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Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Chickenman » 02 Oct 2015 11:59

Anyone in the Tri-Cities or Burnaby area that can help out with some Minor Tig/Mig welding on some headers? And some machining on some struts? I need to have the spring seats removed for coil overs. Or any shop recommendations that won't cost me an arm and a leg? I'm in Coquitlam. Willing to trade for Carb and EFI tuning or whatever. Cash works too..

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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Byron510 » 02 Oct 2015 12:58

Richard, I'd be more than happy to help you out... when my shop gets built!

Realistically, I'm 6 months out before getting power to the machines. If it happens sooner, there's no doubt I'll post it here in the Realm. I haven’t names my shed Datsun Central for nothing :-)

Hope you find some more immediate assistance, timing just isn’t good for me at the moment.

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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Chickenman » 02 Oct 2015 13:27

Thanks Byron.. Some winter projects coming up.

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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby okayfine » 02 Oct 2015 13:32

Spring seats can be removed with a hacksaw. Cut at the weld bead, then stop when you see rust in the cut (that means you've cut through the seat weld, but the seat fits over the strut tube, so there's a tiny gap that gets rusty over time). Take 20 minutes the first time, 10 minutes for the second strut.
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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby JordanTr » 03 Oct 2015 10:23

Zip wheel on an angle grinder makes quicker work of the perches but you need to be more careful!
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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Chickenman » 03 Oct 2015 10:48

I was thinking more along the lines of 2 minutes in a medium size lathe. I " may " shorten the tubes and re-thread them as well. Easy to do with the proper equipment. Depends on how much strut travel I have with the new Camber plates.

Just got my PayPal invoice for parts with USD to CDN exchange rate. Holy crappolla did the CDN dollar take a dive!! No travel to USA for this boy in the near future....

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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby bertvorgon » 03 Oct 2015 11:03

What exchange rate did you get hit with? My SELL exchange rate on Friday was 1.3345, and we have very favorable rates for what we do.

I have been wondering what most major credit cards are charging. I'm going down to Mt. Baker on Sunday, but I have U.S. money left from Hawaii so I will not see any rates as food and gas will be cash.

I bet credit cards have to be 1.35 -36. We are going to be in this zone for quite some time, glad I got my tires when I did, let alone my trip to Maui.
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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Ash510 » 03 Oct 2015 12:42

Hi Richard, my name is Aron I have a small home based machine shop in Surrey, I can do all the things
that you are in need of. I have been a machinist for the last 23 years, and have just started my
own shop a couple of years ago.

If you want to talk about your jobs just give me a call 604-992-6205

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Re: Need some Machining/Welding help

Postby Chickenman » 03 Oct 2015 20:55

Will do. Thanks Aron. Waiting on parts to arrive.


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