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  1. HomemadeHardtop57
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  2. Jerry & Andy, You both have all of us out here in cyber lands attention to the fullest. We like what you guys are putting together. It is always fun to watch two mad masters at work. This is going to be one bad ass hot rod. Jerry I am glad you went with your hand cut louvers as they just add total style to this build.
    Thanks for the ride along on this killer build.....Merry Christmas guys
     
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    Hand cut it is then! Awesome! I admire the commitment and love the look.
     
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    If you can guess what this is and what I'm going to make with it you may win a prize lol . 1481916841725.jpg

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    Gas cap and sand cast. What do I win?
     
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    I'm guessing a piece of embalming equipment & you'll use it as an oil filter canister cover.
     
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    Formaldehyde cannister, nice.
     
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    Steering box mount just about finished up. There's adjustment built into the mount to position the box so the steering can be dialed in. Also it can be adjusted up or down to compensate for seat position. Fully adjustable but rock solid when locked down.

    I'm going to have to lengthen the shaft that attaches to the wheel about 6 inches.

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    Because the car is going to sit very low, we decided on mounting the rear wishbone end inside the frame on the rear rather than on the end of the axle in the stock location. This gives some more clearance

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    Here's something cool that Andy came up with that I thought was super clever for the lower shock mounts on the rear.

    The lower mount is part of a front wishbone yoke. The recess where the spring perch would normally fit into is the perfect size for a shock stud. One half of the yoke was cut off then welded to the rear.

    On the backside of the new lower mount the bottom part of an F-1 shock mount was cut off and used to mount the rear bones. You still with me?? Haha

    Front half ...wishbone yoke for lower shock mounts

    Back half-..mount for rear bones ends made from F-1 shock mount bottom that was cut off.

    Front half and back half welded together then welded to rear.

    In the pics these are just tacked together right now but you get the idea.
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    Cowl steering pass through estruchean.
     
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    Tomorrow I'll be louvering the top insert that I made and the decklid skin. I got the decklid skin sanded down and started the layout. For laying out my centerlines on decklid skins I use a bent piece of 1/8 inch flat stock that I shaped to match the crown.
     

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    Got the inset louvered today. I still need to dress the edges with a file but I was tired and called it a day.

    First I cut my lines. Hit the top with a DA sander, then smacked the louvers in with my fixture and a 5 lb sledge hammer. I'll post some pics of the louver setup.



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    The louver dies were made from the end of an early Ford torque tube. How's that for traditional. Haha. The pieces were trimmed and welded into a simple handheld fixture. I cut the 3 inch line, lower skin down over the 3 inch sheet metal guide, line the top part of the fixture up with the guide plate then go. I hit it light about 5 times to knock the metal into the lower die and seat the male die then give it hell about 5 more times.

    After the first two rows you basically get the shits of it and want to go watch TV or drink a beer. I guess if it was easy everyone would be doing it. Ha

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    Wow, that's looks good, mad skills and patience Jerry, you gotta want it pretty bad considering the extra effort required for that "back in the day" look.
    Now I wish I hadn't commented on your hood plans cuz I know whatever you do it will come out nice.
     
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    Louvers look great. Thanks for sharing your setup!
     
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    Great looking louvers, and thanks again for sharing your setup. Finished product looks great, and seeing the tools that get your there is an added bonus.

    Tom
     
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    Sure no problem. I think it's a pretty neat tool and wanted to share

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    very very nice, thanks for sharing your process and pictures. (note to self... copy this excellent idea)
     
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    There's a Homemade Tools thread where I bet a lot of guys would love to see this, too. I've seen other, less repeatable setups and think yours would provide better, more consistent results.
     
  28. continentaljohn
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    Awesome thread and love the louvers idea! I have to ask about how you cut the slots plasma or cut off wheel , looks super clean and awesome job!
     
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    Cutoff wheel and lots of patience.

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