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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the metalsurgeon, Jan 15, 2012.
thanks guys much appreciated...
Wanted 36 3 or 5 window coupe body shell or parts
Hi metal surgeon
Would u be able to advise?
What would you do to fix these little bumps? or what can i do in my garage to remedy?
Also what do u do on the underneath sides?
Damn that is some awesome work.
How long did it take you to complete that task, just out of curiosity?
You should change your name to Metal Genius.
Down right amazing and very inspirational! Thank you for taking the time to post up all these pictures!
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Wanted Ford 36 3 or 5 window coupe
We did that and got all these little bumps about the size of the ends of my fingers
Really did not know what next? So we primered them
Once again pondering what to do?
cold hammer them out or heat?
no heat. you need a spoon,dollies and a flat file
wanted 1936 Ford 3 window or 5 coupe
What size would you recommend? It seems that the local supply shop has "small" sizes. I do not think it would work with 1936 steel maybe the newer years.
I would like to learn this but no locals I know of? Anybody?
i make my own spoons from old files.Not sure what you mean by 'small' sizes .Typically old panels are pressed out of 19 swg material thickness.New cars are 22 swg, thinner material.I use 18 swg pretty much for everything,doors ,roof skins etc
wanted 3 or 5 window 36 ford
Updates on truck.Running boards re designed and modified.Cab valance changed from bolt in to one piece with the cab.
WOW! Incredible work.
Very nice work!
Hi Metal Surgeon
I need to fix/replace my lower cowls as well. Would you be able to give me the dims of the little detail (pointed arrow?) like you did.
that seems to be on the lower cowl area. You can see in this pic someone patched over it.
I can understand if your to busy. Can anyone else help?
Where did you place the battery?
Beautiful work as always Jon.
I have been thinking of doing the same thing with my cab valance(never knew what it was called) I can't tell for sure in your pictures but did you leave the seams (where the door line runs into this panel) on the outside. I was considering welding those up as well but worry that with the two piece design of the floor near the front of the door opening might flex too much in that area to weld the front seam up solid. Any thoughts?
That's a cool job you have for sure. The truck l
What metal wizardry!
I too have a 1938 Chevy pickup I am slowly working on. Luckly mine is much better shape, but for a few parts needing a little repair. The worst however is a very badly rust pitted rear fender with some metal missing. I will trying to replace the worst of it myself, learning as I go. I will be electroliticly removing the rust to start with once the weather is warm enough. I will be using hand tools since I don't have the budget or space for larger tools.
Following along on this tread has help emmensely! Just seeing what is possible gives me ambition to try to repair my fender.
I have one question though.
I notice some of your panels are baddly pitted too. I wanted to use as little poly filler as possible on my truck. Methods I have thought of is body solder, but both sides of the fender will reqiure filling and how will it stick when heating to apply the other side? Another method which looks possible, but may be expensive is flame spraying zinc or steel, grinding down between each coat.
So my question is:
What do you recommend for the best rust pit repair on the fenders?
Regarding the cab seam, how did you clean, neutralize or treat the rust between the panels before welding?
I know it was requested, but personally I think its sacrilege to change the hood and dash in these vintage vehicles. These are what give them character and nostalgia.
Sacrilege ! thanks !
Haha I am part of the sacrilege club as well. Great work as always Jon!!
How about an update ??
you have stunning skills in fabbing those sheetmetal parts
congrats for that
Aluminum hood build.We decided to head in a different direction with hood as we felt the hood was a little on the weight side,so we made an aluminum one instead including inner structure panel.Same deal forward moving hood.Here's the work in progress...
I guess these pics reflect why your the metal surgeon.
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