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Old 04-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #1091
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:47 PM   #1092
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Thanks guys.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #1093
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:39 PM   #1094
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:10 AM   #1095
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Did some more work on the front piece and can see how much it has come down. Sitting pretty flat now when before it was 30mm-1 3/16" up in the middle.


Just drops into the gutter now.


Close up of the centre bead I hammered in by hand.


Now to join the front and sides. Need to stretch and reduce the radius slightly at the ends to raise it so it doesn't dip in the middle.


Still has the wedge shape to it even after I have reduced the front by 25mm-1" and the rear by 40mm-1.5".


Just need to weld the front corners up and do the final shaping and planishing before the centre goes on.
Not sure if to fully spot weld the perimeter on before welding the centre infill panel in, or just heavily clamp it and weld it there so it can be taken down to dress the welds afterwards? Don't want it to change shape at all where it fits into the gutter after all this work is my main concern.
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:51 AM   #1096
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I would think spot welding it in before would be beneficial to helping it keep its shape.
And as always looking great Marcus!!
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:37 PM   #1097
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looks great Marcus
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:33 AM   #1098
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Many thanks.
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:04 AM   #1099
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Woo hoo. First time to see what it looks like with the infill panel that was wheeled up at the metal meet 18 months ago. Fits way better than expected! Thanks again to Nigel being at the other end of the sheet while wheeling it all day and the guidance of Peter Tommasini.


I like the look across the back as well.


Will have to reshape along here to get it to fit a bit better.


Along the front it is looking quite good. Just in the middle though you might be able to see that it dips down. I will put more curve in the front piece to make it blend.


Flows a lot better now. Did it all by hand with a dolly with more crown and a flat faced hammer and a flipper.


The back is looking like it is nearly there as well.


Just the weight of a dolly gets the roof panel to sit down and a single finger pressure can lift it from underneath.


Shaping up to be alright.


Think I am ready to scribe around the edge to cut the overlap off ready for a butt join.


I have come up with this to support the infill panel once the perimeter roof is cut to size so it doesn't just fall through!


I measured the difference between the stock and this new roof and it is 38mm-1.5" lower overall. It has taken the baseball cap look out of it.
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:36 AM   #1100
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Wow that really came out great.
Getting closer all the time.
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