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    I hang out a lot over on the HAMB hotrod website (have to get my daily dose of abuse and vilification). A fellow named Paul from Vegas had put up a post, mentioning that he had put new underpadding and carpet in his '51 Studebaker, and now his floor mounted starter switch was too short. He was wondering if you could buy an extension anywhere. Since its still colder than a witches tit here in Ontario, and because I am suffering from terminal boredom this weekend, I volunteered to make an extension for it. I had a peice of 15/16" cold rollel steel laying in my scrap bin, so I chucked it up in my lathe, put in a 7/8" counterbore, and in no time had a nice little extension peice made for him. I think that this is actually the first peice of hot rod related machining I have done since buying my lathe and mill last year. On Monday I will go see the post office Natzis and find out the cheapest way to send it down to him.

    Brian Rupnow

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    He should like it. Looks good.
    It's only ink and paper

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    • #3
      I notice you didn't take the opportunity to do the machining on the top face to leave a small depression and boss and disguise the extension as a stamped metal original with rivet.
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      "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        Nice part Brian. Hows SW2009 working for you? Saw you post on the forums for SW that you just upgraded,

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          Rookie---I absolutely love it. There are some VERY good enhancements and innovations with 2009. This is my eighth year as a Solidworks user, and 2008 was such a pig of a program to install and to use that I was very apprehensive about 2009. This years edition more than makes up for the horrible 2008 edition.-Note that EVENTUALLY SW2008 became very good, by about the 5th service pack. This year I waited untill service pack 2.1 was issued for SW2009 before I upgraded.---Brian
          Brian Rupnow

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          • #6
            I am just starting to learn SW it's a great program, just wish I did not need to learn autocad also.

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