37. Battery box top...

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37. Battery box top...

Post by Prof » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:56 am

Battery needs a cover to protect riders leg and just tidy up the space... better security too. I'll make it out of some thin stainless sheet I have left over from another job...

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I use thin aluminium from caravan siding for patterns... easy to bend...

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... easy to cut... these snips are great...

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Basic shape sorted out with corrections marked on it. Now lay it on another sheet, for final design and fitting...

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Final design fitted...

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Now how to mount it. Solution is a block held onto battery top by battery strap. Will have to keep getting the same design of battery though! It's a piece of 2" x 1" steel tube with a section cut out to ensure a snug fit. Piece of thin angle is welded in. NOte also that battery terminals are covered to prevent shorting while working out patterns.

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Welding finished, including two mounting nuts and a coat of spray paint.

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Pattern marked out on stainless steel...

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A shears is a good investment if you expect to do a bit of sheet metal work...

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Stainless has been bent up and fitted and corners welded. Bends are purposely a bit shallow (ie not sharp) for looks and so trousers don't get rubbed /torn on what would then be a sharp corner...

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Stainless polished up nicely...

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Finished job. Hope Michael likes it...
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Post by midnight7503 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:35 am

Lovely job Prof, you do great work, it looks like a factory job, and would fool most people, and the finished article shines beatifully.
Paul
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Post by browder » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:49 pm

what's not to like--good job--lucky kid!
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Post by 74chopper » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:42 pm

looks great mate... gotta get me one of those cutting thingy`s
Cheers Rob
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