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« Reply #960 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 11:22am »
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Thanks for the update Ray, it looks great!
 
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« Reply #961 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:28pm »
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Thank you Henry.  It's so nice to have this web site to keep each other up to date on our projects, and share ideas. Ray III

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« Reply #962 on: Sep 24th, 2011, 9:08pm »
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That lid is looking good Ray.

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« Reply #963 on: Sep 25th, 2011, 10:21am »
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Thnx Bobby.   I hope to finish it today,  I need to weld the hinges  and it will be ready to take it to the sheet metal shop  on monday. RayIII

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« Reply #964 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:47am »
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I finished welding the neck to the base on saturday, then ground a radius into the weld. To give it the appearance of a casting.  I then used a sanding disc on my 4" grinder to polish it . This really cleaned it up nicely. I then made 4  hinges for the lid.   Sunday I welded them on.  I could not drill the inner 2 hinges , so only the outer  2 are bolted .  I had to grind the hinges  a little once they were on so the lid would open all of the way.  I will take this to the sheet metal shop on monday so they can get started on the stainless water tank. The neck on that tank will come up into this  neck.  first pic is showing the weld all the way around befor I started to grind the radius. Ray III

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« Reply #965 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:51am »
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pic shows grinding the radius. Ray III

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« Reply #966 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:53am »
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pic shows radius after  sanding disc was used. Ray III

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« Reply #967 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:55am »
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test fit of the hinge pieces. Ray III

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« Reply #968 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:57am »
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hinges tacked on. Ray III

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« Reply #969 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 1:58am »
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hinges welded on, had to grind the hinge, so  the lid would clear and open all the way. Learn as you go. Ray III

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« Reply #970 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 2:00am »
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the  lid open and working good. Ray III

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« Reply #971 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 2:02am »
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pic of side view . Ray III

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« Reply #972 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 2:04am »
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close up of side view. Ray III

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another open view. Ray III

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« Reply #974 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 2:07am »
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pic of back view. Ray III

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« Reply #975 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 2:09am »
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the last pic for tonight is back view with lid open, now that this is done , I can get back to the side sheets . I hope to have all of the side sheets welded to the deck in the next day or so. Ray III

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« Reply #976 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 8:45am »
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Ray,
 
Looking great!  Does this mean the official retirement of the famous tengola?  Best of luck finishing it up prior to your next planned trip.  Keep us posted on your progress.
 
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« Reply #977 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 11:14am »
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  Don thanks, yes I believe the tendgola is heading for  storage, until someone needs to borrow it.    It's going to be a squeaker , but I think I can have it functional by the next outing.   I will keep the pics coming. Ray III

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« Reply #978 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 11:38am »
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Give a creative man a welder and an eraser, and the world is his oyster. Very nice, Ray, from concept through execution.
 
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« Reply #979 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 9:41pm »
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Ray
Maybe Duncan can borrow the "tengola" for the A for a year or so


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