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Old 01-08-2018, 08:59 AM
Mike Motage Mike Motage is offline
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I especially like showing your approach to the corner joggles.

Thanks for showing!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:19 PM
Oldnek Oldnek is offline
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beautiful work as usual Robert, the console is a great piece and looks period for the car. Nice work.
EK Holden V8
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:23 PM
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Thanks for the comments!

We were originally going to hinge the console lid along the passenger side, but thought it would be better accessible from either front seat if it was hinged at the rear. We're using the same hinge as we used for the widened glove box door. In our attempt to add a torsion spring to keep the lid upright in the open position, we couldn't find the size to fit our 1/8" diameter hinge pin with enough torsion to hold the lid open. (Yes, even McMaster failed us) So we decided to wrap our own. Here's a fixture we made for the Aloris tool holder on the South Bend to act as a guide for the 1/16" music wire.

We also installed the older 3 jaw chuck, but not before adding a "wire catch"

Here's a video of us wrapping the spring... As my South Bend lacks slow enough speed for such a task, we opted for manual rotation..


Here's the positioning and function of the hinge with torsion spring installed...


With our hinge now positioned, we also found we needed to move the hinge closer to the rear edge for better lid clearance while open. Back up and punt you say?


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