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    That's a good tip on using the EMT for the radiator hose. I've found that most any auto parts store will let you look through their radiator hoses, all you have to do is ask.
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    i use the flex hot air hose to mock the radiator hose . edward used it but the kid at the parts store took it and came back with a new one and the mock up collapsed back down . needless to say edward lost it ..

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    Well the past few scheduled shop nights (and days) have been a bust, between college open houses and extracurricular activities...











    Back in the shop we needed to finalize our console lid design as some parts are getting ready to go for upholstery. Our piano hinge showed to have clearance issues when using it in "hidden" mode..







    ....as shown here...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puZl_3KBzMg



    We could notch the rear of the console and lid and move the hinge flush with the rear, but that would leave the hinge visible when closed, and now require and lanyard to keep it from flopping all the way over..



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2AKHWuSlyY



    We started looking at hidden hinges at one of our local cabinet maker. Although this one looks plenty stout, it was far to wide for our present design, and would require quite a bit of rework..



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBqo7m20H34



    With the new options, we narrowed our search to a cabinet hinge that was narrow enough to fit within our side confines, and found this one online..







    Test fit, a straightedge is clamped to the hinge, aligned with the rear edge to see what interference this may have. Looks like this is the one..



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4lPQKqBC8



    Hope to finish the hinge details up tomorrow. We also took delivery on our stainless mesh samples to make a decision on our speaker grilles..



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    that hinge choice is really cool!!!
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    How big is that hinge? Do you have the part number for it? That might be perfect to build a glove box for my car.
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    Nice choices, I like your adaptability. My radio is playing Guitarzan while reading this post and it goes with this car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    How big is that hinge? Do you have the part number for it? That might be perfect to build a glove box for my car.
    It's labeled as a 1.25 x 3.75, PN is 203262152 from Home Depot online.
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    That hinge looks like it was made for your console design. Great work finding a better option. I may have to pick up a couple and throw in the 40 parts pile. I'd like to build a cool console for it too.
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    More progress on our console, with the new hinges we got for the console lid being such an afterthought, the room provided in our void openings was going to drag the sides of the angle bracket once upholstery was wrapped inside the slot.







    Better to make changes (and weld) before the upholstery goes on. So we made some new rear corners that bump us out slightly more than a 16th and use a slightly larger inside radius for a bit extra strength.



















    This is much better clearance than we had before, one more corner to go and we can fit up the lid.



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    More progress on the console, the rear corner is opened up for hinge clearance..














    8-32 machine screws cut off and sharpened to serve as spotters for our hardware location in the lid..






    8-32 rivet nuts installed in our match drilled holes for attaching the lid to the hinges..















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    Very nice! Where do I place my order?

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    Once again excellent metal work and attention to detail
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    My wife's cousin JB, who works at Interiors by Shannon, contacted me the other day about making him a dimpling punch and die for installing door panel fasteners..













    There's always room for improvement, so I thought I'd add a flat to one side of the lower die so it could be clamped in a vise for more stability. A short piece of V-block was installed in the Aloris tool holder and viola! We have a Southbend Milling Machine!













    The alignment pin was added to the bottom die to help keep the panel aligned during the punching process, a 1/4" hole will be added to the panel where fasteners are needed.










    Installing into the vise...









    Our .06 aluminum test panel...


















    ….that should work...
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    That is very nice! Great use of the lathe!
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    Some days I can't leave well enough alone. I thought I'd see how stout my fancy hinges were before we get too far along in the upholstery stage of the console. I guess I had a gut feeling on these, but some slight side to side deflection rendered the hinges loosened, and the swage of the semi-tubular rivets showed some cracks...







    We're a bit too far down this rabbit hole to change directions again, so I checked my inventory of semi-tubular rivets and found these HD items.












    These are used in securing latches and hinges to the HD saddle bags and tour packs. When I paint the Harleys, I break these things down to nothing to get fresh paint everywhere, then reinstall the hardware with new rivets. These are stainless and have shown in the past to be rather robust, so we'll drill out all the off shore rivets and install these..







    Comparison...







    One set done, one to go..



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