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05-15-2007 01:05 PM New Toy - HF English Wheel
After many weeks waiting on a back order, my Harbor Freight English Wheel finally arrived. I took a day to get it set up and to play around with it a bit. I have a very specific purpose in mind for the wheel which is to help me form the compound curves that will make up the back corner of the sedan. These curves are also quite similar to the compound curves I had to bend by hand to make the rear quarters of the roadster build.

Photo #1 & #2 show the wheel assembled and ready for a test run.

Photo #3 shows the specific need I have to form a compound curve around the back corner of the skeleton



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  [Entry #88]

05-15-2007 01:03 PM body - door frame
Photos 1&2 are a couple shots of the door frame with the interior side window frame welded in place.


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05-15-2007 01:02 PM body - door frame
At this point, with the perimeter pieces welded together I can test if the door will open a close properly. Photo #1 is a shot of the door in the fully open position. The hinges and fit appear to work throughout the full arc as the door swings open and closed.

I will next install the interior side pieces for the window surround. These pieces of 1x1 tubing are welded to the door to form the pocket in which the window will seal and move up and down. Later, similar pieces will be added on the exterior side of the door.

Photo #2 shows the pieces of the window framing cut to length and in photo #3 they are clamped in place and ready for welding.



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05-15-2007 01:00 PM body - door frame
Photo #1 shows the bottom horizontal piece of the door frame cut to length and clamped in place against the door jamb using 1/4" spacers.

Photo #2 shows the top horizontal piece cut and clamped in place.

Photo #3 shows the exterior perimeter pieces of the door frame welded together.



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05-15-2007 12:58 PM body - door frame
I cut a piece of 1x2 tubing to length for the front vertical of the door frame and cut an access hole from the back side to insert the striker bolt mounting hardware. The mounting hardware is approximately 1/4" to wide to fit inside the 1x2 tubing so I had to trim about 1/8" off each side of the mounting plate.

Photo #1 shows the access hole and mounting hardware clamped in place for welding.

Photo #2 shows the outside face of the front vertical piece with a 5/8" hole drilled for the striker bolt.

Photo #3. With the striker bolt mount welded in place I clamped the front vertical piece in place against the front door jamb using 1/4" spacers all around.



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