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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kirkster70, Oct 3, 2010.
..and you are right, kubiak is an awesome fabricator! He has "the eye" for design.
16GA would be fine. The lift is 2.5'X7', so two 4 foot sections would work perfectly. I'll have to check on the cost of the sheet.
Next set of GSA pannniers going together...
Welds are getting tighter by the job...
Oh Hell Yes! They're looking great!! I'm excited!
One down, one to go! I'll get the exhaust side knocked out tomorrow night after work...
Yours? If so, you will not be disappointed!
...another set of GSAs ready for powder.
Not that you are getting bad marks from your brake and the fact you powder coat them this may not be of great value, but there is a tape out there you can put on the the fingers to eliminate the marks. On a box pan it is not too big of deal but on press brakes it really can do wonders when coining.
Your welds are really looking good !
Damn, those lockable latches look sweet! Any info on these lockable latches? Where to buy & how much? Might want to replace the latches & padlocks on my boxes with these!
PS. Love the thread and the work that you do.
McMaster Carr. They were about $18 each! I really like them, very similar to the ones Jesse uses on his Safari bags.
I'll have to look into that. I can also replace the jaw on the straight part of the brake. I'm going to call Roper Whitney Monday to see how much a replacement jaw costs...
Thank you! I'm having fun in the garage with the welders.
^ What he said.
They are made by Southco, and sometimes they will pop up on ebay. The technical term is a load rated draw latch.
You've heard the term, "don't quit your day job" correct?
Don't listen to em!
That stack of dimes is looking good!
BTW, you have a couple people talking about you in this thread...
4 days on and 4 days off is hard to beat for a day job! This is turning into day/night job #2!
I checked in and saw that! Awesome!!! That makes me feel on top of the world!
...and yes, I'll even sell that gent the original set (off my KLR for a sweetheart of a deal. Unless he wants the latest/greatest.
I'm in between projects and decide to build some panniers just to figure out some things for myself...
I bought a nice EDPM rubber gasket to be used on Jim's GSA panniers. Only problem was it couldn't turn a hard 90 and wouldn't work anyway with the flange design I chose.
So I have a 250' box of this stuff, and it was an arm and a leg. I want to use it.
I do some figuring with some scrap based upon manufacurer's specs for minimum bend radius.
So I fab some "wrap-around bevel" panniers with the top flange extra long to compensate for the radius to be cut out.
I use a cutting wheel on the straights, and a jigsaw on the curves. I shape up with a file and then de-burr the backside with a de-burring tool. What else would I use? Good tip from a fellow inmate.
Oh heck yes! I'd say that's quite the upgrade!
I'm quite happy with that! I just learned a new trick.
For my next trick I have two different lid designs I want to try. That's going to take some more figuring...
Looks great,fair amount of work but a more elegant solution than what I usually see.
What I see mostly is the rubber cut at 45 degrees and welded together to form the corner,doesn't matter how well it's done it doesn't stand up over time.
I like elegant solutions and that will last a long time,does that gasket clamp on to the edge?
Any glue used to fix it ?
Wheres the joint?
Well damn! I'm gonna have to build a set of those in addition to my racks when I make the trip up there. May I dare ask in public how much a set of the uncoated pannier boxes go for now??