Scrapper of metal
Nice work!Well.....I didn't think it would be this long until I got back to this, but life got in the way......
Spent this weekend getting a bit farther on this and a few other projects. I can't say "finished" yet, because it isn't, but I made some major headway.
We last left off with all the curved uprights done, so I setup some angle guides on the welding table at 12" apart so I could start building the frame.
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Pretty nice having the new shop computer and tv out there with the MotoGP practice one in the background. I got it all tacked up, then welded every joint solid, and ground them all smooth
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One of the reasons I hadn't got to finishing this, is because I needed some sheet metal. I didn't like my original plan of using the scraps of this galvanized I had laying around, so I kept checking marketplace and kijiji for some used stuff. I lucked out earlier this week by snagging two of these 24x71" sheets of 10ga for $20. Enough to finish this, and another unfinished project that's also been hanging around too long (hard to believe eh?)
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I traced out all the sides, and cut them out with the plasma. Then cleaned them up with my new to me big boy grinder and wire wheel. What an awesome tool.
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My original plans has some light duty sheet metal making this curve on the sides, but I was able to bump bend the 10ga every 1/2" or so with some molson muscle and over bent a bit so I could clamp it tight to weld. Worked better than I thought it would.
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Satisfied with the look and fit, it was time to flip the hood down and weld it out.
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I just happened to look out the back door at the right time and catch this Mom and her daughter walking across the back treeline behind the barn. Always nice to see.
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And here it is all "done" for now.....
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I still have to weld the top on, ring roll a flange for the exhaust pipe, and cut the opening, but that will have to wait for a while. I have a busy next couple of weeks.
Hopefully it won't be another 2 months before the next installment. I really want this installed and working by the first snowfall......