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Technical BODY, How to save a roadster door

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. the-rodster
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    Put the panel back together, and begin rolling the edge of the outer panel over the inner panel, just like any other door skin.
     

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    Now tack weld.
     

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  3. the-rodster
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    And weld solid.
     

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  4. the-rodster
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    A skim coat of filler on both sides...
     

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    A little sanding...
     

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    A little more...
     

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    Last step, some primer.

    And the finished product!

    Inside.
     

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    Outside.
     

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  9. the-rodster
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    Let me say, that I'm no bodyman or welder. I'm a beginner at both, but if I can do it, anybody can. I also don't want to give anybody the impression that this was accomplished in a couple of hours, it took me about eight hours for the first door. Maybe the next door wil go quicker.

    Well, that's about it, hope some of you guys can use the info on one of your rides.
     
  10. zgears
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  11. QQMOON
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    Im inpressed Very Good
    JR
     
  12. Wow, indeed! Definitely something to file for reference!

    Steve
     
  13. Very nice! Tech O matic please!
     
  14. JohnnyB327
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    this thing screams tech winner and tech-o-matic!!!
     
  15. I'm with the wow crowd. GREAT pics, thank you for taking the time to share...
     
  16. Kustm52
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    Great work there...thanks for taking the time to put the post together and show us how you did it.

    Brian
     
  17. rustymetal
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    very nice job thanks for sharing
     
  18. incredible, keep us all updated with the rest of your work! thanks!
     
  19. atch
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    this post should serve to prod some of our lazy/sorry asses to get out to the shop and get something done.

    THANX!!!
     
  20. MIKE-3137
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    Now THATS what I want to see on the new and improved HAMB !!!
     
  21. i'm not gonna let this post fade away..............I have doors in that same condition sitting in my garage and I just didn't know where to start, now I do...thanks!!
     
  22. Rusty
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    Very nice work. Definately a must to save for a rainy day. Great job
     
  23. haring
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    Great job, and great post!
     
  24. Rand Man
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    You did a great job with the metalwork and the post. I hate to say it but door skins are available lots of places. http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/modelaparts/Doors is one example. I respect your ingenuity. You saved some cash and have the honor of saying "I did it myself".
     
  25. the-rodster
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    I have a Snyder's catalog, a MAC's catalog, a Brookeville, etc. there's only a couple bucks difference between all of them

    Don't get me wrong, I WILL be buying a few panels.

    Complete cowl panels - $79 a pair - well worth it
    Cowl post patch - $34 - yep

    Door skins - $135 EACH - ouch

    You just have to decide how many patch panels that you want to buy for a $300 body [​IMG]
     
  26. Morrisman
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    from England

    Guys like you have taken 'the fear' out of bodywork for me!

    I always thought sheet metal working was some ancient black art that only gods and their offspring could do, but I now realise that sheet metal is just a chunk of steel that can be beaten and controlled, stretched and shrunk, knocked into shape without expensive tooling and that it is NOT taboo to have a few rough bits, a layer of filler, kinks, bumps and second attempts [​IMG]
     
  27. born2late
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    Damn, I bought Brookville doors, now I'm thinking I could have saved the old ones. Thanks for the tech!!!
     
  28. Southfork
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    Very useful Tech. Hey, Thanks!
     
  29. the-rodster
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    Thanks for all of the positive comments, guys. It motivates me to start on the other door, and then the cowl, and then the quarter, and then the back panel, and then ...... [​IMG]
     
  30. briggs&strattonChev
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    thats pretty neat, how long did it take with the shrinking machine to get the right shape?

    Thanks
     

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