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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #150 on: April 25, 2013, 09:51:12 AM »
Made a new second battery tray for the 80 yesterday. This is the second battery I've had now that leaked everywhere and it stuffed the previous tray >:( 
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #151 on: April 25, 2013, 04:36:43 PM »
I understand it is ANZAC day.... But imdontget many days off....

The last few weeks have been busy setting up my camper for our trip early may...

Today was very event full....

Re plumbed the pressure pump with some pipe the can handle the pressure.... Works great now...

Finally ran the charge cable with Anderson plugs from my battery to the hitch and from under the bonnet to the two bar... Works now...

Re wired my ikea LED's (partner did that)

Been a busy day... Enjoyed a few beers in the process....

Sorry no pics...

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #152 on: April 25, 2013, 04:44:58 PM »
Hey grafy82,

Nice work. I made my own about two years ago.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #153 on: April 26, 2013, 12:53:02 AM »
Thanks Hairs.
   Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #154 on: April 26, 2013, 03:56:42 AM »
Thanks Hairs.
   Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?
IIRC , You can source a genuine tray to use.
For a diesel buy the std petrol tray and vice versa for the petrol
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #155 on: April 26, 2013, 08:08:19 AM »
Thanks Hairs.
Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?

I used a sheet of Alloy, there is about 5mm gap between the alloy and the battery.

I also tossed my headlight protectors, they restrict air flow through to the batteries.
I'll get the protective film for them to help with stones hitting them.
Hope this helps.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #156 on: April 27, 2013, 01:32:35 AM »
I used a sheet of Alloy, there is about 5mm gap between the alloy and the battery.

I also tossed my headlight protectors, they restrict air flow through to the batteries.
I'll get the protective film for them to help with stones hitting them.
Hope this helps.


Cheers for that. Looks very shmick.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #157 on: April 27, 2013, 05:32:34 PM »
I have been very busy in the man the last couple of weekends.
firstly i fitted up our new ARB Deluxe winch bar
then i wired up a 30" LED light bar.
and today i installed a 30 micron pre cleaner into the prado.
I might have a day off tomorrow
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #158 on: April 27, 2013, 06:00:40 PM »
Fiddled with a new 100w Mandrake's solar panel, to replace the one I stuffed when I fiddled the last time....... ::)

Got 3 x 100w good one's now......look out...... ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #159 on: April 27, 2013, 06:08:22 PM »
I put in the new PCM3012 MPPT reg and voltmeter - Beer's cold - fridge runs - battery gets charged - I need to burn some wood someplace nice ... M
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #160 on: April 27, 2013, 06:50:17 PM »
Did a spring over conversion on the Jayco Finch.   Not finished yet.  Have to repack the bearings, re route the brake wiring and re tension the hand brake.

Very dirty greasy job, so no photos. 

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #161 on: April 27, 2013, 08:05:29 PM »
Fiddled with a new 100w Mandrake's solar panel, to replace the one I stuffed when I fiddled the last time....... ::)

Got 3 x 100w good one's now......look out...... ;D
You silly old Fiddler ,,,,,, as long as somebody will fiddle with the old  >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #162 on: April 27, 2013, 08:06:47 PM »
......silly old Fiddler......

.......3 out of 3......... ;D ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #163 on: April 27, 2013, 09:51:33 PM »
Nice work, is it an optical illusion or is the first step out the rear door a big one?

well picked. resonably steep but usable.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #164 on: April 27, 2013, 09:52:34 PM »
tried the new tug in to see if it fitted?  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #165 on: April 27, 2013, 09:57:53 PM »
well picked. resonably steep but usable.
pavers covering the orange conduit? .........love ya work  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #166 on: April 27, 2013, 10:17:03 PM »
tried the new tug in to see if it fitted?  ;D

It fits :cup:..........but it needed ramps to get up the step???
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #167 on: April 27, 2013, 10:19:42 PM »
Needs big wheels to get out the back door !!
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #168 on: April 28, 2013, 07:13:57 AM »
well done jimmy, its a big shed that can make a 200 look small  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #169 on: April 28, 2013, 07:38:39 AM »
What would you have done if it didnt fit  ??? . Level off more of the top of the hill l supose  :cup:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #170 on: April 28, 2013, 07:10:39 PM »
Started by tearing these apart and removing the nails.

Next I set this up

When finished I had these

I then set this up and ran them through to get some straight edges

Afterwards I set this up and cut them to length.

Some screws and sanding and this is the outcome

Piece #1 of our new outdoor setting.
Next week I will build 2 more of these Adirondack Chairs and footstools, and the setting will be complete.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #171 on: April 28, 2013, 07:14:22 PM »
Got to love a Triton, nice handy work!
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #172 on: April 28, 2013, 07:24:37 PM »
Played around with the led light bars trying various magnet on for size ended up going with a 10mm x3mm disc.  Similar to these http://www.frenergy.com.au/products/Disc-10mm-dia.-x-3mm-height-N50.html
 They theoretically will hold 2 kg each approx.
Around 1.50 each,   Also had some 20x3x20 blocks but were too wide for my bars
With at this stage one each end.  Then glued them in now to fix the cord length.  Soundalike a visit to jaycar or similar needed.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #173 on: April 28, 2013, 07:40:06 PM »
I derestricted my massive piaggio 50cc. Top speed prior to restricting was about 62km. After derestricting I got it to 72km on the same stretch of road..................was a PITA job pulling the cowlings off and slicing into the cdi with a hacksaw and pulling the variator off to remove a washer......but all good..................my mate reckons he can fit a 125cc into the frame but I don't know if that will work and I don't wqant to butcher it too much.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #174 on: April 28, 2013, 07:50:52 PM »
Knocked up an addition to kids guinea pigs cage, now with a 2nd level.
Then made a trundle bed for princess # 2 out of timber from a demolition job.
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