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

  1. pug man
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    Damn Mitch you Aussies sure do some great work. What a challenge and you seem to be taking it head on. Keep it up!!!!!
     
  2. rodl
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  3. s1buell
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    Mitch,
    It was great meeting you and your friend. It is amazing what you are able to do. Thanks again for the great shirt. I plan to to wear it this weekend at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville KY.

    Andy - Indiana
     
  4. mercurymitch
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    Start by hammering from the inner end of the puck and work your way out ,the first row were 3inches long then 2 then 1 inch
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  5. mercurymitch
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    Sorry about that pic
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  6. mercurymitch
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    Notice I marked the top with a T,nothing worse than making 2 left hand sections
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  7. mercurymitch
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    Next i ran the panel through the English wheel to iron the bumps out
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  8. mercurymitch
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    I was quite pleased how this panel came out as it was the first time i had used a tucking fork.Next will be to make a bench / tool to bend the sides of the main section of the bonnet
     
  10. rodl
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  11. mercurymitch
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    Next was to fit electric windows ,this was made fairly easy because i dont have door skins fitted.I used chip board as a temporary mount to work out how thick the bracket had to be
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  12. rodl
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    Hi Mitch, those mechanisms seem to fit pretty neatly. What are they out of?
    RodL
     
  13. mercurymitch
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    They are Dolphin ,most companies have the same set up.The only thing i would change is the attachment points for the glass by glueing a long channel to the bottom if useing triplex glass
     
  14. zibo
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    Amazing amount of work going on down there.
    Makes my project seem rather light in comparison!
    You'll be a pro metalworker once it's done!
    TP
     
  15. afaulk
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    Hi Mitch, totally impressed here in Alabama! So....looking at the before and after pics, exactly what original metal is left? Again, looking good.
     
  16. mercurymitch
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    I pulled 4 doors apart and removed the antiburst bars ,then fitted them into the side of my car.
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  17. clubcoupe37
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    this is a pretty cool pic. is the standard grille club coupe prevalent down under? the american club coupes were always deluxes.
     
  18. mercurymitch
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    The original piece of the car is the section around the trunk lid and the body number
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  19. mercurymitch
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    I made two of everything to make the job easier and quicker and once you have one side made its so easy to do the other side
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  20. mercurymitch
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  22. mercurymitch
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    I have been doing a lot of finishing of welds so not much to look at.Saturday i made a top bar for the bonnet side ,it tapers to the front so the bonnet will be more like a 37.









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  23. mercurymitch
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    I also wanted a strip to cover the join between the two halves of the grill and found a trim off an Austin A40 bonnet and bent it to suit
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  24. dozza
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    Awesome job mate!
     
  25. Roy39
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    Awsome job you are doing there " mate " Came across your thread and must commend you on your talents. I did a 39 tudor but not to the extent you are doing yours. As we would say "way to go buddy"
     
  26. mercurymitch
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    Made the other side for the bonnet sides
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  27. mercurymitch
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    The next 2 bars are damaged and need to be repaired before welding the new top on
    also setting the brake booster up and pedal assembly
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  28. The Deluxe is a little more popular, most people think it's better looking than the Club Coupe. There are not a lot of Deluxe or Club coupes here in Oz the 37 is much more popular.

    Doc.
     
  29. mercurymitch
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    As i did not have a dash board ,i decided to make my own.Something a little different and probably not every ones choice.[​IMG]
     
  30. mercurymitch
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    and the return on the door.
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