Newbie build - Mini GF

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 3rd, 2017, 2:41 pm

I see. I got the panels all cnc'd so I'll have to figure a way of bending them

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » April 3rd, 2017, 7:43 pm

Doh! You could check your local engineering shop & see if they have a bending break. :kewl:


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 5th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Yeah ... Took it to a guy ... Waiting for him to call me back

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 7th, 2017, 6:59 am

Bit more done today ...

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Post by Squiggle » April 7th, 2017, 3:43 pm

Lols cool dude, nice work. :kewl:


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Big T » April 7th, 2017, 6:04 pm

It's starting to look like something now.


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 7th, 2017, 8:36 pm

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 10th, 2017, 7:34 am

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 10th, 2017, 9:12 am

Just realised ... Next job is the firebox, once the FB is in, will there be enough space to weld the air intake pipe?

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » April 10th, 2017, 9:32 am

Nice work dude, looks awesome! :kewl:

I know what you mean about the frame, I left the front upright off till I got the FB in with the inlet already attached, but I'm pretty sure I mentioned leaving out the right pieces of the frame(don't think I specifically said that piece though, doh! My bad :?)


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 10th, 2017, 9:35 am

Aarrrggghhhh! I'll figure something out I guess.

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » April 10th, 2017, 10:28 am

Don't stress over it too much dude, it's only metal. Even if you have to cut the upright out to get the FB in, you can always weld it back into place & it will be just as strong. You can even fill the biggest gaps by stitch welding it, it'll be good as new. :kewl:


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 10th, 2017, 11:23 am

Well the other less destructive option would be to install the valve on the door.

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by ajfoxy » April 10th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Alternatively as I did with the DP you can weld a short pipe coupler to the FB and then merely screw the pipe nipple into it, tack weld it so it does not unscrew and you are done and dusted.


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 12th, 2017, 11:35 am

Bashed the roof in. Also got a weldable coupling for the 2" pipe.ImageImage

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Post by Squiggle » April 12th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Very cool dude, looking good! :kewl:


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Weldun » April 12th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Looking good! These things can certainly exercise and hone the problem solving skills.


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Post by Squiggle » April 12th, 2017, 11:13 pm

:yth: most definitely! :kewl:


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by temurf » April 14th, 2017, 9:39 pm

:kewl: Making great progress.


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by pr0wlunwoof » April 24th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Looks great! Can't wait to see it in action. I believe this might be on my to-do list next fall.



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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 25th, 2017, 7:52 am

It's going painfully slow. 3 days of solid work, then 3 weeks waiting for the materials to get cut.

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by ajfoxy » April 25th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Sometimes a break in-between is a good thing. You can look at the sequence of build and make sure you are doing OK and head off potential issues before they happen.
And like the old adage states: Good things take time.


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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Rodcrafter » April 25th, 2017, 6:49 pm

There you go!
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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 28th, 2017, 9:39 am

So the CNC'd bits arrived today. Now I can do the legs and firebox.

Got a pic of the grate, made from 12mm plate.

I'll upload pics of the rest as I weld them up.Image

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Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Big T » April 28th, 2017, 10:15 am

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