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Re: My latest project

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
by bh.sprint
Hello,

I took a split mould from a cast bumper bar and for the small bumper chopped two pieces out to create the smaller one. Unfortunately the mould has started to break so I don't think I'll get anymore out of it. ( I've managed to get three copies )

Brian H.

Re: My latest project

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:48 pm
by lawriewhite
Great idea, I didn't realize they were cast.

Made my first one yesterday, didn't like it so I binned it & just now made Mk11 !!

Re: My latest project

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:27 am
by Roger James
Well done Brian, they look good on a Leader not fitted with panniers....Jess

Re: My latest project

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:30 pm
by lawriewhite
Turned up a pair of spacers & extension bars, cut & folded some 3mm alloy sheet to form a 'backing' bar.
Made the external cover, but didn't like it so did a second, this looks a bit better, sprayed it 2-pack silver & PU bonded it together, & bolted it up.
Made a logo & stuck it on. Although it does have bit of a radius, I still feel its too straight, & not too sure at the moment as to the look, I might
make up a pair of handed 'infill' panels since the little panniers are short at the rear.
Also have to turn a couple of shiny 'bullet' nuts to tart it up a bit! :)

Re: My latest project

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:54 am
by lawriewhite
Been looking for some time for something to make a 'liner' for the tank-top-storage area, but nothing seemed suitable, then yesterday whilst trolling around Aldi, I saw a real cheapo floor mat, £6.00 for a 2 metre long piece, & it seemed perfect for the job, a bit stiff so will stay in shape, only about 3mm thick, ribbed matting with a hard rubberized backing, back home I made card templates, then easily cut the mat with a sharp blade, went in rather nicely & should stop bits & pieces from falling down the insides & also looks sorta 'clean' in there, & enough to make several from 1 mat.
comes in dark blue, brown, I chose the light grey & it kept it all nice & bright in there!!

Re: My latest project

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:29 pm
by bh.sprint
Hi,

The locker liner looks very good , it certainly males it brighter. The originals were made of mill board about 1.2 m/m thick , coloured grey/brown but after a year or two they looked much darker.

Brian H. ps the leaf blew under the garage door as I took the picture

Re: My latest project

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:32 am
by lawriewhite
Wow! NOW you show me!!
Thanks for that, & looking at yours, mine don't seem that far out, & due to the 'hardness' of the mat & hard rubber backing, it wouldn't fold along
the bends, so I penciled in the lines & whacked them with a 3" bolster & hammer, & it formed the sharp fold-lines!

Re: My latest project

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 am
by lawriewhite
Well boys & girls, I think that near enough it, done, aren't they 'orrid things to work on, typical old brit having to remove 5 bits to get at one type of thing, but I HAVE enjoyed it, all the more because of the expert help & advice from all you knowledgeable people, so many thanks for that.
Said i'd never do another after selling of 15 or so a few years back, I'm currently back up to 9 again!! Ho-hum.
Looking for something else already. :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3tysuax47d3o ... d.mp4?dl=0

Re: My latest project

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
by Eero.Korhonen
That is looking so good Lawrie! :D
Br, Eero