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Old 04-01-22, 22:34
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Hi Jack, no I don't mind at all. I am quite familiar with fully clamping prior to pressing and have done on a few like that on different projects I was having a slack attack🙄 and have to modify that particular die set to press another smaller door with a smaller inset then I will de weld and use the steel elsewhere. It was quite a while ago when you saw these tanks in their raw state
It has been quite a road to get them here but I have enjoyed the many different challenges as they occur. There has been many parts I have made to only throw away because I wasn't happy with them. Of course I never posted those pics And like most, I have spent ridiculous amounts of time on some thing that are totally hidden and then look back and wonder why? knowing full well you would do it again. I know I should have spent more time on these and done it that way. I still have a few more to do so I will make the dies with full clamping and well done on the pressing you did there
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Old 12-01-22, 04:43
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I had to make some smallish type handles so I thought I would show how I got them as a exact tee easily. A small bloc of steel with tow machined grooves as per the pictures. Once clamped in the vise and hammered down they have no option but to be equal. Saves some guess work. I also had to backtrack on my work by removing the rear cover, fuel tank and shelf. I decided to fab a complete new rear shelf for the tanks as after another inspection of the ones I made a couple of years back, I wasn't happy with them, All good now.
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Old 12-01-22, 04:54
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I had to add some extra parts to the shelf as well as thicker material. I have had the engine running and my Mech is going to change the plugs, leads, condenser etc,etc. It is now fitted back in for the last time before it comes back from the dead😁😁. While I have the fuel tank out I made quite some time back I will double check for leaks before I put fuel in it just in case. I will also run the fuel line and secure the tank in also before the rear cover goes back on.
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