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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Damn. I need a Plasma Chainsaw.
    You've got to admit, that would be a way cool tool to own, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    You've got to admit, that would be a way cool tool to own, though.
    If they made one, it would be interesting. Not sure how that work with wood though being it is insanely hot. Now a Plasma cutter would be great. Used one frequently at my buddies shop when I was building my car and truck for racing. Way better than a band saw and twice as fast. We would also cut 55 gal drums in half to make BBQ pits for friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    If they made one, it would be interesting. Not sure how that work with wood though being it is insanely hot. Now a Plasma cutter would be great. Used one frequently at my buddies shop when I was building my car and truck for racing. Way better than a band saw and twice as fast. We would also cut 55 gal drums in half to make BBQ pits for friends.
    I've got a plasma cutter and a bandsaw stashed somewhere in my workshop in Lampang if you ever need to use them.




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    ^ Thanks SG. I may take you up on your offer. Nice shop and tools btw. Do you have a Brake per chance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    ^ Thanks SG. I may take you up on your offer. Nice shop and tools btw. Do you have a Brake per chance ?
    Sorry Stumpy, I'm unsure on the terminology. Is that like a press brake for bending sheet metal?

    I don't have one but have a 100 ton hydraulic press, if that is of any assistance:



    or can you see what you need anywhere else in this pile of shit?



    There are a couple of lathes, milling machine, shaper and the aforementioned bandsaw and hydraulic press.

    There is a shop in Lampang called Gow Ruamchang. They have press brakes and sheet rolling machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Sorry Stumpy, I'm unsure on the terminology. Is that like a press brake for bending sheet metal?

    I don't have one but have a 100 ton hydraulic press, if that is of any assistance:



    or can you see what you need anywhere else in this pile of shit?



    There are a couple of lathes, milling machine, shaper and the aforementioned bandsaw and hydraulic press.

    There is a shop in Lampang called Gow Ruamchang. They have press brakes and sheet rolling machines.
    Thanks SG. I appreciate the tool options. And yeah. We always called a sheet metal bender just a brake but Press brake is the correct terminology.

    I am heading into BKK and CB soon for a week or so for business and will meet up with a Fab shop in Ayutthaya who builds and modifies offroad trucks. I am leaning that I might just keep the bed and just cut a large part of the wheel wells out on each side in the bed and then just add sheetmetal to cover it. The bed on the truck is plenty wide enough to haul the ATV. It's those raised wheel wells in the bed that create the issue.

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    Fully agreed on modifying the wheel wells - plenty of shops who could do it locally and no hassle with the Land Transport Department.

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    There is over 12+ inches of travel before my tire would need to hit a inner wheel well. Even with some of the wheelin I have done here, I have never been close same with hauling loads of sand and cement.



    Its those wells I need to cut off and make flat. I can toss the plastic bed liner as I can have a spray in liner to protect rust later.

    I do have to say, the flat bed is still appealing as I can add tool boxes on each side and have the bed made about a foot longer and D rings installed to strap either my moto or ATV in place. I plan on attending some group rides this coming rainy season so I want it to be easy to get it in and out.

    Thanks again for the shop tool offers. I will keep the thread updated and will PM you if I need anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Fully agreed on modifying the wheel wells - plenty of shops who could do it locally and no hassle with the Land Transport Department.

    Totally agree SG. After much consideration I think the flatbed is out. While nice, I think the wheel well mod is a better solution and no issues with DOLT ( < that has always made me laugh here. Dept Of Land Transportation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I think the wheel well mod is a better solution
    Good luck but not sure this will be a simple fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Good luck but not sure this will be a simple fix.
    A Sawzall at that bad boy is outta there. Then need a small thin plate of sheetmetal to weld over it and done.

    Challenge is fab'ing the sheetmetal. Probably have to pop rivet in place, then seal.

    Good thing is the well in the bed is not structural support. It's all formed as sheetmetal at the bed manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    A Sawzall at that bad boy is outta there
    I am sure that if you ask nicely, Tunk will lend you his Sawzall.

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    My FIL has wanted to go ride a bike in the morning to keep active. However his bicycle tires were dry rotted and flat. I thought, simple. just swap out some rubber and on his way....wellll......



    Firstly, this bike is estimated to be 45+ years old, probably more like 50+.



    So my FIL got out his tools to fix the tires. His are on the bottom in the pic. Gave me a good laugh. Bless him. My tools to get the wheels off on top. I am not sure what he was planning with the wood piece and sandpaper.



    Never seen a ball bearing Drum brake bike.



    So this is when it went a bit sideways. Both front and rear wheel bearings were done and when I took the drum brakes off, the few balls fell out. Working on this was like peeling back an onion. Every part I took off to get the tires off fell apart.

    So I called the order desk lady over ( my wife) and showed her and off she went trying to find front and rear ball bearing sets. Of course we could probably go buy a new bike, but from what I understand this bike has long memories of my FIl and his wife who passed away long while back due to cancer, so he doesn't want to let it go which I understand. so I will find a way to get it road worthy for him.

    For now its sitting in my shop with new tires and tubes on the wheels and bearing options in the mail.

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    Today was 98F. Decided to enjoy an ice cold beer in a very cool temp Jacuzzi. Both were quite refreshing

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    Fantastic. Hope you and the fil.can make it happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    Fantastic. Hope you and the fil.can make it happen
    What I find quite funny is that the ball bearing set seems to be readily available and only 9 baht ea. Probably cost more to ship them. They are coming from China so who knows when they will get here being it's Chinese New Year and it's all closed up.

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    Should have taken the bike to the local roadside bicycle repair hut. They would have had the parts, the knowledge and the experience ( and of course the essential rusty wrench and oily rag) to sort out it out in 10 minutes.

    There are some things the chickenheads definitely excel at.

    Ball bearings flown all the way from china? Pah!!!

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    Where do you think the Thai shop will get the bearings from?

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    From a grimy old jar of course, one of many that have been sitting on a shelf at the back of his hut for 20 years just waiting for the day someone brings an old bike in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    From a grimy old jar of course, one of many that have been sitting on a shelf at the back of his hut for 20 years just waiting for the day someone brings an old bike in.

    via spontaneous generation?

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    Tax makes a good point but My wife did call a local shop and took the wheel and got the No Way response. I would have loved it had they been able to fix it. The local place told my wife, go into the city and buy a new bike. Parts for that old of a bike will always be a problem. Its a fair point if you are not taking into account the sentimental value to my FIL. I guess he used to have his wife on the back and ride to the market to sell stuff some 40 years ago. So I get it. My wife remembers learning how to ride on it.

    I asked my wife this morning on how much was shipping for the bearings. She said free. Total cost, 9 baht. Can't make it up. But its a wait and see if they ever come and more over if they are the right ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    via spontaneous generation?
    Willy. You are an idiot.

    Should always give the local guy, the low tech guy, a chance to earn a living before rushing to enrich some sweat shop owning chinese shyster. Its an old bike, not some state of the art carbon fibre racer, and the local guy, struggling to make a living, poorly educated probably, no chance of making it in life, should always be the first port of call.

    These little busineses, the shoe repairer, the watch strap guy, the small machine shops that can make and repair anything there and then o the spot, apart from the chinese disposable unrepairable crap that is everywhere now and ends up as landfill, are slowly disappearing from the streets. They are long gone in the UK and its a great pity. Practical skills for small repairs. Its a shame to lose them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    That’s some fantastic scenery out there. Sunny but coolish?
    Do you live in a fucking desert? That scenery is mere glorified hilly scrubland and nondescript commonplace thickets.

    Scenery is Glencoe and the Cotswolds, the Rockies and Vermont, the fucking Himalayas and the Serengeti.

    Although I have to say bumbling around the countryside on an overgrown Tonka toy strikes me as a somewhat silly pursuit and unkind to the environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Although I have to say bumbling around the countryside on an overgrown Tonka toy strikes me as a somewhat silly pursuit and unkind to the environment.
    Of course you do SA. I am not clearing forests, cutting down trees, burning land to go ride into the mountains. I follow various trails. It's really no different then hiking.

    That said, I quite enjoy the peaceful mountains and relaxed area. How are you enjoying your balcony view of the Russian mushrooms in your community pool?

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    JPPR you may want to fab some deployable stabilisers for the old guy whilst you are at it.

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