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Projects anyone know of someone making decklid bottom edges...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sloppy jalopies, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. sloppy jalopies
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    looked through what cats I have but can't seem to find the bottom inch or two for a model A decklid.... ideas ?
     
  2. gimpyshotrods
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    I would happily pay $185 to not have to weld that whole, long, exposed seam.
     
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  3. CadMad
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    I just remade and welded in the bottom 6 inches for a 30 roadster trunk. Any sheet metal shop should be able to fold a nice piece up in a flash. I seperated the skins just cos mine was a bit crusty. There is a compound curve that may require some hammer work or English wheeling if you get any higher than a couple of inches.
    I went for 1.2 mm to give a bit of rigidity to the very thin original metal.
     
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  4. oldsman41
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    American muscle car they sell on eBay from time to time. Has the full outside skin American made for about 375.00 bucks
     
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  5. sloppy jalopies
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    the bottom is compound curved... it is not just a 90* bend then folded over... I bought a couple skins $200 each, but they are tough to "fold over", and your inner panel better be right... ford used a stamping to do it...
    so no one makes a "patch panel" for the decklids...
    wanna bet flop could sell a bunch of those...
     
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  6. F&J
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    I made a 2" or 3" one for my 32. leftover scrap ...18 ga, a 4 foot brake, and I don't recall if I used a shrinker/stretcher, but it was fast. Made the inner piece too. I had no interest in peeling the skin off to hammer weld it solid. It's lap seam & skip welded...and I run in rain a salt...It's just a car, no need to get anal.
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