Got some more work done over the holiday weekend.
I got back to work on the doors. I wanted to have them have a spring loaded latch that could held the doors closed, but also be able to be manually opened to show the interior off. A few other builders have done something similar so I'm not reinventing the wheel here. But I drew out what I thought would work best and got to it. I machined the levers on the mill. I basically carved out a shape, drilled the holes, then parted off two of the same thickness.
The inner door box was built up from styrene, then I laid out the parts and figured out where to mount everything. It took a few tries to get the leverage right, but now they work pretty smooth. The springs were the hardest part since I couldn't find anything suitable. Eventually I stumbled on to some left over airbrush trigger springs that worked perfectly. I need to bolt it together more permanently then I can finish off the inner door skins.
In its relaxed state, the lever leans forward and the door pin is back locking the door in place....
Then push the lever back, and it pulls the door pin forward out of the way releasing the door.
On the back edge of the door opening I added a jamb, and drilled (several) holes until I got it right! But the extra is easily filled.
I've also been working on tightening up the door gaps. The back is looking pretty good. I'll worry about the front once I get further along and have the engine in there to judge off of.
Thanks for looking!
ClayKMember Since 12 Mar 2012
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