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Task: Forward deck and roll bar work
We finally got a new band saw blade installed so I was able
to cut a whole bunch of parts for the canopy roll bar tonight.
I was also able to cut the replacement left control column
is the left control column mount after cutting the relief
out. I still have to smooth the corners with my ScotchBright
I cut all of the angles called out for the canopy roll bar.
There were several large ones with odd angles.
I found a piece of 2ft x 4ft x 1/2" sanded plywood and
a piece of wafferboard of the same size. I screwed them together
to make a pretty rigid 1" flat surface to build the roll
I found a large piece of aluminum angle and clamped it to
the bottom of the wood platform. I also got a piece of 2"
thick oak to use as blocks to mark the position of the frame.
I'm planning to use SikaFlex to adhere the plexi canopy to
the frame so I still need to research the dimensions needed
for the frame.
Next I worked on the forward deck top skin. It has been a
real bear! I have had a lot of trouble getting it to fit correctly
down where it attaches to the side skin and logerons.
Here is the right side. The rear clecos are pretty much in
place, but the front #30 clecos are at an angle. I can't seem
to get the skin to pull down properly.
the left side with the same situation. The rear clecos are
in properly but the forward clecos are at an angle. I've talked
to Joe Blank at Van's and he may come by to lend a hand. I
could sure use it, I've been struggling with this skin.