Register now to get rid of these ads!

Technical Fusion Groovin' or....

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Marshall Metal Shaping, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Thanks for the recommendation...I hope I can live up to it.
    As far as I know the regulators belong to a Jewelers set
    Here they are...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. I find that a lot of panels need welding after they are assembled, such as these doors...so you end up burning off paint anyway.
    As long as no harmful elements (salt, winter) are applied, steel protects itself with a layer of oxidization. I recommend to my customers that they rust-check after paint, it "crawls" to any prone areas such as pinch flanges where paint or primer tends to get destroyed during the installation process (bending and hammering).
    That's only my opinion though..
     
  3. Finishing up...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0507.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0510.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0524.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Ready to ship...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0518.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2014
  4. Hey Guys, had a neat job lately to repair a deuce dash and build an instrument panel.....

    [​IMG]

    Dash has been "hogged out' and some poor repairs...

    [​IMG]

    First thing was to fab up a new lower section roughly 1" lower than stock...

    [​IMG]

    trim and fit...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    tack it together...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now we have a dash to design a panel and lay out gauges...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Come up with a pleasing shape and have a look in the car

    [​IMG]

    Now the tedious task of engine turning lay-out...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A "couple" of hours later...

    [​IMG]

    On the dash...

    [​IMG]

    Time for the details...

    [​IMG]

    Some really cool heat/air ducts...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bore the holes in the dash for instruments...

    [​IMG]

    Holes in the panel and figure out controls and switches...

    [​IMG]

    So far...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. What number tip did you use to do those long runs?

    I like my Dillon (it did take some getting used to) but was always leery of that long of a run.
    Or, did you make a half dozen or so linked beads? Did you dolly as you went?

    Regardless, NICE WORK!!
     
  6. Thanks Hot Rod A

    I use the number one tip for 18ga and thinner sheet stock.
    Forge welding (hammer-welding) requires that you planish or stretch out the weld as you go...you always want to be in control. You can weld seams of any length...usually the damn weight gets so hot you have to take a break and cool it off anyway... [​IMG]
     
  7. Adding defrost vents to the top of the dash...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0339.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    A little metal finish and polish and...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0537.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0541.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0545.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    ready....

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/IMG_0546.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2014
  8. 60 Belair
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
    Posts: 747

    60 Belair
    Member

    Wow amazing work, The dash insert is beautiful!
    Andy
     
  9. Thanks very much Andy.
     
  10. krazee
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 52

    krazee
    Member

    Amazing workmanship. How many hours did you take to do the truck doors.
     
  11. 60 hrs....fitted to truck.
     
  12. 51 Ford in the shop for a little work, auto floor shift needs a bezel or hump...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/IMG_0818.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Away we go with a start under way...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070005.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070007.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070008.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070009.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    heatin' and stretchen to install a flange...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070010.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070011.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Tacking and more fitting...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070013.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070015.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070016.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    weld...smooth..

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070017.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070018.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    more later...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2014
  13. On we go...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070019.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Continuing to check for fit....

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070020.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Getting some cleco's in...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070023.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Pattern for the top section....

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070025.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    In steel...


    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070028.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Tack it on...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070029.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    weld it up...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070034.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    A joggle to add detail and stiffen...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070037.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070039.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Together....

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070042.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    cleaned up and in...

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070049.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/hammerweight/media/51%20ford/P3070050.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2014
  14. Thanks Tinbender
    I get a kick out of your signature...
     
  15. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,192

    ago
    Member
    from pgh. pa.

    Marshal,
    Did you fab the dash insert border with a bead roller?


    Ago
     
  16. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,185

    afaulk
    Member

    Ahhh yes, skill and patience carefully applied. Nice work.
     
  17. b.r.
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
    Posts: 72

    b.r.
    Member

    I don't reply often on here.
    but, that was great thanks for sharing!
     
  18. Yes the moulding was done on a bead roller.
     
  19. That is beautiful metal work

    Just a note on the regulators, they look very similar to a set I have for HVAC repair. they were purchased at CC Dickson they are a heat and air supply house. Hope that helps guys
     
  20. Very nice work! I like that dash insert.
     
  21. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 273

    Donald A. Smith
    Member
    from Brook In.

    I really like your tin working skills. I bet you enjoy the piece when it is done. Good work!;)
     
  22. Thanks Jim,Donald and Tman
     
  23. Thanks BR....I appreciate it...
     
  24. 80WTI
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 319

    80WTI
    Member

    Thanks for showing your skills on here MMS, I look forward to more of your work and in depth pics. Cheers Lee
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.