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Projects more progress from today,,,shoebox sectioning continues,, (door, fender)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    got the drivers side fender cut, fitted, and tack welded,,,,,,and got the drivers door done also......i separated the lower skin from the door frame, removed my two inches from the frame, slid the frame up two inches, tacked the frame in place, reattached the sides of the skin, cut two inches from the bottom of the skin, and folded it back over,,,in doing it this way, i have no weld seam across the doorskin,,,,,i wasnt sure if it would work,,but it worked like a charm,,,,,ill do a few minor things differently on the other skin,,but it turned out awesome,,,,,,,,nice to see the full profile of the car again..........tomorrow, ill tackle the other side,,then its on to the inner fenders, the hood, and sectioning or moving the radiator support,,,,,,,,,,,,here are some pics,,,,(with some closeups of the reskinning of the door)
     

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  2. Stude-sled
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    Perfect!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. LOVE IT!
     
  4. junkcad
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    WOW !! looks bad ass! i gave it a quick slam in paint

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  5. SlowandLow63
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    You're really motivating on this one Jim. Kick ass. I'm even starting to like the fins...
     
  6. Kustom7777
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    thanks,,,,looks great,,,,it'll get a slam in real life after im done with all the welding,,,,,
    im old, so the higher the car sits right now, the better it is for my back,,hahahha,,,,,
     
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  7. Great work.... I love following along with this build.
     
  8. HOT ROD DAVE
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    looking good, nice idea on how you sectioned the doors, will have to put that one in my files
     
  9. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Haha, Im old too. I just lowered the Merc so I could block the top. Looks great man! This one is magazine bound...dont lose interest!!!!!!!!!11
     
  10. This is the one! What a profile - better than I could have imagined.
    I don´t think I ever saw a sectioned car before this one that made me think it could be factory.

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  11. kkoacolonel
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    Jim,car looks great.For some reason this section job looks right.
     
  12. LeadSledMerc
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    Perfect, Jim...absolutely perfect!

    Thanks for sharing the progress.
     
  13. Kustom7777
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    sonny daout (hamber, and owner/builder of a BEAUTIFUL sectioned kustom dodge) gave me the tip on doing the door that way,,,
     
  14. Royalshifter
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    Never a dull moment.
     
  15. squigy
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  16. Gotgas
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    That sucker is amazing. You're doing great work! ;)
     

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  17. kustombypook
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    It just keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work.
     
  18. choppermatt
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    came out great jim, i like the front of the fender, keeping it meaty
     
  19. one of my fav cars now that you sectioned it
     
  20. Dat Dirty Rat
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    You f@cking RULE!
     
  21. deadendcruiser
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    Inspirational and scary at the same time. Making it look easy. Keep posting great pics.
     
  22. Tore
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    Wery nice indeed !!! are you going to radius the wheelopenings like The Bat ?( Bill Hines)
     
  23. dodgerodder
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    Wow man, this looks great! What a difference sectioning it made, and kudos for showing constraint & not sectioning it too much-it looks perfect. Keep up the great work

    Dan
     
  24. 'Mo
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    Nirvana.

    If you plan to re-create the mesh grille, you might consider using the mesh in the headlight bezels as well, to help establish their position into the horizontal plane of the car.
     
  25. chopolds
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    You nailed the proportions right, Jim.
    I don't envy you all that welding, though!
     
  26. Kustom7777
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    i like the look of the radiused wheelwells, but i have something different in mind for the car,,,,,,,
     
  27. Evel
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    best shoebox in 2009 hands down.
     
  28. Kustom7777
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    you are reading my mind,,,,im actually changing the nose a bit,,,,its gonna be pretty wild,,and it does include using some expanded metal behind the headlights and taillights,,,(and possibly a small side scoop near the fin,,still trying to figure out if it'll look right though))....
     
  29. N312RB
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    oh hell ya... Everytime I see your threads, I am totally remotivated. its awesome!
     
  30. kkoacolonel
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    Jim,I thought you were nuts doin the 41.Now I KNOW youre nuts for doin all that welding.Some Sat,I will have to come down with my camera.Joe
     

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