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Old 17th February 2013, 05:16 AM
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Hi guys I couldn't find a DIY fabrication thread so I figured that this was as good a place as any. If the mods want to move it feel free.
I think its a good idea to have a place to post fabrication pictures that don't really need a thread of their own, Sort of like the "what did you do to your car today" thread.

Being a boilermaker I'll be doing plenty of fabrication and I thought I'd show it off. Feel free to add your own fabrication bit and pieces.

I'll start with something I spent the weekend working on. *warning - not subaru*







It's the roll cage for my mates patrol comp truck. It came flat pack from Fatz Fabrications in Rockhampton.
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Actually I was just thinking it might be better in the picture gallery, that way some things can be a little off topic. Could one of the mods please move it?
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Gidday BB

Good idea, mate.

This is probably as good a choice as anywhere for this kind of thread ...

Always a good idea to add some tags to a thread like this. Makes it easier to find later.

In the interim, I'll make this thread a "sticky" here in this sub-forum, and see what the other mods/admins think about it.
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I'm happy with that idea

I was going to say perhaps have it as part of your members journal, however it is kind of a cross between the two

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I didn't put it in my members journal because its not my car.
I think it's nice to have a thread like this were people can put pictures of stuff they have built that's not nessarly related to their car or things that don't really deserve a whole thread devoted to it.
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I knocked up some new heavy duty radius arms for my brothers patrol.








A friend of mine had them drawn up for his patrol, I managed to snag the drawings and get a set cut out where I use to work. They are out of 32mm 350 grade mild steel plate. I was going to get them cut out of 25mm structural bisaloy but it would near triple the price.
It took me a full day to machine up the bush bosses myself out of 80mm hollow round bar.
It took me an afternoon to prep and weld the bosses into the arms, radius all the edges and generally clean up the whole arms ready for paint.
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Very nice

It looks & sounds like a day well spent

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They use the Toyota 80 series chassis end bush type instead of the pin type that nissan originally use. Doesn't really do anything for flex, just better ride quality and less road noise.
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what sort of paint are you using on them?
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I knocked up some new heavy duty radius arms for my brothers patrol.
Very nice job
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