Hi, i've finally started work on the frame & sides of my HIC. I've had the front panel sitting around for years, but never got round to it. I've got a couple of questions i'm hoping someone can help me with.
I've got the blueprints from the HIC group, & am about ready to cut out the holes for the side panels. I've got the long edges of each side panel marked out, with the appropriate rounded corners, but i can't work out what shape the short sides of each hole is meant to be. In the pictures i've seen and on the blueprints, it seems to be slightly curved, but i can't find out how much of a curve it's meant to be. i don't want to get it wrong so that when i eventually get side panels they don't fit properley. Anyone know what shape they should be?
Can anyone suggest somewhere/someone I can get some side panels from? Having not bought anything from anyone on RPF before i'm not sure of reputation & quality. Also, what sort of price is reasonable for a set of side panels, possibly with greeblies etc. I'd rather not have to do too much work to clean up rough castings, but also don't really have a lot of money so can't go crazy.
Lastly, I got the front panel cheap as it was slightly warped. It's apparently 'cold-cast' aluminium. The edges of the panel are all flat & straight, but the flat strip, round the edges, bows upwards a bit towards the middle of the casting. I suppose i can live with it if i have to, but wonder if anyone has any suggestions. Can this stuff be heated up with a heat gun & straightened out?
Any help or suggestions anyone can give are really appreciated.