December 28, 2015

Mapbox continued..

Category: Instrument panel — Steffen @ 22:04 — Hours: 7.5

I have had some days off during Christmas, most of which has been spent with family. I have managed to put in some hours in the basement as well.

First thing on the list, was to trim the reinforcement angles for the subpanel cutout.
Instrument panel 001 [1600x]

Instrument panel 002 [1600x]

Next I matchdrilled the horizontal angles to the subpanel…
Instrument panel 003 [1600x]

  ..then the vertical ones. These has to be fluted to fit the subpanel bend.
Instrument panel 004 [1600x]

Instrument panel 005 [1600x]

I carefully traced the mapbox position to the instrument panel, then used the Mapbox DJ (template) to drill the attach rivet holes, and the cutout corner holes.
Instrument panel 006 [1600x]

Instrument panel 007 [1600x]

I marked the cutout using the 4 corner holes.
Instrument panel 008 [1600x]

..then made the cut.
Instrument panel 009 [1600x]

Mapbox clecoed in position.
Instrument panel 010 [1600x]

Next was to fit the mapbox door. It gets installed, so the lower edge aligns with the front of the instrument panel in open position, holding the door at 90°…
Instrument panel 011 [1600x]

…like this:
Instrument panel 012 [1600x]

Finally I started deburring and prep’ing, not quite done yet.
Instrument panel 013 [1600x]

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