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Minor Modified progress

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473

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    No big stuff done yet, I plan on picking up the steel tube for the floor this week or next. That will be fun...I'll get all the cowl bracing in and mount my hanging pedals (as much as I wanted to keep them coming through the floor, there just isn't room). Until then, I'll keep working on the windshield. This fabrication crap sure is tedious!

    Here's what it looked like.
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    I cut out, shaped, and bolted a piece of sheetmetal to the top of the cowl. I used flange nuts so I could then weld them to the sheetmetal and run bolts up through the cowl to attach the windshield. A piece of tube (or some thick tabs welded to the tube) will be underneath the cowl for more support, basically sandwiching the cowl top. Then I set the windshield on top and started welding it to the sheetmetal on the cowl.
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    I had to cut the corner out (you can see where I welded it back on) reshape it, and re-attach. Then made some filler pieces for the rest.
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    I got the bottom all welded up then started to box in the top and side posts of the windshield. Wish I had an english wheel...but since I don't, I made a bunch of small pieces to cap it off.
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    Boxing it in stiffened it up quite a bit, I was concerned it might be weak and might flex too much, but no worries now. Still have the other side to finish, then cap off the rest of the bottom and the inside where it meets the dash.

    Had my steering wheel DP-90'd at work too. Still needs more bodywork but it looks far better than it did when I got it. I also picked up a new hubcap and cut it up...while I liked it, there was too much shiney all in one spot....so I'll paint the outter ring black to match the wheel when it all goes together (mocked up here w/ electrical tape).

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    That's it for now.
     
  2. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449

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    Some progress Eric is better than none, keep up the great work, this is realy taking shape

    Rusty
     
  3. looks great from here i like how you put the vent in i need to do the same thing..
     
  4. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903

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    Looking better and better !! Keep it up.
     

  5. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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  6. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,237

    Circus Bear
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    What is that windshield from?
     
  7. The windshield and dash is going to look really cool when done. Keep the updates coming.
     
  8. rodrelic
    Joined: Mar 7, 2002
    Posts: 466

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  9. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473

    Anderson
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    Thanks for the replies everyone!
     
  10. thats looken wicked wicked cool
     

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