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Offline AlanT

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I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« on: March 09, 2015, 07:24:03 AM »
I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section and the bits that hold the wipers on my classic car had perished, being made of rubber.

So I made these:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/90670218@N04/61038F


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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 08:05:26 AM »
Nice!!

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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 08:37:38 AM »
Well done!  :clap: :clap:

And, well assembled. With coppaslip.......  :thumbup:

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 09:40:16 AM »
Thanks chaps. Made with an ML10, a hacksaw and a file.

I had some bar left, so I made these:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/90670218@N04/6AF3Zw/

You can buy repro items of these but they are Chinese Mazak and go in holes, if the threads don't pull out first.

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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 01:45:37 PM »
Those hinges are lovely! 

Just like the real thing........  :thumbup:

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 04:55:07 PM »
The hinges are a good bit harder than the wiper-jets because the axle does not run parallel to the base.
Also the two axles need to line up when the hinges are in place or the boot lid would need to flex as you raised it.

There is only about 2mm wall thickness left, on the tail-end, above the stud which hold them on.

There was still some bar left, but the next job will get its own topic, because I have more photos.




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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 05:16:47 PM »
MG Midget? Sprite? don't keep us in suspense!
Phil

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Re: I had a length of 1in brass bar, square section
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 07:08:14 PM »
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