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Old 08-20-2015, 10:13 PM   #1141
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So...that roof raise is still out'a the question?
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:59 PM   #1142
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Still waiting on major metal parts, blah, blah, blah,...

More piddling accomplished though.


The little black plate will allow me to connect the drum pedal (aka; accelerator pedal) to the linkage I am fabmotizing. It was trickier than it looks to drill & tap the aluminum without punching through. Had about 1/64th to spare.


And here is how (I hope) the linkage will work.
This is at "Idle"...


...half throttle...and...


...full throttle.

I'm with Jack on working models. Much cheaper to screw up than metal.
Now I'm off to hunt down a couple of the right sized Heim joints.

ONWARD!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:18 PM   #1143
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Cardboard is my material of choice too!
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:08 PM   #1144
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Cardboard is my material of choice too!
Me too! That's why I buy so much from Amazon, Rock Auto, Summit, Jegs, etc..... Than way I get plenty of boxes!
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:15 PM   #1145
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Yup, if you can make it work with paint stir sticks and cardboard there just is no way to screw it up when using metal. Looking good Mr. "T". Jack
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:24 PM   #1146
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Hey Jack --- I was planning on using paint stir sticks but my supply ran out and had to use some leftover Coroplast. Guess I need to hit the Depot paint department for more before I can build anything else.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:50 PM   #1147
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The Despot will charge for them. Try a couple of auto paint stores. Around here they hand them out like party favors. Jack
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:13 AM   #1148
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More Piddlin' --- Working on my throttle linkage in spite of not having the sheetmetal for the firewall. What the hey. It should be close. Also prepping some odds and ends. At least some little stuff is getting done.


Throttle linkage. 1/4" steel rod threaded to 24TPI and a Heim joint screwed on. Couple of tight bends and I have to wait for more metal before I can finish the other end.


More odds n' ends. Two braces for the old firewall, a lower cowl patch panel to replace some rust and a bracket for my tranny fill/dipstick which should arrive any day now. All with a light coat of Weld-Through Primer to hopefully hold back some rust until I can attach them.

Like I said...piddlin'.

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Old 08-31-2015, 04:02 PM   #1149
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Look what I found under my Labor Day Tree a little early...


Bit the bullet and picked up a new Natures Head locally. Hardly cheap, but having decided to go the composting route I figured WTH...get the one you really want.

Besides... it is about the only one that'll fit.

And no...I never planned on making my own. Everything else on the bus, yes. The potty, no.

I do hope to begin construction on the combo head/shower shortly. It will basically be a marine ply box with a fiberglass interior. I am hoping a master cabinet maker/acquaintance/ old buddy will give me a break and some guidance on some construction issues I've designed in. If they work...cool. If not...there's always Plan C.

ONWARD!

Errr...make that Plan "D". This IS Plan C.
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Still waiting on major metal parts, blah, blah, blah,...

More peddling accomplished though.

Fixed it for you!!
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