I wanted to have a generic surface for mounting various switches and different permutations of gauges and data loggers, so I built a dashboard by shaping it from a flat sheet of aluminum. I thought it would only take a day, but it took a bit longer. Given that this is only my second attempt at metal shaping, the result is surprisingly good and it ways next to nothing. Take a flat sheet of aluminum and start pounding the crap out of it until its the right shape… (I may be oversimplifying a bit here) then weld the corners.
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Fabricating Lower Suspension Clevis Spacers & Washers
Need some spacers to keep the clevises from interfering with some of the frame tubes. Also, custom load-spreading washers that my FEA says are important: