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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhnarial, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. MP&C
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    Progress through today, TIG welding up the hinges onto the new hoods..



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    Some SPI epoxy is mixed and brushed on, allowing it to seep between the welded parts and seal things up..



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    As the dominoes continued falling, the hood sides did not fit either. It was our initial plan to cut off the hinge from the top, wire edge from the bottom, and add a new center section, all parts cut to fit properly and welded back together. When we stripped paint off the lower wire edged part, we saw a bit too much pitting, rust, etc. that we opted to change to a full new lower section under the hinge. Nothing to wire edging 16 gauge, right?



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    So we whipped up a set of dies to add the joggle needed for the external wiring, using 3/16 solid rod for the wiring..



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    Practice sample:



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    With that complete, we tipped the lower edge to run through the joggle die..







    The wiring and inside of the joggle were both degreased, scuffed, and SPI epoxy added prior to folding the remainder..



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    Vise grips modified so they wouldn't slip off the wiring..



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    Wiring locked in place with some hammer action...



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    Hood side is tacked to the hinge, mocked to the hood, and trimmed for gaps








    It's not done, but that's all for today, we're packing it up for the car show in Leonardtown tomorrow.



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  2. cornfieldcustoms
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    some older pics some new, figure i would post some more. also wanted to mention registration for our July metal shaping 101 class. Your choice of dates July 21-22. This class is at our shop in Milford Ohio. Let me know if you want to attend
    Metal shaping 101 classes cost $475.00 per person, they are a 1 day class and you can choose Saturday or Sunday for your convenience. space is usually limited.



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  3. Worked on my headliner a little this week . Got8of the10 side panels done . Couldn’t get my thumb nail dies to do right, so did the old stump trick . Still need to tweak the corner piece and going to make longer b post covers . As Mr. Winfield says “ everyday is a school day , I got a C “
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  4. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Man that looks amazing! What gauge metal are you using? And is it sheet metal or aluminum? Always trying to learn Hobo Jim
     

  5. .062 3003half hard Al. Thanks for the comment. Hope to have interior done by next weekend. Front door panels should be fun to do , much more than the rounded pieces .
     
  6. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Thanks appreciate the info
     
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  7. cretin
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    Wrapped up the cowl steering stuff.
    It would normally be a little too much for me, I’m a less is more type, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out, and the amount of time I have in it.

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  8. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Brass inserts look GOOD.
     
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  10. MP&C
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    Tonight we did the wired edge on the Biederman truck's drivers hood side, so we did a couple videos of the process. We did a practice sample to make sure our adjustment on the folded flange length gave us a good wrap with a slight gap for paint..





    This shows the basic process of closing the wrap, wasn't as pretty as it should have been, but hey, this is practice.





    For the hood side, we used the tipping wheel in the Fasti swaging machine (bead roller) to add the flange. After running through the Lennox for adding the joggle, the panel was scrubbed with a warm dish soap and water mix using scotchbrite, then scuffed with 220 paper, then SPI epoxy added in the channel. After our 3/16 wire was laid in place, any remaining bare spots on the wire were also brushed with epoxy. The entire length was then closed as per the practice sample. We'll let that set a day or so and get the recycled hinge welded to the top.





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  11. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Beautiful job. To complete my wire edging I modified a pair of vise grips: Buck cowl 10.jpg Buck cowl 11.jpg Buck cowl 12.jpg Buck cowl 13.jpg
     
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  12. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    That is a a Great Idea! Hobo Jim
     
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  13. MP&C
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    Finishing up on the Biederman hood fabrications today.. That's what I told myself anyhow...



    Getting the OEM hood hinge welded to the new hood side..



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    Factory version had spot welded angles on the inside to bolt side emblems to, we'll see if we can improve by eliminating a rust trap...



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    This should do..... Vise mounted jigsaw with optional pony clamp cruise control Don't try this at home..



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    Beltline trim added.....Hey! it lines up with the cab!



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    Hood sides added.. and Robert is done with the hood..



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  14. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    really pretty
     
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  15. Marty Strode
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    I built a guage panel for the Lakester this morning. Not much shaping, just some angle shrinking, welding and grinding. IMG_1501.JPG IMG_1502.JPG IMG_1503.JPG IMG_1504.JPG IMG_1505.JPG IMG_1506.JPG IMG_1509.JPG
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    I started on some tear drop bulges for the side panels on the Lakester, to clear the plug wires on the Ardun. Now I will hammer out another one, then cut and flare the openings to match the outer perimeter and weld them on. More to come. IMG_1574.JPG IMG_1579.JPG IMG_1580.JPG IMG_1581.JPG IMG_1582.JPG IMG_1583.JPG IMG_1584.JPG IMG_1585.JPG IMG_1586.JPG IMG_1588.JPG
     
  19. loudbang
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    You do dam fine work and make it look easy.
     
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  20. Marty Strode
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    I got one side done today ! My first attempt at building and using a hammer form. IMG_1591.JPG IMG_1595.JPG IMG_1597.JPG IMG_1599.JPG IMG_1602.JPG IMG_1605.JPG IMG_1608.JPG IMG_1609.JPG IMG_1611.JPG
     
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  21. That looks great Marty .
     
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  22. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    I agree very nice!
     
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  23. MP&C
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    Gotta show the hood with some paint on it...


    John got the hood installed, and truck is loaded up for the trek to Lexington KY for the ATHS Convention.




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  24. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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  25. Well done Robert!
     
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  26. loudbang
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    DAM that looks FINE :eek:
     
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  27. Marty Strode
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    I built a buck and now getting going on the nose for the Lakester. IMG_1683.JPG IMG_1686.JPG IMG_1698.JPG IMG_1702.JPG IMG_1699.JPG IMG_1703.JPG IMG_1704.JPG IMG_1705.JPG IMG_1706.JPG
     
  28. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Marty that is Great work! What kind of wood did you use for the buck?
     
  29. Marty Strode
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    I used 3/4" MDF, out of the same sheet as the hammer form for the blisters. Thanks !
     
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