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33 Ford body restoration.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mindover, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Mindover
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    I have been asked several times about the car in my avatar so I finally got round to sorting out some photos of the work I did on it.

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    The work was done for a customer. It was quite a while ago and I can't find any photos of the before at the moment. It had all the normal rot around the bottom but it must have spent some time upside down with the side in the photo above being the lowest point because the panels had all rotted from the inside including the top of the rear quarter, the roof and the top of the door skin. I made every external panel in this photo the only original part of the skin in this photo being the yellow area of the door window opening and the rear screen surround/ roof area above it but even that had to have quite a bit of work done to straighten it out.

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    I have some more photos I will post when I have time and I will try to find some build photos.

    David
     
  2. I look forward to seeing the other photos David. The car looks great as usual!!
     
  3. bobby_Socks
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    Nice car thanks for posting those and I look forward to more pictures as well.
     
  4. ss34coupe
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    Very nice work! Look forward to seeing more photos.
     

  5. Uptown83
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    looks like very nice metal work. Always enjoy seeing pics of 33/34 coupes
     
  6. chevy54man
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    Looks like some outstanding metal work!
     
  7. ff1930
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    Nice three window

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  8. Mindover
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    Thanks for the compliments and for taking the time to reply. I will have a look on my computer at work today and see if I can find any build photos.

    David
     
  9. Mindover
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    Here is a link to some video of the car part way through the restoration. Its shown in the first minute or so. Shows the state of the door after another 'pro' restoration company had finished with it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQKuD1JJv0

    David
     
  10. Mindover
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    I also made rear fenders for it.

    [​IMG]

    David
     
  11. Mindover
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    Here they are fitted to the car.

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    David
     
  12. I want to hang out with you for a week or two!!!
     
  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Your workmanship and panel making is top notch. Stunning work and car!
     
  14. alpo
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    Very nice!!!
     
  15. outlaw256
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    damn!!!!! you are good!!
     
  16. Amazing stuff David.
     
  17. ironandsteele
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  18. To quote an old song; "Wish you were here.."
     
  19. brady1929
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    Incredible. I need your help with my 32 5w. You don't mind 118 deg weather, do you?
     
  20. Mindover
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    Thanks to everyone! I have been doing this for a long time, more than thirty years. I don't get to work on Rods all that often but it was hot rods that got me into this type of work.

    Thanks again for all the nice comments.

    David
     
  21. Mindover
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    Thanks Mike.


    After all the rain and cold weather we have had here I would love it.

    David
     
  22. Mindover
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    The other side was not as bad, I made a new lower door skin and some local repairs...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    David
     
  23. Mindover
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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013
  24. Mindover
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    The links should be working now.

    David
     
  25. sauerflash
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    Wow!!!! Amazing.... You are a true example of what alot of us look up too when it comes to true metal shapers. Awsome.
     
  26. a bloke
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    Amazing stuff - you are a true craftsman.
     
  27. Mindover
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    Thanks very much guys! I do this for a living so I have a lot of practice.

    David
     
  28. Mindover
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    this is a shot I found of the rot on the inside of the doorskin at the top as I said I think the car must have spent some time upside down, the panels were rotted from the inside and not the outside. Note the plugs of weld done by a previous repairer to repair the rot.

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    Another shot of the door showing the patch panel made and fitted (overlapped) by a previous 'professional' repairer in the UK.[​IMG]

    As I showed in the video I posted earlier in the thread all this was replaced with panels I hand made.


    David
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  29. Mindover
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    Here is a close up shot of the new door skin I made, the side window frame is new on this side as well (apart from the yellow section) the new rear quarter is visible too.

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    The main skin was made in two pieces joined just above the bead and the widow surround was made from another two sections.


    David
     
  30. Rather than metal-shaping, I would call this metal-sculpturing. Your matching door contours are phenomenal. Well done!
     

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