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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #130 on: December 29, 2010, 02:40:43 PM »
I was planning on NEW glass for the windows, but the glass needs to 3mm think, not so easy to find here in the states without paying big bucks plus the work needed to cut it and clean the edges.... wine wine wine

Its only a milling machine that going to get dirty anyway?  Right?  What about those head lamp repair kits....the 3M rubbing and polishing compounds.  Turns out its the same stuff we use to buff out clear-coat.  After 15 minutes, the old glass is clean enough.   (its good enough for the girls I go out with)

JH

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #131 on: December 29, 2010, 04:03:34 PM »
Suppose thats the good thing about living in Scotland, too bloody cold for the bacteria ;D
Have had coolant in one of my manual lathes for maybe 20yrs and its never gone smelly, quick skim of tramp oil every now and then and all is fine :)
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #132 on: December 29, 2010, 05:14:38 PM »
20 years? Holy smokes! How close do you live to a nuclear power plant? Does it glow green at night?
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #133 on: December 29, 2010, 07:27:09 PM »
LOL, its pretty cool here even in the summer so the most I have had to do is top up and skim the crap oil off the top :)

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #134 on: January 02, 2011, 01:13:08 PM »
The Doors are installed!  Cleaned, Sanded, Welded and Painted.....  

We made a new door handle and welded it on, new rollers bearings on the bottom tracks and new chip whippers.   Also made new removable access panels for the sides, the stock one were completely rusted out.

JH

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #135 on: January 02, 2011, 01:36:08 PM »
Looks beauitful Joel-

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #136 on: January 02, 2011, 02:14:08 PM »
Looking great :)

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #137 on: January 02, 2011, 08:13:29 PM »
So what is the first part that your going to make for a chopper?
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2011, 10:09:43 AM »
Not sure what the first production parts will be.  This mill was intended for small runs of the same part.  I've been making one-offs and small run on the other machines, so the real intent is to off load the small runs onto the new BP412 Mach3.

Most likely it will be the conversion triple tops for import springer front ends to use standard risers and bars and/or these really cool sissy bar mounts for chops.

JH
Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #139 on: January 03, 2011, 10:46:11 AM »
Windows are installed!  Well at least 2 of the 4 are installed.

Also made these monster soft jaws for the kurts, after some test cuts with the coolant on some sample parts, I placed 123 blocks in the vices and cut the parallels into the jaws.  (tram it close, then cut it perfect)

JH