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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. toreadorxlt
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    Pushed her on out to do some garage adjustments. Here's some 20' pics I can't get in the garage.
     
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  2. cshades
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    I love your tin work, it looks awesome. How about putting a poncho motor in there?
     
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  3. Hollywood-East
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    Holy shit, I was looking at the first pictures previous "repairs" beginning of thread, look's like they where using a 110v mig, with a 100' extension cord, an ran out of argon! Damn! Great job on your build..
     
  4. Nice work Steve! Good to get it out and get a look from a distance.
    Tom
     
  5. toreadorxlt
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    thanks! If you send me a motor and trans ill put it in haha. its not my car, so alot of the decisions are above my pay grade, im just rescuing it.
     
  6. toreadorxlt
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    Thanks guys!
     
  7. toreadorxlt
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    6 pieces later we got a tunnel hump. That steering wheel is an eyesore. But it'll be changed
     
  8. toreadorxlt
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    Tunneled. Welding the floor in next then the big roof fill ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1460432897.307326.jpg
    6 pieces.
     

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    When I saw the first pics of this car, the first thought I had was that those welds look like smallpox. It turned my stomach. I'm glad you are rescuing this car.

    I wonder, given your last 3D rendering, if it would not have been easier to just make all new panels?
     
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  11. cretin
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    Someone was not nice to that car somewhere along the way. Nice save!
    You won't even need a body to start with next time!
     
  12. Awesome work on the tunnel and floor Steve. You can almost see the reflection of that steering wheel in it :)
     
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  13. toreadorxlt
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    its for the parking brake.

    yes, it would have been but i truly had no idea what i was doing with metal when i started. still dont, just figuring it out.

    haha thats the plan... say hey to geoff for me! take that thing off the bomb and smack him in the face with it.

    hahaa that wheel's gotta go
     
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  14. cretin
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    Haha! Will do!
     
  15. toreadorxlt
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    Not the biggest fan of the column but my stepdad wants tilt... CNC milled some firewall brackets and welded her in. It's super solid
     
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    Started on the decklid inner structure
     
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  17. toreadorxlt
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    Steerings done, decklid built but I hate the way it fits so off to the trash it goes
     
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  18. Happens to me all the time too. Finish a piece, not happy with it so send it to the junk pile. I suppose it's all part of learning the art of metal shaping.

    -Chris
     
  19. I hate it when that happens !

    But do you Know what I hate even worse??

    Spending 10 hrs trying to save it & then trashing it plus the 10 extra hours. When that the redo part takes 20 mins to fall into place it all balances out
     
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  20. toreadorxlt
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    Shipping the chassis back to my stepdad to finish while I finish the body and start bodywork. Won't be too too long for him now.
     
  21. toreadorxlt
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    Roof insert tacked in. Let's see if I can make it a potato chip
     
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  23. nunattax
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    you v come a long way its lookin great
     
  24. wheeldog57
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    Roof insert looks great Steve. If that was mine, I would have turned it into a frito

    Sent from my SM-G900V using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. toreadorxlt
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    One corner moderately close. It's gonna be a while.
     
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  26. nunattax
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    beautiful
     
  27. Looks like all one piece! Nice work Steve.
     
  28. HRK-hotrods
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    Wow again... You probably don't realize this but you have raised the bar on early GM hot rods to an all new level. I have built my car probably 100 x in my head, then I want to punch myself in the face because even in my dreams, my stuff doesn't come close to the quality that you have done...

    Mad respect... You deserve it.
     
  29. shown50
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    Man you do fantastic work.
     
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