Saturday, September 19, 2009

Progress At Last - Lower Battery Tray

Buoyed by the completion of my new bending brake, it was time to tackle the big kahuna:  the Lower Battery Tray. 

Back to the plasma cutter I went

I crossed my fingers and held my breath as I loaded the swiss-cheese like sheet into the brake.

The first bend was one of the two longest ones - could the brake handle a 12 inch long bend? 
It held up like a champ, but the leverage required for the bend almost flipped my work bench over.

The icing on the cake?  The tray actually fits!
Of course this piece is only half of the lower tray.  A vertical piece will join the front of this piece to the frame, but that should be a piece of cake. Right?

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