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Making a Metal 1938 Chevy Truck LH front fender

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the metalsurgeon, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. the metalsurgeon
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    Making a 38 truck front fender for my vendor display stand.


    First photo 24" x 30" 18swg sheet metal blank

    second photo after 4.5 hrs

    third photo after 6 hrs and ready to move on to next section
     

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  2. Drivinford
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    Lookin good man
     
  3. Normbc9
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    Beautiful work. But it sure takes planning and forethought doesn't it. Be proud. Not many with this skill around any more. Another hard one to find is a craftsman who is a good metal body and fender repairs person using lead and the dollies.
    Normbc9
     
  4. Nice work Jon!! This will be fun to watch. What are you using tool wise to shape those?
     
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  5. the metalsurgeon
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    thanks.


    tools used;

    wooden mallet
    sand bag
    planishing hammer
    English wheel
     
  6. the metalsurgeon
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    no worries.I will be posting a detailed 'how to' on one of the sections soon.thanks for following!
     
  7. the metalsurgeon
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    section 2 ,part 1 time taken 4 hrs
     

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  8. Irrational Metalworks
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    Very respectable time in shaping these pieces. Nice work Jon!
     
  9. lawman
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    Very nice work fellow !!!!!
     
  10. the metalsurgeon
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    Second panel stage 6.75 hrs taken

    ready to move onto third panel section


    Wanted 5 window Ford 36 Coupe
     

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  12. the metalsurgeon
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    Thanks boss!
     
  13. Thanks for sharing your work.
     
  14. the metalsurgeon
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    Sections 1-4 made,TIG welded together and metal finished.
     

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  15. Wow nice! Thanks for the update Jon.


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  16. koolkemp
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    I feel like such a hack everytime I see an incredible piece of craftsmanship like this !
     
  17. LaSalle Gearbox
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    Beautiful work. Just curious, did the original have a standing seam on the underside running from the middle of the arch inward to the flange? My '37 LaSalles did and wondering if they (Fisher Body) still did that in '38.
     
  18. very nice job, i oughta mail upi whats left of the fenders for my 38 :D
     
  19. GrouchySS
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    love this thread cant wait to see how you do the wheel opening .
     
  20. Black Primer
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    Awesome! Now I feel like a hack...Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  21. DD COOPMAN
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    BTTT...just so that EVERYONE might have a chance to look at this beautiful piece of workmanship. DD
     
  22. 28 chevy
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    Couldn't have said it better myself!
     
  23. 56sedandelivery
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    Very impressive. I think your avitar should have the snakes curled around a HAMMER rather than the staff. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  24. the metalsurgeon
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    I toyed with that idea, but I didn't think it looked as smooth.

    Thanks guys much appreciated , more pics tonight
     
  25. the metalsurgeon
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    total time to date for making the 4 sections and TIG welding together ;

    part /section 1 6.5 hrs
    part/section 2 6.75 hrs
    part/section 3 4 hrs
    part/section 4 4 hrs

    Tig welding 1,2,3 and 4 together 4hrs

    total to date 25.25 hrs
     
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  26. the metalsurgeon
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    Metal finishing Parts 1-4 /body of fender

    Time taken 4hrs

    Time taken to date 29.25 hrs
     

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  27. the metalsurgeon
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    Part 5 time taken 2 hrs to make section

    1 hr to TIG weld in

    total time to date 32.25 hrs
     

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  28. the metalsurgeon
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    Part 6 time taken 2 hrs to make section

    1 hr to TIG weld in

    total time to date 35.25 hrs
     

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  29. BCR
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    Nice work and photos!
     

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