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Only roughly fitted, making glands to feed cables thru side of res/pump cradle.



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post #12 of 1503
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More updates.

Soon as I finished this mount I'll start the write up process.



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Ready for sandblasting!
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I started with this nothing but assorted mix of scrap steel, which I purchased for 5$ from my local land fill (rubbish tip)




You can work with steel as you work with timber using straight edges to cut. Instead of a circular saw I'm using a 5 inch grinder with a 1.2 mm cutting disc . Really have to be careful using these as they do shatter.

Dremels annoy the hell out of me and very expensive in terms of cutting disk. They are inaccurate for long cuts. The disc I use are the same thickness as the ones you dremel use on a dremel. Instead of being 35-50mm in diameter they are 125mm .

Dremels do have there purpose for cutting much smaller hard to get at spaces but when you have the room to move don't be scared use a angle grinder.


Let the disk do the work, running back and forward in a quick motion against and across the straight edge. I've used self metal screw to attach my scrap steel straight edge to the outside/scrap areas of the cut.

Its been along time since I've written tutorials,it is hard for me to write as its years of experience working with steel.

If you follow what im typing, and I mean follow e mix without adding your little ideas to the mix it is as simple as this.

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Very easily achieved straight cut. The entire cut being 400mm long took no more than 5 minutes to complete and using no more that 20% single 125mm disk.









In the next pictures Im going to demonstrate how easy it is to turn a section of box steel into a different size flat bar and angle. Using the straight edge only different being I'm using clamps and locking grips.





Heat always affects metal and will cause it to expand with heat and contract as it cools. Hence why this cut has curled. It's easily fixed if i left the last10mm of the cut uncut and let it cool it would have cooled straight.

Once cool cut the last 10mm.


So out of one piece of scrap box tube and a server tray I have cut these.

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post #15 of 1503
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Using a piece of 3mm flat steel I'm going to mark out and cut.



By now you should have marsted the straight edge cutting,



Look how i've left the last 5mm uncut. On all four corners its to keep the steel inshape with the heat.



Welding/arch isn't something I can teach you in a browser. Check you tube for arch welding.

Heres the next steps used. Keeping everything clamped and square.

















I cant stress enough about keeping this square.




Edited by sil3nt_dr3ams - 10/28/11 at 7:15am
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post #16 of 1503
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You can end up with something like this custom fabricated ready for sandblasting and painting.




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Nothing will rewards you more than making something from scratch. Seeing your ideas unfold.

Anyone can spends thousands upon thousands bolting together the best of the best, but at the end the of the day this is not what modding is about.

We all dont have that kinda of budget, lets make modding real again and achievable for all .
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post #18 of 1503
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I'll get it sand blasted during the week then most likley paint it hot orange/black . Sandblasting takes out any imperfections/scratches made while fabricating making one uniform surface.
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subbed, of course, hurray for cutting things!
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subbed, of course, hurray for cutting things!

Thanks for the sub, stupid thing is pmed somebody asking what did you mean by subbed?

The last system I built with w/c and build log with was a amd 2400 . yes it was some time ago.
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