Jump to content
HybridZ

Recommended Posts

So I posted this in another thread but figured I should put it here. They are doing a AWD conversion on a Mini Cooper.  The fab work is really amazing. The video series is entertaining and really filled with a ton of great ideas.  

 

Derek

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been one of their patreon supporters for some time. Great project, amazing, simple (relatively) techniques. They proved you don't need super fancy equipment. Five stars, would watch again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. It's amazing how much they accomplish mostly with tools a lot of people have. Honestly almost makes me want to learn fabrication and do that. What am I doing being a music teacher? haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's worth watching just to see the rotisserie. That thing is amazing.

That rotisserie is not so hot.  Check out my one hand check out spin last week for the rotisserie I designed/built in our shop.

 

https://www.facebook.com/262575520591481/videos/801158750066486/

 

(I know it is not as nice as theirs, but humor me)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I miss measured the center of the car in the rear about 4" when building the frame holding fixture. (measure twice, weld once!).  So I couldn't quite get the side to side cg exact.  If you look close, there is a 4 cylinder crank and some steel ty-wrapped to the passenger door cage.  Otherwise if would have worked perfect.  I may re-do the fixture later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like how they finally timed how long it took to make one of the parts. They really should buy a cheap CNC plasma table though. The guy has mad skills for sure but this is 2017 after all :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love how they use basic hand tools. It makes me pause for a second and say to myself "whats your problem? You have a grinder."... in a good way. 

I wish they would show more engineering/design time and even more layout and fab technique. I understand why they don't, that probably wouldn't be palatable for the larger audience. But i say, more tech! 

The last bracket they fabbed out of a piece of square tube really got me re-imaging what to do with tubing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, I'm hooked now, those guys are some talented fabricators.

6 hours ago, LLave said:

I wish they would show more engineering/design time and even more layout and fab technique. I understand why they don't, that probably wouldn't be palatable for the larger audience. But i say, more tech! 

ditto,  I would watch it in real time with no music and no fast forwards, just the work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the original mini was approximately 1,400. I bet Binkey is under 2,000. I know they are adding a lot of creature comforts and even silly motorized bits. Side note, I really didn't think that motorized hood lift was a good fit for the project, but I am sure it impresses the masses (and brings them views). So I guess I get it.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×