Van pedals

Wanted a set of 3 (not 2 + 1), legal, heavy duty, serviceable & pleasing pedals.
knoba - van pedals

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Machined from 6 series aluminium, 5mm thick, curved, hammer finished, re-machined & polished.
knoba - van pedals

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Studs are machined & polished m6 stainless button caps.
knoba - van pedals

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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).
knoba - van cab steps

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No annealing required. Machined nylon66 interfaces stuck with PU sealant.
knoba - van cab steps

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Fixings are M8 stainless countersunk bolts & M8 square weldnuts.
knoba - van cab steps

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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 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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Interior van handles

Van tidy-up; out with the old…
knoba - vandles

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200mm x 25mm x 6mm 304 stainless steel ‘vandles’.
knoba - vandles

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200mm x 25mm x 6mm 304 stainless steel ‘vandles’.
knoba - vandles

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Ford transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

Original gear lever assembly
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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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
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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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
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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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.
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba – metal casting furnace

knoba – ball turning fixture for lathe

Wiki – Lever

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