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  #2704250 10-May-2021 08:41
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This is the one I used.

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/bondall-10l-granite-grey-driveway-and-garage-floor-protector_p8901847

 

 

 

Its not bad, but we'll see how long it lasts. I tried to do the right thing in the preparation to get the best results. Grinding the surface would have been better but this space didn't warrant that much work so acid wash it was. The acid wash was quite effective leaving a nice rough surface for the paint to key to.


  #2733324 23-Jun-2021 19:19
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I shared this in another post but I'll add it here as its a DIY project that I'm just starting.

 

This is my 1976 Vespa 50s which I've just picked up. Well, it's registered in NZ as a 1976 Vespa 50s but the frame is a 1965 Vespa 50n and the motor is a 1980 Vespa 50s which has had a 102cc conversion. Confusing I know but not that uncommon with vintage motorcycles/scooters. As best as I can tell this frame was first registered in NZ in 2013 after being imported from the UK.

 

The plan?

 

Conversion to electric power! 3Kw hub motor with a custom swing arm. 64V/28Ah battery which should hit 70Km/h and a range of 60-70Km. Being essentially a large custom e-bike motor it will charge in 6-8 hours from a standard mains charger. Should be a fun project.

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2733377 23-Jun-2021 22:49
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Senecio:

I shared this in another post but I'll add it here as its a DIY project that I'm just starting.


This is my 1976 Vespa 50s which I've just picked up. Well, it's registered in NZ as a 1976 Vespa 50s but the frame is a 1965 Vespa 50n and the motor is a 1980 Vespa 50s which has had a 102cc conversion. Confusing I know



Not confusing at all, on average its a 1976 Vespa.

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  #2733378 23-Jun-2021 22:58
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neb:
Senecio:

 

I shared this in another post but I'll add it here as its a DIY project that I'm just starting.

 

 

 

This is my 1976 Vespa 50s which I've just picked up. Well, it's registered in NZ as a 1976 Vespa 50s but the frame is a 1965 Vespa 50n and the motor is a 1980 Vespa 50s which has had a 102cc conversion. Confusing I know

 



Not confusing at all, on average its a 1976 Vespa.

 

So if I use a cart wheel from 1600 as a steering wheel on my 2005 Mazda, does that give me an 1802 model Mazda? You reckon they still stock parts for that? ๐Ÿ˜›





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  #2773217 6-Sep-2021 20:28
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Gate & post project almost finished just need to paint, hang and find some solar gate openers, pretty happy with how it has come together so far. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  #2773327 7-Sep-2021 01:12
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Senecio:

I shared this in another post but I'll add it here as its a DIY project that I'm just starting.


This is my 1976 Vespa 50s which I've just picked up. Well, it's registered in NZ as a 1976 Vespa 50s but the frame is a 1965 Vespa 50n and the motor is a 1980 Vespa 50s which has had a 102cc conversion. Confusing I know but not that uncommon with vintage motorcycles/scooters. As best as I can tell this frame was first registered in NZ in 2013 after being imported from the UK.


The plan?


Conversion to electric power! 3Kw hub motor with a custom swing arm. 64V/28Ah battery which should hit 70Km/h and a range of 60-70Km. Being essentially a large custom e-bike motor it will charge in 6-8 hours from a standard mains charger. Should be a fun project.



Interesting project for sure - I love that colour! It looks as though you've done a quality job so far, & your plan sounds great. This could end up being a real pride & joy project. I'm looking forward to seeing progress photos!

(I'm carefully ignoring a 1958 Triumph Tigress 250cc twin cylinder scooter which my neighbour has decided that I should buy.)




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  #2773353 7-Sep-2021 08:03
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During June and July I worked, weather-permitting, building a DIY 6m x 6m deck and surrounding fences for our adult son and his partner, with their assistance on weekends and as their WFH allowed.

 

The base is the concrete-slab roof of their street-level double garage - the slab adjoins their first-storey main living area. Originally it was a patio with low brick-wall planters, concrete pavers and ratty trellises with creepers. Built in the 1980’s, it was leaking into the garage below.

 

With great effort they cleared all of that away and had an industrial-grade torched-on membrane applied, with correct 'falls' incorporated.

 

After great difficulty sourcing some of the materials, we started the fences and deck. Pretty much standard construction and using self-leveling ‘Nurajack’ piles to support the sub-frame - these allow the deck to ‘float’ and do not penetrate the membrane so as to preserve the watertightness.

 

The decking material is finger-jointed 140 x 19 mm Kwila. Son has installed flush LED uplights in the Kwila around the inside perimeter - looks great at night. Now they're busy finding free-standing planter boxes, some sort of shade arrangement and new larger furniture to fill the sizeable area. First photo gives an idea of what it was like before we started.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2773364 7-Sep-2021 08:33
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1024kb:(I'm carefully ignoring a 1958 Triumph Tigress 250cc twin cylinder scooter which my neighbour has decided that I should buy.)


Wise man. Unless you know it is complete and in going order run like the wind. They were only made for 5 years almost 60 years ago. Much less scope for frankensteining parts than Vespas.

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  #2773375 7-Sep-2021 08:45
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in lockdown i bought car dash speakers that were too big to fit my car dash.

 

so i gathered pieces of wood and made 2x 3.5" coaxial speakers and how my TV has a "sound bar" powered by a giant solid amp.

 

i find that the TV sound gets distorted when you crank up the volume.

 

with my new sound bar the sound gets better when you crank up the volume.

 

speaker says 25W RMS and 75W max. i've been trying to crank it up to see how loud it will go ... still haven't popped yet.


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  #2773386 7-Sep-2021 09:06
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eracode:

 

During June and July I worked, weather-permitting, building a DIY 6m x 6m deck and surrounding fences for our adult son and his partner, with their assistance on weekends and as their WFH allowed.

 

The base is the concrete-slab roof of their street-level double garage - the slab adjoins their first-storey main living area. Originally it was a patio with low brick-wall planters, concrete pavers and ratty trellises with creepers. Built in the 1980’s, it was leaking into the garage below.

 

With great effort they cleared all of that away and had an industrial-grade torched-on membrane applied, with correct 'falls' incorporated.

 

After great difficulty sourcing some of the materials, we started the fences and deck. Pretty much standard construction and using self-leveling ‘Nurajack’ piles to support the sub-frame - these allow the deck to ‘float’ and do not penetrate the membrane so as to preserve the watertightness.

 

The decking material is finger-jointed 140 x 19 mm Kwila. Son has installed flush LED uplights in the Kwila around the inside perimeter - looks great at night. Now they're busy finding free-standing planter boxes, some sort of shade arrangement and new larger furniture to fill the sizeable area. First photo gives an idea of what it was like before we started.

 

 

Amazing job, well done!

 

While the build part of it would make me keen to get going, I can't (and really don't want to be able to) imagine how much effort the demo took.  All those pavers and brick on a first floor level...


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  #2773391 7-Sep-2021 09:13
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tigercorp:

 

Amazing job, well done!

 

While the build part of it would make me keen to get going, I can't (and really don't want to be able to) imagine how much effort the demo took.  All those pavers and brick on a first floor level...

 

 

Thanks. Yes, the demo was a huge job - it took the two of them a long time. I conveniently 'wasn't available' for that part. ๐Ÿ˜€ Too hard at my stage of life. The deck itself was a killer enough on my back.





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  #2792395 9-Oct-2021 20:34
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Finally got the gates hung today next project is to get automated gate openers, just need to fit the drop bolts and gate wheels.




  #2792788 10-Oct-2021 18:31
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Nice. gonna do anything about the big gap on one side?


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  #2792804 10-Oct-2021 20:09
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Jase2985:

Nice. gonna do anything about the big gap on one side?



Yeah that's the dilemma due to angle of the drive way. But
we will be getting some more metal soon that will fill 5 or so cm.



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  #2805580 1-Nov-2021 17:09
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Miss 15 discovered that her school has a Small Bore rifle shooting team at the start of the year. After nearly a year of shooting, she's come to the conclusion that once a week with school is not enough to get better, but that she wants to improve.

 

After a bit of thought and measuring, we decided it could just (with legs out the roller door) be done in the workshop at home, so cue building a bullet trap! Seems to work perfectly, and only cost a few beers for the scrap metal it's made from. The projectile gets deflected down into the pipe, where it spins and loses it's remaining energy. Baffles prevent anything from escaping, but you can tip it sideways to empty the projectiles out when finished.

 

(The holes in the target are from me test-firing free-hand - the kid is way better that that!)

 

 

 


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