Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Front Plates Welded In
A quick session of welding today saw BTW attach the square plates to the front of the frame. Now all four plates are welded into place. Bo has concocted a neat methodology for attaching the rails to the body with a high degree of precision. He's going to fabricate a few little parts tomorrow at work, and bring them over afterwards for the build.
I see now that welding is a lot like machining. In the sense that you are constantly coming up with new and unique ways to solve unique problems. There's never a "one size fits all solution" but are instead a wide range of solutions that can be chosen from, depending on your skill level and the availability of materials and tools.
There's a VERY real chance, barring catastrophe or the unknown, that the stretch will be finished tomorrow.