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make a pile of aluminum shavings + rear disk brake bracket


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threw some pictures up after making the rear disk brake bracket.

it's not that difficult guys.

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/p,536993/#536993

AND CHEAP

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Make it different... or just do it differently

Bill in Petaluma, CA

1969 1600 supercharged m20 in progress

1970 2002 RIP -- crashed then quartered

1971 2002 M20/02 RIP -- nothing but pieces now

1972 2002 gone, but not missed POS

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very cool. I have never 'milled' any aluminum with a router but always wondered how it easy it would be. thanks for demystifying that a bit for me!

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So my brother is a genius when it comes to aluminum/steel basically any metal. He's a chopper builder. I should see if he can build me something for a rear disk brake kit. On a limited budget I gotta figure out cheaper ways to get things done. What rotors are you planning on using? Calipers yadayadayada. If you are ofcourse down to share.

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rotors... 84 vw scirocco

calipers 93 audi a4

I'll even give you the pattern for the bracket

Make it different... or just do it differently

Bill in Petaluma, CA

1969 1600 supercharged m20 in progress

1970 2002 RIP -- crashed then quartered

1971 2002 M20/02 RIP -- nothing but pieces now

1972 2002 gone, but not missed POS

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it'll be a while before I'm able to put it through some hell, but it's a relatively proven swap.

I'll let you know.

Make it different... or just do it differently

Bill in Petaluma, CA

1969 1600 supercharged m20 in progress

1970 2002 RIP -- crashed then quartered

1971 2002 M20/02 RIP -- nothing but pieces now

1972 2002 gone, but not missed POS

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The shop foreman at the first professional scene shop I worked

in said, unequivocally,

"any carbide wood tool can cut aluminum.

Now, you DO want to be careful..."

Later, I found some alloys at Boeing Surplus that, while they

technically didn't prove him wrong, did make him come over, and

say 'what the hell is THAT?'

"aluminum, Mike"

'Shit, that's going to do the blade in. Put it in the cold saw.'

He looked it up at coffee (that was the first time I'd seen Machinery's Handbook)

and said, 'Ok, any carbide wood tool can cut SOFT aluminum. Not that shit!'

Mike's a good guy, retired now...

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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I've not got a digital copy of the pattern. Being that you're in Mill Valley, we could hook up and you could copy it onto some stock, or I could photocopy it, or maybe I could even scan it into my computer-- but I'm not sure if that would change the size.

As for a mechanical drawing, I skip that step all together-- it goes from concept to trial to finished product.

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you said "coffe" that is soooo scene shop talk i do the same grind.

as for using routors on aluminiun. i have do it. i was taught by chris barnes at scenic highlites it is best if you rough cut the hole first then clean up with the router so as not to bury both sides of the bit.

got bolts?....well i sell them...ask me how....

bimmerboltsandparts.com

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88 yamaha ysr50 project

94 jeep yj

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