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11-27-2015 06:07 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Picked up a well-weathered 57 Chevy dash at the Houston Autorama swap meet for $20. It's just about two inches too narrow; I can widen it when I patch the speaker hole.


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11-25-2015 07:19 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I had to move one of the hood arches forward to make room for the hinge bracket. Now, it is lower than the rest. I'll have to make a replacement if I can't raise the arch enough.


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11-25-2015 07:12 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
One of the recent photos appeared to show a nut on one of the hinge brackets to be higher than the hood skin will be. I had checked the height before tacking the bracket in place, but it doesn't hurt to confirm. The bolts will be 5/16 x 5/8 with a lock washer.


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11-24-2015 08:16 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Attached the springs and raised the hood frame. The springs hold the frame in place. Need to extend the stops I added to limit the hinge travel and add stiffer springs.


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11-22-2015 09:45 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
The moment of truth arrived today with the last tack applied to the driver's side hood bracket. I raised the hood frame. It did not get vertical, but it got up to 65 degrees. I am declaring it "Done", at least until my son sees it and suggests what I can improve.


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