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Old 11-21-2020, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl V8 Swapped
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I bought a lathe! It's a 9" south bend ~24 inch center to center (or how long of a piece you can turn). It needs a belt so I still haven't used it yet, but I did get it out of the van and into the garage. I had to separate the lathe from the table to fit the table in the van. I didn't take any pictures of getting the lathe out of the van because I did it after work one night at 2am. It's a little rough, but hopefully with a little TLC it will clean up well and work better than it looks.

It came with the tailstock, another chuck (both 3 jaw though), a live center, some brazed carbide cutting tools, and a taper attachment. I think one of the first things I am going to do after getting it going is a quick change tool post. So much more convenient than the old style tool holder on it.

I only have 2 "immediate" uses for it. When I try to combine the axle shafts for my metro/mercury swap and I can make dies for the bead roller instead of having to search and buy a set I can just turn some down.

1973 Fiat 124 Special
1975 Honda Civic CVCC 4spd
1981 Kawasaki KZ750E
1981 Kawasaki KZ650 CSR
1983 Kawasaki KZ1100-A3
1986 Nissan 300zx Turbo 5 spd
1995 Chevy Astro RWD (current project)
1995 Mercury Tracer
2017 Kawasaki VersysX 300
2022 Corolla Hatchback 6MT
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