12 December 2009
|Installing tank ribs into skin (Full size)|
Putting in the tank ribs. I clamp steel bars to each side of rib. Then put a 2x4 across two of the ribs, and squeeze the rib down with bar clamps. This takes a lot of force to get everything in the right spot
|Support bars clamped (Full size)|
Here is the steel bars
|Pushing rib into place (Full size)|
And here are the bar clamps doing their thing.
|Drilling T-912 brackets to baffle (Full size)|
I didn't take a picture, but I drilled the T-911 stiffeners to the skin, then removed them. Next is place the T-912 brackets into place and drill them to the baffle. Takes a lot of looking at the plans and the pieces to make sure they are all the right way.
|Baffle on tank assembly (Full size)|
Installed baffle into tank
|Installing T-912 brackets to baffle (Full size)|
The T-912 brackets are riveted to the baffle temporarily. Here they are in place
|Tank on spar (Full size)|
Now I put the tank assembly onto the spar, and cleco into place
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