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Old 06-02-2017, 03:15 AM   #2341
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Wow that thing is huge! Is it wider than the bus or just looks that way because the bus rear tapers down?
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:06 AM   #2342
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Her lovely rounded butt does make it appear wider, but it is actually about 2" inside the line of each outer wall. I would have made it a bit narrower, but I need every square inch back there to fit my genny and such.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:17 AM   #2343
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If I may quote Hip Hop, "Shortie got a big ol' butt"
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:03 PM   #2344
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OK, OK...I know --- I said I was done for now on the deck but could not resist adding the hinge and one more frame element.


Used all of the C-clamps I had handy and needed more just to position this sucker. Note to self...take more to shop.


Sweated bullets hoping I had the position just right but here it is in the down position...and...


...in the up position. Then, after a few minutes of angst...


...I welded it in place. Drilled a dozen or so 1/2" holes then melted some iron in them. Also put beads along the edges. Should (hopefully) stay put. Working on a latch system next to keep it in place when on the road.



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Old 06-02-2017, 11:25 PM   #2345
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Disregard previous post...you got the hinge covered!
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:57 PM   #2346
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More on the deck --- Or, maybe that should be "Moron, the deck!". Hard to stop once you get going on something. Especially after having had most of the parts sitting around for about a year or two.


Adding the fold up section now. Still have a few more chunks of iron to weld on but it is coming along. Decided at the last minute to cut down the size of the fold up to 22" instead of 24". Just seemed like more deck than I needed and will save a tiny amount of weight. And in case you are wondering, that back rail IS smaller than the others. 1-1/2" x 2" instead of 2" x 2". I also have a pair of adjustable stabilizers I made eons ago that will be added before I take it all back off and set it in a corner...or hang it from the rafters. Stuff this big (and heavy) can be a PITA to deal with but I need access to the body for a while longer.

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Old 06-03-2017, 09:24 PM   #2347
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Looks good!!! Yeah atuffcthia big is a bit to deal with , as I'm dealing with my transmission project , a lot of weight real quick in metal stuff!!
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:06 PM   #2348
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Still on the deck --- Today I got the final pieces welded up from the top-side. Will wrap up the underside manana. Then, attach the adjustable stabilizers. Will have to fab some mounts for them.


Except for the welding on bottom, it is together. Here it is down...



...and here it is up.


And up from the driver side.


The angled corners came out pretty OK in spite of the size change of the iron.

Will wrap up the last bit of welding tomorrow then take it off and set it aside for a while. Engine work comes next.



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Old 06-04-2017, 09:41 PM   #2349
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Looking good.

That's a pretty nice looking bead on those inside corners.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:44 AM   #2350
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Thanks Robin --- I've been getting a lot of welding practice in lately. More than I'd bargained for.
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