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Aluminum skinned interiors?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VoodooTwin, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. VoodooTwin
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    Looking for some inspiration. Anyone else have riveted aluminum "upholstery" or other such features in their cockpit? Here's were I'm at with the door panels for the '29 coupe....next I'll do the floors in a similar style....
     

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  2. I am thinking of doing aluminum skin in my 29 roadster project. I would like to see some examples also.
     
  3. cornfieldcustoms
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    here are a couple i have done recently

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    and in a 59 studebaker ( for ideas)

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  4. VoodooTwin
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    Holy smokes, cornfield! That's amazing work. More more more!
     
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  5. BangerMatt
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    cornfield, is that door panel chem milled?
     
  6. cornfieldcustoms
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    i dont know what chem milled is. it was just flat sheet that i bead rolled the designs in, then to get it dulled out i sand blasted them then hit them with a scotch brite pad
     
  7. I've given thought to doing this also. Couple of questions though; How do you keep from getting black crap on your clothes from the oxidation of the aluminum? Does all the hard surface area make for a noisy interior? Lots of squeeks, rattles?

    Is that gold anodizing on the engine turned panels?

    Chemical milling is eating away the surface with acid. You mask off what you don't want milled with a paint-on masking material.
     
  8. VoodooTwin, I like the look of what you have pictured, may have to steal your idea. LOL
     
  9. czuch
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    They threw a bunch of truck tool boxes away at work some years ago.
    I got em and cut em up.
    Now I have panels that are going into my Suburban interior and trim.
    Also I'm trimming the Galaxie with it.
    It looks pretty good for not really being skilled in this.
     
  10. Cornfield what gauge metal? Great Work!
     
  11. cornfieldcustoms
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    All the aluminum is .040

    To get the color on the engine turned panels I used enamel yellow candy paint
     
  12. B.A.KING
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    do I need to p.m. you for a price on doing some door panels for me?lmk
    the clay smith type
     
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  14. docmike
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    After checking out some of the cars at the Meltdown last weekend I got to thinking that an aluminum interior would be cool but it could be noisy. So why not do part of the panel with silver vinyl? The panel below could have the lower section cut out and replaced tuck and roll silver vinyl.

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  15. VoodooTwin
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    To eliminate the noise concern, back up the panels with Dyna matt, or Peal N Seal....and add weatherstripping between the panels and the mounting surfaces.
     
  16. VoodooTwin
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    I'd consider it an honor....! :)
     
  17. Not sure what I was expecting when I opened this thread but I'm sure it wasn't what I see,,this work is unbelievable.

    The work is amazing! HRP
     
  18. LeadSledMerc
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    I was thinking the same thing...awesome!
     
  19. VoodooTwin
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    I'm almost embarrassed to post this because of the awesome work posted by others, but here's a gauge panel I whipped up this weekend....yeah, I like rivets...
     

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  20. Da Tinman
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    Some pics of a land speed car I helped with a few years back

    Mocked up with no beads.

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    Love the shape of this piece but its impossible to see when the car is together,

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    this is what it got rolled with,,

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    Speaking of skin,,, the tonneau cover from the outside,

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    O/T drag truck,,

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    Trunk lining before paint,,

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  21. jazz1
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    Good stuff,,,very clever design and skill.. I also would think copper, due to its colour would be a good medium if you could source a heavy enough gauge...cheap
     
  22. 2racer
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    cheap copper...that's funny!
     
  23. tommyd
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    I like it....looks kind of WWII ish.:)
     
  24. Jimbo17
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    I have a question about the noise.

    I have friends who drive drag racing cars that are all tubbed out on the street and the noise from all the fasteners would drive you crazy when you are riding in it.

    Are you using different fasteners or what are you using?

    It's a very cool look for sure.

    Jimbo
     
  25. Love this talent
     
  26. VoodooTwin
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    I'm making sure to install 1/4" closed cell weatherstripping foam tape between the skin and the body metal. I don't want any rattles or oil-canning noises.
     
  27. rottenleonard
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    Here is one I did
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  28. VoodooTwin
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    Rottenleonard, that is wicked cool! Awesome work, I love it!!
     

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