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#1 fatkidd

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Here's a quick and dirty How To on making your own glass fuel filters as shown in the picture below.

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The materials needed are:  wire that you are using for fuel line ( i used red in the above example and in the how to), #0 crimp beads (the ones that I used are Beadalon brand that I got from Michaels), glass "tube" bead (i got them from michaels but don't remember the brand name), and glue ( i used superglue, but most glues should work)

 

step 1:  put the beads on the wire...crimp bead, tube bead, crimp bead.

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step 2: glue first crimp bead on the wire would you want it to be, followed by glueing the tube bead, and finally the other crimp bead.

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In the words of Porky Pig...That's all folks!



#2 CrazyGirl

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Now that's a cool tip !!! ,, I say that's the tip of the week , and you should win a Large Pizza !!!!



#3 rmvw guy

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

That is a cool looking filter, I will have to do one soon.  Thanks.



#4 lazlow

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

thanks thats cool



#5 fatkidd

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'm more than happy to share this with the "family".



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

Cool tip...thanks



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

pretty darn nifty...what size is the glass bead...



#8 Harry P.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:44 AM

To make it look eve better, paint the filter part with translucent yellow (so it looks like it's full of gas).



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

Very simple but easy, thx



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

sweet thanks for sharing............



#11 fatkidd

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:35 AM



pretty darn nifty...what size is the glass bead...

I could not find the backer card that came with the beads, so I went to Michael's and bought another package of them.

I don't see a size on here...

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the length of them does vary a bit in the packaging...the one that I used is approx 1/8" long



#12 fatkidd

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:38 AM

To make it look eve better, paint the filter part with translucent yellow (so it looks like it's full of gas).

Nice addition, Harry...I'll have to remember that for the next one



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

Nice tip! Might have to try it

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:30 AM

One caveat -- I recently tried using these glass beads for another purpose and they don't cut well -- most of them ended up crumbling.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:42 AM

I haven't tried the glass beads but might look into it. I use a very small diode. The paint for identification on them can be taken off and some are clear and some are kinda orange inside. I like the orange ones since it looks like gas in it.

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

I'd suggest cutting the tubing and leaving a gap in the middle of the bead.

It would look just that much more realistic without the red tube going through it.

 

Still, a neat trick.