* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 15
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Recent Topics

Sping Setup for CF 1977 Pop Top (Slide Top) by Rich_R
[January 07, 2021, 06:13:08 AM]


Rogue Trooper by greasey monkey
[December 03, 2020, 06:36:00 PM]


Looking for a TK by towman2018
[October 24, 2020, 10:13:01 PM]


engineer certificate by johng
[October 13, 2020, 04:17:14 PM]


Daily Post by outriding
[July 25, 2020, 05:19:57 AM]


CF Workshop Manual by stuuuz
[May 24, 2020, 12:21:25 PM]


Side Door PINS in Hinge (What SIze Are they) CF Bedford SWB1977 by Hobbit
[May 21, 2020, 03:22:38 PM]


Test Gallery Image by wendyh
[April 16, 2020, 09:24:38 PM]


Franky's new LS1 heart transplant by baz
[April 01, 2020, 12:28:28 PM]


Roof removal by phill
[February 01, 2020, 02:40:46 PM]

Author Topic: silly question?  (Read 9419 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sammy

  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: Tenambit, NSW, Australia.
  • Posts: 536
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 06:59:03 AM »
maybe everyone can do a bulk order and repair hundreds of beddies!
No matter what the question is, the answer is always more horsepower!

Offline Marishka

  • Global Moderator
  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: on a farm in NSW
  • Posts: 1947
  • AKA mty
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 07:34:32 AM »
Wonder if they will ever be back in stock?

Offline taggraphx

  • Rid of the rust
  • ***
  • Location: Gippsland Vic
  • Posts: 148
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 09:11:10 AM »
There must be somebody in Australia who could copy these? and then we could all put a bulk order in for 1 or 2 hundred, might get the price down to $10 each
Any fool can know, the point is to understand

Offline willo

  • Rid of the rust
  • ***
  • Location: Nth Coast NSW
  • Posts: 117
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 02:42:39 PM »
There must be somebody in Australia who could copy these? and then we could all put a bulk order in for 1 or 2 hundred, might get the price down to $10 each

I need 2 now and I'll take another 4 for spares please.

I just went to the Rare Spares website and they have a "contact us" option for something you'd like to see made.
I copied the part number from the english website and sent them an enquiry.

Give it a go and if we all send in a request then we might get lucky...

Neil
« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 02:49:53 PM by willo »

Offline mezzmo

  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: Frankston South Victoria
  • Posts: 757
  • The current baby
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 03:16:45 PM »
I want 4 as well, why don't we see who else wants them and we can get a bulk order together and just ship them from England? Splitting shipping costs across each item will make it a lot more affordable.

Offline BusyKiwi

  • Global Moderator +
  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: Hamilton, NZ
  • Posts: 1697
  • Still in progress
    • View Profile
    • munchtech.com
Re: silly question?
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »
Before you all get to excited have you thought about attaching them? Originals are machine rivited, nut and bolt wont work (to bulky) and normal pop rivit isn't strong enough. Can't be welded as is sprung steel.

Ideally they need to be machine rivited: anyone a boat builer? you might (a really big might) be able to spot weld them with a proper spot welder not a mig/tig/arc or gas.

I think I still have an old hinge in bits if anyone wants to see it
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "watch me"

Offline mezzmo

  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: Frankston South Victoria
  • Posts: 757
  • The current baby
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 05:08:06 PM »
Well there you go......in one foul swoop Busy has managed to poo poo our lucrative import business simply by using the art of common sense! Damn you Busy, damn you.......

Offline BusyKiwi

  • Global Moderator +
  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • *****
  • Location: Hamilton, NZ
  • Posts: 1697
  • Still in progress
    • View Profile
    • munchtech.com
Re: silly question?
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 05:15:25 PM »
I went through all this some years ago, destoryed 2 trying to get it to work - learnt the hard way you can't weld them and am pretty sure the bolt hit the inner pillar.

A gutter bolt might work, but would have to lock tight it and grind down the thread by the nut.
I'll take some photos tomorrow and who knows we might even be able to solve this
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "watch me"

Offline rumax

  • Just streetable
  • ****
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Posts: 379
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2013, 06:19:31 PM »
There are several problems with fitting the springs. The main one is clearance- the back of the hinge is fairly tight against the frame. I know this cos I just spent an hour grinding out the neat strengthening plate I put in that corner.  :)
Therefore you would need to weld a very thin headed bolt on the inside of the hinge, add the spring..... and then bash the c**p out of the bolt (or use a bearing press) to spread the head and grind down to suit.

Unless you can find some old-fashioned blind rivets. Haven't seen any in years.

Cheers

Russell
Workin for the weekend!

Offline Rotti

  • Just streetable
  • ****
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Posts: 284
    • View Profile
Re: silly question?
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 08:27:28 PM »
well I might not throw my skateboard wheels just yet.......... ;D
Hammer...check, shifter...check, electrical tape...check, now wheres my #%$@ wallet!??

 

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal