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  • It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/It-Cam...Invention.html

  • #2
    Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

    Loren, how much you want?

    That unit would surely come in handy.
    I hope it's a HD unit, I'll use the hell out of it.

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    • #3
      Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

      It's yours free, Min. 8) PM me a shipping address.

      Loren
      ...

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      • #4
        Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

        One of the few things I designed and had made was a power steering bracket. I sent the drawings and a cardboard templet to a friend in Sacramento and he fabbed up what I wanted. It was insanely simple design. Basically, just a 1/4 inch thick plate with three holes drilled in it and a nut welded to it. It came out great and it's been on the car ever since. He made me a second one as well.
        BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

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        • #5
          Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

          Originally posted by Loren
          It's yours free, Min. 8) PM me a shipping address.

          Loren
          I tried...it keeps saying there's a problem sending the PM.

          Bill Voorhees
          2917 Harwick Dr. #6
          Lansing, Mi 48917

          There you go...

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          • #6
            Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

            Got it.


            A cardboard template with any important dimensions noted is by far the easiest thing to work from and almost guaranteed to be accurate, as it can be used itself to test the idea out. Templates can be made for formed profiles as well. Cool.
            ...

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            • #7
              Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

              Thanks alot, bro.

              I'll give it a good test.

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              • #8
                Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                and here I thought I was doing good saving the lifter box from the new ones, and putting the old ones in it.

                I've almost always found that taking a few hours to do projects like this pays off big in the long run.

                Sometimes just doing simple things around the shop like adding a hook to hang extension cords over a few outlets in the shop - has saved me time and frustration over the years.

                I have a block I drilled a buch of blind holes in many years ago to keep holley jets in, years before those fancy billet pieces started showing up in catalogues.

                Man Bill - that should really come in handy with all the engines you build.

                This is another reason I need to keep an eye out for a sheetmetal brake.... there will never be enough tools!

                Nicely done Loren - and thanks for sharing your inventions with the family here.
                There's always something new to learn.

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                • #9
                  Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                  Loren,

                  Your sense of creativity and resourcefulness is incredible. Nice work, man.

                  Ron
                  It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                  • #10
                    Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                    Nice work Loren! I always enjoy reading the fab shop column. It's always cool to have an idea in your head and then hit the steel pile and make what you've been imagining. I've made a bunch of cool little parts at work from the scrap steel and scrap sheetmetal pile, everything from custom tools for a certain job to making cool shifter handles. Last week I whipped up a sheetmetal holder for my Blackberry phone so it will sit in the ash tray in my Cavalier and not go flying to the floor at every corner.

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                    • #11
                      Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                      How about a Fabrication "Child Board". I wouldn't mind showing off some of the piddly ass shit I make.
                      Nothing like Loren makes but its fun to play with ideas and put projects together.

                      I really enjoy this column.

                      Can we get a bigger picture of that box??

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                      • #12
                        Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                        That which you manifest is before you.

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                        • #13
                          Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                          THANKS!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                            Nice box...... :D good story...
                            Mike in Southwest Ohio

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                            • #15
                              Re: It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF'er of Invention

                              I wanna see a pic of your spot welder. I like that job it did.


                              Ron
                              It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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