Due to the lack of good functioning brakes, most HUS-SKIs have the front tin smashed and the two support elements underneath are usually missing or cracked or bent(usually all of the above but in reverse order.) The understructure on this 400 is perfect despite a bent of front tin section. I am posting these photos for those who need to see how these parts are supposed to be.
400 front close-up.JPG (38.34 KiB) Viewed 3623 times
400front close-up #2.JPG (39.72 KiB) Viewed 3623 times
I fitted the front tin section then located where the chain guard side will be attached to this tin. This should be done before you weld the tin in place because there is not enough room to drill the holes in the proper place if you try to do this after welding the tin in place. Take note of the short piece of angle iron on the chain guard side. This is where the spring for the brake actuating lever is attached.
chain guard placement.JPG (28.69 KiB) Viewed 3622 times
The hood for this 400 was found on a 444. Unfortunately, one of the previous owners did some cutting and welding to modify it for his machine. I will have to reverse all his efforts. The removal of the metal blocking the clutch hole will be easy. The right side was cut away and dented so this will have tobe fixed. I cut a piece large enough to fill in the side and remove the dents at the same time. Clamping it in place then cutting around it , using the piece as a guide, ensures a good fit.
repair need to hood.JPG (29.29 KiB) Viewed 3603 times
new piece clamped in place.JPG (30.07 KiB) Viewed 3603 times
new piece fitted.JPG (29.67 KiB) Viewed 3603 times
When all the parts are repaired I put the machine together to make sure 1- all the parts are there (including all necessary bolts, nuts, washers) and 2- they fit! I have one more thing to correct on this machine. Someone with sharp eyes should be able to see what part doesn't belong to a 400???