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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post




    Looks like a mighty fun time there, I miss going to shows for fun, its hard to find the time anymore... If you're ever in the Knoxville area again I'd recommend going a little further southeast into the smokeys / Nantahala National forest... It's high on my short list of places for my next move.. Whiteside mountain is a great area to explore and trails are fairly easy for all ages

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    Last year we drove through the Smokey Mountains on the way from Helen GA to Pigeon Forge. Beautiful scenery.

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    More progress on our console, with the new hinges we got for the console lid being such an afterthought, the room provided in our void openings was going to drag the sides of the angle bracket once upholstery was wrapped inside the slot.



    Better to make changes (and weld) before the upholstery goes on. So we made some new rear corners that bump us out slightly more than a 16th and use a slightly larger inside radius for a bit extra strength.









    This is much better clearance than we had before, one more corner to go and we can fit up the lid.

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    More progress on the console, the rear corner is opened up for hinge clearance..







    8-32 machine screws cut off and sharpened to serve as spotters for our hardware location in the lid..



    8-32 rivet nuts installed in our match drilled holes for attaching the lid to the hinges..







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    So helpful to see "how you designed it" and the improvement tweaks you make to your stuff. I will soon be crossing that same bridge (fab up a very custom center console) for my 57 Nomad. After seeing yours, I think I want to build it out to steel also. Good work Robert (and team)!
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    Thanks!


    My wife's cousin JB, who works at Interiors by Shannon, contacted me the other day about making him a dimpling punch and die for installing door panel fasteners..







    There's always room for improvement, so I thought I'd add a flat to one side of the lower die so it could be clamped in a vise for more stability. A short piece of V-block was installed in the Aloris tool holder and viola! We have a Southbend Milling Machine!







    The alignment pin was added to the bottom die to help keep the panel aligned during the punching process, a 1/4" hole will be added to the panel where fasteners are needed.





    Installing into the vise...





    Our .06 aluminum test panel...










    ….that should work...
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    That looks great Robert. I wish I'd thought about dimpling my door and rear side panels like that instead of retaining the clips the way I did them.
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    I'm not a fan of that style fastener, as they tend to either get one leg folded flat or eventually broken off. I think this is to prevent the inside part from showing through the material like it tends to do a few years down the road..
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