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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Mats-Henrik, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Mats-Henrik
    Joined: Nov 7, 2009
    Posts: 94

    Mats-Henrik
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    from Norway

    I'll do a rust repair post for once. Hope this does'nt bore you too much.

    I was hoping to repair the old running boards, but they turned out to be too rusted out, so I decided to make new ones.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/11045297695/" title="zeph 4505 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>

    Since I'm building a custom car, I didnt make them 100% like the originals. I did the outer shape, but I was going to mold them to the car anyway, so I didnt bother to make the inner profiles which I would have done if it was an original restoration. I made the basic shape out of round bar to give it some strength and give a good reference to hammer out the sheet metal.

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    The shape of the pieces are pretty compicated, due to them following the outline of the car, rather than on a ford or mercury, on which they are pretty much straight from fender to fender. The round profile is pretty much the same all the way though, so I fabbed a simple tool to make the braces identical.
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    I put one of these bends every 10", and it was pretty straight forward to measure the rusted out panels to cut them to the right lenght.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/11045375776/" title="zeph 4509 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>

    Now that the frame was done, its just a matter of hammering and rolling out the panels. I made them out of four pieces, due to the shapes mentioned earlier.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/11045386054/" title="zeph 4520 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/11045261835/" title="zeph 4521 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>
     
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  2. mercurymitch
    Joined: May 14, 2011
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    mercurymitch
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    from Australia

    Coming along very nice,Your body looks to be pretty good for rust, going to be a sweet ride,hope mine will look as good
     
  3. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,246

    J.B.
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    from Sweden

    Great work on them rocker panels!
     
  4. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Wensum Valley Rods
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    from England

    Great work on the running boards Mats, I like the way you went about it. Simple and effective and a very strong end result.

    Paul.
     
  5. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,183

    flynbrian48
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    That last shot of the car, rear 3/4 from over head, is just awesome. You could almost just drop the mike right now and walk off. Great job.

    Brian
     
  6. SteppinOut
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
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    SteppinOut
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    Speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Eric H
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    Eric H
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    I agree, that last shot is stunning.
     
  8. radio_king
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  9. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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    vonpahrkur
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    Nice job on the running board
     
  10. shadams
    Joined: Mar 16, 2011
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    shadams
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    Ha! Couldnt have said it better! I agree, I cant imagine welding and grinding that much metal, stepping back and seeing something like that, awesome..
     
  11. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
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    Smokey2
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    THANKS for the Thread. And letting us follow along !

    Amazing, for sure.
     
  12. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    wow, that looks great! I'll bet the price of 4 door Lincolns is going up!
     
  13. Hemiken
    Joined: Sep 21, 2012
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    Hemiken
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    from Australia

    You got some nice shape in those running boards now, awesome.
     
  14. good to see you working on this one Mats-henrik.

    Hans C Blom
     
  15. shoebox1950
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    shoebox1950
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    from California

    Really cool!

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  16. Mats-Henrik
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    Mats-Henrik
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    from Norway

    Beware!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/11354396996/" title="1497703_10153684968210045_357752934_n by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>


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  17. Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    That pic doesnt work...
     
  18. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Wensum Valley Rods
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    from England

    That pic works a treat and that should get your ride height spot on.
    Good work Mats.
     
  19. Finnrodder
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    Yeah,it works now.Keep up the good work!
     
  20. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    ZZ-IRON
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    from Minnesota

    Definitely like what you have done
    a Nordic Zephyr very cool in more ways then one
     
  21. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    tbauer
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    I just found this thread, great work ! Thanks for posting.
     
  22. Einar_S
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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    Nice!
    I like Your Method of making the shapes in metal, not bondo.

    I looked at one like that in the late seventies. It was in a barn in Drøbak.
    But according to the seller it had belonged to Kirsten Flagstad.
    And With a price to match that statement I just had to leave the car where it was.
     
  23. Mats-Henrik
    Joined: Nov 7, 2009
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    Mats-Henrik
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    from Norway

    I finally got it lowered, at least in the back. Gotta put the engine back in before I lower the front. It came down about 8,5", but I might have to throw a couple of leafs back in there. But I´m pretty stoket about the way it looks now!

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  24. flynbrian48
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    It looks really great. I think you've got the stance right on. It looks like a "real" car.
    Brian
     
  25. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
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    looking good dude, keep rolling
     
  26. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Wensum Valley Rods
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    from England

    Looking good Mats, time that engine/box goes back in there it will come down pretty much spot on. I found that with a reversed eye main leaf in the front they look great. I also found that if I'd lowered it anymore on the front then the clearance on the arches was an issue.

    I have been using mine and the rear end doesn't crash out anymore, even on the back roads round here.

    Paul
     
  27. J.B.
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    J.B.
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    from Sweden

    The rear looks fabulous, Mats-Henrik!
     
  28. Mats: I can appreciate all the cutting fitting and welding you've done. I have done most of the same to my cabriolet..rebuilding the entire windshield opening, lengthening the doors and floor and putting the top 6" on the doors, just to name a few. Tim
     
  29. Mats-Henrik
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    Mats-Henrik
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    from Norway

    Thanks!

    Thanks. I think I'll put the engine in first, I'm not sure it needs lowering in the front. When the engine was in the parts car it was surprisingly low. I think the V12 weighs a bit more than the V8 you run also.

    Good to hear yours is driveable. Theres a couple of inches of clearance now, I think it will work.

    Thanks!
     
  30. Slake43
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
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    Slake43
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    from Melton

    Have looked through your thread mats , what a credit to you and your metal working skills. You have a great eye the lines in the body are fantastic ! I love this car ! Regards Sean...


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