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Old 04-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #27
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Location: Netherlands, Europe
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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
1300cc 217Nm/207Hp NOS-injected VMax (1985), 500 cc 1950 BSA chopper (1983) in pieces, 750 cc CB750 chopper (1990), 300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack, 900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack (1976) summerhack, 1100 cc BMW R1100GS (1997) daily driver.

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