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Old 06-11-2017, 05:03 AM
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That is the first time I had seen down travel restriction on something like this. Thanks for showing.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:50 AM
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Thanks Dave for the motivation And thanks Steve for all the help with photo sizing and posting as an attachment.

Marcus - Drag racing front strut cars do not have travel limiters due to the fact they normally only have 2 1/2 to 3 inches of travel. The struts I have are 5 inch travel units so on good hooking tracks the travel will need limiting. There are several reasons for the longer travel. One reason is this car is still licensed for the street and the front ride height needs to be lifted for street driving. If I had to do it all over again I would use the shorter struts. Seeing your awesome Jeep project I know you understand how a little project keep growing and growing to the point it is nowhere near what it started life as
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:39 PM
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After spending a couple weeks trying to figure out FastStone for picture editing and loosing some files I am finished trying to go back and resize past files. So I will just move forward with what works for me.

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This is an oil accumulator. It works like a pressure tank for a well pump system. There is two chambers inside with oil on one side and air pressure on the other. If oil pressure drops for a few seconds while the engine is running it keeps the engine supplied with oil.
The 5/16x035 4130 tube is bent up for the mounting bracket.

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Poster board pattern layout for bolt tabs.
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Punching holes in .080 4130 flat stock bolt tabs with a Roper Whitney No 16 punch.
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Elongating one set of bracket holes on the mill to ease alignment.
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Gauge is on the air pressure side. Note air valve above gauge.
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The accumulator in plumbed in after the oil filter for a supply of clean oil.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:40 PM
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Hi Steve,

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After spending a couple weeks trying to figure out FastStone for picture editing and loosing some files
Just a guess here. Those pictures maybe there, just saved after editing, to a different folder. Check the "output folder" to be sure it's the same as the folder you added the pictures from. If not, look in the folder that's designated in the output folder. Also, don't delete the photos that you add in the left side of the page. Just leave them there and let them accumulate.

Of course, what you are doing now works great too.

I think I've told you before, but I'll say it again: Great Job.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:19 AM
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Nice detail there Steve. I like the look of your tube bender too.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:38 AM
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Grill air intake opening support insert development.

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Picking up grill height shape.

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The inside line is the line transferred from the duplicator as the bend line and the flange width line laid out from there.

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Picking up grill width shape.

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Transferring width shape to blank.

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Hand bend radius to fit grill opening.

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Tipping dies in bead roller used to bend flange on the curved lines with 4 or 5 passes.

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The flange around the tight bend requires stretching and with 6061-T6 aluminum it was almost to much. The first 2 split. The last one was annealed and made it but if I had to do it over I would use a different alloy for this part.

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Good fit that adds strength to the top of grill and supports the shape.
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Nice work Steve!
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:44 AM
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Very nice process, Steve. Good results with clean images.
That outside stretch is always tricky - so you see some done by welding in the corner flange.
6061 will give you good part life, tho.
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:45 AM
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The base plate has a mounting shaft welded to the center bottom and square to the Pullmax top tool. The 3 top tools have 3 different radius noses. The full radius nose tool was used here.

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Made up some practice patterns with some scrap wood to experiment with some scrap aluminum to see what developed.

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Top side with a piece of .040 6061-T6 that was to small for the pattern. I think it would have come out better with a larger section so it would be supported all around the perimeter.

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Bottom side. Note the flat head screws bolting the patterns together for smooth sliding across the lower plate in the Pullmax.

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With a larger piece of .040 5052 and making multiple passes with increasing depth it worked out much better. The tool was only run around the edge of the pattern and never across the open field.

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If you look close you can see all the imperfections in the pattern were transferd to the panel so the better the pattern the better the part. The idea for this part style is for under hood support.
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:09 AM
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Steve great to see you are getting time on your car! Always fascinating to see how you approach solving the problems that you encounter! Great job!
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