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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cali4niaCruiser, May 19, 2012.

  1. T-DeWitt
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    I can't wait to see what you come up with when you get back to the garage life!!!I know how the family life is I'm married 26 and have a 1.5 year old and have another on the way.

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  2. niceguyede
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    I know that feeling....except I'm 40 with a 2 year old and another due in February! Luckily my wife understands my addiction to my garage and has learned to accept it!

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  3. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Alright boys and girls, I'm back at it! I'm still buried in remodeling my new house, but I just can't stay away any longer. I'm loosing my sense of self! [​IMG]
    So here's my current question. I need to make the bottom of the cowl sides removable so I can access the wishbone connection and zirc fitting. I want to do a step flange along the curved radius in the picture below. I can't take the panel off and throw it in the bead roller as I have already welded the firewall to it.
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    I've seen those vise grip flangers, but I have a feeling it will look like shit along a curved edge. I need a hand help pullmax, lol! Do you guys have any good suggestions? Thanks
     
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  4. Great work and congrats on the house!
     
  5. niceguyede
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  6. T-DeWitt
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    I'm not sure if u want to go this route.
    You know I have been waiting on this build for bit and am excited to see this thing finally hit the road.
    T-Bag
     

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  7. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Hey T-bag! I have the pneumatic step flanger, but it really doesn't do well on radiuses or anything thicker than 22g. I read the reviews of the tool on the right and no one seems to be too impressed with it. I predict the line wouldn't turn out too clean. I had another suggestion to try this thing out... http://www.ustool.com/tp548-metal-working-tools-p-4460-l-en.html
     
  8. '52 F-3
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    very nice build........
     
  9. JasonCarGuy
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    Make a bubbled panel for each side that is removable, attach with removable fasteners


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  10. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Ockhams razor in action. The simplest answer is usually best. I drilled out a few plug welds, unbolted the panel and put it in the bead roller. I'm glad I did. The step turned out nice and crisp.
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  11. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Still plugging away when I get time. Drivers side toe board is done...
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  12. T-DeWitt
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    So fucking stoked to see something new with this.looks good my friend!!!

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  13. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Lets just say that life has been challenging this year. My hand made firewall and floors are finally done. It only took me nearly 3 years.
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  14. brady1929
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    Oh man, i love the floor!
     
  15. daddio211
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    Looks great man! Sometimes we have to prioritize life and our passions get put on the back burner. My '31 Tudor took 8 years and a divorce to complete, LOL.
     
  16. T-DeWitt
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    Still looking good

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  17. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I made up some radiator support rods and brackets. 3/8" SS. [​IMG]
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  19. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I took a piece of 2" pipe and tacked it to the firewall. The i.d. acts as a guide for the 1.75" hole saw.
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    Here comes the saw...
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  22. T-DeWitt
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    Getting closer...

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  23. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I bought a U-fab header kit from Gear Drive. Awesome parts and Matt is super nice. [​IMG]
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    As soon as I get a few more days off, I'll finish them up.
     
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  24. brady1929
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  25. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Pipes are roughed in.
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  26. T-DeWitt
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    Oh ya even better!!
    Cut the holes in and weld them bad boys up.

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  27. Rich B.
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    Love your fab work, great style!!

    Rich
     
  28. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I finished welding the headers weeks ago. I'm currently working on remodeling my kitchen. When the roadster sits, I have too much time to think about the project as a whole. I get these crazy ideas to build a new chassis with duece rails and a more traditional suspension setup. Long term builds are tough on the brain. If I ever want to drive the thing I better stay the course and save my ideas for the next build.
     
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  29. T-DeWitt
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    Yeah get it going and drive the piss out of it...
     
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  30. verde742
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    whole job is bee you tif ful,, what is your real job? $$$$$
     

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