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My new T3 DOKA

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by prone, May 8, 2020.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The one on the far right was a spare test piece for fabrication set up........ which should explain the “extra” one. ;)

    It also has some clear finish, just to show the true colour they will be, when finished.
     
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  2. prone

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    Yep it’s with Steve. He’s just got rid of that van which is a real bummer.
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My SC had 12 also - picture on Page 3 of the thread ;)

    The pop rivets are actually sealed ones - be careful when drilling them out that you don't increase the size of the hole in the tray ..... I for some reason have the recollection that I sent Phil the left over pop rivets I used as there were enough and a few spares to put the slats in :rolleyes: ..... been a few years and beers so :confused: may be wrong.
     
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  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    You are correct & I will dig them out for Brendon
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    We did also discuss the option of using a Sikaflex product to hold the slats down, and fill the original holes prior to a respray, to guarantee the deck to be watertight.. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Forgot that one and would probably be my preferred method
     
  7. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Think that this is a great option which I’ll probably end up going with.
    Cheers
     
  8. cbus

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    Double sided tape. A good rubber one. Less messy?
    Might have to allow oil to dry a while first and wipe with acetone to ensure adhesion.
    Then a carnauba wax to ensure seal on edges.
     
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  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Even better...... would be nice to “float” the slats just a millimeter or two above the metal deck, to ensure no moisture is trapped between the timber and the metal.

    The only issue I foresee is the timber just has a 6mm flat section, before the curves start each side, yet the deck hollows are flat, so you will only get that 6mm purchase, with a tape.

    Dabs of adhesive, would cradle the slats, with a larger contact area, and be more stable... :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    My slats I've inserted magnets to hold them down,so I can remove them,for washing the car or if I need to reapply oil I can do it. It is an expensive exercise ,as I need 75 magnets at $2.75 plus time to insert the magnet and araldite .Each magnet has a pull strength of 4.6 kg x 5 = 23 kg per slat and the araldite is stronger version which has a claimed holding strength of 150kg. Put one on a flat metal service and it hold very well and wasn't easy to remove,so in a valley I reckon it will be quite difficult to remove.

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  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That’s absolutely awesome! :D Solves all the problems...... and more!

    Love it! :)
     
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  12. prone

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    Hey Wayne,
    That looks amazing. Did you do that yourself? Looks like it would be a very fiddly process but well worth while.
     
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  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Im a Bay window man but i wouldbe proud to have that in my shed .it looks great .
     
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  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I've got some one with machinery to run lengths of slats, from the original slat Grantus has. I've cut them to length and splayed the ends,sanded three coats of oil to finish and all the work for inserting the magnets.
    Squaring out inserts for the magnets and then gluing them is a fiddly job but I think it is going to be worth it in the end.
    @prone you can come,have a look one day if you want.
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Much as I love the roasted ash, can you imagine trying to hand cut dovetails in that brittle stuff? :eek:
     
  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That was one of the best recommendation I had,getting roasted ash (cambia ash) :rolleyes: thanks. It worked well for me,as cutting the corners for the magnets is nothing compared to doing dovetails,could imagine what it would be like.:)
     
  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So you've put the rare earth magnets on the top of the slats as that's what I'm seeing?
    Damn you're precise:).
    Cheers
     
  18. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    No they would be useless there
     
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  19. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Under side of the slat so it will attract to the metal.;) keep the top side clean no holes for pop rivets or screws and no double side tape ( terostat sealing strip).
     
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  20. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    unless you want to attract your budgie to the shiny stuff.;)
     
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