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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Mar 4, 2012.
thats the coolest sleigh ive ever seen a santa in very nice work!
I just read this thread all the way through twice... and found myself saying, "WTF?" out loud the entire time in disbelief and amazement.
You do some really flawless work. Very inspirational.
merry late christmas Jim!!
hahah appreciate it von!!
its been a while sooooo lets get this side started
another rusty corner but not to bad!
this quarter it pretty damn nice compared to the drivers side
trimmed the wheel well out of the way so i could get some more access
rolled this out to get me started .
ready for some weldin !
Bitch'n job Flop. Go man go.
thanks SPD!!! Im tryin im tryin!!
I can see the light at the end of the rusty tunnel!!
corner is done!!!!!
That is incredible metal work!
absolutely a craftsman, thanks for sharing these techniques, can't wait to start on my 30 now.......wish I had the skills also...
Thank's for the tutorial Flop. You have given me a better idea on how to approach the rear corners on my coupe. If I get in over my head, I may have to give you a shout and schedule a trip up the river...
Amazing work.... you make me quite jealous!!!
give me a shout if ya need a hand chop top!
thank you fordf1 !!
well the last of the bracing to be rebuilt is the b pillar where it attaches to the subrail . It really wasn't in to bad a shape but still needed redone .
whipped this little piece up to fill the void
well thats done now to cover it with the outer sheetmetal!!
Looks great Flop!!
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DANG!!! That is unbelievable! But this whole project is!
Flop you are a true craftsman!!
Awesome work once again! I've been printing all your shots for my body "re-structuring" manual. That is killer stuff right there!
this is fun to see. looking forward to seeing the details come together.
Nice job!! I got 'ya beat though! The bottom 8 inches of my '30 coupe was flame cut out back in the 60's and replaced with gutter flashing and 2x4 lumber...lol. How did you make the inner fender well pieces? Cant see it too well in the photos...shrinker/crimper?
see ya soon Jim!
tokyo i thought you were out by Philly!!?!?
old chebbys shrinker stretcher !! thanks!!
well had an extra hour today to work on my coupe .
bracket in that holes the b pillar to the subframe ... never to be seen again
door fit to the quarter
i like my bottom body line to actually line up !
fresh coat of gibbs since the shop was condensing due to the warm weather!
well then i started working late and then got hungry so thats where i stopped
patch finished up
WELL SOMEONES GONNA NEED A FRAME SOOOOON!
Great work and thread. Im learning more all the time.
tied up some loose ends/ details on the B pillar tonite
threw Ralphs decklid on just for kicks !
half impressed that it actually fits
all the major stuff just about done on this side !
Nice detail work , Nice Coupe .
thanks zjerry! its getting there now!!
parts are piling up !! still need a 50 olds manual belhousing and a 40 ford center X member
gonna have to get a frame real sooon!
lasalle side shift
banjo bells that actually will be chromable!!
Hey Flop - loving the thread and work as is everyone - very talented.
What are you using to grind your welds/panels and what r u using to get that final finish? Doesn't look like a DA....
Either I have some Deja vous or I've seen this somewhere before... As always, nice work! I wish I had your talent!
Thanks etek!! i do all my grinding with an electric sander and various grits. and far as the finish its done by hand !
hah thanks montanafordman!!
well i got the whole back of the car together ! no more vice grips!!!
they seem to be multiplying!!
I'm very impressed on how you get a patch panel to disappear nice work man i need to go to P.A. to learn how to weld.
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