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Offline Maddog

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In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« on: December 07, 2010, 12:29:56 AM »
Hi,

I've got a few Moke projects on the go at the moment, and thought some of you might enjoy seeing what I'm up to. Just don't expect any of them to be finished in a hurry - I'm quite good at taking my time! ;D

With a few showers today I couldn't do any harvesting, so had a go at the front subframe out of my white moke. The front suspension was completely stuffed, and it had taken a nasty hit to the drivers side bumpstop.

Can't paint it and put it back looking like this!!


The bumpstop left a nice imprint, but amazingly was still in one piece and quite OK.


I've been thinking about how to get the bend out since I bought the moke a year ago, and had lots of ideas. But finally settled on using a porta power to push it out the way it went in. The tool kit included a bit of 1/2 inch plate 4 inches wide, a bit of inch pipe and an old pivot pin.


There's not much room in there, but a 4 ton mini ram just fitted.


No idea if it would work - but ready to give it a go........


Pretty pleased with that!!


Just a few sharp dents to tidy up with a dolly tomorrow, then sandblasting time.


Cheers, MD.
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 04:58:20 AM »
G'day Md,
           Theres no doubt about it. You're a clever guy.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 06:05:56 AM »
how many mokes have you on the go as to going....
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 07:14:49 AM »
Nice solution to a tricky problem MD. Came up very nicely.


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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 08:17:46 AM »
Good thinking 99....

I would of cut it off and welded a new piece of steel on the end, but this is WAY better...

all you need is good tools which is half the job ;D

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 08:40:54 AM »
MD,

Very nice solution, but whats wrong with levering it out with a big shifter. :)

Now you have it fixed you can weld a bit of plate on there and fit the hydraliastic bumpstop and never have the problem again.

Terry

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 08:43:03 AM »
Good thinking 99....

I would of cut it off and welded a new piece of steel on the end, but this is WAY better...

all you need is good tools which is half the job ;D

mavro.

Cutting it out is not really the best way to fix it. By levering or pushing it out like MD has done it also puts the top of the tower back into the shape it should be. If you cut out the bent section the rest of the tower is still 'de-shaped' and you may have problems fitting the donut.

Terry

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 09:52:35 AM »
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills MD.
Looking forward to more from The Dog Blog.

David

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 12:28:24 PM »
Love your work MD  8)
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 03:20:40 PM »
Finally a first look at those famous WA projects - now we can see how things are done properly!!  (I didn't think you guys were getting a harvest!)   ;)
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 05:19:55 PM »
But finally settled on using a porta power to push it out the way it went in. The tool kit included a bit of 1/2 inch plate 4 inches wide, a bit of inch pipe and an old pivot pin.

but a 4 ton mini ram just fitted.


I've been wandering what I could use that spare porta power I just have laying around at home for :P

Well done Maddog. As others have said you really are a smart cookie and I envy your skills and tools.

Thanks for sharing.
Samm

P.S I'd be careful not to share too many location details otherwise you may find subframes and all sorts
of things arriving to be fixed by the MadDo(g)-ctor.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 06:48:23 PM »
MD,

Very nice solution, but whats wrong with levering it out with a big shifter. :)

Now you have it fixed you can weld a bit of plate on there and fit the hydraliastic bumpstop and never have the problem again.

Terry
Yes I had the same problem Tery was write on the money when I showed a photo of my moke at a sevice day  I used one of thoughs giant shifters  to straiten out  my sub frame But great idear Mad Dog

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2010, 07:19:57 PM »
Mine was a big shifter job too, but go maddog.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 12:08:40 AM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the comments - a good incentive for me to get over the shed and get more done! ;)

A shifter would have been a lot easier, and all I've ever had to use before, but this one had rolled the outside edge up quite a bit where the little hole is. The sides were pulled in a good half inch too - which made it fun getting the donut out! Plus I can't see myself kicking the moke habit any time soon, so it might come in handy again.

Martin - I've got two on the road and three in bits, but the white one is just a mechanical tidy up and I'm hoping won't take too long (but I think I said that about the other two as well...... :-[). Then there's a couple more long term ones for when I retire.

SA - Like most others in the state we had a very miserable harvest, but at least we got something. Some areas weren't so lucky.


Cheers, MD.

P.S. Samm - I think I'm fairly safe out here, it's a bloody long drive just to get a few Moke bits fixed! ;D
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 09:23:58 AM »
Good work Oh Great Rabid one, thanks for sharing. We have a small Enerpac at work so if I ever do some Jumps in MM I'll be ok.
Would be interesting to see what sort of incident caused the damage in the 1st place. Or is it from just driving around on stuffed donunts? What condition were the Trumpets in?

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