As I showed in yesterday's installment, I had to trim back the support Ts in order to allow the support arms to swing freely. It took a while to get the measurements for the cuts, but I came up with good dimensions for the cut.
Here's how it looks:
The way the end looks now:
The new gap to allow the swing:
The gap is 1/4" and the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle that I trimmed off is 3/4". It's just enough and doesn't even look too bad.
The other issue I am running into is a bit of galling near the 2" tube:
The type of aluminum selected for this piece is prone to this, but I'm taking care of the issue by smoothing everything out and will apply some light grease after everything is assembled.
Tomorrow's task will be trimming up the other side to allow the support arms to swing 180*. Basically I'll be doing the same thing as the other side: