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11-20-2015 08:26 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 07:40 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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09-27-2015 08:07 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Worked through all of the binding with the revised hinge. The heads of the bolts used at the pivot points would hit fixed parts of the hinge during operation. Most of the binding points were removed by grinding away portions of the fixed hinge; others required relocating the spring base to a different plane.


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09-20-2015 09:31 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Assembled the first revised hood hinge. Need to work out some binding during operation.


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08-10-2015 09:09 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Well, take two steps back. I did not see the bind of the hood frame against the fender until I attempted to raise the frame for the first time. The photographs, though, tell the story. Now, it's back to the design phase. I've been able to work on a design that uses two fixed pivot points rather than only one. this design should keep the hood frame in the same position, relative to the fender, in both the horizontal and vertical position.


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