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    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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    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..




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJAIk1-Cs4




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




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPPY2dVOzmQ




    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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    As always, amazing and clever! Thank You for another lesson..
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    Very nice work. I know you have told us before, but where do you source the hole locating pins you use? Those roto cutters are nice. I might have to start buying some of those. They look like they would work a lot better than a regular hole saw.
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    Ryan, the original.. Home - Rotabroach

    you can find cheaper, I mean "more economical" knock-offs around.
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    Ryan, these were Rotacut hole cutters by Hougen, look at MSC Industrial or similar as a source. The arbor uses a spring loaded center, 1/8 diameter for the smaller sizes and 1/4 for the larger, IIRC. We typically extend the center and use set screw to lock it stationary, then use the cutter with a pre-drilled hole to accommodate the center pin. We've found this more precise than the spring loaded functionality slipping out of a punched divot.


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    Missed the locating pin part, do a search on blind hole spotters. Most Industrial suppliers carry them, you can get a complete set with about 6 ea size, but I believe Spellman makes the "originals"


    http://www.rlspellmanmfg.com/spellma...leSpotters.htm


    https://www.mcmaster.com/#3414a11/=1b59vyf
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    Very nice as usual, thanks for keeping us updated !
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