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Offline Raymonty

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Simple Scratch built sidecover
« on: July 30, 2015, 02:22:36 pm »
Needed something to cover the wires and visible guts on the left side of my 76' 750k, but I didn't want to go for the original style side cover, and wanted it to match the bare bones look i'm trying to keep. The right side cover is gone as well with just the bare oil tank showing, so wanted to kind of match the contours as well. Came up with the following simple design made from an old perforated metal shelf. Only tools are a body grinder with a cut off wheel to cut out the shelf, scissors for the template, mallet for the "tuning" and some acres and clamp to hold things in place while shaping. Some black lacquer and stainless steel bolts to finish it off. And in case you are curious, 8 is my wife's favourite #.
Think it turned out pretty good for my first fabrication attempt
« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 02:29:31 pm by Raymonty »
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Offline Jore

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Re: Simple Scratch built sidecover
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 09:52:27 pm »
that's a pretty simple and elegant solution
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Re: Simple Scratch built sidecover
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 04:17:48 am »
Pretty cool
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Re: Simple Scratch built sidecover
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 06:36:21 am »
Not bad!  Good use of recovered materials.  Also, nice hammer :)

Me personally I would have left a bit more gap between the frame rails and the cover, but that's just a styling choice. 

What else do you have planned?

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Re: Simple Scratch built sidecover
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 09:33:51 am »
That's bad ass! I gotta figure out what to do for 3 side covers, the one 400f that had both lost one in a rush hour diamond lane, I felt it wiggling out fast and reached for it just missed it. Up against the center wall, fwy 118 crossing the 405. I could've went out at midnight to see about picking it up, but let it go, those freeways crazy. The 8 is cool.

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Re: Simple Scratch built sidecover
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 12:39:52 pm »
The perforated metal is much easier to shrink or stretch than a solid piece..
 Good choice for a nice quick project..
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