Saturday, February 06, 2016

Brake car pt 2

Today's project is to make a mounting platform for all the small parts of the brake system.  On top is a place for the gauges, around the side of the battery is a place for the relay and on off switch.
 First is making a template from cardboard then transferring it to a sheet of steel I had laying around.
Then because I do not have a brake to bend the metal I used my arbor press and heat from a propane torch, and a hammer and an adjustable wrench to bend the part into shape, after cutting it with a hacksaw.
 I also put in slots for holding the tank and the battery in place.  I will have to add L brackets around the battery so it does not shift.
 A poor photo of the backside, or maybe the other side of the shop...

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