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roadster door tops for Sid

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tbauer, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    My friend Sid wanted the stock square "ish" door tops on his 1933 chevy roadster to be round and smooth like a Ford roadster. So I made new door tops and a piece for the cowl.
     

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  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Very nice! Seeing how you formed the metal would helpful to others. Bob
     
  3. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    I need to work on my posting skills. The door tops where bent using a rubber band on my english wheel then the ends where shrunk using a small shrinking machine like Eastwood sells. shrinking the ends will curve them up and in to meet the cowl . I'm sure there are other ways to do this. You could even use tubing by cutting it in half, then use a torch to heat and shrink the metal.
     
  4. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    Very nice work,any pics of the original tops?BTW,congrats on the impending arrival of the new man,I have one coming early may #9 grandchild Phillip
     

  5. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    Sorry I forgot to take pics of the original car ,but if you look closely at the pic of the open passenger door you can see a little bit of cowl. The original car tops are thin and square
     
  6. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    Here is an example of an original 1933 Chevy Roadster cowl profile
     

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