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#16 alex-95

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

If you have a dremel type tool and use the cutting discs, super glue the little washer things (red in the below pic) one to the screw head and one to the part. makes putting a disc on easier and you don't lose the washers.

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If you have a broken grinder take it apart and get the drive where the disc etc attaches to and you can put it in a drill, handy for getting in to tight areas where the grinder can't.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

Like those ideas alot mate. I hate it when you drop the little red washer things..

 

I tried the second one myself and can vouch for how effective it is.

 

Here is mine...

 

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Just  cut the head off of a bolt and welded the threaded head off of the grinder to it.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 06:48 AM

I always keep metal I cut of the mini, when replacing a panel the whole panel cut out isn't always all rotten, just cut the rot out and keep the good metal.  Can be used again for making things.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:44 AM

I always keep metal I cut of the mini, when replacing a panel the whole panel cut out isn't always all rotten, just cut the rot out and keep the good metal.  Can be used again for making things.

That's a good one.

 

I always keep any removed steel from the Mini in my scrap box. You will always find when fitting new panels that the new one might not have a bracket or mounting hole with it so you can always refer back to the old panel to see what goes where.

 

Just recently i had to dig out my old inner wing so that i could use the washer bottle bracket and bonnet prop bracket on the new one.

I have also saved the old wings for taking measurements for Ariel holes etc.

The old inner wing also came in handy as the new one came with too many holes pre-drilled which the old did not have so i was able to replicate the old one by welding up the unused holes.

 

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