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My new T3 DOKA

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

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ah...should have looked at the chamfer to get orientation;).
    But those magnets will connect thru 15mm of timber or your hand!
    Cheers
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Are budgies high in iron, and stick to magnets? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    yeap ,I broke one out of the 75 and I had one half in my palm and the other on the board ,it would pick up the other half through my fingers. or it will still stick to the ute bed though 5mm cardboard no problems.
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    No just like shinny stuff:oops::eek:,to look at themselves:confused:;)
     
  5. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne. I’d love to come up and check it out when you have time.
    Cheers
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Let me know when you want to come round,work something out.
     
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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was going to use stainless hex bolts but there are some holes you just can't get to so opted for the original authentic look :cool:
     
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  8. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne. Once I’ve got the DOKA back from my mechanic I’ll get in touch to see when you’re available. I’m looking forward to taking it for a decent drive :)
    Cheers
     
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  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With the rare earth magnets that are available now, you could use 6 mm dia. and a matching drill bit. Would save squaring up any rebates.......using magnets is a great idea Wayne......great thinking !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It would of safe a lot of work!. It was experimental thinking and when looking for a suitable magnet,I was looking for best surface contact area x width less then 10mm and a depth around 3mm with the maximum pull strength.Think what I got may be a little overkill,as mentioned it was experimental to see what I thought work best.
     
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  11. cbus

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    Nothing wrong with overkill.
    Untill you have to remove them :eek:

    Do rare earth magnets tolerate prolonged exposure to moisture?
    Just wondering if a seal with the bedding epoxy necessary?
     
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  12. Grantus

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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    "External nickal plating will combat corrosion of the magnet.
    although plating discolouration may occur,this does not affect the magnet"
    Is what stated in the product safety information sheet that is supplied when you get your magnets.
    @cbus do you mean should a coat of epoxy go over the magnet?
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Overkill again!:rolleyes::eek:;)
     
  15. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With r/e magnets, the easiest way to separate them from the base metal is to slide/shear them off.....try and lift them away and I reckon the slat could snap. (caveat emptor: depending on the hold rating :rolleyes:)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah re coating.
    Have a few small round magnets I use for holding things when welding.
    Couldn't recall how they held up to getting left in the dirt outside.?
    Would expect that if they were affected by prolonged moisture exposure such as damp under the boards how they would react/ corrode.
    If they corroded that could eat into paint.
    (Bit like iron filings from grinding left on a roof.)

    If that was a possibility then a light brush over with the bedding epoxy would seal everything nicely.

    Purely a hypothetical " if".
     
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  17. spark

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    Good read as I,am in the process of replacing the slats myself, purchased brush box and started planing and sanding I was thinking of getting the tray sprayed with colour matched speed liner to seal the tray then rivet the slates. Is a spray on tray liner a good or bad idea? I have seen bad Rhino liner jobs yet reviews for speed liner has been good.
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My T3 had a sprayed on liner done some years before I bought him and it had held up well to being used to carry pallets around along with whatever else was tossed in it with little care or consideration ..... can't recall what it was called.
     
  19. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Picked up the DOKA from my mechanic today and took it for a drive to Bondi. Now that the suspension has been sorted it’s driving so much better. Thanks @cbus for helping me out with the bolts :)
    It’s also got new plates now. I was happy that they were still available as when Phil sold it the next owner must have changed the number plates to standard.
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  20. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    I’ve also had a 3m and 2m Blazecut installed. The engine bay was a bit tricky to work with due to the inspection lid in the tray so I’ve got a 3m around the perimeter of the engine bay and a 2m attached to the lid.
    5 meters of Blazecut should do the trick if I’m unlucky enough to have a fire back there. 9FC6EDE3-2980-4AD8-BAFB-AE9855C66B8D.jpeg
     

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