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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. Aug 2, 2022 at 11:51 AM
    Abeyancer

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    @Kwikvette had to weld up a stainless steel cage and the TIG welder broke. Okay, not too big a deal, I'll just swap out the MIG wire for stainless... oh, we're out of stainless wire... and we're out of triple mix. Cool, let's see what standard wire and gas mix'll do.




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    Not the ugliest thing I've ever welded.... but it's close :laughing:
     
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    But I’ve bought a few wrecks
     
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    Says the guy with multiple personalities
     
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    I don’t mind there truck, prettty nice, idk if this is the 2.7 or 3.5 but I don’t hate it.
     
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    @Wulf

    Because we talk garage stuff, and since you fabricate more often than I do.

    I don't know what you use to square things up, at least for tacking shit but I found these wood working (they're aluminum, anodized) squares to be useful.

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    Specifically because you can clamp them down to shit with the knurled handles.
     
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    Shit, looks better than stuff I've seen!
     
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    @Abeyancer

    I know you guys try to do most all your stuff in-house, but are there specialty brackets/etc that you guys often find yourselves buying?

    Just more of a reason to get that laser or cnc setup we talked about.
     
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    I like those, squaring stuff up is a pain. Do those have a name?
     
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    I'm all for a laser or cnc setup, that with a bender capable of giving crisp 90 bends in 3/8 mild steel and I'd be able to make damn near everything in house. But the owner doesn't want us "fabricating" he wants us assembling :/ he wants all the brackets made by someone else so we're just slapping it all together.

    I think that's a bad business model personally... and if he doesn't realize all the money he's losing I might just have to start my own competing equipment company, that way all his lost sales when people are buying my shit would teach him a lesson :laughing:
     
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    Thanks! I need to make a jig and get a coping saw so I'm not filling an air gap around the pipe radius.. that would help alot in making it look cleaner.

    I was just amazed I could get it to glue together with the wrong gas and wire lol
     
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    At a former job I worked for a company that was dead set on building absolutely everything in house that they could. It seemed like a real mixed bag. Custom stuff was so easy that everything was custom, and so we had a zillion part numbers. Quality control was interesting because instead of just saying “this is wrong, go figure it out better or we aren’t buying”, it became “well the shop made 4000 of these slightly wrong items, how can we use them anyway?”

    I dunno, the idea of in house manufacture on a lot of stuff sounds good, but it’s something to approach very carefully
     
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    Unless you're a machine shop, if that's not already your business model then something when horribly wrong haha
     
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