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Old 05-21-2022, 07:03 AM
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Made the rear window frame from 1"x1/8" angle iron, cut outer edge to 11/16" wide. Mounted with weld-on stainless tool box hinges (so they won't rust inside) so it can just slide off. Model A arms and thumbscrews hold it open or closed. The glass will be glued to the frame and I'll make an outer trim from 1x1/4" brass which will glue to the glass.

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How's the head clearance thing vs the window hinge going to play out?
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:50 AM
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Head clearance should be fine, they'll just jab me in the neck
Hmmm, helmet maybe?? It occurred to me that this may be an issue and now that its in, it kinda obvious. I'm thinking on some different way to mount the arms that won't result in brain damage.....
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How about one arm at the middle bottom. Curve the arm a wee bit. This will only affect the grandchildren that have to ride in the middle of the truck every so often.
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How about one arm at the middle bottom. Curve the arm a wee bit. This will only affect the grandchildren that have to ride in the middle of the truck every so often.
Keep up the good work, ZZ.
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Curve the arms a bit...
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Old 05-22-2022, 07:06 PM
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How about one arm at the middle bottom. Curve the arm a wee bit. This will only affect the grandchildren that have to ride in the middle of the truck every so often.
Keep up the good work, ZZ.
Yep, I think you're on the right track, the simple solution is often the best - back to the drawing board.....
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:25 PM
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Fresh from the R&D Department, design #2 for the rear window arm should result in less bodily injuries....



Made the front window frame and mounted it today, no re-do needed on that one, thankfully



Getting tired of welding and grinding, decided to make some sawdust for a while instead, starting on the roof wood...

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