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Old 12-31-2017, 01:27 AM
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Nice work there!
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:19 PM
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Thanks for the comments!


Happy New Year to everybody!


Had a visit by the shop this week from cousin JB, who works at Interiors by Shannon in Alabama. He was up for the holidays. They have recently picked up a bead roller so we did some practice runs on pre-stretched and non-stretched beads, and then some beads using the Lennox Nibbler. Finished up with some shrinking on the MH-19. We ran out of time to punch louvers. Great to see him again, nice to spend time "playing" in the shop.






Progress on the console this weekend... Mike is still in California visiting family, so Jake and I have been texting pics to him of what he's missing haha..

Corner number two, we've already shown some shrinking, so no we'll show stretching the inside corner..





Placing the part on a suitable flat anvil, a barrel roll hammer is used to provide stretch the inner corner...



You get to a point where flat is no longer useful, so then we use another anvil, this one in the form of a square tube. Works well for what we're doing here...





Fitted and welded....









Next, a pattern made of the rear hump for trimming the console.. we'll keep it snug for now for placing anchors and then trim later for carpet and sound deadening space.







Standoffs used for anchors, trimmed to fit angle of the hump... and welded in place. Crossmember made for inside the console and spot welded in.






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Impressive work. Keep the pictures coming
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Very nice Robert. I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and I wish you a happy new year. Thanks for sharing your creations and ideas.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:36 AM
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Looks good.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:20 AM
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Robert and helpers

The console is coming along very nicely. Those stepped corners are tricky, time consuming little buggers ! You guys nailed them!
Thanks for taking the time to post for all to see.

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Nicely done Robert and helpers.
I have been quietly following along on this build.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for all the comments guys! More console progress today, started off using Rotacutter to put a hole in the transmission tunnel for the shifter cable. The bulkhead seal that came with the cable has some mounting holes, we'll use some AVK style rivet nuts for ease of installation/replacement.







More anchors welded to the floor, some "crossmembers" fabricated, and welded into the console.





To locate the holes in the crossmembers, some spotters are set in the anchors, console placed, and crossmember tapped from above to mark.





Next we need to close off the front of the storage cavity to give us an anchor point for the latch. So we started the fabrication but found some limitations in our acute dies for the press brake.



Not quite enough bend, so we opted for a piece of sharpened 12 ga cold rolled to give us a bit more....





Trimmed and welded in place...








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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiOet_0AwO0


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Old 01-07-2018, 12:40 AM
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Iíve followed your build over from the hamb to here. Your work is very meticulous and thought out very well. Itís enjoyable to follow along with what you do.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:09 AM
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Looking good Robert.
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