Battery Box Harness


This part actually has 6 components, as noted by the separate colors.
Below: That does not count the pieces of .125 rod (2 of 4 shown)  used to hold the parts in alignment during assembly.
Right: You'll also need SciGrip #3 and a needle applicator. I use an eyedropper to fill the applicator. The wrench is used to make sure the cap is closed tightly!

After drilling out the holes, join the swivel part to the body, using two pieces of .125 styrene rod.
Not Shown: the holes in the parts are located assymetrically so there's only one way to put the parts together.

You will need a piece of metal that's deeper than the slot in order to be able to clamp the parts together tightly.
DO NOT USE A PIECE OF STYRENE.
A stray drop of cement can glue it in place!

Right: you need to make sure that the swivel part is in full contact with the body at the edges marked by the V. Once the clamp is tight enough apply a small amount of #3 to the joint on all edges. Remember this isn't a structural part, You only need enough to hold the parts together!

Repeat the process for the long tail part

Left and Above: You'll need a long bar clamp to hold the parts together.
Left: The final step is to cut a piece of the .156 styrene rod that serves as the  shaft of the Swivel. Cut it slightly longer than .5 in and then sand the ends to the correct length. 
Above: Finished Harness in place.
Left: You may have noticed, I didn't glue the final part of the Harness onto the long tail. That's because the harness is slightly shorter than the opening in the Battery Box (see the gap at the V). You need to make sure the swivel is tightly against the top edge of the Battery Box. My suggestion is to use a small amount of Silicon RVT type of cement in the gap, and at the top, to hold it in place and then cover the gap by sliding the final piece of the assembly tight against the bottom of the opening.

Naturally, you are free to choose your own assembly method
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