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Old 04-11-2005, 09:40 PM
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I'm not the most crafty person around but I figured I would have a go at building some new shock towers for my TL01. While wandering Bunnings, I found some 1mm plate with holes. The stuff isn't stainless, I found it in the bracket section. So can I drill the 1mm plate with a cordless drill or dremel style drill ? Or do i need to use a drill press ?
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:15 PM
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Should be no problem Ryan- make sure you use a punch so you don't slip of were you want the drill. Welcome to scale4x4. :chug:
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yeah a regular handheld drill will do it.... but the centre punch is vital as drills seem to skate around much easier on steels than stuff like alu or wood...

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1mm. anything seems a bit thinsy for shock towers?
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well I've been using 3mm thick alu for mine.... :blink:

steel is a tad tougher tho...I guess theres only one way to find out.... :lol:

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It has a bit of flex but 2 pieces of plate equals 2 mm. I'm gonna do shock towers last, other things need attention first like that silly battery holder. Will post pics once the first cut is done.
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True, but it still won't be as strong as 2mm plate
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True, but it still won't be as strong as 2mm plate
Its only a TL01 :lol:
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2,5 mm alluminium on a TL01
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