I haven't had ANY time to work on my pit leading up to the holidays but I got a little time to fiddle around with it today. I mounted on the handles and I started Working on some better hinges. The set that was on there was royally pissing me off in terms of door alignment. They were too thin for the heavy door, so I'm beefing them up a bit.
Here's the handles:
and here's the basic design of the new hinges. Just have to cut, bend & weld tomorrow or thursday.
Here's the current resting position:
And on a side note my wonderful wife gave me a farkin cool, spankin new auto darkening welding helmet for Christmas and it works like a dream! "Night & Day" if you will...
Well that's it for now. I'll more than likely have some more to show Thursday night. Planning on getting a bit of steel too!
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!