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.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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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).

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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The backs are from some old 5 gallon oil cans.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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I sprayed the shelves.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Used for storing retro auto tooling.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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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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Cavity oil gun container

Made from an old plastic grease container and an original Shutz underseal can. I also had to shorten the gun pick-up pipe.
knoba - cavity oil gun container

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Prevents rust in: chassis cavities, welded tube cavities, hard to reach internal cavities (internal wheel arch seams, etc.).
knoba - cavity oil gun container

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Threaded connector is epoxied into the lid.
knoba - cavity oil gun container

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I use from a 50:50 mix to 75:25 (oil:white spirit) mix. Soaks into seams, small gap filling, never really dries. Long lasting. Great value. Easy clean-up.
knoba - cavity oil gun container

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http://www.homemadetools.net

Ford Transit Sunvisors

Damaged (covering) Jaguar X-Type sunvisors, ebay, with illuminated mirrors…
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Horrible plastic Ford OEM hinges…
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Cast, machined & polished new aluminium hinges (CAD file).
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Inset the mirrors while retaining the original profiles.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Black suede on the inside.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Ice blue crushed velvet on the outside.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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knoba – Ford Transit Sunvisors – 2016.dxf

Pfaff – select 3.0 sewing machine

knoba – Metal casting furnace

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Ford Window Winder Handles

Some ‘pimpier’ window winder handles for my van…
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Mostly made from 6 series aluminium.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Machined, hardened & tempered home made broach for the splines…
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Original handle showing spline profiles.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf (link below)
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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skf – 5201 Double row angular contact ball bearings

knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf

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Blocking tools for style lines

knoba - style line sanding blocks

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Vehicle bodywork: sanding style lines.
knoba - style line sanding blocks

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Accurate profiling was obtained by inverting abrasive sheet on good sections of bodywork & working the tools to shape.
knoba - style line sanding blocks

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Made from softwood. Retainer bars made from stainless steel.
knoba - style line sanding blocks

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knoba – Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Invest in yourself!

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Hardware in brass & stainless
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Custom made stainless hardware including 4 link hinges
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Solar array
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Sand blasting mechanicals
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Full grain leather hide
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Worth it!

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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knoba – Kitchen Unit – 2009.dxf

knoba – Transit rear bumper – 2013.dxf

knoba – Pressure pot sandblaster

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