Posted on 24 July 2013 at 10:50 pm (CET)
Today was a very good day, fortunately it was a bit less hot than yesterday.
Battery Box #3 is all welded up and evened out now.
Battery box #2 is also welded up already. Very satisfied with this one, the weld sits almost perfectly straight everywhere and nicely into the grooves. Don't think I can do any better than this. It also didn't sink in anywhere, was able to support it very well everywhere with some wooden blocks. I'll even it out later when the other 2 battery boxes are also welded up.
Tomorrow I'll try to weld the biggest battery box, depends how hot the weather will be.
Posted on 23 July 2013 at 09:21 pm (CET)
Today I started welding battery box #3 and almost finished welding it as well. Unfortunately I had to stop since it was just getting too hot, especially when working with a heatgun at 350 degrees (C). But it's going pretty well, it's just annoying that the plastic bends so quickly when heated. Have to keep supporting wherever I'm welding otherwise the whole box will just bend. That fortunately hasn't happened yet, but it did sink in just a little bit in some places. But it doesn't really matter that much with this small battery box. As long as it won't happen with the bigger one.
When it cooled off I also evened it out with the rest of the box. The weld sits nicely inside of the grooves everywhere just as it should. Hopefully it's also sturdy enough now.
Tomorrow I'll finish this one and continue with the other boxes.
Posted on 22 July 2013 at 07:05 pm (CET)
Posted on 20 July 2013 at 05:03 pm (CET)
I received a color steel sheet with the new color the frame will get. Here it is in combination with the bordeaux red fenders.
Bianco Canopus of Lamborghini, the best looking matte white color there is. The pictures don't really show how great the color looks though, but it really does look great. Just do a search for it on Google, there are some better pictures there of the color. I only haven't seen this color on a frame yet so it'll still be a surprise how it'll look like.
It'll only still take a while before the frame will be sprayed. This can only be done after everything that still has to get welded is actually welded. And I don't really know yet where exactly everything needs to get welded. So still need to have some patience.
Posted on 16 July 2013 at 07:16 pm (CET)
Today I received another package. All stainless steel bolts and nuts, everything's for the quad bike except the bottom 3. Also bought some anti-seize paste to prevent corrosion between the different materials.
For the rest not much news sadly, still trying to find a company that can help me with modifying the adaptor for front sprocket, making the adaptor for the rear sprocket and the mounts for the controller.