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    Model A Modified

    Hey people !

    So - straight back from GOW! very excited about hill climbing and mocked this up.....




    My youngest son (Gabriel) and I decided to have a go at putting a chassis together for it - invested in a cut off saw - the slow speed one with a TCT blade - runs dry, I was not conviced....




    Until I started using it ! - brilliant bit of kit - did all of the kick up cuts in less than an hour - would have been quicker if I knew what I was doing......













    The plan is to use a stock model A rear cross member and spring with a sherpa back axle - the front will be stock Model A on a simple channel section cross member but hang it out the front suicide style.

    The engine is a 250 i6 mated to a T5 gearbox, so a suitable removable centre cross member will be cobbled when we get to that stage.

    Feel free to pitch in and tell me when I am doing it wrong - we are making it up as we go along !

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    Quote Originally Posted by solly View Post
    invested in a cut off saw - the slow speed one with a TCT blade - runs dry, I was not conviced....




    Until I started using it ! - brilliant bit of kit - did all of the kick up cuts in less than an hour - would have been quicker if I knew what I was doing......
    That looks really tidy work.
    Do you mind if I ask how much the cut off saw cost?

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    Looks spiffing if you ask me. Just like what I did

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    Some nice bits and pieces you have just laying around there, cut off saw got to be so much better than a disc cutter. When's the deadline as i remember the plodder had a short deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian34 View Post
    That looks really tidy work.
    Do you mind if I ask how much the cut off saw cost?


    of course not - it was £300 from my local toy shop inc a 14" TCT blade (blades are around £100). I am not sure that the quality is brilliant but neither is mine ! - I would say it is a hobby bit of kit

    I was going to use a 9" grinder but a few trial runs convinced me of the need for something better - we managed to get the 30 degree angles to within 0.2 of a degree and, more importantly, both rails the same !!

    david

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevychaz View Post
    Some nice bits and pieces you have just laying around there, cut off saw got to be so much better than a disc cutter. When's the deadline as i remember the plodder had a short deadline.
    The steel 32 pickup body is going to replace the plastic roadster body that I have at the moment, another thread on the bodyswap soon - deadline for the A modified is next Spring, deadline for the bodyswap is Christmas....although Pendine is probably a more realistic deadline ...... I couldn't run the roadster cos it is a repro chassis, plastic body and a late engine.

    I had to sell my chevy pickup to afford this next build (and to put a few finishing touches to the plodder) - can't keep all the toys !

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    Quote Originally Posted by solly View Post
    of course not - it was £300 from my local toy shop inc a 14" TCT blade (blades are around £100). I am not sure that the quality is brilliant but neither is mine ! - I would say it is a hobby bit of kit

    I was going to use a 9" grinder but a few trial runs convinced me of the need for something better - we managed to get the 30 degree angles to within 0.2 of a degree and, more importantly, both rails the same !!

    david
    Nice bit of kit, but a bit pricy for me.
    My rails are done ( a friend had a big powered hacksaw, table thing that I was able to use) but I am still making crossmembers etc, and one of those would make things so much neater and tidier.
    I guess i will just have to take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian34 View Post
    Nice bit of kit, but a bit pricy for me.
    My rails are done ( a friend had a big powered hacksaw, table thing that I was able to use) but I am still making crossmembers etc, and one of those would make things so much neater and tidier.
    I guess i will just have to take care.
    we use a chop saw with 14" slitting discs. was £80 on ebay.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    yea - i was looking at high speed chop saws but wanted something less noisy and sparky (that my son could use and we have close neighbours) - i am paranoid about setting the workshop on fire after a little incident last year with some floor fluff, an oily rag and an angle grinder - bit of a wake up call.

    I guess you could run a standard high speed chop saw with a rheostat to slow it down so you could use the TCT blades .....

    I am lucky that I can put tools through my accounts and get the VAT back plus offset the purchases again tax - it is worth going self employed for that perk alone !

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    Solly,
    Looks like it's going to be a cracker, nice work there.

    Chaley

    Sorry for hijack,
    Cut off saws.
    This ones pretty good
    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/p...ut-off-saw-230
    £200 and when you need to replace the blade use a raptor one and it's a beast. 3 year warranty too.
    And back to the cars

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