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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bloodyjack, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. bloodyjack
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    About a year ago I took John Kelly's metal bashing course down in moclips but tonight I actual got around to trying some test bashing because I need to make my patch panels for my 27. Here is is my first effort at a test panel with a small piece of scrap steel a Harbor freight bead roller and a hammer. I wish i had an English wheel!
    Now I have to get the turtle deck back and make some for real

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  2. bloodyjack
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    I have lots of sheet metal work on the sides but I had to put the 49-50 Pontiac lights in the re-popped rear from Howells and mock it up.

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  3. chaddilac
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    Loooking good!!!
     
  4. bloodyjack
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    Started work on building a trunk lid!

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  5. bct
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    nice work ...is the rear panel from howells available with the sub structure?thanks
     
  6. bloodyjack
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    no its 40 bucks just for the skin
     
  7. bloodyjack
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    Skin still needs some work but getting close

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  8. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    looks good pete.

    Now where are the pics of your finger?
     
  9. bloodyjack
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    The wedding ring branding (lump of weld fell on my wedding ring)


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    jewelry and welding don't mix in the summer i was welding
    in flip flops and shorts :rolleyes: and leaning in the trunk, my nipple ring
    caught on a screw and as i jerked back after welding i ripped it clean out.
     
  10. Forty or a hundred and forty?
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  11. Evel
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    you said nipple ring.
     
  12. bloodyjack
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    fourty
     
  13. Damn, maybe I should call first, the web site says $145; but $40 would be a Hell of a deal! I got door skins and cowl patches from them, nice parts. I went and picked them up at the shop where they make them. I have heard some bad stuff about Howell's, but they did me right.
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  14. moses
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    man o man it even looks better in person .....jeffrey
     
  15. Hot Turkey
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    Just found this thread, great work I dig it!
     
  16. THE_DUDE
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    This build rules man, true super hero stuff. If ya end up needing a Corvair steering arm I got it covered. Let me know
     
  17. bloodyjack
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    I spent hours putting a crown in the trunk useing only a hammer a dolly and a shrinking disk.
    After fitting it to the frame flat, what a nightmare!
    So i went and got a cheap HF English wheel for next time.

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    Nearly got all the pieces made the rear sides are rusty and raggety so i started on some patch panels.

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    One down one to go. Going to be ready for paint soon.

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  18. claymore
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    Nice job on the trunk lid. And everything else.
     
  19. bloodyjack
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    The other side needed some compound curves to replace some rotten metal

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  20. Very,very nice my friend.
     
  21. Dirty Dug
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    You did a great piece of work, in a home shop, reproducing those wheel wells. Now that you've done that the car deserves a more graceful rear cross member cover. Keep up the good work it's looking good.
     
  22. bloodyjack
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    I hear ya i am getting better and better at this metal shaping thing its been a big learning curve. I am teaching myself how to do stuff as I go.
    I may even attempt a complete body after I have finished this car just to hone my skills
     
  23. -Brent-
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    Coming along really really well!!!
     
  24. bloodyjack
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    cut in my home grown patch panels this weekend

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  25. bct
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    nice work....again!....inspiring
     
  26. bloodyjack
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    Saturday I went to the swap meet but the only old thing I found to buy was a never used still in the blister pack electronic ignition made to add on to a points car and run from original points. I Put it on the wife's Studebaker when I got home and it improves starting and running of that tired old V8.
    So i got something new with the cash burning a hole in my pocket I need a battery for the car soon anyway.
    I got a Optima battery disguised to look like and old battery.
    I know its in the trunk and you wont see it but still they say its all in the details.

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  27. rokcrln
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    Go for it! I will be starting on my 34 LFD roadster pick up in the next few months, can't wait!

    Looks DAMB nice!!


    Kevin
    LFD Inc.
     
  28. which hamber makes these? where can i get one?..
     
  29. Crazydaddyo
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  30. bloodyjack
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    I love finding goodies

    50's duel point Mr Mallory dizzy with mechanical tach drive Thanks Bubba arrived in the mail today and i cleaned off all the paint on my pair of guide headlamps. Picking up a 50's Stewart Warner dash panel; tommorrow goodbye tax return :)

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