DIY kit assembly

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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby goyoba » 06 Feb 2012, 13:18

daniel_reetz wrote:Wow, Rob's parts look truly perfect.

Assembly instructions would be a HUGE contribution.

Also, we should go over that shopping list with mellow-yellow - some of it is incorrect. PM me and him and we can talk about/correct it.


Updates on this shopping list? What is incorrect/missing?
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby goyoba » 06 Feb 2012, 13:29

I've been asked for dfx files from the guy that is going to cut these parts for me. Where can I get updated dfx files that include the modifications for the glass-fitting? I need the spiral-bound scanning ability.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby rob » 06 Feb 2012, 14:07

The modifications should be done within the next week or so. At that time I'll post the new files, which will include DXFs.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 11 Feb 2012, 20:02

Just a heads up to all following:

I am still working on this pending painting. I haven't forgotten you!
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby goyoba » 14 Feb 2012, 19:09

As we all await the beloved packaged purchase option for kit assembly with instructions, I wonder if someone will kindly consider being a middle man for bulk ordering parts:

Bearings
Hardware
Lights . . . someone should check me on this.
Bungees
Glass?
PVC pipe?
Bike parts?
Cameras?

If you find cheap parts, please post.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby tresho » 15 Feb 2012, 04:03

The Google docs spreadsheet has a good list of cheap parts with comments: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... li=1#gid=0
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 16 Feb 2012, 22:49

Update:

I started painting this afternoon. Half the parts are painted, the other half I'll finish up this weekend. Look forward to assembly!
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby goyoba » 17 Feb 2012, 19:51

thinkJason wrote:
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I see Rob sent you some bearings. Just adding an idea for those who don't have bearings:

I got mine from a $2 pair of roller-blades from Deseret Industries (a thrift store like Savers or Goodwill). Now I have all my 608zz bearings and they are ABEC-5 instead of ABEC-1 . . . probably doesn't make a difference, but hey, 16 bearings for $2 isn't bad. Just take your phillips and your allen wrench set with you when you go. 4 wheels on each skate = 8 bearings x 2 skates = 16 bearings. (I already had four from some extra wheels that came with a scooter = 20 bearings.)

Tips for cleaning from youtube:

-don't worry about what's underneath the metal bracket because removing the bracket will likely dent the metal. Just wipe off with a paper towel or a rag You can shake them in rubbing alcohol, acetone, gas, nail remover, cologne, lemon juice, or break cleaner to clean. Lot's of people say don't use WD-40.

-. . . if you have to remove the bracket (if it seems like hair is stuck inside or something), use a sharp knife or razor on the metal bracket or use a small needle to poke through from the opposite side.

-if you don't want to buy special lube from some skateboard shop, motor oil (unused) or other thick grease seems to be the recommended diy oil (more than olive or canola oil).
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 18 Feb 2012, 18:54

Update on painting:

First can of paint went to double-coating these parts:

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Second can has begun with these:

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Also, I found a two-pack of plastic pullies with bearings at Home Depot for less than $5. Will snap a pic later.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 18 Feb 2012, 19:14

Here's the pullies, at a whopping $4.94 from Home Depot:

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