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Technical Blister or reveal?...need opinions please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jethro, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Jethro
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    So, on my 41 I have put a later model C3500 GMC front end under it. The steering box sticks through the front fender and grille just above where the bumper irons go through. Should I smash out a round blister and bridge between the fender and grille? Should I make a nice reveal and leave the steering box sticking out? Should I make some kind of detachable cover for the box?
    You won't be able to see the box very well as I am putting a big chrome Q2b siren in front of it. I'm just not sure which way I want to proceed......any suggestions?
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  2. mgtstumpy
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    Make a blister for each side and uniformity; then add a front bar to subtly hide the modifications?
     
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  3. loudbang
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    Like mgtstumpy said matching blisters on both sides.
     
  4. unkledaddy
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    Leave the steering box exposed with a nice reveal and mount the siren on the opposite side?
     
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  5. Steering boxes are not supposed to stick out the front; better cover it. Make a matching blister for the other side, asymmetrical don't work, just saying.
     
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  6. spooler41
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    Build a cover for it. Use the simple solution and hide it, it looks like a toe
    sticking out of a hole in a shoe.

    .............................Jack
     
  7. Phil1934
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    or add a pair of '36 horn grilles
     
  8. Bwahahahha!!


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  9. Rusty O'Toole
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    Just cut a big hole with a cutting torch and call it a rat rod. The damage is done now.
     
  10. This is how it was done on a very different vehicle. Notice that part of the box it exposed. It was very obvious and I didn't like the "look" at all. On this truck, only one side was reworked. I like the horn grilles suggestion and also 35-36 mopars had some kind of a lump in that area that would cover it.
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  11. mashed
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    Rack and pinion.
     
  12. Jethro
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    I kinda like this idea!
     
  13. Horn grills?

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  14. don daddyo
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    No way !get the blister on both sides...
     
  15. Jethro
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    Maybe I'll mount up the bumper and siren to get a better idea of what it's going to look like.
     
  16. I vote for blisters
     
  17. TagMan
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    '37 (and maybe '38) Chevy Master Deluxe cars with the Knee Action front end, had sheet metal covers, as I recall, in the same position. Might want to find a picture of them and see if they'd fit your needs.
     

  18. Have a look...... 2d.jpg
     
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  19. falcongeorge
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  20. mashed
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    Or headlights.......
     
  21. George...Now you have gone and double dog dared some photo shopper put nipples on it! HRP
     
  22. falcongeorge
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    Crap! Hes on to me!
     
  23. summersshow
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    I dont double dog dare you... I triple dog dare you... And remember a Triple-dog-dare is infamous for the sole reason that you cannot back down from it--without exception! An issued triple-dog-dare has no counteraction and must be implemented and/or carried out.... _a christmas story...
     
  24. Jethro
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    So, if I go the blister route do I weld to one panel say the fender and let the blister "float" over the grille section ? Or do I weld both sides and split it and use fender welt in the gap? Or do I make loose blisters that attach somehow, probably make some kind of bracket that is sandwiched in the seam?
     
  25. summersshow
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    I would say a detachable version bolted in the seam would be the best route to go
     
  26. Here's one with a seam around the outside of the blister . I changed up the color to try to keep you guys minds from wandering.;)

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  27. falcongeorge
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    Man, I rushed back here this morning just to see the high-beams.:( Guess I should learn that photo-shop stuff...:D
     
  28. BamaMav
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    Now that right there is funny, don't care who you are!

    I vote to make the blisters more oval shape. The round doesn't fit in the lines of the fender too well.
     
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  29. Jethro
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    Like the shape of the headlight stands maybe?
     
  30. OK one more try.

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