Retro auto tool cabinets

Both cabinets made from recycled stuffs.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Slotted angle and Dexion for the framework.

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An assortment of car badges collected over the years.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Each cabinet is 1’x1’x3′ (300mm x 300mm x 915mm).

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This perspex had been hanging about for decades, finally found a spot.

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The wood is pine & machined from an old packing crate.

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The backs are from some old 5 gallon oil cans.

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I sprayed the shelves.

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Used for storing retro auto tooling.

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Materials (per unit):
2 x 1'x3' shelving sheets
2 x 1'x1' side shelving sheets
4 x 1"x2"x3' unequal slotted angle
4 x 1"x2"x1'unequal slotted angle
2 x 1'x1/4"x19" polycarbonate sheet
1 x 5gal oil drum skin
2 x 1 1/2"x1"x3' soft wood
Danish oil
6 x 8x1" countersunk woodscrews
8 x 1/4"x1" nuts, bolts & washers
Paint
Selection of badges
Strong double sided tape

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Dexion – Slotted angle

3m – Super strong double sided attachment tape

Paints4trade – Direct To Metal Paint

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Van pedals

Wanted a set of 3 (not 2 + 1), legal, heavy duty, serviceable & pleasing pedals.
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Machined from 6 series aluminium, 5mm thick, curved, hammer finished, re-machined & polished.
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Studs are machined & polished m6 stainless button caps.
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Van cab steps

Left; Hammer-formed finals (4mm thick, ground, beaten & polished).
Centre: Hardwood bucks routered from decking off-cuts.
Right: Original plastic steps (loading caused rust in underlying structure).
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No annealing required. Machined nylon66 interfaces stuck with PU sealant.
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Fixings are M8 stainless countersunk bolts & M8 square weldnuts.
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themetalstore.co.uk – aluminium 5 bar checker plate

duckduckgo.com – square weld nuts

wikipedia.org – Nylon 66

Sikaflex – EBT+ polyurethane adhesive

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Ford transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

Original gear lever assembly
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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Pin and spherical part (some chrome alloy) may have been brazed
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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Gearbox housing spacer cast and machined from aluminium
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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Completed assembly reduces top-end throws from 6″, to 4″ ~ 33% reduction.
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Wiki – Lever

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Mobile transceiver mount

Kenwwod MB430 Mobile transceiver mount
Mobile transceiver mount

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Quick release
Mobile transceiver mount

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Tig welded
Mobile transceiver mount

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Arc welded
Mobile transceiver mount

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Mobile transceiver mount

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Mobile transceiver mount

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Mobile transceiver mount

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Hot oil finish
Mobile transceiver mount

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Mobile transceiver mount

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Mobile transceiver mount

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