More metal work - Advanced metal work / pt.2
Posted November 23, 2010 - 03:31 PM
Anyway.... I like photos to show the story.
To start off, I used masking tape to make a "template" of the good knock-out.
In theory it sounded good, but when removed, the curve is gone. It took me a while to figure out how to place it in the right spot.
Note the torch chopped corner... to aid in greasing a pulley no less...
Patch laid out and ready to be cut.
Not a bad first fit.
Some welding, grinding, and file work at the hole...
Here is the side all ground down smooth.
Side by side photos, also you can see that I tacked welded the good panel on the inside.
Original panel (one weld was broken and I never knew)
Tack welded repair. That will hold it in place.
So remember, keep EVERYTHING! Sometimes it will come in handy in an odd way! Oh yea, the cost?? FREE!!!
Posted November 23, 2010 - 04:36 PM
Posted November 23, 2010 - 04:41 PM
Posted November 23, 2010 - 04:51 PM
x2 it is fab-ulous
Great Fabricating !
Posted November 23, 2010 - 04:56 PM
The best part, is that old running board I used could still have the foot step removed and replaced if I damaged one, and there is still room to cut out one more knock out panel if I need one. That, and it's pretty heavy gauge steel and I can use if to make something someday... I hate buying steel!
Posted November 23, 2010 - 05:44 PM
Posted November 23, 2010 - 05:56 PM
The step that had the original knock out is off my 12G, the repaired step is for the 12H and the "doner" step was from a parts tractor that has been picked clean.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, November 23, 2010 - 06:04 PM.
Posted November 23, 2010 - 06:19 PM
I'm not a fab'er..... wish I had the stuff to learn how.
Posted November 23, 2010 - 07:14 PM
Posted November 24, 2010 - 02:30 PM