Does this make my car a bus?

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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

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I nickname this "the coin" because it's so flat.
The bracket is actually an old handle for a saucepan lid that I drilled out.

I have since fitted it on a flatter bracket so it doesn't stick out so far, plus it's orbiting slightly which is not good at high speeds, especially when the bracket is only aluminium :shock: .
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

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Here's the steel strap used to hold it on now. I can drive on the M1 now, making my car a luxury coach :lol: .

Vehicles of note I've seen these compact little Jost hubodometers fitted to are an ex Adelaide Leyland Worldmaster with it's original Lawton body, a Leyland National in Qld, Volvo B10Ms as well as STA Mark IV and Mark V Mercedes. Plus a Leyland Super Viking and many trucks and trailers. Now a Ford Laser coach.
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Fitted this on a few nights ago. I like how you get a glimpse of the inner workings from the side. I read that these have a partial vacuum of inert gas inside so it's always pulling in the lens as well as resisting fogging.
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Time to give the classic chunky style a go.
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Just to reply to earlier posts Ive got alloy rims on my 94 Fairlane and they have handled well

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The current one. This actually is reasonably accurate.
I had to disconnect my speedo cable, so this was practical for a couple of short trips.
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:wink: Interesting

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Some mounted on trailers. I found one like the original I posted on this thread.
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Swift wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:56 am
Some mounted on trailers. I found one like the original I posted on this thread.
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I welded a nut onto this stainless steel bracket so it's a simple case of screwing the device on with the aid of a spring washer to keep the hubbo from working itself off.
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Swift wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 am
I welded a nut onto this stainless steel bracket so it's a simple case of screwing the device on with the aid of a spring washer to keep the hubbo from working itself off.
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Well that's a good idea.

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Big Engine Mechanic wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Swift wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 am
I welded a nut onto this stainless steel bracket so it's a simple case of screwing the device on with the aid of a spring washer to keep the hubbo from working itself off.
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Well that's a good idea.
I can stick on any of my 30 or so depending on my mood and can quickly remove it and stash it in the boot while I go shopping and avoid drawing unwanted attention to my car. Just a genius at work -I'm biased haha.
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Swift wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Big Engine Mechanic wrote:
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Well that's a good idea.
I can stick on any of my 30 or so depending on my mood and can quickly remove it and stash it in the boot while I go shopping and avoid drawing unwanted attention to my car. Just a genius at work -I'm biased haha.
It's a good idea, you've got to think of thieves these days, police defecting cars, easy as changing clothes.

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Good point on the cops as well.
Here's hubbo of the day.
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That's cool 8) 8)

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I might keep it on a while :) 8)
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