Sunday, December 18, 2011
I made a run with Ben back to Brooklyn to pick up the sidecar and to drop off the next project to finish, the GS550. I also just got my old truck back on the road after 4 years of sitting apart. The truck needs hubcaps and a few more odds and ends. Overall the ol' girl did great and I'm so pleased to be driving it again. I had no idea if we were going to make it to the city and back but we did.
24 hours later the sidecar is back and read to be reassembled.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I had to wait till the wee hours of the night for some peace and quiet. Since its finals week the shop has been a mad house.
It was a two person job to do the dolly work because you cant reach inside with a dolly and hammer at the same time.
The support bracket was spot welded
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It was time to weld the stiffener plate in before the bottom gets closed up.
Fast forward - I painted the panel and the body so the panels wont be bare steel on bare steel anymore. Sure its gonna burn a bit when its welded but its better than rusting through again.
I pre-drilled holes in the stiffener so it can be spot welded to the floor later just like the original panel.
All tig welded and this was the biggest pain in ass ever. Basically the way you see it in the above picture was the only access I had getting inside. But its in, its solid and its smooth.
The floor panel is up next!