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

  1. mercurymitch
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    And the boot,sorry trunk lid frame

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  2. mercurymitch
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    Next was trying to mark around the edge of the boot lid to trim to size,by packing the frame up about 5ml and tacking in place i then made a tool to scribe a line around the edge with the corect gap
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  3. mercurymitch
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    and a piece of ply to hold it at the right width
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  4. mercurymitch
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    Next was onto the grill and bonnet sides .These were real ugly,looked like someone had left the crank handle in and given it a rev
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  5. Ruggie
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    Great work i have followed this build and love it.I have restored cars for almost 20 years now would not even have thought of building a car out of what you started with.It is a credit to you and your skill.
     
  6. 60 ford
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    Just read the whole thread, awesome work. Very impressive.
     
  7. mercurymitch
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    This is the first buck i ever made and i still have it[​IMG]
     
  8. mercurymitch
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    and a side on view with the bonnet nosed a little[​IMG]
     
  9. mercurymitch
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    I started to make the bonnet,bought a new set of lower anvils for my english wheel and after running the panel through once it had a high at either end and a hollow patch in the middle,found out that the top wheel is out of round. Thats the bad news.This pic was taken in September at a big show,sneek preview.
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  10. neilswheels
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    From this to the car above, amazing work, hats off to you fella.
     
  11. mercurymitch
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    finally getting a bit more done,welded in door pillars and fitted door locks
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  12. mercurymitch
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    I had to make a punch to countersink the three bolts for the lock,the pin is to centre the female piece in the correct place then a couple of hits with a hammer and block
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  14. mercurymitch
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    Next was to make the bracing for the doors,i needed to stiffen the metal so had to make a set of wheels for my beadroller.Every job leads to another job.
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  15. mercurymitch
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    [​IMG]Had a good day yesterday and got the left door frame welded up and swinging ,keep the misses happy
     
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    Had some hinges cut for the boot, but couldnt get them to work
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  18. mercurymitch
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    If at first you dont succeed try try again.Next i used a piece of wire to form a patern
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  19. mercurymitch
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    Hi all ,just got back from the USA,first real holiday and had a really great time,met a lot of great people,ate too much food and the hospitality was exceptional.Thanks to every one we met for going out of your way to make our stay a memory that will last a life time Mitch.
     
  20. mercurymitch
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    I used the new wheels in my bead roller to form up the bracing for the doors along with a bender
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  21. mercurymitch
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    and the trunk hinges made
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  22. mercurymitch
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  23. 1/2done
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    Looking good Mitch!
     
  24. Man this is some amazing work, can't believe what you started with. its a real credit to you, keep it up.
     
  25. mercurymitch
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    Hi i desided to use alli for the trunk lid skin.I work on my own and its hard to use the english wheel by your self,so i invented a helper ,using a a length of chain a spring and a clamp
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  26. mercurymitch
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  27. mercurymitch
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    ive had about 6 goes at the skin sofar and its looking reasonable.
     
  28. mercurymitch
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    I need to make a bonnet for the car and i dont have a Pullmax or similar, so i will have to make it by hand.I bought a shrinking or tucking fork from Hoozier in USA and set about making a bonnet.I also bought a dvd on using a tucking fork.[​IMG]
     
  29. mercurymitch
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    you twist the metal left and right to form a bump.
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