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Old 03-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #3151
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Balsa version in the Quadrotors thread.

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eheh good stuff man....and nice control on that....
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #3152
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Teaching myself new things and pushing my limits on the 3D printer...





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Old 04-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #3153
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Nice effort! Now, work on your fidelity and make it smooth!

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #3154
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The ripples don't get much better than that, but the "lines" can... The program I'm using defaults arcs and circles to a series of line segments, and you can see the lines in the arcs. It really bumps up file size and slows the wussy computer down so I don't usually bother with it. I kinda like the rippley pattern to it!

Someday, as I get better at this, I will definitely try out some "smooth" prints just to see how good they can get.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #3155
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The ripples don't get much better than that, but the "lines" can... The program I'm using defaults arcs and circles to a series of line segments, and you can see the lines in the arcs. It really bumps up file size and slows the wussy computer down so I don't usually bother with it. I kinda like the rippley pattern to it!

Someday, as I get better at this, I will definitely try out some "smooth" prints just to see how good they can get.
How bout a $200 F150?

Shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #3156
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How bout a $200 F150?

Shouldn't be too hard.



You have NO idea how hard it is right now for me to stay focused (not that I AM focused) on that project... I have Great Grandpa's truck in the shed just waiting for me to give it some love.

I've gone back and forth and even considered giving up the F150, but just can't bring myself to do it. It is still *my* premier project- but I have a lot of other projects for school and others that suck up a lot of time. Also, still trying to scrape some more money together for the rebuild kit.

I DO have a plan- going to put the motor back in ASAP and make it driveable, truck painted or not. Ordered the lugnuts for the new tires last night.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #3157
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You have NO idea how hard it is right now for me to stay focused
You know it's bad when the teacher's ADHD is worse than the students.






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Old 04-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #3158
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I thought I'd revive this thread with a front disk brake conversion I recently did on my '64 Ford F350 dump body. The stock single-acting 2" front drums had to go, especially after I upgraded the rear axle last year to a newer Dana 70 from a Class A motorhome. This is why I need good brakes: I like to get my money's worth when I go on firewood runs, and I have to cross a mountain pass to get it. I cut the trees in 6' lengths and stack vertically to get the greatest yield. This load was 7 or 8 red fir trees:



I started with a trip to the local Pull-and-Save wrecking yard to grab some rotors from a mid-80's F250 4x4 that would fit in the same bolt pattern as the old drums, and I found some calipers that fit them from a '96 E350 van. These calipers were ideal because of the 2-bolt mounts; most caliper mounts are cast as part of the hub and are not easily converted. I put the pieces in place and started making paperboard templates to transfer to some 1/2" plate.



Trial fit of the top mount:



Painted and ready for fitting:



I had some new brake lines made at the local compressor supply store to mate the old 1/4" fittings to the newer banjo-style fittings, and everything fit perfectly! The stopping power in an insane improvement over the old setup.



Total cost:
Rotors: $7 each
Calipers: $7 each
(Like new) brake pads: $2 each
Brake hoses: $24 each
1/2" steel plate from the local scrap yard: $10

Total: $86.00
A '64 one-ton that can easily lock up the tires on pavement, PRICELESS!
Next on my list is power steering.

BTW, in case you are wondering about the legality of a load that big, for only $56 a year (tags) I am legal to 16,000# GVW. And that price is prorated from Jan. 1. If I were to wait till July to renew the tags, it would only be $28! Gotta love Idaho!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #3159
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I thought I'd revive this thread with a front disk brake conversion I recently did on my '64 Ford F350 dump body. The stock single-acting 2" front drums had to go, especially after I upgraded the rear axle last year to a newer Dana 70 from a Class A motorhome. This is why I need good brakes: I like to get my money's worth when I go on firewood runs, and I have to cross a mountain pass to get it. I cut the trees in 6' lengths and stack vertically to get the greatest yield. This load was 7 or 8 red fir trees:



I started with a trip to the local Pull-and-Save wrecking yard to grab some rotors from a mid-80's F250 4x4 that would fit in the same bolt pattern as the old drums, and I found some calipers that fit them from a '96 E350 van. These calipers were ideal because of the 2-bolt mounts; most caliper mounts are cast as part of the hub and are not easily converted. I put the pieces in place and started making paperboard templates to transfer to some 1/2" plate.



Trial fit of the top mount:



Painted and ready for fitting:



I had some new brake lines made at the local compressor supply store to mate the old 1/4" fittings to the newer banjo-style fittings, and everything fit perfectly! The stopping power in an insane improvement over the old setup.



Total cost:
Rotors: $7 each
Calipers: $7 each
(Like new) brake pads: $2 each
Brake hoses: $24 each
1/2" steel plate from the local scrap yard: $10

Total: $86.00
A '64 one-ton that can easily lock up the tires on pavement, PRICELESS!
Next on my list is power steering.

BTW, in case you are wondering about the legality of a load that big, for only $56 a year (tags) I am legal to 16,000# GVW. And that price is prorated from Jan. 1. If I were to wait till July to renew the tags, it would only be $28! Gotta love Idaho!
Nice job. reminds me of the disk brake conversion to a Ford 9" that is under my utility trailer. Got the front brakes off the front of a Geo Tracker. Same bolt pattern. Made some caliper brackets. Just not as beefy as your brackets, then again it is only trailer brakes and not front brakes.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #3160
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Beautifully done. You, sir, are a god!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #3161
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #3162
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #3163
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The girlfriend wanted some bags for her DR (jealous of me being able to grocery shop and run errands on the bike) so I bent some up for her birthday.

$600 for aluminum panniers? Fuck that, this cost me about $30, including aluminum, rivets, and steel for the rack.



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Old 04-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #3164
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #3165
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Made my grill for my truck instead of paying $400ish for someone else to do it!
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