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Robert E Morey
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:31 am

Hi Mark,
Can you add a few details how you "milled" the rear deck with Router? I am currently stalled with same problem. Removing the rear hull plate to lower it - involves complete disassembly of the hull with welds, RTV sealant etc. I'd like to mill it in situ but didn't think of using the router. Surely you have a guide of some kind for the router to travel on? I don't have to remove any of the fittings luckily as none have been installed -but will have to drill all new holes for exhaust etc.

Lovely details all around. Really enjoying your Tiger project.
Best regards,
Bob

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:16 am

Robert E Morey wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:31 am
Hi Mark,
Can you add a few details how you "milled" the rear deck with Router? I am currently stalled with same problem. Removing the rear hull plate to lower it - involves complete disassembly of the hull with welds, RTV sealant etc. I'd like to mill it in situ but didn't think of using the router. Surely you have a guide of some kind for the router to travel on? I don't have to remove any of the fittings luckily as none have been installed -but will have to drill all new holes for exhaust etc.

Lovely details all around. Really enjoying your Tiger project.
Best regards,
Bob
Hi Robert...I just c clamped some large rectangle alum bar stock I have to form a "table" to run the router on with a straight edge guide to run the router along...took time to set up true but the milling went rather quickly

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:15 am

Rear deck done...went with 3/16" alum plate ..thick enough to drill and tap for sq head bolts used for the grill work
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 am

Decided to remove stock mud flap mounting frames and make scale frames...A&B epoxy putty was used for simulated welds ..tough stuff as I had to beat the old frames off and the welds held up !
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Thanks for the reply Mark. I figured you'd have to make some kind of rails for the router to move on. Take light cuts etc. Your results look good. Your mudflap frames look great. You must have access to CNC?

Also the rear deck support bracket behind the turret (with holes) - is that home made? Mine is steel (Gen 1 Late Tiger 1 kit). I like the looks of the alum bracket and how it supports the deck.
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:02 am

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Been working on rear end..just need to add some weld details then off to paint...A #3 clock key fits the Armortek square head bolts perfectly !
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