They say that perfection is the enemy of good enough. I'm not a perfectionist, I can't be. But good enough isn't always good enough. What happens, is that I have an idea, then a little voice in my head will shut down my motivation and stop me from doing anything. What's really happening is that I know my initial idea isn't up to par with my vision. So, basically I will keep screwing around and circling the project until the better idea shows up.
Sometimes, this habit just makes me stressed out, and ultimately late. Other times, that little voice has stopped me from doing something that wasn't as good as it could be. In this case, something better came along, and I'm digging it. Let's take a look now, at the first stage of mounting my new oil tank into the Organ Donor.
|The oil tank has three mount points. It will tie into the back bone here, and on the cross member under the seat. Drill guides help in these matters. If you ever need to center a hole through tubing, you should make one.|
|Tubes in place for the back bone. These will be welded in, then ground to their final height. I'll give you a little more detail below, as I cut into the cross member.|
|The drill guide is next to the point where I want to drill. I have center punched the location that I want to drill. From here, I can slide the guide over and use the center punch to line up the guide.|
|This is how it works.|
|Sleeves in place.|
|Another view of the sleeves.|
Stay tuned for part two!