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Projects '23 Ford Roadster build aka The Incredible Hulk

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Bravo!
     
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  2. Nice patches!
     
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  3. triumph 1
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    That body went together quickly. Amazing work as always! You make it look so easy


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  4. Paul
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    Folded bottom edge passenger side
    Worked the edge slowly with vise grips and pliers
    Followed by thousands of light taps of hammer on dolly

    Again, will need some more massaging but it is getting close

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    Beautiful!
    Any thoughts of pulling a mold after the body is straight?
     
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  7. Paul
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    Thanks, no but I have thought it sure would be easier to start with one, a glass body that is.
     
  8. Paul
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    Started folding the lip on the other side.

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  9. Man .. soooo' tidy. Always so tidy, & right. Awesome.
     
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  10. Paul
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    Thanks man,
    still looks crude to me,
    especially when there are so many examples of near perfect metal shaping out there.
     
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  11. Paul, not everybody has a Pulmax! You are doing it your way which is likely the way most of us would do it. Great job, great pics thanks for all your input.
     
  12. Paul
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    Filling holes

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  13. Tim
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    Looking good man.
     
  14. Paul
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    Driver side welded and dressed..

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  15. Paul
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    Alfred's brother Frank just stopped in to see what condition the HULK's condition was in..

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  16. 64 DODGE 440
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    As a builder of cigar box guitars, I like your door chime.
     
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  17. Paul
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    Passenger side welded and dressed..

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  18. Paul
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    Welded and cleaned up cowl top to sides.
    Majority of welding now done on the shell, set body back on frame to map out floor.

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  19. Looking good, @Paul!
     
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  20. Paul
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    Scored a very nice door, straight and solid.
    Glad I took the time to shape the bottom of the repaired door and jamb to match the original because this one will fit nice with little work.

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  21. No Paul, thats pretty good metalwork you are doing. Not crude at all.
     
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  22. Paul
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    Thanks man.

    Pulled the rear inner body skeleton off the shelf,
    to take patterns of to form a new steel structure.

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  23. 64 DODGE 440
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    That is definitely going to be one fine little hotrod.
     
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  24. Paul
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    Fitting new door to opening
    Starting floor supporting structure

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  25. Paul
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    Spent way too long on a couple body support pieces.
    Traced the latch side door jambs from wood pattern,
    cut them out,
    split them up the middle,
    transfered them to steel tube,
    sliced the tube on the band saw,
    cleaned them up,
    bent them to shape,
    welded them together,
    ground them smooth
    and test fit..
    Only took about two hours each..

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  26. I like that method of building up that complex shape
     
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  27. 51box
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    Excellent work, so much good info in this thread
     
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  28. dumprat
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    Paul. Could you possibly get them plasma cut or water jet into plate and just tack them together? Might save a ton of time. Just a thought.
     
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  29. Paul
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    I plan to do something like that for the top rails.

    And drawing them up in Cad, finding someone to cut the pieces and then waiting for them to get cut could take weeks and cost hundreds, this felt like it took too long but really only took a day and cost very little money.
     
  30. Lil'Alb
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    The Hulk is looking BITCHIN' :D Thanks for sharing as always
     

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