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greenydsm

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Oct 27, 2008
schuylkill haven, Pennsylvania
my shifter is already 2 inch's smaller than what it should be;)

...i said it before but maybe you guys missed it..Where's the best place to get heim joints?
 

greenydsm

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Oct 27, 2008
schuylkill haven, Pennsylvania
so yeah, i havent made much process on anything yet, But i did make solid bushings for the shifter plate, i made two steel bushings where the shifter attaches on, and i cut my stock shifter and welded it a little farther down for about 3/4 shorter throw.. Being in college and working on your car sucks, esp when you can have it at school. Over thanksgiving break i'm removing some of the suspension parts to get some measurements to make some tubular stuff..


Any more ideas guys? Once i get the ball rolling with this stuff i really wont want to stop, until every bushing is solid, and anything that can be made into something tubular is...well tubular.
 

greenydsm

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Oct 27, 2008
schuylkill haven, Pennsylvania
ah we dont get on any computer aided machines untill our 3rd year, or i deffently would be interested in making something like that
 

greenydsm

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Oct 27, 2008
schuylkill haven, Pennsylvania
how would you design it? Would you make it the same as the stocker? or would make it different?
 

snakeyes711

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Feb 5, 2009
W-S, North_Carolina
build a spellchecker... "machinest"??


LOLaghaahahaa I almost fell outta my chair!

So what courses are you going to take? I currently registered this year for all four milling classes to become certified. solid motor mounts are the simplest parts to make. How about a set of shifter bushings for one.
 

greenydsm

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Oct 27, 2008
schuylkill haven, Pennsylvania
already made them, and i just need to take my old motor mounts out to get the measurements.
 

snakeyes711

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Feb 5, 2009
W-S, North_Carolina
A billet valve cover would be crazy! maybe I can get that in when we start milling this next semester.

I want to make billet case covers for my GSXR for one. Some billet rear set pegs too. Some with like 9 different positions for pegs. An alternator block off in the works too. I've got a list for the bike.
 

99gst_racer

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Apr 5, 2003
Coloma, Michigan
how would you design it? Would you make it the same as the stocker? or would make it different?
No, I wouldn't make it anything like the stocker. I would make it 'attach' to the head like factory (and seal with an o-ring instead of the factory gasket), but all other aspects of it would be custom. But as far as design goes, I'd have to sit down, take measurements, and start cutting. I'm not 100% certain what I would want it to look like yet...


Another cool project would be a billet rear end cover. You could even make a provision that has bolts pass through to help support the bearing caps. :thumb:
 

jrohner

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Sep 25, 2004
Willmar, Minnesota
Since these are readily available, though, I would go with the brackets. So something rigid and adjustable, possibly allowing more downpipe room without having to eliminate the A/C compressor...

What in the world does the downpipe have to do with the AC compressor or any other accessories?


I vote: motor mounts, tubular control arms, lightweight bumper supports, spark plug cover.


Be careful with aluminum bumper supports, they will not take any kind of collision, and the drivers in this area....

Do any cars have steel bumpers any more? They're all either plastic or aluminum.
 
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gixrman

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Nov 13, 2002
Frederick, Maryland
Billet adapters or mounting flanges to mount a manual Mustang II steering rack. How about a serpentine belt setup?
I used to be a machinist for about 4yrs. and was sick of getting laid off so I picked another profession. So now I have this little setup which allows me to make small stuff that I need.
 

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