do a tig weld neatly, if they or their shop don't wish to weld tanks or flammables they should at least be able to refer you to one, at Least by getting a tradesman to weld it up you can guarantee it's function and of it leaks take it back no loss...

What's your location mate I'm studying welding at the moment and I know a few good tradesman!

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #47 on: Dec 07, 2011, 07:13:52 »
Neevo,

any good welder will tackle the job. Just need as neat a weld as they can and then finish off by knocking the welds back to the surface and then finish off in normal way with filler.

A pro will pressure test the tank after - cheap way out is to seal appertures with tape and immerse in tank of water - then hope you don't see any air bubbles !

Just any good welder will do - don't go to a "tank welding specialist" - as soon as you mention "specialist", the price doubles !
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Offline neevo

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« Reply #48 on: Dec 07, 2011, 08:57:32 »
I'm in Western Sydney Ryan.


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Offline Ryanh

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #49 on: Dec 07, 2011, 17:04:31 »
Sorry Neevo I'm of no assistance I'm all the way up in northern nsw, just find any welder but remember, you will always pay for what you get! (and if u don't there is fair trading haha)