Thread: Jet Rocket!!
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Old October 20th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #18
moler
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Default Re: Jet Rocket!!

2-Mar-14

I managed a day on the rod today.

I started by circumcising the second of the rear wheels ready for the extension...


...then I pulled the covers off the spine and dragged it into the middle, this now has priority...


...so starting where I left off, the ends of the naps hat, this end is toast...


...this just needs a fettle to remove old floorpan weld...


...after weighing up my options, I decided to use the end off the repair panel that I'd got, the dimensions are pretty good, and it's the right thickness...


...so off came the dodgy end...


...I cut, trimmed, and blasted the replacement end. All fits well except for this...


...a little fettling got everything lined up nicely...




...flipped over, and it isn't too bad...


...next is the naps hat closing plate, it's end needs repairing too...




...instead of plug welding it back on, I've decided to seam weld it on, so I've trimmed it down a little...


...due to the ends not having a decent flange to weld to, I did this...




...now I can weld straight round it. Masked off and painted the inside ready for closing up...


...just the holes to drill in the closing plate, and it can go on, but that's for next time.


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