(4 days until the 2012 WHPSC)
Dad wasn't crazy about the idea of me strapping the body panels together from the inside with industrial hook-and-loop (A.K.A. "Velcro") because I wouldn't be able to unstrap the body if I was knocked out due to a crash. So Dad and Doug installed six Dzus fasteners (pronounced "zeus") to secure the top to the bottom from the *outside*.
Closeup of one of the Dzus fasteners.
Making chips at the mill again - this is the revised fork stanchion
Checking the fit of the revised fork stanchion
Pat made this sweet little dropout
Back to my industrial-strength fork fixture for some welding
Closeup of the crown end
Closeup of Pat's dropout
Yeah, Baby! No leg clearance problems here!
Out of the fixture
Here's the old stanchion placed against revised fork to show how much more clearance I gained. My knee hit right in the upper bent portion of the original tube.
Pat sneaked a picture of me welding the disc brake tab to the new stanchion
Revision One complete!
Pat shines his flashlight to help my dad stripe the body