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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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