I aligned everything up for the adjuster and anvil and tacked it all in position. Apart from me moving the anvil 2mm too far forward it's all spot on. I was so excited and relieved at the same time. I'll move the anvil plate back 2mm and weld her up. Do people normally countersink the 4 screwheads on the anvil holder into the anvil mounting base or leave as is?
Unfortunately no playing in the workshop for over a week as one of my oldest friends from Oz, his wife and 5 kids will be staying and I have to take them snowboarding and to see the Lock Ness Monster. So it's nae all bad...
My mate and his family were in Edinburgh last night so I snuck over to the workshop for a bit, welded the adjuster area of the frame and adjuster mounting plate and then ground it nicely. I just need to weld the anvil mounting area, prep the frame for powder coating and that's her done, but I won't be on the workshop for the next two weeks unfortunately as I'm away for the MPH Motor Panels course and then down in England for work.
Finally got back to the workshop today and have finished all the welding and just prepping to paint her. I was going to get her powder coated but need to save some cash so will be just getting a lick of paint instead. Will post pics when I get home tonight.
It's very good stuff, once it fully hardens/cures, but just be steady with it until it does. That can take a good couple of weeks or more, if you just let it air dry. Heat and good ventilation speed it up somewhat. I've found that once you can't actually smell the paint as such any more, it's about as tough as it's going to be.
That framework looks lovely, btw. You should be well impressed with your handywork there.
Patience definitely helps with the stuff. I just leave my bits to sit to one side for a week or two, depending on the weather. The other beauty of that paint though is that it touches up extremely well, especially if you've applied it straight to bare metal instead of using primer. I find using a really soft natural bristle artists brush for touching up works best. The paint flows well, so once you touch up, if needed, you're hard pushed to tell where the touched up spot is.