A score!

Some more aluminum honeycomb off cuts , approx 1″ thick. Bits and bobs but useful sizes. Finishing the edges is a pain but I need some suggestions for vanagon specific uses. 

  1. #1 by edbee on August 12, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    looks like what ya got there is some o that ‘luminum cardboard stuff, could make some extra strong boxes…

    • #2 by albell on August 12, 2016 - 8:31 pm

      Shoot, jeeze, Ed, I have to email you about what we talked about. In the morning before we leave on trip (klanawa)

      OH sure, expensive shipping boxes 🙂

      I used thinner stuff to make box for propex, so you’re suggestion not completely daft.

      But come on, I need better ideas

      Ab >

    • #3 by Paul on August 14, 2016 - 1:59 pm

      Or, some heat dissipation material for an distillation device, (not mine)

      • #4 by albell on August 16, 2016 - 5:01 pm

        Interesting idea. You might be surprised that I have dipped into that subject a bit. I can’t say more 🙂



  2. #5 by mariusstrom on August 12, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Rebuild the cabinets, but 1″ is a bit thick for that..

    • #6 by albell on August 13, 2016 - 5:09 am

      Maybe just one of the tables?



  3. #7 by Gabriel on August 13, 2016 - 7:54 am

    I’ve been thinking about rebuilding my cabinets and laying them out a little differently with Tricell, but this stuff would work even better. Since you are about 700% better at doing this sort of stuff, you should do it first and sell the plans. 🙂 I think I saw a VW prototype that used aluminum in an ultra-lightweight syncro. Pics online somewhere.

    Maybe a lightweight swing-out box for your rad bumper?

    • #8 by albell on August 13, 2016 - 8:14 am

      The box is a good idea, even though I dismissed the previous comment about high tech cardboard 🙂

      I seem to remember someone, at sometime, did measure up the Westy cabinet panels. The honeycomb stuff would be neat to use, but dies have its drawbacks. Screwing into it is one. For a good anchor you have to drill oversized hole and epoxy in an anchor. And the edges are a little awkward to finish nicely.

      But still…




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