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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mercurymitch, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. mercurymitch
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    Making door the same way i made the running boards,and the tools needed to do the job
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  2. mercurymitch
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  3. farmer12
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    Amazing work, love the fabrication skills. Keep it up!
     
  4. richie rebel
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    you sir,have a great deal of talent,i will be watching this build very close
     
  5. mercurymitch
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    As i said the bottom of the door hit the front fender so i had to enlarge the radius of the doorway
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  6. mercurymitch
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    Another pic of the door edge
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  7. mercurymitch
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    Hi all,got a bit ahead of my self .I made hinge posts in true hot rod style recycled a belt cover from a paint stirer.I bought some industrial hinges and welded a piece on at right angle
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  8. mercurymitch
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  9. mercurymitch
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    The attaching holes for the hinges were made larger for door adjustment
     
  10. mercurymitch
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    useing the shrinker/stretcher i made the doors,this took quite a while
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  11. mercurymitch
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    I used a sliding nut plate so i can adjust the doors up or down or in and out
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  12. mercurymitch
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  13. Wardog
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    Wow! the level of craftmanship in this is amazing! Well done.
    P.S i'd kill for you're english wheel.
     
  14. mercurymitch
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    Door top in place
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  15. mercurymitch
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    Then made and welded in the window runner to the door top
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  16. donut29
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    WOW!!!! Good work
     
  17. heyitsnate
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    Super crazy build!
     
  18. mercurymitch
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    Hi all,when i started this build it was just a test to see if i could do it,now i have got this far its time to have a go at the chassis.Having never built a chassis it may be a steep learning curve,found a couple of pics in magazines and away we go
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  19. mercurymitch
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    Lifted the body off,now i have enough body to lift off and split the chassis apart which leaves me with this.I also borrowed another chassis to sit the body on while i built mine
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  20. neilswheels
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    Great work, very interested in the running board fab. Did you just hammer the outer edge over the wooden buck? And what kid of wood did you use, a hard wood or something easy to shape like Pine? Oh, subscribed.
     
  21. mercurymitch
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    Hi Neilswheels,as i live inTasmania i used Tas oak[just joking] its a hard wood,just hammered the edge over buck with soft hammer
     
  22. mercurymitch
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    Bought a steel frame at auction so i used that to set chassis up on .Found an article in a mag that had some good pics
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  23. mercurymitch
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    Had to pack it up to get the twist out.To the right u can see the rails sand blasted and primed
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  24. mercurymitch
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    Welded on some uprights in the middle of the chassis at the correct width using a centre line and some blocks under to support the rail.These 4 blocks were put on level
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  25. mercurymitch
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    Welded lots of blocks on inside of chassis to drill and tap for inner guards and running boards also to bolt body down
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  26. mercurymitch
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    used the trammel rod to check for square
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  27. mercurymitch
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    Then gave the rear a bit of a kick up just in case i bag it
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  28. studebaker46
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    man like everyone else on here i am amazed at the craftmanship on this build with that being said please tell me you were yanking our chain about bagging it tom
     
  29. Rpmrex
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    These are the best threads on the HAMB!


    I can't get enough.





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  30. Mart
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    Great work going on here.

    Subscribed.

    Mart.
     

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