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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ShovelJockey, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. ShovelJockey
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
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    It would have been hard for me to have scored a perfect body to start with. For $250 I couldn't let this baby go. It leaves me the perfect canvas to create what I want to and not feel terrible about slicing up an excellent body. There is a wild amount of satisfaction I feel when able to create something with my own hands. Aside from my English wheel, I don't own fancy tooling. Just trying to keep the old way alive a little while longer.


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  2. ShovelJockey
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    Working the panel above the rear window.

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    It's a ways from being ready, but it's looking like I meant to build it anyway.


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  3. ShovelJockey
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    Taking notes. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1415117926.771528.jpg


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  4. Mr48chev
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    Ok you hooked me on this one. That sedan was in about the same shape as my 31 Victoria was when I got it. I'll be following along to see how you get this done.
     
  5. ShovelJockey
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    Things lined up nicely and the original corner was welded to the new panel.

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    This picture doesn't do any justice. With no support to hold the front and back together, there is some sag. They line up damn close.

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    The curve of the body was a little tough to get "pooched out". It's also really close and my next step will be getting the top to meet up with the window surround.

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    That's as far as I was able to get today.

    I only get to work on the car on my lunch break and a night here and there.


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  6. ShovelJockey
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    The roof section is coming along really nicely. The flat top was worked out to resemble more of a deuce lid. Just need to finish welding the seams then planish things smooth. Once the top is done work on the rear piece and the window surround will be done. Nice to see things taking shape.

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  7. louisb
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    Nice work. Subscribed.

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  8. jdownunder
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    nice work mate ill be watching and learning
     
  9. dentisaurus
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    Nice save, not many of us could bring that one back I think. Very ambitious. Look forward to seeing how this turns out.
     
  10. ShovelJockey
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    Smoothed up a bit more. Ended up with a graceful curve in the roof like I wanted. Now I can fill in the easy parts and have a complete panel soon. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416339978.320901.jpg


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  11. ShovelJockey
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    Going together smoothly.

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  12. ShovelJockey
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    Thanks Tony. I'm going to try.


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  13. waxhead
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    Making good progress, nice work.
     
  14. Runnin shine
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    Man I had forgot to subscribe to this one, me likey!


    "I need my mirror boy"
     
  15. bengeltiger
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    Looking good. My coupe will require a lot of similar work. Thanks for posting your progress!
     
  16. Donald A. Smith
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    Shovel Jockey You are a very talented metal bender. Keep up the great job.Don in N. W. Indiana
     
  17. ShovelJockey
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    The passenger side panel is pretty well done for now. The rear window area is in pretty good shape considering the big dent. It was cut out and put in our rust removal dip. The bottom quarter on this side of the car was all but gone, so it was removed too. The body supports were in the same condition so a few pieces of conduit were put in to stiffen things up. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416887511.028556.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416887530.643949.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416887543.627838.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416887553.843717.jpg


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  18. raprap
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    Nice work! That's the way to build a Hotrod! Piece by piece. You'll going be very intimate with this ride. Keep up the great work!
     
  19. PINEAPPLE
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    Nice metalworking! cant wait to see more
     
  20. Hot Rod Nut
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    Man, you are something ELSE!!! I've built 6 Model As and never seen anything like this. Your metal work is Fantastic!! Keep up the GREAT work. I'm hooked, can't wait to see the end results.
     
  21. ShovelJockey
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    Thank you, everyone. Your comments are too kind.


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  22. ShovelJockey
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    It's not much, but it's progress. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417654503.274911.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417654515.690988.jpg


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  23. ShovelJockey
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    The body came off today. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417810196.365302.jpg

    What a dirty mess!!! Finally things can be cleaned up and not look like such a destroyed mess. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417810262.447787.jpg

    Tonight I am going to build a body jig to finish the rest of the body work and make sure everything is square.


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  24. fastmike
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    Looking good man! Definitely can't wait to see this one done!
     
  25. ShovelJockey
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    Made a simple jig to mount the body on. It's all square to itself so it can be used as a basis to triangulate points on the body. I kept everything inside the perimeter of the body so I wouldn't be tripping over anything. Need to get to Hazard Freight and pick up a few dolly wheels to mount below to make it mobile. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417829415.676317.jpg


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  26. Mr48chev
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    Nice progress, keep those reports coming.
     
  27. fab32
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    Looks like this one is in good hands to be brought back from the dead. I've been here a long time and I'm still amazed at what is transformed from what should be dumpster material. Keep post your progress.

    Frank
     
  28. jimcolwell
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    from Amarillo

    You are such an artist.
     

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