At this point I had pressed a whole stack of "bathtubs",
half of them would become the front sides and the other half the
back sides of the shields. The front sides have a flap that will
be folded around the rear sides. Each bathtub will become either
2 frontsides or 2 rearsides.
After cutting the first stack of bathtubs in half
I had 28 frontsides, on each of them I riveted a pin (which will
fit in the lower shield) In the meantime Aad was welding the backsides
and cleaning up the welds on the outside.
I started with grinding the welds on the insides but soon found
that I needed a tool to hold the part while reaming the hole and
grinding the welds, so I fabricated a simple clamp which made
the job a lot easier.
After the welds had been cleaned up I riveted 2 pins in each
backside. Almost ready!
Next step was to fold the edge of the front shield around the
edge of the back shield, this proved to be the biggest challenge
and took a few tries, more about that next time!