Home-made gear/accessories, post yours!!!!

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Chrisso82
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Re: Home-made gear/accessories, post yours!!!!

Unread post by Chrisso82 » October 7th, 2014, 7:44 pm

Here is another job I completed during last week I fabricated up a new rear bar for my lux to get a better departure angle and remove the spare tyre out from underneath....
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Now just have to build the swing away wheel carrier to hold my 2nd spare 33

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Unread post by monkeybucket » October 7th, 2014, 9:43 pm

Thats pretty cool ...are you still gonna pop the tires on the back too?
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Unread post by Chrisso82 » October 9th, 2014, 11:00 am

Cheers mate I'm trying to decide on building a single swing away spare tyre or single swing away jerry can holders that holds 3 jerry cans ... Decisions , decisions?????

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Unread post by stealthb2 » October 23rd, 2014, 5:02 pm

Hello,


I posted it already into one forum on summer (when I finished the project), but I do see that under this topic lot of projects are posted. So I post it here as well.


Shortly for the introduction:

I had to put the CB-radio and GPS voice amplifier (many GPS-s are too quiet) to somewhere and for CB-radio installation I had special requirement - no need for radio removal if thief danger exists. Additionally I wanted to use two antennas and make quick switch between antennas using "coaxial-relay". After many "prototyping" (using thick carton) I found the design what fits well into my car (Hilux 2013 SR).

Materials used:

1) 6mm plywood (film laminated, both sides)

2) Aluminium four-corner cross-section pipe 10mm*10mm

3) Aluminium four-corner cross-section pipe 15mm*15mm

4) thick imitation leather

5) M3 screws, ca 150pcs (different lengths), same amount washers, hex nuts

6) Double sided adhesives (brand 3M only) used for LED panel mount, mounting decorative frames for LED panels.

7) Thin adhesive films (brand: 3M only, made for external use on car bodies - so it is durable and replaceable!) used to make frames for LED panels and covering certain edges for physical protection.

8) Different epoxies (liquid and non liquid) used for screw covering, fixing, making custom made sockets to fit into Toyota original connector.

9) Rocker switches ordered from http://www.oznium.com/rocker-switch Avoid cheap copies. I had to throw away the first shipment what I did receive via eBay. If someone is interested what is the real difference I can make some macro-photos to explain how differently the plastic can be handled in manufacturing process (the quality of the molding form etc.)

10) Some materials from Office shops: a) small metal paper stand, used for speaker and CB radio speaker "grille" b) thick transparent folder used as LED panel windows glass material.

11) All the cables are crimped and for TAP connections 3M Self-stripping Electrical Tap Connector 558 used.

12) neodymium magnets used for panel hiding the CB radio and on back side covering the storage space.

Greetings from Estonia!


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Unread post by THE RIG » October 23rd, 2014, 5:14 pm

not bad at all, hideous colour though. a lot of effort in it that's for sure.

stealthb2
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Unread post by stealthb2 » October 23rd, 2014, 5:42 pm

Yeah, it was hard to find leather with better color, but still not too dark and with same physical properties. This one has very good physical properties (durable for years).

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Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » October 24th, 2014, 7:09 am

So cool.

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Unread post by Boof mk triton » October 28th, 2014, 7:05 am

So serious effort gone into that. Bloody impressive.
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Unread post by Chrisso82 » October 28th, 2014, 6:17 pm

I have to admit that is 1 cool console puts mine to shame !!!!!!

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Unread post by pajjie97 » November 23rd, 2014, 7:58 pm

Rear light on the paj decided to stop working so i decided an led strip would b alot more brighter n also come in handy wen fishn at night. just used the wire from the light so wen I open the door it comes on
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Unread post by Boof mk triton » December 2nd, 2014, 7:59 pm

Nice job man ^. Little things make all the difference.
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Unread post by adfromoz » December 31st, 2014, 1:17 pm

I now feel totally inadequate!

I need some alone time..................

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Unread post by Wheeliespin » February 6th, 2015, 12:22 am

Gday all built my own boat camper trailer its a brake back makes loading and unloading easy, power winch helps as well, got a 70lt water tank, led lighting under roof top tent, and power in side tent for fan, 45mm axle, hilux springs, same stud pattern as my car 100 series, great for camping up the creeks north of broome, keeps you away from the big bitties :lol: :fish:
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Unread post by StickyD » February 8th, 2015, 3:02 pm

i made a rocker switch panel and ran led's through it. i brought a drtemmel and etched fresh in it just for fun not everyones cup but still :) ImageImage

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Unread post by WGN355 » February 9th, 2015, 8:35 am

Well i'm building a new trailer. Making a camper/bike trailer in a tandem axle configuration. Trailer will be 4.2m long and 1.8m wide. Box section will be 8x4.

I didnt want to spend money on more steel but i bit the bullet and will make the chassis and drawbar out of 100x50x3mm this time so should be stronger then the 50x50mm. Will be making the chassis and drawbar and one length either side to help with its strength. What would be the best way to bend the steel from the top ladder frame section and up to form the A-frame?

Im selling of the axles and mechanical brake setup and buy 2 new axles and an electric brake setup also. Means i can also keep my Oz Hitch. Will be selling my other camper minus the tent to help buy some upgrades like better kitchen, bigger water tanks etc etc

Some wont agree with the way i design it but i have my reasons for going against what some have suggested in a previous thread.

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