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Start the final assembly
 
Here is a look at what you should have at this point.
 
For this step you will need the main frame, fuel tank compartment,
1) 3/16'' firewall center plate and 1) 1/8'' firewall top plate.
 
Start by marking the center of the firewall.
 
Then clamp the fuel tank compartment to the main frame and center it.
 
Then check to make sure the parts are square. If need be you can heat the firewall mounting wire and turn it so that the fuel tank compartment sits square when clamped. 
 
 
 
 
Then mark the wire location on the fuel tank compartment front plate.
 
 
Then mark the 3/16'' firewall center plate to match the marks as shown. 
 
Then align  the marks with the main frame and trace around it as you did before.
 
Then cut the 3/16'' firewall center plate to fit around the wire.
 
   
Test fit the parts together and place the 1/8'' top plate on top.
When the parts are cut and sanded for a good fit you can epoxy the parts together.
Coat the wood parts and wire areas well with epoxy and make sure the fuel tank compartment is square. Then clamp and let set until the epoxy cures.
 
 
 
Once the epoxy cures trim off any excess epoxy and notch the lid for the main frame wire.
 
Your main frame should look like this.
 
 
This will complete this step.
 

 
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If you have questions just ask I am always glad to help when I can.
It will also help me (if you have a problem) to let me know which step your on.
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