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Old October 5th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #37
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Default Re: Fat Chicks n' Mopeds

The Bracket from Hell

We finally came up with a way to incorporate the cool plate for the front end using the original VW latching system, so we started to weld on a backing plate to re-enforce the latching pin.


The backing plate is tacked in to place on the plate.


Then we started to Cleco the plate system on the hood.


Welding the plate into place on the hood.


The plate looks pretty good and re-enforces the front end of the hood, again a lot of work for something that will probably never be seen or noticed, but we know it's there.


Now we can nutsert the latching pin into place.


The hood is set with the latching pin in place.


Now we focused our attention to the bracket for the latch. I'm not going to go in to detail about the first bracket we made but lets just say we spent two days making it and about 5 minutes to cut it apart and make the bracket we should have made to begin with, that's what happens building Kustom Cars. So we took all of the pieces of the original bracket and welded together 5 pieces of metal to make the Bracket From Hell.


Here is the bracket all welded together.


Here it is with the welds all ground down.


The original latch set inside the bracket.


Here it is bolted to the beam.


You can see the angle set into the bracket so that the pin latched in the receiver.


There is a lot going on inside the front end of this car...


Until the next time...
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