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Old 03-02-2021, 10:04 PM
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Post Gas Tank Fill

Now that the gas tank has been shortened, itís time to plumb in a fill cap and tube to get fuel to the tank. I at first thought about using rubber hose to carry the fuel to the tank but this didnít feel right for a car built mostly from aluminum. So on further thought aluminum it would be.






I was able to source the fill tube where the gas cap goes along with the fuel safe hose from a place that supplies these parts for utility truck conversions. The tubes were routed such that a full size spare tire still can be carried in the front of the car if I choose to.

Now the important part, the gas cap needs to be accessible through the hood vent.



I built a stand/brace to keep the gas cap end from flopping around. Itís temporarily clamped in place for now. Iíll finish it up once the body skin and vent grill are in place so I can ensure the gas cap isnít sitting too high.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:28 PM
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Post Inner Door frames

I’ve been busy working on Miura powertrain and plumbing stuff but from time to time I’ve continued to work on the inner door frames. At the front of the door, the inner frames still needed the part next to the windshield and continuing rearward by the windshield frame.





The piece to fill this space has a complicated shape due to it supporting a door corner extending over the edge of windshield thus requiring a cardboard mockup in order to get it right. After a few iterations of mockup, I was able to find a way to build the frame for this area from a single piece of sheet.





After having an occasional weld crack at the sheet edge while metal working them, I’ve started to anneal all my TIG welds there. The weld discoloration you see near the edge in the picture above occurs during the annealing process.







The inner door frames, especially the pieces just added, still need to be trimmed on the edges but I’ll let that wait until I figure out the beltline trim/seals and weld in the framework flanges adjacent on the front fenders.
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Old 03-17-2021, 05:14 AM
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That's some nice looking work there Joel.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:44 AM
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Hi Joel
more great progress!

reminds me of the old question ...... How do you eat a complete Elephant?

One bite at as time.

Looks very nice keep chewing away.

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Old 03-28-2021, 01:19 PM
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Post Door jambs Ė another bite from the elephant

Now that I have the inner door frames at the front of the door completed, it was time to finish up the associated door jambs. Hereís where I left off on the door jamb when I last worked on it.



Not too surprisingly, the part of the door jamb needed here is the most complex due to having multiple curved channels that need to cleanly mate up with the windshield and door posts. After a couple of cardboard mockups, I chose to make it from 3 pieces.



Pieces 1 and 2 tack welded into place.





Pieces 1 and 2 fully welded in place and ready for piece 3 fit up.





All pieces welded in place and door jamb after metal finishing.



A view of the backside shows the complex nature of the door jamb. Most of the folds were started on the bead roller with various tipping rolls followed by hammer work on an anvil to tighten fold lines and fold angle tuning with large crescent/adjustable wrenches. Stretching was done on air power hammer and shrinking on a manual ďgrab-n-scrunchĒ machine. . Oh yeah, and lots of careful marking, cutting, and filing for close fit up on the joints.
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I don't envy you for the part of the project you're working on, but your results I do.
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:13 PM
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Really nice work!
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Hi Joel

Wonderful results!

I am always surprised at how long it takes to make complex parts like these.

Thanks for sharing your progress with the membership.

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Complex and time consuming for sure.
Great results.
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:06 AM
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Hi Joel

Wonderful results!

I am always surprised at how long it takes to make complex parts like these.

Thanks for sharing your progress with the membership.

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Complex and time consuming for sure.
Great results.
You guys are right about the time consuming nature of small pieces like these. Lots of trial fitting and small tweaks to get the right shape and then filing to fit on edges to minimize the weld gaps.
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