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Aluminum body for a Corvette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by frankinplymouth, Oct 26, 2011.

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  1. fordman1
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    "I'm not a designer, just change shit as I go......"

    That my friend is a designer! Looks awesome, can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  2. Moedog07
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  3. 1low52
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    I just found this thread and read it all. WOOOOoooooooOOOww!!!!

    Amazing skills.
     
  4. jesse1980
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    Nice build. Great talent with metal.
     
  5. frankinplymouth
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    Messing up one day at a time. My buck had a working door but i did not add the jamb/joggle detail.

    Door no open............... re-design
     

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  6. redlinetoys
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    Enjoying this thread. It is all starting to come together very nicely now. Congrats on the follow through of this project.

    Staying tuned for the rest of the story!


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  7. Nads
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    Impressed, looks fantastic.
     
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  8. frankinplymouth
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    From form to function..........Working out gaps and structure , Ever built a door? Coors lite...............tonight
     

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  9. unclescooby
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    I can't wait until you get it on the road and somebody says "I used to have one just like that." When that happens, it's okay to shoot that person.
     
  10. 40FordDeluxe
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    Great work on the shaping and fab!
     
  11. jpnewlin
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    Amazing craftsmanship!
     
  12. olskool34
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    Go coors banquet instead, a much better tasting beer! JMO
     
  13. frankinplymouth
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    Gives me a headache...............i need beginer beer
     
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  14. nexxussian
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    Nahhh, Light Beer by Miller, as a friend of mine likes to say, "a pork chop in every bottle." ;)
     
  15. GearheadsQCE
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    That's a looooooong night of Coors lite. One of those Alaskan nights? If you've been drinking since your last post the car may be a little off from side to side!

    Any updates?
     
  16. my brother always says "Coors light is like sex on the beach. fucking near water!":D
     
  17. frankinplymouth
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    Working away, I decided i need to make a bunch of small test panels all the way around the car for practice, design,structure and function. That way i do not wreck a big panel that i spend day's on. Ray
     

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  18. boo
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    had a friend, HARRY KENNEDY, that built the SS corvett in post #68 when he worked for GM prototypes in 1n1957, they built 2, i saw it run at sebring in 1958, was built out of magnesium. harry rented a shop from me 1989-he died 05. he wanted to build me one of those cars, then a cobra, i decided to build a car i had drawn in 1959 after one our trips to sebring. it is a comination of ny favorites,ferrari,jag,aston martin,massarati,mercedese 196W,had to build full sized wood buck, started in 1991 body was done befor harry died but other projects got in the way. just got the plating back for it , hope to finish this year, is unbelivebly cool looking. i dont know how to post pix, hope to learn soon. old dogs have trouble learning new tricks.
     
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  19. frankinplymouth
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    Sent you a PM.....Ray
     
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  20. frankinplymouth
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    Working forward and pulling the buck off the nose. Need to design the under structure for the skin. Ray
     

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  21. frankinplymouth
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    Built the frame for the tilt front end and the inner fender panels. Ray
     

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  22. CoolHand
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    Go man, Go!

    Looks killer.

    I especially like the subtle changes you've made recently. Every one makes the car look better, IMO.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  23. Anderson
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    Been a long time since I looked at this one, killer work.
     
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  24. rideordie
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  25. raidmagic
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    I hope you don't mind but I just had to share this thread with my friends on a Corvette site. Great work.
     
  26. seatex
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    INSANE SKILLS! To say "nice work" just doesn't even begin to cover it.................fantastic..........sublime...............yeah, that's it...........
     
  27. 1971BB427
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    Very nice work Ray!
     
  28. Ray, did you guys ever get the picture thing ironed out, or are you hogging them for yourself ? ;)

    I'd love to see pics of this gentleman's dream car. Maybe a separate thread?
     
  29. frankinplymouth
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    He's working on getting them posted. If i see them i will link them, Ray
     
  30. koolkemp
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    Awesome work as usual Ray!
     
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