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Projects CUTTING UP A 38 PLYMOUTH....Un-cutting it!!! (Then cutting it up again!)

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by cgc1958, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. brady1929
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  2. Okie Pete
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    Amazing work and skill. Very nice lines the chop flows and the car looks like it flowing into the ground.
     
  3. AlkyWagon
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    excellent work!!! Might be more trouble than it's worth to do it, but it'd look good if the grille was taller:

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  4. oneratfink57
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    Great craftsmanship, I always look forward to your updates. Nothing against deuces and model a's. But it's nice to see some late 30's coupe builds once in a while too!


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  5. cgc1958
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    1. 1957-59 Ranchero's

    Thanks!
     
  6. cgc1958
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    Thanks
    Thank you!
    The front end needs some love. We will see what Jimmy wants to do. We have a few ideas.
    Thanks so much!

    Here's another pic: We are building it low. These are just mock up wheels and tires. It will have white walls & artillaries.
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  7. gsnort
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    I'm envious of the TIG welds. Being an old fart that can't walk and chew gum at the same time, I have a helluva time using one foot and both hands and keeping the thyristor from touching the metal. Ah well, sometimes I fantasize . . .
     
  8. chevy54man
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    Just incredible work, awesome! Best to you!
     
  9. 39custom
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    excellent work!
     
  10. cgc1958
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    What has helped me since I can't see anything up close is a "cheater lense" a magnifying lense in my welding helmet. It makes it easier to see for those of us that need reading glasses. It might help you if you have the same problem. Tracy
    Thanks!
    Thank you!
     
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  11. Squablow
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    Top notch metalwork/rust repair and nice profile as well, very well done.
     
  12. mista
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    I guess you use a tig welder to weld everything together.. How do you prevent it from warping? Cool it down with pressurized air every few inches ?
     
  13. gimpyshotrods
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    TIG has a much smaller heat affected zone. It is less prone to warping.

    Cooling sheet metal welds with compressed air hardens them and makes them more prone to cracking.

    I have watched people doing this. The results, over time, were not pretty.
     
  14. mista
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    I've always think it's the opposite. Tig has greater heat zone than mig and that's why mig is harder and breaks next to the seam. Tig has more even/constant heat and seam does not crack so easily. But that is only my guessing..

    I've never tried to weld a car with tig so i guess i should try it. I've welded with tig for years all the other shit :D I hate mig because it's messy.
     
  15. cgc1958
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    We tig weld sheet metal & mig weld frames. We don't cool it with pressurized air. When we tig weld sheet metal, we try to plan it out so that we have access to stretch it back out after welding it. It always shrinks, causing some warpage, stretching the weld back out eliminates the warpage. It's a very time consuming process!
     
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  16. nunattax
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    TOP OF THE RANGE
     
  17. mista
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    So it's hammer and dolly work?
     
  18. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    We use a planishing hammer, & hammer & dolly to stretch it back out.
     
  19. mista
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    Awesome craftmanship.
     
  20. Black Clover Custom
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    You guys are kickin butt man but i think i will beat you to the finish! :)
    I may have less rust.
    Great job!
     
  21. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    Thanks, I didn't know we were racing!
    Here are more progress pics:
    Got the engine in for mock-up, making new floors, made some fender skirts etc. The frame will come off later to get powder coated.
    IMG_1314.jpg IMG_1315.jpg IMG_1316.jpg IMG_1323.JPG IMG_1957.JPG
     
  22. What a great build thread. Keep the updates and knowledge coming.
     
  23. nunattax
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    leave well enough alone
     
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  24. cgc1958
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    Thanks! Hopefully it's not over kill picture wise!
    For now the grill will remain as it is, but we are hoping to convince the owner to let us lower the head lights.
    It would take some fabrication but I think that it would look better.
     
  25. johnold1938
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    GREAT JOB , now it looks like a big banana with A BUG on top, SAW ZALLS ARE FOR WOOD definetly ruined a good body style. IF you artists would stand back for a minute and look at that mopar body, it already looks chopped from the factory!!!
     
  26. Okie Pete
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    Love the skirts . Well the whole build.
     
  27. Not sure how I missed this thread but really nice work! Looking forward to more updates.
     
  28. straykatkustoms
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    I applaud your persistence to getting it right. Proof that its only metal, you can fix it.
     
  29. The37Kid
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    This is such a great project to watch, really enjoy seeing the detail work. I think the owner should be given a bit of praise for letting you carry out the rebuild, money well spent. Bob
     
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  30. 55Deso
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    Don't think you can over kill it when it comes to pictures! Love the build, looks killer! All of your build threads I've seen are fantastic!
     

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