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03-22-2015 08:05 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
After three months of thinking about it, I finally started the welder and began fabricating the hood hinge. The thought behind the hinge has always to hide the spring and the tilt mechanism. I think I've finally got a design that will accomplish to objective. These photos show the pivot point of the passenger side. More to come, now that I have a clear path.


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12-14-2014 07:25 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I worked this weekend to mock up the hood around the windshield wipers. I used my trusty Cheerios boxes to fashion a template. It's not a mainstream edge, but I am pleased with the result.


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12-14-2014 07:21 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I had a message from a viewer who wanted to see the whole car instead of closeups, so I stuck the fenders on it as it stands today. These photos are taken as far away as I can get from the car; it's not mobile right now, so I'm constricted to the garage.


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11-30-2014 07:51 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I trimmed the ends of each piece to fit and tacked each into place. I am happy with the result; the arches appear uniform, even if hand-made.


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11-30-2014 07:49 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Continued working on the hood frame. The hood needs to be slightly arched to match the lower edge of the windshield. I used a piece of 1/4 inch bar to duplicate the windshield edge and measured the amount of rise at the center. I used a piece of pipe in the vise to serve as a fulcrum for the bends in the 1/2 inch square tubing. I used marks on a piece of masonite to track the uniformity of the bends on each of six pieces of square tubing.


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