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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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11-22-2015 09:38 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 12:24 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 12:17 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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