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

  1. ShovelJockey
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    Making the support structure where the panels meet. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418157804.445736.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418157816.460974.jpg
    Both are nicely lined up ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418157850.111585.jpg

    Carefully spot welding the panels to their supports. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418157897.094041.jpg


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  2. ShovelJockey
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    Repeat the process for the drivers side ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418172761.324834.jpg

    Work a crown into the roof portion. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418172790.308078.jpg

    And now I am ready to start forming the other side of the car. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418172833.908374.jpg




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  3. Swiss50chevy
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    Very Impressive.
     
  4. ShovelJockey
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    Thank you everyone. I am having a lot of fun so far.


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  5. Dusty56
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    This is great, one to watch.
     
  6. T-DeWitt
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    Nice work!!!I like to see be a ton cars get resurrected.


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  7. brady1929
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  8. AHotRod
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    I also cut out body lines, except the belt lines and smoothed my Sedan that I shortened. Gives them a different look.
    It's a lot of fab work, but worth it.
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  9. ShovelJockey
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    Ohh yeah I love the look! That's the first time I have ever seen one shaved almost all the lines. I just thought it looked good in my head. Seeing yours is inspiring. What a beautiful sedan!


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  10. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: Love these"jigsaw puzzle"builds.Shows the ingenuity,creativenes and craftsmanship of the builder.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. 50 Chevy PU
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    Great Work I am getting some good ideas
     
  12. Scary start....nice.
     
  13. LFS11
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    Echo...amazing work and focus. Although it's depressing me as in relation to this im phoning it in big time. Please don't tell my wife.....
     
  14. King ford
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    Real nice work, looks like your gas welding but not getting much distortion or warpage, how are you accomplishing this?
     
  15. ShovelJockey
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    The joints are all TIG welded. Just enough amps to get full penetration, little filler, and planish the welds as they cool. Planishing helps to stretch the metal back out as it shrinks and really saves on hammer time later on no matter what type of welding you are doing.

    I have no idea if I am doing any of this right. It's just what works for me. Thanks for watching guys.


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  16. ShovelJockey
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    I didn't like the way the support was looking on the roof section so I cut it out. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418329879.940196.jpg It was my first try and I like the separate support way I've been doing it better.

    I bent up another angle and welded it into the body. Much nicer now and has a more controlled curve. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418330018.656095.jpg

    Tig weld that has been planished ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418330054.322528.jpg

    Here is the hammer I use on my welds. It is a little 4 or 6 oz brad hammer from the hardware store. The small head is damn handy for only hitting the weld instead of risking the surrounding material to an unnecessary smack. Probably my favorite hammer. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418330174.438904.jpg


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  17. ShovelJockey
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    Been working on the lower corner of the passenger side the past few days. I'm happy enough with it to finally show it. A somewhat complicated piece that needed heavy tucking to get the curve of the corner right. Most of the metal just forward of the curve will get cut out for the tire and axle clearance so don't pay attention to how poorly that fits. Everywhere it needs to be right is right. Should be able to get the rest of the side built shortly. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424385599.681540.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424385617.864649.jpg
     
  18. 2345.coupe
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    nice metalworking skills.....subscribed!!
     
  19. louisb
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    Nice tip on using the brad hammer. I like a slapper but you do have to be careful not to stretch the surrounding metal.

    --louis
     
  20. ShovelJockey
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    Got the lower panel roughed out today. Using a stump with a bowl, shrinking tucks were made. Then the piece was wheeled out. After a quick check of the curves, the door side and wheel relief were cut out. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424719117.832313.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424719139.114242.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424719155.031163.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424719173.929810.jpg
     
  21. Gearhead Graphics
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    Interesting idea shaving the body lines. Will be looking forward to seeing the end results.

    Nebraska is my home, what backwoods are you residing in?
     
  22. ShovelJockey
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    Our family's shop is in Walthill, up in the northeast corner. Where are you at?
     
  23. Gearhead Graphics
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    Im in Denver now. Grew up in North Platte, went to school in Kearney. Spent some time in Lincoln, McCool Jctn and York.
     
  24. You are putting an huge effort saving that weak little Tudor, my hat is off to you.
     
  25. Roger53
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    I like the fact that your saving one that many would look at as maybe some parts. A big thumbs up from the frozen north -16 this mornin. Roger
     
  26. ShovelJockey
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    I may be a complete idiot. The jury is still out on that one. I'm just having an insane amount of fun bringing her back to life. Right or wrong this is an exciting ride
     
  27. Welcome to the club, it is easier when all the nuts are not that tight:cool:

     
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  28. ShovelJockey
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    Tacked this side together. Now the real work will begin to copy it for the driver side. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424978410.288310.jpg
     
  29. ShovelJockey
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    Work has continued in earnest to match the driver side to the passenger. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1426620034.969112.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1426620052.485136.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1426620093.685199.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1426620115.518625.jpg
     

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