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    12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
    Index "Super 55" mill
    18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
    7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
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    • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
      Got the old bench seat out of my 1989 Toyota 4WD Pickup. The driver's side had completely rusted loose. I was able to remove one of the bolts on the passenger side, but the other responded to a bit of yanking and crowbar:




      Just sitting there for now. These were the seats from my 1999 Saturn that I had to junk:




      Too cold and dark to do any more. Maybe next week I will get the mess cleaned up and see what metalwork needs to be done.


      Didn't you do this last year or the year before?
      Andy

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      • There is no need to quote all the images...

        It was three years ago that I discovered the seat belt anchor had rusted away:




        The seat was rusty, but was still mostly intact:


        Fixed it like this:


        Now that the seat is out I might be able to assess the overall condition of the cab and mount the "new" seats properly. The old seat had dropped down noticeably, and could be considered a "low rider"... ; )
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        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
        USA Maryland 21030

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        • Paul, It appears that your PU is a death trap and should not be allowed on public roads. I know I would hate to think of meeting it on any road I drive on, fearing your rust bucket's steering or breaks would fail or worse. Scrap IT.
          Last edited by lugnut; 12-09-2018, 04:57 PM.
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          • It does seem as if the time has come with those vehicles to move on. To fix something, there kinda has to be a "something" there to BE fixed.

            Or you need to get a less rusted junker and weld sound pieces from it to replace where the pieces of that one are not present. Or swap parts of the two around to get one vehicle that is not a problem.
            Last edited by J Tiers; 12-09-2018, 03:52 PM.
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            Hashim Khan

            Everything not impossible is compulsory

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            • Toyota, Nissan, Ford Ranger pickups, ALL well known for the frames rusting out in northern climates. With the rust problems detailed about the seats, I bet the frame is paper thin. Same basic problem the saturn had.

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              • Originally posted by Sparky_NY View Post
                Toyota, Nissan, Ford Ranger pickups, ALL well known for the frames rusting out in northern climates. With the rust problems detailed about the seats, I bet the frame is paper thin. Same basic problem the saturn had.
                Box frames are known for rusting out, not so much with open C-channel framed trucks.
                Last edited by vpt; 12-09-2018, 04:38 PM.
                Andy

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                • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                  Box frames are known for rusting out, not as much as open C-channel framed trucks.
                  Are you saying C-channels rust FASTER or slower?

                  Seems like enclosed poorly drained areas rust faster, which would be box frames.
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                  Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                  • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                    Are you saying C-channels rust FASTER or slower?

                    Seems like enclosed poorly drained areas rust faster, which would be box frames.
                    Worded wrong, meant not so much with C-channel frames.

                    I have some dyslexia and bad ADD, which means I do things fast and wrong.
                    Andy

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                    • Gotcha....

                      I just can't type worth a hoot, so I scerw up what I write also.
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                      • Spent more time cleaning up my shop and moved a bunch of stuff into the shed to get more floor space. It's almost clean and fully set up!

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                        • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                          Spent more time cleaning up my shop and moved a bunch of stuff into the shed to get more floor space. It's almost clean and fully set up!

                          It does feel good!!!!

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                          • Have pretty rough ear infection and cold, so spent the weekend finding random things to engrave on to see how it came out. Still no molyD in the post, original seller couldn't post to me as I'm not in the UK and they "had no export license"!?! so some coming from Germany mail order instead.
                            The two dots in the centre are in the original CAD design (the centre is the origin for all the geometric construction forming the parts).

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                            • Originally posted by MrFluffy View Post
                              Have pretty rough ear infection and cold, so spent the weekend finding random things to engrave on to see how it came out. Still no molyD in the post, original seller couldn't post to me as I'm not in the UK and they "had no export license"!?! so some coming from Germany mail order instead.
                              The two dots in the centre are in the original CAD design (the centre is the origin for all the geometric construction forming the parts).
                              Does your software cut and engrave in one single job?
                              Helder Ferreira
                              Setubal, Portugal

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                              • its set up as 3 colors to do the 3 functions, so red = cut, blue = vector engrave and black = raster engrave. In the control panel on k40 whisperer, you press the button to kick each process off separately, so for instance if you want to cut extra thick material, you can kick off multiple cut cycles without running multiple engrave ones, and each process you can control the speed in mm/s. I draw a part in cad, export it as svg and use inkscape to colorise the different functions by selecting the imported layer for each process and set the brush stroke color. Then I save the manipulated svg and load it into k40 whisperer. The only gotcha is the version of inkscape has to be fairly recent, or it doesn't write the unit data into the image and k40 whisperer can't import it. The one included in my linux distro is too out of date, but the windows version on the inkscape site is current, and I just compiled my own from source on linux.
                                I haven't even bothered plugging the supplied usb dongle in with the crap software, this just worked out the box flawlessly for me.

                                Link to k40whisperer, its free/open source. I believe scorchworks gets on this forum from time to time too, I use some of his dmap to gcode functions on my cnc mill for engraving so its becoming a familiar to find useful tools on his website over time :-
                                http://www.scorchworks.com/K40whispe...whisperer.html

                                I can cut corrugated cardboard now without setting fire to it, I just run the cut cycle at 30mm/s instead of 10 and do 3 passes. So I can use old cardboard boxes to test my cad design is how i want it before committing it to something more permanent. Be it plastic cut, 3d printed, milled out on my linuxcnc bridgeport or cut on the wire edm. I find myself cutting something, then not being 100% happy with it in cardboard and making a few tweaks, cut it again tweak etc until I'm happy because the material cost is almost zero.

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