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Old 09-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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I have a 14" chop saw I used to cut my tubing and a 4" angle grinder for the smaller stuff both of which could work depending on what size you're starting with. My sheet metal was cut to size so I didn't need to do more than a few trims there. You're welcome to what I have though.
Thanks Dave! Made a mockup today and think I might be able to get by with a chop saw... We'll see. I'll do what I can here and might ask for some of your expertise. Here's the mockup I made (redneck solution):



Also, the manifold/filter setup is complete. Just need a couple female disconnects (and a tank... but that might come later).



I'm kicking myself for not getting metal today. Dencol is closed on weekends, and I happen to have this one unexpectedly free due to the heavy rain. :-/
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K & K Surplus on Brighton Road in Commerce City is open Saturday mornings and sell small pieces at pretty cheap prices. You just need to snoop around the yard to find what you need.
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K & K Surplus on Brighton Road in Commerce City is open Saturday mornings and sell small pieces at pretty cheap prices. You just need to snoop around the yard to find what you need.
I was hoping you might have another option in mind... I'll be there!
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Thanks again Dave for pointing me to K & K. Was cheap and quick and had what I needed. Just had to brush off a little rust (Gee, I wonder why everything was so rusty?)

Anyway, spent AGES with the cutoff wheel cutting plate. Definitely not the right tool for the job, at least if time is any concern whatsoever. But I got there. Bracket is probably halfway done, but good enough to tack it together:



And bolt it together:



Looks like it might actually work out! Belt seems to line up OK, so I wont bother slotting the bolt holes to make the compressor adjustable (this makes me happy). Got the fancy car occupying the garage while its raining, otherwise I'd still be out there. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the tensioner on and be back in business.
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WOW! Glad K&K worked out. It's lookin' real nice Dan!

Yeah, 4"-4 1/2" cut-off wheels aren't real efficient, but they usually get the job done...in time. I'll tell ya about trimming my 2x4 solid steel front bumper on my 40 with 4" cut-off wheels (yes...plural) when we're on the Outlaw Run.
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WOW! Glad K&K worked out. It's lookin' real nice Dan!
Thanks Dave! This was with a 14" cutoff wheel... SO SLOOOW. I don't know if I can hear your story about that solid metal without hurting myself Anyway I did some reading and heard that a sawzall works great, and sure enough it does... Cuts aren't as clean, but if you use another piece of metal as a guide you can make some decent straight lines. It went MUCH faster.

So I was able to get the idler mount built with some trial and error. Glad I tacked everything first because I had to break, grind and re-weld things several times before I got it. Still need to get some hardware to bolt it together, but the bracket is complete:



I'll get some photos of the completed bracket when I feel like looking at it again
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