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11-22-2015 10:38 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I was reminded of my son's suggestion to use a rod through the pivot points to insure they are plumb and square with each other, so I inserted the 1/2 inch rod I'd purchased earlier into the pivot sleeves. They aligned with some manipulation, so I added a horizontal brace to keep the two hinges square. Both the rod between the pivots and the horizontal brace are level.


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11-21-2015 01:24 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
The first attempt to raise the hood with the new hinges met the same fate as the attempt with the old hinges - binding on the hood sides. Closer examination made obvious the fact that the new hinge pivot point was in the same location as the old hinge when the idea of the redesign was to raise the pivot.

A little rework of the bracket and elevation of the hinge is required.


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11-21-2015 01:17 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
After the concrete base set up, I mounted the hinges to the posts in the base and started working on the hood mounting brackets. I did not have any 1/8 inch steel sheet, so I used some 2 inch flat bar for the brackets.


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11-20-2015 09:26 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Since I don't have the chassis constructed, I need to have some other base for the hood hinges. I decided concrete would provide an adequate base, so I poured a bag of Quikcrete into a 12x32 form and set some angle iron around a frame I made to mimic a radiator. I managed to get the angle iron set plumb, but of course my measurement for the width of the radiator was off by a couple of inches.


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10-18-2015 08:40 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Worked on the opposite side hood hinge today. Having a working prototype certainly makes the second attempt go faster.


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