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Old 04-07-2012, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!

We made some good progress in the Tinsmith's shop today. During the week Dan took the side pieces in to the machine shop where he works and cut two pieces of steel to use as inner supports, like baffles inside the tank which were tack welded at each corner. Now we have the skeleton of the tank.

I cut two slits at the bottom of each support piece to allow easy flow of fuel from one part of the tank to another.

The top and bottom pieces are 18 gauge steel, a challenge to cut with tin snips, but Dan did it. A metal cutting band saw would work nicely or you could use a saber saw.

Dan started with the top piece at the rear end of the tank where he made a tight bend so the top piece goes under the tail of the tank.
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Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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