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Monday, June 13, 2011

Map Box ?

Working with Initial Panel layouts and I think I am going to be able to go with the Map box option.  This will allow for a spot to put cell phones, car keys, sunglasses and other items from our back pockets that we don't want to mark up the seats..  ;-)   The Map box is quite deep in fact it goes through the sub-panel, so in these pics you can see I modified the sub-panel per the instructions.  It worked out pretty well and this was definitely the time to do this work while everything was removable and accessible.  Going forward this hole will also be an advantage when it comes to riveting the forward top skin on.

Also, if you look closely in the pics you can see I worked through several efforts to make the canopy frame fit more snug.  I ground down the bumps on the flanges of the sub-panel ribs where the top skins meet.  Also, not shown I had to recess the spacer where the goose necks fit, so that the canopy frame will be able to slide all the way forward.

I am also reworking my forward canopy frame rails.   I didn't like the way they fit with the panel, and since I had to cut the right one up for the map box it was  a great opportunity to rework them with new ones..

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