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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:53 pm

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Very slow progress, too cold in the unit, no heating :(
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Made a few brackets, take forever to complete:

2 x Oil tank brackets, one of the two top mounts still to make
1 x Oil cooler bracket
2 x Seat rail tube plugs
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Frame brackets 1.jpg
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Next job is to make up the swinging arm pivot plates but waiting on a 13/16" slot drill to make the slots for the swinging arm adjustment
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am

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Just been reminded that the idea for this project started March 28th 2009 which is 10 years ago :shock: Where does the time go?
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Completed some work on swinging pivots:
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1. S-Arm Adjuster Plates.jpg
S-Arm Adjuster plate blanks + PES goodies
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2. Adj plates tacked in place using original s-arm pivot as datum.jpg
S-Arm plates tacked in place using original pivot as datum
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3. Adj Plates.JPG
S-Arm plates prior to removal of originals
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4. Old mounts removed.jpg
Old mounts removed, now waiting on professional welding services
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In some of the previous pics you probably notice the poor welding. :shock: Finally admitted to myself that welding is not my thing and all critical welding will be outsourced to a professional welder.

If a weld looks bad it is bad

Hopefully I will be able to post some further progress towards the end of April when I get the frame back from the welders
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:56 pm

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More work on brackets.
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This time it's the rear shock top mounts. Been putting off making them for ages as I knew it would be tricky................

I've made them from 3.0mm mild steel. The originals were 12 gauge (approx 2.6mm). I didn't use any heat just a BFH :lol:

The final shape is effectively a 'U' shape but angled, so each bracket has 4 bends. My first attempt failed as I bent the bends in the wrong order so I didn't have room in the vice to make the last two bends. So lesson learnt, second attempt, bends 1 and 2 first followed by 3 and 4.
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Bend sequence.JPG
Bend sequence
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Top shock mounts - bent to rough shape.jpg
Top shock mounts - bent to rough shape
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Cutting to shape.jpg
Cutting to shape
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Still need to finish shaping the brackets, drill through for the top shock fixing bolt, then back to the welders..........
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