Tonight I spent about 3 hours working on the rollbar. It’s a very tedious job and requires a lot of precision.
I began by placeing the plate I made last week onto the two rear channels. After measuring and checking the width of the rollbar I drilled the plate to the channels and clecoed it in place. I then placed the lower strip into the channel. I measured the rivet holes and used my center punch to mark the points. The holes are 1.5″ apart and 1/4″ away from the edge of the channel.
This is the first half of the lower strip drilled and clecoed. It doesn’t look like much, but this alone took me about 45 minutes.
Where’s the inside of the strip.
I managed to finish both sides of the strip and everything measured up perfectly! I then proceeded to do the top strip. It’s the same process. I then took out the other half of the rollbar and placed that on the strips and clamped them in place. I’m using blocks of wood to keep it off the table, but I’m not happy with the potential for it to twist. I’m going to figure out a better way to do it.