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We had 2 hind beams in stock which have been buried under other components for a long time. It was time to get them out and work out which was the best one. The hind beam will need to go for Non Destructive testing as we have no paperwork for it.
17 August 2020 - Testing of the fabrication process is complete and the components have been moved to the machine shop.
The fitting of the frame extensions has commenced. Sections of angle iron have been welded to the top and bottom of the frame extensions to preserve alignment. The screw jack pillars are to ensure that the lower face of the extensions is set to the correct relative height to the bottom of the main frames.
The length of the frames is becoming more evident. The screw jack with the measuring pole has been set so that it is the same height as the bottom of the main frames. This is the key dimension to ensure that the rear of the frame extensions is set to the right height.
A side on view of the assembly. You can see the datum point marked by a dowel in the hole. The frame extension assembly has ben pivoted around this point to set the correct height at the rear of the frame extensions.
Bob from CTL Seal is reaming the holes for the fitted bolts that will secure the assembly.