The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CTaulbert, Oct 27, 2018.
For a non-metal guy, you sure are knocking it out of the park.
That chop is real sweet, looks like it's running a 100 mph just sitting there.
Any updates I've been sitting at my computer for weeks.....
He's a little busy today winning the AMBR award with his old black roadster.
Is this still a working project?
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Except that he didn't.
Yeah... but he was in the running at that point and a lot of guys liked it. I think it was more a point of saying his cars at the AMBR at the moment, and as such has his hands full.
That being said, If I were him I’d probably be busy getting my two running driving hot rods ready for the season and probably a trip to Texas and not doing anything worth mentioning on the project.
I’m sure he’ll post when he’s got something to post
He got my vote.
I think the HAMB community is patiently awaiting your 2020 AMBR contender submission.
Until this past weekend, I hadn't touched the car since December. I got tied up with shortening a C10 longbed into a shortbed, designing a blower intake manifold for a friend, and getting the roadster to and from GNRS.
I have a couple of house project to tackle in the next couple of weeks, then I'm back on finishing the chop.
Hey Cory I was just joking around. Seems like I left out the funny little faces ( like this) so I added them in. Nothing serious or derogatory intended.
I love your Roadster and your 32 5 window even more. The 40 sedan was beautiful.
The 33 is going to be just as nice.
I have no intention of entering my humble little home build 26 RPU into anything that grand.
I’m doing my best for my first ever full build but I have no illusions about that.
Carry on, I’ve been following your builds for some time now and trying to learn what I can.
I ended up building my paint booth very similar to what you did on your 32 and did a reasonable job considering I never painted before.
Pictures in my build thread.
Haven't updated this thread for a while.....
Between some other projects, I chipped away at the car in the background. I had to address the rear corner of the quarter windows, which were now peaked from the path of the chop. I wanted to finish it in a larger radius, to complement the other two radii of that window.
I've never used a Pullmax before, but have access to one, and figured it would be the best route to making the new corner. I made a paper pattern of the window opening that I wanted to achieve first. With that known, I knew the radius that I needed to achieve for the new corner, and transferred that to a wood hammerform that I made. This allowed me to turn the window opening flanged after stretching the material:
I made some dies to form the detail of the window opening using some 1/2" steel. With that done, and several window corner blanks, I went to Dan's to try them on the Pullmax. It took a couple of trips, and probably a half dozen blanks, before I got a pair down that I was happy with:
I didn't take photos, but I broke a return flange for the inner flange that faces the actual glass. I then stretched it to match the radius of the window opening, and joined all of the pieces together on the car:
With the quarter windows wrapped up, the exterior of the chop was pretty much complete. I then moved onto chopping down the interior wood to fit back into the car. With that done, I would refit the upper door opening tins too. The car came with a new rear window wood kit, so I got that cut down as well:
With the wood cut down and temporarily installed (it will come back out to get sealed), I could move onto the garnishes. My goal is to chrome the garnishes, so the job ahead was a little intimidating. I started with what I figured was the easiest, the rear window:
I assumed the door garnishes were going to be the most difficult, so I moved to the quarters next. They were pretty straight forward considering the change in the rear corner radius:
The door garnishes turned out to be easier than I had expected, only requiring a few relief cuts to get the upper portions to match the new a-pillar angle:
Once the door garnishes were welded up, I went back a made new corner webs for the front lower corners to replace the original pieces that no longer had the correct radius. While I was doing that, I decided to make corner webs for the rear corners too. While they weren't there originally, I think they make the garnishes look a little more complete.
Chop looks perfect! Workmanship is impeccable! Love it.
That's a masterful job on the quarter window corners. (I warned you they're a Bear to dial in!)
So happy, that guys like you ... still post here, Corey. You have no idea, how appreciated it is. Its bitch'n'. Thanks a bunch.
Really like your build. Those metal working skills come from trilal and error that you pointed out when using the pulmax. Thanks for shareing that. Frank
Really nice metal work Cory! Metal finished!
ANOTHER masterpiece in the making.
What can I say, wow. Outstanding is an understatement. That profile is awesome!
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I really like the way the windshield posts are done. They don't have that look of a dog's hind leg. I would be proud to call it mine. Thanks for shareing. Frank
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