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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Finnrodder, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Just just a habit of mine to have the weight of the car supported by the 4 points of the rear end where the cars weight is distributed naturaly. This is just to avoid any weird things happening like a stress wave in the 1/4. It may or may not effect it. It's just covering all the bases.
     
  2. farmer12
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    Still looking great Finnrodder. We've come to expect nothing but the best from you! Keep it up!
     
  3. Finnrodder
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    Well,i guess there is a point.I've seen few stress cracks here and there.I guess few extra jacks doesnt hurt anyone...

    Thanks for your words!
    I hope i got something done at next weekend.Too bad i still have few things to do for my daily driver.It should be priority number one,but i guess i'll found myself again from the garage working with the shoebox.This happend at this weekend again:D
     
  4. Finnrodder
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    Here is a little update,more quarterjob:

    Fitting it with the clamps
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    Tackwelding it
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    And finishing the weldings and some grinding
    [​IMG]

    I really like to glue the rear quarterpanel too on the body,but so far i havent seen them yet.And i thought i get them 2 weeks ago..
    Well,building your ride isnt always so simply than its in states,where you have a lot better access for the parts.
    I guess i have to do something else while waiting the rest of the panels.
     
  5. clarthepio
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    Sweeet looking good!!
     
  6. BrerHair
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    Good job Finn, don't know what it is about body panels that scares me so much, guess it's burning through the sheet metal on low power welding. :confused:
    Good work brother!
     
  7. Nice work. I'll have to try the heat gun trick on my inner panels, I've been doing some scraping, but getting pretty tired of it.
     
  8. Finnrodder
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    Thanks guys!
    Yeah,scraping that crap off can be really boring work to do,but this board has great tricks how to get rid off that.If i remember right,someone said on this board that the heatgun trick was Gene Winfields trick.
    I dont remember when was the last time that i replaced such a big panel,usually they have been a lot smaller ones.
    Its not really difficult job to do,just takes some time and cigarets too,if you are a smoker.
    The preparing job can take some time,cleaning the body and the patch from both sides,fitting,tackwelding and tuning up the welder before welding.Which is important job to do.I usually make few testweldings for sheetmetal pieces with same thickness than the actual object has,before i start welding.
    Remember kids,welding is like porn,its all about the penetration:D
     
  9. farmer12
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    Great work on the quater panel. And yes, I do agree with your comment regarding the cigarettes!
     
  10. Finnrodder
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    Thanks!:)
    I just got a word that i am not going to get the rest of the panels for next 5-6 weeks.So,i am pretty pissed of because of that,but i guess i can work with some other stuff that there is.I just hate to leave it like that for a while....
     
  11. Royalshifter
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    Seems to long of a wait for the panels......otherwise nice work Finn.
     
  12. msalamanca
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    Looking good, havent been on in a while, your making great progress.

    How did those panels align?
    The ones I got, didnt align very well, actually not well at all.
     
  13. Stefan T
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    Looking good

    you have made some progress with rust and it good to see a old shoebox is coming back to life on the road step by step

    /Stefan
     
  14. Plung
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    your doing a good job there finnrodder. love them shoeboxes!
     
  15. Finnrodder
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    Thanks for your comments fellas!
    I am a kind of used to wait my parts,so its not really a big deal.But sometimes things just wont go like you planned..
    Anyway,the panel align pretty good,cant complain about that.

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    Only thing that need little attention was the step for door.The bottom corner was a bit too round,so i had to hammer the corner using a steelplate as a dolly to make it more square.I guess its good enough for me.
    Everything else fit like a glove.So far i am happy about the quality of the panel.
     
  16. 40two
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    Hey Antti,

    fine looking stuff what you're doing on the box! hope we'll meet some day with our rides..

    Cheers to you,

    Carsten
     
  17. Finnrodder
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    Thanks Carsten!

    European tour with the shoebox could be a cool idea in the future..
     
  18. msalamanca
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    Looking at your recent updates has put lit my flame again.
    I planned this week for some time on the box after work.

    Thanks bud.
     
  19. Finnrodder
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    Good to hear that gave you some inspiration.Good luck with your build!
     
  20. SloppyEggs
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    Mother of God... This is a thing of beauty. I just bought a '50 two weeks ago. There's a lot of inspiration in here.
     
  21. jerseymike
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    works looking good. i guess over here we take for granted how quick and easy we can get stuff. i'm often amazed at some of the stuff done overseas with parts from here. keep up the good work.
     
  22. Finnrodder
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  23. koolkemp
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    Nice work ! Good to see some sheet metal progress,keep at it!!
     
  24. studeillac
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    thanks for the inspiration finn...thanks...
     
  25. EssexCoupe
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    Finn - Your work on that rear quarter panel looks great. Sorry to hear about the bullshit with long shipping times. I would go bonkers waiting for 5-6 weeks. I have been waiting for my ECI disk brakes for just over a week and I am getting impatient. I always look forward to reading your project updates. Keep up the good work.
     
  26. Finnrodder
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    Thanks guys for the feedback.
    Well,like i said,i have used to wait my parts.Usually it takes 2-3 weeks by air freight and about 6-10 weeks by sea freight.I use seafreaight only with big and heavy stuff.
    Those quarterpans were supposed to come by air freight...
    If something doesnt go like i've planned,it can be really frustrating sometimes.But i have lot of other things to do,so i can concentrate on them.
    I was sure that i dont have to do any floor stuff for awhile,but i was wrong.My daily driver didnt pass the annual vehicle inspection.The inspector poked few holes to the floor,so i have to weld some damn german steel too.
     
  27. Finnrodder
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    German steel...F*ck that,at today i shaved.Not my face or other parts on my body,but the trunk lid.
    There was some bondo on my new trunk lid and i got scared.I wanted to see whats under the filler,so i grinded all off.There was few small dents,nothing that you cant pull up.
    I filed the drivers side lid mounting holes from the hinge deeper,so i was able to push the lid more forward from drivers side.I guess the gaps could be better,but they are not so bad that they were.I deal them later.

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    I cut the licenseplate step off and clamped the filling patch

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    An here it is:

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    I guess i need to hire a leadguy at some point..
    I havent done much leadwork and i want to practise to some other thing than this.
     
  28. ytt49
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    Still looking great!
    Nice work as always.
     
  29. Philbilly
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    All your metal work is awesome!
     
  30. BrerHair
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    Way to go Finn, keep at it!
     

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