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Repairs, Maintenance & Upgrades => Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs => Topic started by: ummagumma on August 22, 2020, 07:28:36 AM

Title: need back corner pieces for a MK1 stage...
Post by: ummagumma on August 22, 2020, 07:28:36 AM
 I want to add metal support pieces to the 2 back corners on a MK1 that do not have any metal pieces on them...

 the back of the bottom half, that sits under the top. they have to just wrap around, with no lip, I believe?

 does anyone know where I can find something like this?

 thanks!

 *edit* reason is: I leave the lid up vertical, against a wall, and the weight is starting to pull at the corner seams of the bottom cab. But if those corners had support, it would be fine



Title: Re: need back corner pieces for a MK1 stage...
Post by: ummagumma on August 22, 2020, 04:17:34 PM

 actually it may be wise to add a 3rd hinge too, in the middle
Title: Re: need back corner pieces for a MK1 stage...
Post by: sean on August 22, 2020, 06:52:44 PM

The back corners should already be supported by the wooden block on the inside of the corners.  You shouldn't need a metal bracket in there, but if you have already broken the joint enough to notice the separation, you will have to put a metal bracket in there and hope for the best.

If it falls apart, you get to repair and retolex.

You might be able to get a metal bracket inside that corner just above the wooden block.  Looks to me (on my 1979 Mark I) that a little 2" corner bracket will sit in there without protruding up above the sloped sides.  I would try a 3" bracket too, but you might have to grind down the top edge of the bracket to keep it out of sight.

(https://www.mcmaster.com/mvA/Contents/gfx/ImageCache/155/1556a54c1-1571328759-p9@1x_637069075791253390.png)

https://www.mcmaster.com/1556A54/
https://www.mcmaster.com/1556A36/
Stainless Steel!  - https://www.mcmaster.com/19155A38/
No.  Get this:  https://www.mcmaster.com/15655A71/

Who knew that they make something like this?  https://www.mcmaster.com/15655A31/

(https://www.mcmaster.com/mvA/Contents/gfx/ImageCache/156/15655a31c1-1571340940-p9@1x_637069197722123435.png)

Sean
Title: Re: need back corner pieces for a MK1 stage...
Post by: ummagumma on August 27, 2020, 05:55:28 PM

 hey that is a great idea! I never thought of supporting it from the inside

 thank you!