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    Well the Willys is tucked up in its lockup but still been making bits that have forgot, was topping up with coolant and realised I had no catch can fitted

    I know I could use a coke or beer tin like some people use but wanted something a little better, legally it has to hold a pint but I made it hold 1.5 pints.

    Was going to make it in stainless but as I don't really weld much aluminium I thought it would be good practise

    Had a look in my scrap ally bin and only thing suitable was a piece of 5" diameter x 1/4" wall tube, A bit big really so I decided to turn it down in the lathe to .050" wall thickness.








    Once the turning was done I slit the tube down the side and used a piston ring compressor to pull it down to 3.5" diameter.










    Next job was to make some end caps, I didn't want flat ends so I metal spun some .050" flat aluminium sheet in the lathe to make curved tops, this is done by spinning the lathe at its fastest speed and pressing against the aluminium with a piece of hardwood dipped in tallow, Its gets very hot through friction, crude but it works
    Once made the caps were welded in place, wasn't worried about the weld as it was to be scurfed off and radiused. I had a bit of a problem welding the .050" as I really needed 1.6mm tig rods but all i had was 2.4mm rods, the 2.4 rods tend to cool the weld pool too much and also give a higher and not so neat bead.








    Next I spun up some threaded bungs for the top inlet and the bottom drain, also 2 more for the sight tube, these were welded in place, welding getting better with practise










    I thought I would give it a polish










    After spending time polishing it I realised I didn't actually like it polished so scuffed it up and painted it satin black, looks better know !!!
    I also welded on a mounting plate but forgot to take a pic





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    nice home made work as usual Steve.
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    But we all loved the highly polished finish so can you take that black off it please........ Okay, all is good, it is your car, but that polished jobbie certainly looked the part.
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    Thanks guys but sometimes less is more

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    Managed to get the catch can mount made today in between nipping round to my mate Jason to help him progress with Wiggys T bucket, again its made in aluminium and bolts to the chassis with 3 x 1/4" unf bolts, just need to paint it black and bolt on.
    Also got the bottom of my aluminium welding problems, turned out the AC cleaning dial was wired backwards on my welder so when i was selecting penetration i was actually using more cleaning !!! Had me going till my mate came over and worked it out.










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    I had forgotten about this forum and low and behold, my favorite builder from the "other" forum is on here! Like Ive said before, great build Steve!

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    Man, I really love how you build pieces when you can! That is awesome and I try to be like guys like you! I need to learn how to weld aluminum better because I'd really like to remake a lot of my parts on my corvette in aluminum to cut some weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Man, I really love how you build pieces when you can! That is awesome and I try to be like guys like you! I need to learn how to weld aluminum better because I'd really like to remake a lot of my parts on my corvette in aluminum to cut some weight.
    Yes its a skill worth learning Ryan, I don't do an aweful lot of aluminium so not as neat as I could be, I find aluminium welding one of the nicest welds to do, I recently made an aluminium tank and the welds were passable to start with but as the day went on the welds just got better and better so practise is a very good idea.

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    Wow what a great day today has been, sunshine all day Got out there bright & early and got the front axle etc in place, I also made a little towing fixture which bolts to the frame to make it easier to get to and from the lockup where its stored.












    Also got the rear axle & spring all mounted, next I will mount the motor & transmission, ran out of light in the end otherwise would of got the rear wheels on





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    ladder bars

     



    just an observation so dont shoot me
    the front of the ladder bar only supported
    on one side is there another bracket going
    on outside

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    Oh no not another Willys Gasser build, this time a Willys shop truck


    this is his trhead on this one--start at post #84 for the ladder bars and I asked him the same thing altho it appears that now he has modified the frame in that area to require another pic/answer-------------

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhouse View Post
    just an observation so dont shoot me
    the front of the ladder bar only supported
    on one side is there another bracket going
    on outside
    Sorry I must of posted this on the wrong thread If you look carefully you will see the existing chassis leg acts as the outside shear bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadster32 View Post
    Sorry I must of posted this on the wrong thread If you look carefully you will see the existing chassis leg acts as the outside shear bracket.
    I can't see the outside shear bracket that you mention, Steve. If you look at that last picture, your new piece provides the inside shear plate, where the bolt head resides, then the bushed insert and a washer & nut on the outer end, where I would expect to see another vertical mounting shear plate to sandwich the bushed end of the ladder bar. There's an access hole cut in the wall of the frame, allowing clearance for the ladder bar end, but I can't see any outer support welded to the frame in these pictures. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I can't see the outside shear bracket that you mention, Steve. If you look at that last picture, your new piece provides the inside shear plate, where the bolt head resides, then the bushed insert and a washer & nut on the outer end, where I would expect to see another vertical mounting shear plate to sandwich the bushed end of the ladder bar. There's an access hole cut in the wall of the frame, allowing clearance for the ladder bar end, but I can't see any outer support welded to the frame in these pictures. Am I missing something?
    I havn't welded them in yet Roger, Will do it when its stripped down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadster32 View Post
    I havn't welded them in yet Roger, Will do it when its stripped down.
    That's what I thought initially, but then when you said, "...if you look carefully you will see...." I thought I must be going a bit crazy, or blind....
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