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Apr 23, 2010
, 12:08 AM
Joined Dec 2006
More of the restoration of my 912...
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Sometimes you just have to make things that aren't available. Bill cast some concrete bucks from a NOS front header panel and we took some metal sheets and "rolled our own". Heat, hammer and shrink with rag in cold water.
Took us about an hour to form this one. This is where covering a wing tip of a model airplane came in handy! Same technique, very different material...
Screw screws and more screws. The process is to fit the pieces and screw it all together. Once everthing is fit the screws are replaced with a spot weld one at a time.
Red stuff is actually temporary body filler used to make the mold for one of the concrete bucks. Once we formed a new piece from the front corner back to mid-battery box, we cut this metal out and replaced it with the new.
One proud ironman!
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