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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 04 Oct 2014, 21:54

Hahaha, that is a serious bit of kit! 8). Way, way more secure than I was expecting! :ok
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 04 Oct 2014, 22:07

well with a few other things ive yet to do it will be reasonably secure , the lock has a 1 hour pick time if youve done them before as for the rest well nothing i9s 100% secure but it will not be an opportunist etc that does it so valuables will stay safe,
when we spoke i forgot stuff like sat navs and head faces as well as phones and netbooks/ipads etc etc, and when abroad then yes cards cash passports and documents you are obliged to carry, so making one for my self as well
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby silverbullet » 05 Oct 2014, 07:33

I have a tiny suggestion: a stiffening rib on the back of the safe door.
I could see a determined theif having a go with a big crowbar & lump hammer and bending the door enough to spring the lock.
Ok so its belt & braces but if one is doing a job...
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 05 Oct 2014, 08:13

Ahh well its laminated steel 16 mm thick and there will not be access to the gap to get that in ,well when its finnished there won't ,were stopping the opportunist and the better equiped bit agreed like most things it fawn be overcome ,suppose just draw a lone some place lol
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby silverbullet » 05 Oct 2014, 08:16

Gotcha. It looks thinner in the pics, but as you say you've got to stop somewhere.
Not.getting it case hardened before fitting? :lol:
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 05 Oct 2014, 08:32

Well as you know there's bright steel and black steel.......
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 06 Oct 2014, 21:21

Well, safe built and sorted so i took it to be powder coated, the inside is the main area and whilst deep he reckons with enough heat he can get it to draw down there :D
refitted the tow bar, what a difference when the threads are tapped out and greased, finger tight all the way.the wiring socket was a bit grubby and festered so a drop of acid in the ends worked wonders
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then noticed that the osr light guard would not fit as the jack wants to occupy the same space, so modded the guard and thats at the coaters as well :lol:
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theres always something you fail to foresee....
after cutting the lip of the upper x member i have now sat the charge cooler rad in place. im now able to have it nicely spaced away from the main rad which i think will be beneficial ?
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this shows it sat on the member and note the water connection is now at the rear and angled away and down a touch, ive yet to run a bead of weld along this cut edge,
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if i decide to offer a water cooled set up alongside the air/air one then i will make the rad a more suitable size to just drop in place without cutting etc . likewise the cooler itself will have all entries/exits same as the air/air one i did and this will obviate the need for cutting holes in arches etc and make a tidier job i hope..
now this next item is a silly one but......................... remember i said something really bugged me when you were down :idea:
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 06 Oct 2014, 21:34

I never even noticed the carrier was wonky until you pointed it out. I guess mods made by previous owner you don't really scrutinise like the alterations you make yourself.

What did you use to clean the terminals on the tow bar?
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 06 Oct 2014, 21:47

As I've been van less and on jury service I've had enough spare time to fit this. :D

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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby AdrianC » 06 Oct 2014, 21:48

You might need to leave that spirit level in the safe, Mickey...
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 06 Oct 2014, 22:02

Nitric
hearth looks toooooo clean, wont last, whats on the table next to the henry brush end ?
nice flooring as well.
adrian , im being slow tonight level in safe :?
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 06 Oct 2014, 22:26

metalmick8y wrote:Nitric
hearth looks toooooo clean, wont last, whats on the table next to the henry brush end ?
nice flooring as well.
adrian , im being slow tonight level in safe :?
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The hearth is a few years old, I fitted it with an insert fireplace when we moved in. I fitted a wood burner in the other room a coupe of years ago and I have realised how efficient they are compared to the open fire. The design of the stove is really good as virtually no ash falls out when I open the door unlike the other one we have.

The floor and the walnut fire surround I made/fitted. Perks of my job.

The the item table is my watch or a lamp? Just out of shot is the thermostat ready to be fitted to the van when it's home.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 06 Oct 2014, 22:54

Ah the parky flooring, is it a sheet of individuals , looks too neat for the former as i laid 20 odd yds of lovely old reclaimed in the last place and it wasnt as neat as that, thereagain i dont do wood
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 07 Oct 2014, 06:51

They were new oak blocks. Laid individually. Much easier than reclaimed.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby AdrianC » 07 Oct 2014, 07:07

metalmick8y wrote:adrian , im being slow tonight level in safe :?

Ninja's whole living room's a bit on the wonk...
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