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Old 04-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #27
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Been busy yesterday and today, working on a lid for the tub.

Worked out very well I think

Inspired by these pics I set to work






Maskingtape in the edge for protection of the paint, trying out how to bend the corners with angled aluminum strip ( what's that called in English ?? )



Made the entire rim



Clamped the -very wobbly- strip to a large piece of diamond/checkerplate and marked the size to be cut out:



Testfitting lid and hinges:





Poprivetted the rim to the lid, made spacers for the hinges and made a rack from scrap on the lid :





Knob for a grip and 2 locks for shutting the lid ( locks are for fastening a hardtop to a Suzuki Vitara or Tracker as it's called on the other side of the ocean )



Large eyes for strapping stuff to the rack and reinforced the hinges:



Done for today
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