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Nothing To Exciting 30 Ford Sheetmetal Work!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flop, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Flop your work is great. I just hope mine comes out at tenth of your work..
     
  2. voodoo1
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
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    Nice work Flop. What brand of Tig welder do you use? Mike
     
  3. 66miles99
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    Flop can I ask a specific question? I just fabbed and welded in 2 new patch pannels on my olds but I am assuming the heat has caused the body and panel to buckle a bit at the seam where I welded, how do I fix this?? I ask you because it appears you are a sheet metal God!
     
  4. Flop
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    to the sandblaster it went on the snowiest day of the year haha.

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    thanks sinister

    voodoo i have a miller synchrowave 200

    66 i need more details. does it push back out? its either shrunk or stretched.
     
  5. Flop
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  6. richie rebel
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    nice work flop,see you at the pistons cruise,at wash landing....richie.......
     
  7. OLLIN
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    Great work! you've got skills.
    this body cart rules. my buddy was just planning to make something similar..

     
  8. Flop
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    Thanks guys! fenders are next.
     
  9. thanks for the lessons Flop, you make it look so easy...great work
     
  10. Flop
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    2 separate customers fenders that i will post up soon!

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  11. lowongas
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    I am didnt mean to hijack this but you guys started talk about patch panels and I had to show you these.These are from Mikes A Fordable parts.I need some lower cowl patch panels a a 28 cowl that need help..I was told these would fit perfect....LMAO..what did I miss in the description..? I wonder if I could have made them work..??? I think not...
     

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  12. Flop
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    started messing with the first set of fenders for a guy in ohio.

    he put patches in and wanted them welded up well that didnt work out to well i put my own in.

    this was the way i got the fenders

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    out with the new in with the newer

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    about 3 more inches to go

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  13. Thanks Flop for posting your awesome work, Ive learned a bunch!!!!!!!!! " I AM NOT WORTHY "
     
  14. Ray C's son
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    Good shit, as usual, Flop.

    Have you had any time to work on the '50? Love that car.
     
  15. nali
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    I just saw my job and puke ...
     
  16. chopt top kid
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    Nice work flop!!! Can I come up and hang out in your shop some day and watch you work??? I'll bring my own helmet and promise to stay outta the way. I'll buy lunch and after work we'll have a few beer's????
     
  17. nali
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    How do you align the top sides before welding ?
    I now can weld gauge 22 decently , but make holes while grinding ...
    Is there a recipe ?
    I have access to black cats , chicken blood and garlic , if this may help .
    Found mandragore on Ebay . Shipping pending ...
     
  18. big creep
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    nice work again!
     
  19. Flop
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    thanks guys

    havent touched the 50 ray no time.

    fine by me chop top kid.let me know when you are free.

    i dont know how i align them really just make the patch fit then tack it in.
    22 gauge is your problem nali. waaay to thin for anything besides flashing for your house roof. its almost like working with tin foil. i use 18 gauge for everything. 16 for heavier bracing.

    Thanks BIG
     
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  20. nali
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    Ok . Thanks .
     
  21. Flop
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    finished up the first set of fenders

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    can figure out why these holes were here

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    small patch

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    a small tear where the fender support goes

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    took out the reinforcement thing by drill 2 spot welds clean up the rust and hit it with weld thru primer

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    a tear on the edge of the fender

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    a new reinforcement bracket for the fender where it meets the running board
    again both hit with weld thru primer

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    one more full set to go!
     
  22. Flop
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    broken motor mount. guess 80 or so yeras of service took its toll.

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    these fenders looked killer until i went to start on filling the old taillight holes

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    ohhhh its so nice of you to plastic up both sides of the fender to hide some mess

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    a little hammer and dolly work to get thing baack to normal before cutting out the area with the holes.

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  23. rcnut223
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    Flop

    Couple questions

    Do always work your metal from one side to the other finsihing as you go?

    What are you using to shrink the metal that was distorted on the heavily bondoded fender

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  24. Flop
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    always work from side to side rcnut. why? i dont know.to me it seems it always allows a little outlet to the shrink and stretch of the metal.am i right? i dont kno that either. i stick to what works well for me. people say i use to much rod weld to hot etc but this is the way i have good results. as for shrinking didnt really do much i brought up the low spots with a hammer and dolly and hit the whole thing with a file and thats the way she came out.

    you guys are probably sick of all this model a sheetmetal by now sorry for the uninteresting posts as of late.


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  25. 48 Chubby
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    I have no idea who told you that these posts were unintresting. They are WRONG.
    Good work, great photos, explaned clearly and understandablely.
    It don't get no better than this.

    Judging from some of the bottles in the background you drink some weird shit, by the way. Still ALL your post are great.
     
  26. chopt top kid
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    Hey Flop, keep up the good work!!! Every time I log on, I always check to see if you've put up new posts...
     
  27. daddy_o's_diner
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    These posts are pure gold, Flop.

    If folks are "bored with all this model A sheetmetal", I'll drop of my deuce 5-window and you can work on that for a while. No really, I don't mind... ;)
     
  28. koolkemp
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    Uninteresting ? Never ! Keep em coming please Flop. I gotta get a tig and start learning.....
     
  29. Deuce_Eddie
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    You bet. So damn sick that I've just subscribed to this thread... :D

    Must definitely start learning these skills.

    Cheers, Eddie
     
  30. big creep
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    again really nice finish on those fenders!
     

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