Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More Progress on the Chassis Jig Tables

Colby Whipple (LM's master welder) built and painted four beautiful surface plates for the construction of the Rally Fighter’s chassis jigs. See the April 29th entry for more information about the construction of these multi purpose tables.

Once all the tables were constructed Colby put two coats of paint on the bases of the tables.



After a couple days waiting for paint to dry it was time to flip the tables. This was no easy task considering each of the four tables weigh about 1,500 pounds. We had to use a fork lift and vise grips to flip the tables onto their sides, and then push the tables over. This is illustrated in the following video.



After the tables were flipped we brought them to their somewhat permanent spot in the shop for assembling the Rally Fighter's chassis jigs and eventually other jigs for future vehicles. We placed and silicon glued aluminum panels to the floor surrounding the tables to protect the floor from welding sparks and other debris.




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