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Projects 1930 Pontiac 3W rescue. (sheetmetal heavy)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by toreadorxlt, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    Nice work man!
     
  2. Roger53
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    I hope someone disabled PO WELDING MACHINE my god what a mess. keep that big old hunk of I can't weld to show people . YOUR DOIN GOOD!
     
  3. toreadorxlt
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
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    from Nashua, NH

    the panel behind the roof had me stumped for a few days... on my pontiac, i simply tweaked the roof a touch so I could form this in a brake...

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    my car for reference.. I made the roof straight across the rear.


    Well this was already done and welded on, so I had to form this flange somehow... decided to buy a crappy router and try to make a hammerform.
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    Worked great, but I made it about 1/2" too short... so to the scrap bin it goes. I'll redo it this week with proper length and weld it on. Fun stuff though.
     
  4. Lot's of work there. Looks like you're doing a great job though. Keep it up.
     
  5. Noland
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    looking great. Nice metal work. Always sucks when you have to fix somebody elses crap because it makes the repair twice as hard and alot bigger. I fixed a 53 chevy that had 3 sets of patchs stacked on the quarter panels. I think it made the guy cry alittle when I told him I wanted to cut off everything he just paid a guy to do. some people just should touch anything. and that guy should give his welder away because he just fucks shit up with it.
     
  6. tunafoot
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    I think I was the one who previously did the welds on that one. At least it looks like my work.... Nice job finishing it up
     
  7. 70kid
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    from Denver

    looking good man
     
  8. Rodders
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    wow lookin good
     
  9. toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

    ok so the bodymount situation on this car was a mess....

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    What I cut out.

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    so I cut bodymounts out and press braked them into shape...



    Next big thing to solve is the electrical conduit that the previous builder used to rear wheel arches.
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    Started building inner fenders
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    I just have to trim the excess and weld into place.


    Thats it for now.
     
  10. Bigjake
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    That is some nice work man, you got skill.
     
  11. toreadorxlt
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    toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

  12. Johnnyolds98
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    Good to see you managing to get her straightend out again.

    Still am wondering how long it must have taken to fab such artistic welds you cut out. Gets me laughing every time I see those... :D
     
  13. TexasSpeed
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    Saw this thread when it popped up and thought "there's a lot of work ahead of that guy" but you've handled it with grace and what seems to be no end to the amount of skill you have. Keep those pictures coming. You've successfully made me want a Pontiac 3W.
     
  14. Square One
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    WOW! Amazing craftsmanship.
     
  15. Great skills. Can´t believe how bad the work was on the car. Thank God it never saw the road like that.
     
  16. toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

    thanks a ton dudes. super inspiring to keep going. One day i'll have more than a one car garage to build cars out of.
     
  17. nunattax
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    x2 the window and cowl are class, subscribed
     
  18. Johnnyolds98
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    Hah! That's exactly what I am telling myself since years! :D
     

  19. Problem with a bigger garage is it's more space to fill with more junk..... err, treasures. At least with a one car garage you can focus on the project at hand.
     
  20. toreadorxlt
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    toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

    major metalwork on the drivers side done for now.

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    Here is a glimpse of the passenger side. I did a ton of work today, should look much different by friday.
     
  21. 32 hudson
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    Nice little coupe. You will be there soon. Great work.
     
  22. toreadorxlt
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    toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

    http://youtu.be/pxfflgXhgBk

    hung the passenger door, took a time lapse on my phone. check it out. all passenger major patches are done too
     
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  23. 30pontiac
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    from salem ct

    Looks great, It needs TLC you are giving it
     
  24. mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    OUCH! IT SUCKS WHEN UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE WORK ON CARS!Pay a Pro.
     
  25. Nice job keep it up!
     
  26. anteek
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    Unqualified builders are the reason this car survived. Next car yjat you get full of bondo remember thats why it survived...........food for thought.
     
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  27. toreadorxlt
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    toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

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    major passenger patches are done. Still have quite a bit of panel alignment do to. The car was welded too short together so I have no rearward door gaps, I'll fix that one way or another. Still have to work around the roof areas
     
  28. 32 hudson
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    32 hudson
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    Your looking good. I like all the gm type early coupe body styles.
     
  29. toreadorxlt
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    toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

    back on this. decided to redo a bunch of my old work haha. started making new 1/4s and roof patches so i dont have to fill as many pits.
     

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  30. toreadorxlt
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    The start of the second 1/4


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