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Finally!...moving on...
the Hitch hook is sorted!

Almost twice the size, and redesigned shape.
Assembly of the main hook, is a boxed construction now...
but with the side panels thickened up to create a small step to edge glue the central/outer strip.
Some pre-shaping is required, but once you get that done, it falls into place quite easily.

I glued one side first, and then easily fitted the opposite side.

The swiveling locking bar, above the hook, I deliberated shortened, so that it would not interfere with the Trailer hitch.
I think its too small to create an actual swivel bar, so shortening it was the best option.

The 3 upper parts are laminated and then grouped/glued together.
Only 1mm for each part...but this area does require careful cutting and edge colouring.
Just too small for an edge strip in my opinion.

I also double layered the mounting plate and changed its design a little.

Much improved...I am much happier with this design!

My edge colouring is really poor...I tried a new ink marker that looks good going on...but later goes very brilliant green
It especially showed in the photography...so I admit, I shopped out the colour a bit.

Now I can refocus on the drivetrain!





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Very nice looking hitch!
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That's a lot of design for a small part 🙀 Great attention to detail.
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An elegant solution.

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That's a lot of design for a small part 🙀 Great attention to detail.

haha thats exactly what I was thinking!

here I am trying to dumb this thing down, and yet, I keep making things more complicated! lol

actually, its extra parts (just for the Hitch) but it all went together simply and quickly.
only thing that took any time was assembling the hook itself, and even that wasn't difficult.

I guess some things will require a more complicated approach if they are to look right.
This hitch is far from a perfect match to the real thing, but it should function.
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