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    Thanks for checking out the progress guys!


    Dotting the i's, crossing the t's... The insert for the bottom side of the console lid will be held in with a couple of 10-32 screws into a rivet nut. To insure the rivet nut is flush on the outside for the installation of upholstery, we want to provide a slight recess for the rivet nut flange. Here's the punch and die we made for the occasion, the bottom die is machined on the side to keep things from moving when clamped in the vise.


    South Bend milling machine:













    action shot:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3hS...ature=youtu.be


    inner parts installed...












    ready for powder coat / epoxy primer, whichever comes first...



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    So very nice!
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    more amazing work and results.
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    Really great metal work. No one will appreciate that once it's covered up with upholstery, kind of sad.
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    I like how you use the lathe as a mill to machine that round stock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    I like how you use the lathe as a mill to machine that round stock!

    To help out with "learning curve", you do have to watch overtightening the machine screw (set screw). The first time I used this method I was a bit eager in tightening, and it mushroomed the end of the fastener. Had to cut the screw to get it out...
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    Picked up the console from the powder coater, the outside was done in satin black and will be covered in upholstery, the inside parts were done in wrinkle finish, this will be their "covering"


































    Tonight we worked on some stainless for our seat belt escutcheons..













    Some measurements and geometry from high school should get us the correct size from the onset...




















    Using the mag brake and a 3/4 tube to bend our radius...



























    Tacked together using the TIG

























    Got running late and missed some pictures, but here's the part welded up and polished..






    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b48a...ature=youtu.be






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    Very nice. Your finishing details like everything else is "fantastic"
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    Thanks!


    More progress, Mike installed the driver seat so we could mock up the lap belt for locating the lower escutcheon.











    Then we contemplated vertical or parallel....











    Remaining escutcheons were welded up...











    Ideally the inner opening of the ring should rest on the midline of the sleeve. This provides for a good fusion weld and starts the formation of the radius we're looking for around the inside opening. Here's the various stages of welding the escutcheons:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGklrvD4L6o



    Mike got the remaining openings cut in the arm rest and kick panels for the escutcheons...















    Test fit...











    …..and JB got started on the speaker trim rings for us...








    The recess on the rear is for the stainless mesh...











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    Last night I tried to tackle the wizardry of filming the gas welding with the goal of better visibility of the weld puddle. This is about as close as I can get with using a iPhone camera and a welding helmet lens. Also made use of a Milwaukee LED light to brighten things for less of a change in light.






    These are filmed through the Miller Digital Elite, Weld setting 9, delay 2. sensitivity 6. I think I still need to come up with something better, especially for showing any TIG welding. Are there any Photography guru's that can steer me in the right direction for filming weld processes?


    Tacking:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo3npncFfDM



    Weld pass:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL4i0fqr4BE
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    Very cool. I'd say your camera /welding helmit setup worked pretty well!
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    Just wondering would it be better to weld the opposite side of the tack to control the weld pulling
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    I didn't show the planishing process that typically occurs afterward... cutting room floor or something.. With gas welding you end up with a bit of undercut, perhaps due to gravity pull on the weld puddle. After welding is complete the entire weld is planished smooth, which tends to "push' any droop on the back side back into any undercut depression on the top. Additionally, the planishing straightens out deformation on the panel.
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    Did some mockup of the fuel lines so we could get the required fittings identified..



























    Finishing up the polishing of our seat belt escutcheons.. after using roloc scotchbrite pads to clean up the vixen file marks, we then used 320 dry, 1500 wet, and 3000 trizact damp. Then to the polishing..


































    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBaVKe1aBhQ






    Here's the comparison between the 3000 and after polishing..











    That should do for us..
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    Some progress, doesn't look like much until you look at the floor...























    Sometimes these louvers can be a challenge to sand.















    In the spirit of "everything's a tool", a strip of 18 ga steel and a wrap of PSA paper does a good job of getting in the tight spaces.























    Another shot of the scrap pile before I clean it up, this is what went into fabricating the escutcheons..















    And now for the reason we didn't post earlier this week, had to make a speed run for Taco Tuesday.. even saw a full rainbow in the process.















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







    Back in the shop this weekend, but we had a distraction in another Meco torch that showed up for sale not three miles away. So needless to say about the only thing accomplished was more welding practice!!























    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Wf1AbzP3c







    After planishing...







    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDy82sixbjQ









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