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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. HarryT
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    Wow! Very impressive. Keep up the great work Steve.
    Jim
     
  2. toreadorxlt
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428527931.983027.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428527945.923799.jpg

    Playing with a newly created 3d model based on the scan. I can try out anything I want now color wise or interior sheet metal
     
  3. That's cool! I use Pro Engineer 3D CAD and that would take a while to model. 3D scanners take all the work out of it.
     
  4. toreadorxlt
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    That's actually modeled over the scan. The scan is mesh data, but I actually surface modeled the whole body. Only took 45 minutes. But I do surface modeling everyday for work .
     
  5. gas & guns
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    Another one saved from the crusher!
    You sir, have a fine build going on there. Its good to see somebody save one of the old GM bodies.
    Nice work.
     
  6. loudbang
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    That gold color with black outlines set up looks awesome.
     
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  7. i like both color choices! maybe the taupe a little better.
    don't forget i have your next project here when your ready;)
     
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  8. toreadorxlt
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431401494.578297.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431401534.495175.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431401547.117794.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431401594.710641.jpg

    Made some body mounts on my plasma table then roughed out the rear subrails. And then pulled the whole back end straight and aligned the quarters I built the best I could.
     
  9. Dick Stevens
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    These off brand cars are getting scarce, the fact that you have saved 2 of them is quiet an accomplishment. Have a cold one on me,
     
  11. toreadorxlt
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    Thanks guys. Started on a new inner structure for the pass door today

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431573921.415919.jpg curved flanges are really fun. Seriously.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431573963.600927.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431573980.742951.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431573992.934487.jpg cheated and tacked it in a few spots where it should be 100% hemmed. But you'll never know..it helped me hold it in place without a full inner structure built.
     
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  12. Please Explain Fun !!
    I will need to do something like this on my 30 Buick, how did you come up with your design?
    Thanks George
     
  13. toreadorxlt
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    Buttoned up the second door and started on the new roof section for the passenger side

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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1433760084.432320.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1433760098.041624.jpg
     
  14. onekoolkat1950
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    Your an animal kid!
     
  15. As per usual it looks great! That 3d model of the car body that you did also looks really nice. I like the black and gold color scheme the best.

    -Chris
     
  16. Dang ... I'm going to have to start over with my reading ... to figure out what you HAVEN'T rebuilt on this body. Love it man.
     
  17. toreadorxlt
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    Got the roof fit a bit better ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434105084.288361.jpg
     
  18. Ditto here; another carcass brought back from the dead. And it can only be done with the high degree of metal-working skills that you possess.
     
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  19. toreadorxlt
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434426055.731359.jpg removed the factory roof and found this nice surprise.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434426101.854035.jpg
    Cleaned up

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434426121.898057.jpg
    Hello new friend
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    Fixing the 6" behind the door at the same time

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434426195.565166.jpg
    Then the parent metal got thin.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434426216.325261.jpg
    Cut a big hole
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    Started fixing. More work needed but better than what was there
     
  20. It's always nice to find those little surprises, keep chipping away at it! Looking great!
     
  21. toreadorxlt
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    Passenger side cowl top was pitted and shot. Solving that
     
  22. Peanut 1959
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    This project continues to amaze.
     
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  23. mgtstumpy
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    Talk about commitment! Getting there.
     
  24. wheeldog57
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    Wow man, great workmanship
     
  25. toreadorxlt
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    Decided to do the whole top while I'm in here.
     
  26. Dick Stevens
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    Sure, why not? :rolleyes::)
     
  27. toreadorxlt
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436928535.217384.jpg
    Forming the cowl band
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436928559.309862.jpg
    Clecod
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    Welded.
     
  28. HarryT
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    Looking great Steve. Keep up the good work.
    Jim
     
  29. rickl
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    Wow. I really enjoy following this!
     
  30. loudbang
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    Real nice to see other than the normal Ford cowl area.
     
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