The Jalopy Journal
After enlarging the photo, the name on the door looks to be Bill Shipman? Has Doug given you any info?
I've never seen the car. Who built it?
I know about the risk. I'm keeping it safe.
Ryan, I appreciate that. I'll have a look at your website. I may need your services at some point.
I'm almost embarrassed to show any of the tooling. It's pretty simple stuff. For the aluminum fender, I just made fiberglass and bondo male dies...
No. It's just a simple trim press.
It measures 36"x48" between posts. It's very well built, but it's only 30 ton. I've seen the same brand, same dimensions rated at 100 ton,...
I'm completely new to stamping sheet metal and yes, I have found there to be quite a learning curve, not only in how the metal will react, but in...
I had a chance to look Jimmy's truck over today during the Frog Follies. As a fellow sheet metal shaper, I can appreciate the time and effort he...
Yes, it's 3003
I always use fiberglass reinforced filler on areas that will double as a hammerform, or where I feel added strength is...
This is an aluminum '63 Pontiac Tempest fender. I am building the complete front end.
Thanks for the heads up.
It may come to that!
I've searched the internet the past two nights and have not found anything but fiberglass. Even used steel fenders are hard to find.
Anyone know if NEW steel rear fenders are available for 41-46 Chevy pickups??
That's correct Joe.
I'm currently building an aluminum front end for a '62 as well. This one will go on one of the very rare (less than 20?)...
Here's a couple recent projects. Willys deck lid.
And a Willys gasser rear fender.
Got a ways to go on that missing coupe body,...
Go for it Shane. You got those tools, show us what you can do with them.
If there's enough interest, I would start making these panels. I would need patterns. This could be either an original part or a good...
Not a problem, Tim. I'm not in a huge hurry. It's 3 phase so I have to come up with a phase converter before we can get it under power anyway....
You ain't doing anything! Come over here, I've got a job for ya!!
You aren't going to believe it, but all you guys needling me about not...
What you're referring to as "aluminum killed" is actually drawing quality steel.
The drawing quality steels are more refined, so to speak. They...
A simple wireform will give you a good 3D visual to prove the shape you want. I use 1/4" hot rolled rod to do this.
Not my work, but an...
Q1- No more effort required to wheel 16ga as opposed to 20, but it will take a bit more effort to get the panel into the correct...
Thanks for the compliments.
You're a natural. If everyone caught on as easily as you, we'd all be metalshapers.
YA DID GOOD!!
I posted a picture of this one on the HAMB several months ago.
Scratch built '40 Willys nose. 19ga steel
Recently finished this '33...
Awesome job on your Willys! I build steel replacement panels for '37-'42 Willys and know the amount of work you have put into this project....
Welcome aboard from Robinson, IL.
Coachbuilder - custom sheetmetal shaper.
I've found a niche market building '37-'42 Willys sheetmetal replacement panels.
This ugly ol' boy is...
is this it?
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