The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Mar 4, 2012.
Flop....Jesus.....Nice work man. Wow.
Unbelievable skills, Flop!! Subscribed (and thanks for accepting my Facebook invite)
cant thank you guys enough ! really putting it in to this car as of late after customer work and hope to have the body back to stock by the end of the year .
thanks cymro &big redd
thanks bill! i have a ton of patterns now for these cars!
thanks unit8! good luck
baspinall there should be another b pillar repair on my thread on the 29 coupe i did that was alot nicer then this . i dont care about rivets that are not visible on my car but thats a different story for a customer in my opinion .
thanks again luke
thanks clockwork! all the model a places have them .
hahah thanks joe!!
so sick of re pop panels and have making lower patches down pretty decently . wish i had a pullmax to make the beads but this was all done with a bead roller english wheel and shrinker stretcher .
before the tipping wheel
and after .. still have to add some crown to the bead
big dent that needs to come out before any welding
super happy with the way this things comin together!!
Mad fabrication skills Flop! Inspirational...
looking good flop,were is your new shop?
Wow such nice work! I consider myself a fairly good fabricator but every time I check in on one of your threads I want to throw my shit away. Where did you learn how to do such nice work?
thanks richie!! bloomfield/ lawrenceville area
Thanks Nocero!! I am self taught . no schools just a passion .
less rusty by the minute!
cut out some more crap
time for some welding!!
thanks james D !!!
file until you are blue in the face !
the pictures came out horrible today for some reason
im excited for the other side its not nearly as bad!!
i will take some better pictures tomorrow !!
wheel well time
drivers side pretty close to being finished up besides welding in the wheel well patch and some detail work where the lower quarter patch meets the b pillar. will wait til the end for the wheel well d to having to make the subrails fit the 32 frame .
Nice work as always
appreciate it man!!
yeah im on a roll . averaging about 15 hours a day of model a work between me and customers!!
this side is 100 times better !!
I think you need a trip out to Arizona, where it is warm, to work on my coupe. Ha ha
This thread really delivers. Wow is pretty much all I can say. I'll be following this one closely from now on. Do you think maybe the body laid on its side for a while? That could explain why one side is so much worse than the other. It also could have been in a car port with one side exposed to the elements. Who knows, all that matters is you're saving it. Hats off to you, man.
I want to thank you for sharing all this very valuable information!
You have inspired me to keep working on my '31 coupe.
Looks like we are kinda neighbors....I live in Bellefonte, Pa.
too hot brady!!!
quarter drivers side was def exposed to the weather in one way of the other . i doubt it was on its side due to it being from the top of the wheel well down .
thanks jimz keep at it !
ha thanks hotdamn
door is way out on the bottom making that patch on the cowl look even worse
You are my new hero. I've been checking back for updates daily. What a great save of a body that most would have to pass on. Keep up the miracle work and thanks for all the pictures.
Nice work Flop keep the updates coming!!
Flop, very nice work. My 31 coupe is waiting in the wings and your build certainly continues to be an inspiration to me. First one for me so I am going slowly and learning by following builds like yours. Very informative. Thanks for sharing.
The quality of your work makes hackers like me sick, Flop...awesome metal work!!!
Thanks for sharring the build!
i want a 300 dollar coupe body.
very nice work!!!
Hey Flop, The inner wheel wheels, where they have the 90 degree bend on the bottom, ado the sid under the bottom part of the subrails, or were the just tacked straight from the factory to the side of the subrail without the 90 degree from the factory??
haha thanks rockfish !! really not that bad of a body when it comes down to it .
not a problem vtw !! thanks
leadsled i appreciate it !!! thanks man !! i always drool over your car !!
they are around chopo !
they had a 90 from the factory but never had a solid enough car to know if they were spot welded . i fold them over tight and add a few welds
alot of unexpected rust today from the passenger door
going to make a skin tomorrow due to the orig skin being dented and stretched
not to good of a day for the door skin i was making !!
So, Flop is human after all! I was beginning to wonder. Excellent metal work(except that last bit!). Course that looks like some of my BEST attempts!
Ahhh... You needed some metal to make that quarter panel patch anyway!!! Keep up the good work!!!
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