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I had a friend bend me a couple  of seat springs :) pity he didn’t drill the square holes. :( so most of my time was spent drilling and filing.

I’m going to load some photos back to front to see if they load in the right order.

The red spring is the original off my Suburban used as a pattern. 

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9 hours ago, Cub Cadet said:

Great work Chris, interesting seeing all this as i'm on with making a 654 in amongst other things! :thumbs:

Thanks Ewan, I’m trying to build them on a shoestring using what ive got in stock, some of the parts don’t quite fit so I change them a bit.

I’m hoping they will end up something like a 502 or similar. :)

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14 hours ago, the showman said:

Thanks Ewan, I’m trying to build them on a shoestring using what ive got in stock, some of the parts don’t quite fit so I change them a bit.

I’m hoping they will end up something like a 502 or similar. :)


I do the same, cut down a raider frame the same as you. Interesting to see the fenders if you make them. 

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You have been busy Chris, some really creative work going on with all the panel fabrication, even making your own brake bands!  :thumbs:

Making your own parts gives great job satifaction, knowing you have make them with your own hands gives a certain amount of pride as well :)

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21 hours ago, Ian said:

You have been busy Chris, some really creative work going on with all the panel fabrication, even making your own brake bands!  :thumbs:

Making your own parts gives great job satifaction, knowing you have make them with your own hands gives a certain amount of pride as well :)

 

11 hours ago, nigel said:

Your a clever bugger mr showman :thumbs:

Thanks for your nice comments lads

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I’ve been sorting out front wheels for Bill and Ben.

I wanted to change the little 4 inch to narrow 8 inch, the original front spindles are too short so i fitted C series and they are too long

The bearings in the 8 inch wheels are one piece with an 1 inch ID and the Wheelhorse flange bearings are a direct fit :).

Next job was to cut down the spindles and drill the centre hole deeper and cut a 3/8” thread.

All the wheels are now at the sand blasters.

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Had another look at the rim today as to patching it up but it’s like tissue paper round the outer edge so i came up with an idea that was only going to cost some labour...

Starting with a good rim, cut it in half and then cut the rusty one in half weld the two good half’s together. 

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19 minutes ago, Stormin said:

  Well done Chris.

 

 I know you've cleaned up and filled the centre, but I'd also tape it to protect the tube. But you'll have already thought of that no doubt.:thumbs:

I've put filler round the joint and rubbed it down smooth should be ok

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