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1929 Ford Coupe Sheetmetal Work

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flop, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Fine work you are doing there!
    I just bought a '29, so it is nice to see the whole subrail structure
    so I know what i'll be digging into.
    Is that seat pan from Mac's?
     
  2. chopt top kid
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    You thinkin' about repoppin' these??? You'ld prolly make a fortune??? I'll take two!!!

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    As for those sorry fittin' patch panels??? That would be "Job Security"...Keep up the Good Work!!!
     
  3. rattlekan
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    what grit of disk or paper do you use when your done welding to finish it off so nice thanks
     
  4. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks greaser!

    yes they are titus.. thanks man!

    flowmeister i think its from macs hey are all the same panels at the distributers.


    chop top ...doubtful . i think i made that in about 20 mins .

    rattlekan . i use 80 grit


    heres the last major patch put in Mile's coupe

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    all welded up and ground down but only half finished
     
  5. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    some of the last work in the old shop . moving soon to a new shop!

    bunch of progress

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    passenger side finished ! pinholes in door and the under side of the panel in front of the door repaired . wheel well a quarter patch a corner patch and cowl patch !

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  6. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome work FLOP!!! Ready for that pro-bono 32 project ;)
     
  7. baspinall
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    Nice! Can't wait to see the rest.
     
  8. Flop
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    let me know jeffery ! lets work a deal out on it!!

    thanks baspinall! send me those pics to the email i gave ya !

    some decklid rot

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    patch in!

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    all tied together

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    extra nail holes everywhere!!

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    alll cleaned up . holes filled

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012
  9. Looks great, Tom. Still looking forward to seeing this one finished! ;):D
     
  10. Flop
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    all finished up!

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    and the underside

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  11. Looks great man!
     
  12. Great work Flop!!
     
  13. richie rebel
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    hey flop,where you moving to???.....richie....
     
  14. Flop
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    thanks flowmeister!!

    k13 thanks man!! hows your truck coming?

    richie im moving up to bloomfield !

    though this was a funny picture

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  15. Looking at your work is always a humbling experience for me. Everything you do is awsome! Todd
     
  16. Chemin
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    Wow, top notch work.
     
  17. I was thinking the same thing, you should sell your own line of patch panels. But as was mentioned, those cars from that era varied, and I believe were even stamped by several different manufacturers. Even if you made a perfect patch to fit the car in your shop, there's no guarantee it would fit every Model A out there.

    As far as the quality of re-pop panels, I have been out to Howell's sheetmetal(they make some of the panels Mac's sells). I got some patches for my Model T. I toured the shop, and asked why I didn't see a huge press for stamping parts. He showed me the cardboard patterns they keep on hand; they use a wheel/bead roller/hammers etc. and make them to order. This is not the only way patches are made(Howell's even sells certain other patches that aren't made by themselves)but I wouldn't be suprised if some other companies do it that way as well.
     
  18. Gremlinguy
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    Flop... Awesome work. I love your step by steps. You really can learn reading your posts.
     
  19. JoRodder
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    from Belgium

    Great work! Lots of inspiration here!
     
  20. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    sorry for the late replys .

    thank you tugmaster!!

    thanks chemin !!

    Richard D i would like to do that but i constantly mess with my panels when they are on the car ! i think people would think they are going to magically fit perfectly with out a little work !!.

    thanks gremlin!

    thanks Jo
     

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