Monthly Archives: November 2013

adapter jig saw puzzle

I decided to give the jig saw a try on the 20mm aluminum plate. The sticker on the jig saw said it is rated for 16mm aluminum… I then pulled the gasket i made for the NP445 conversion and used … Continue reading

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it’s alive!

  Well, not yet but the rear springs and axle found to be good partners with the frame.

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dropped but not bagged

Yesterday was an axle day. The front axle received it’s brake calipers and pads and the passenger side brake hard line was installed. This was the last piece of hard line i had to make, now the complete chassis has … Continue reading

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the flange

The base material for the new flange: 200mm x 300mm x 20mm Al Mg 4,5 Mn W 28. Expect machining and welding to happen soon!  

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working on the foundation

This is an almost complete set of axle hardware. All rear and front u-bolts, the studs are in good shape and all they need is washers and studs. This is also four new brake hoses for the complete chassis, so … Continue reading

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like a surgeon

The decision has been made: I am going to cut it up like a surgeon. I ordered a 200mm x 300mm x 20mm (7.8″ x 11.8″ x 0.8″) aluminum plate for the flange, the contour will be cut with a … Continue reading

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on the edge

The NV4500 to NP203 has come to a screeching halt a few days ago when i learned that the kind of spline engagement i get with this combination. Without cutting into the tailhousing of the NV4500 or the NP203 i … Continue reading

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