Bendix FM Radio Fabrication....

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Bendix FM Radio Fabrication....

Post by 59lincolnrag » Sun 3. Oct 2010, 14:03

Bendix FM Radio Fabrication....Playing around with Reverse Engineering with various MEL items ...
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Here is the Aluminum FM chassis in auto-cad. Its a three part piece and has two steel pedestals to mount it to the transmission hump.
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The right and left Pedestals fresh off the break press.....
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This picture shows the leading edge or the front
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This unit is actually made from Aluminum. I only have pre-paint Black and white 20 gauge steel so I set up the Turret.and banged some out.
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The next operation is to make the "step" on the front a back edge. This will allow the front and back end plates to interlock with the chassis. This is the wrong side ...just a practice piece...
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Ok that looks better....I'll do a practice run making the bends .......
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OK this is the final design on the flat......
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...............with louvers punched.
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Cad Dwg's
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Finished housings Pre-paint steel......
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Pedestals attached .....
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Side view......

Special Thanks goes out to my friend Walter Who supplied me with a sample FM Radio.
Thanks to Frank my in-house designer.
Also My Special friend Scott (sbakar) from California who supplied the sample pedestal.
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Re: Bendix FM Radio Fabrication....

Post by sidesho_bob1961 » Sun 3. Oct 2010, 16:47

Are you by chance planning on selling these to the general public?? Thanks, Bob

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