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8683jb

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Fuel line covers finished
« on: February 14, 2020, 12:42:54 PM »
I finally made up my fuel line covers using material from a scrap fuel tank cover which was too far gone to save. It can live on in various other forms of half-track parts! I made a paperboard template, cut & finished and laid out the metal and then had a local fabrication shop bend them up on their press brake.









I’d like to offer this tip to anyone else who may need to scratch-build something similar:
Make your template out of something which if you screw it up, it can actually be a positive thing, necessitating getting more of the same “template material”.



You’re welcome.

Jon
« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 08:26:35 PM by 8683jb »
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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 09:05:37 PM »
They look great Jon.  When you get more "template material" for other projects, I'll take the contents off your hands!  Great tip!

-Tom
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  SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
  MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106
1944 Schelm Bros. M10 Ammunition Trailer
  SERIAL NUMBER 16959
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8683jb

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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 09:00:47 AM »
They look great Jon.  When you get more "template material" for other projects, I'll take the contents off your hands!  Great tip!

-Tom

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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 11:32:14 AM »
Nice work, great job finding the template material, and the covers ;D.

Gary

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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 06:33:51 PM »
Awesome job!  I have too much template material laying around, is that a problem?

Corey
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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 08:20:01 PM »
...I have too much template material laying around, is that a problem?

Corey

Well you sure don't want to run out!
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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 07:50:26 AM »
Working on the halftracks is no easy task. You must stay relaxed and well hydrated.

Gary

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Re: Fuel line covers finished
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 09:13:07 AM »
Working on the halftracks is no easy task. You must stay relaxed and well hydrated.

Gary

This is good, sage advice and we would all do well to remember it.
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