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Slowly but surely....progress

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J&JHotrods, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. J&JHotrods
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    Some progress pics on the sheetmetal, tunnel area.
    Gaping hole has been cut with a torch, tin snips, cut off wheel, and a can opener I think;) over the last 50 years.

    Throwin in some dash repair pics done recently as well. Someone has to be real, umm, dedicated(?) to use an 1/8th in. drill bit to perforate a hole in the dash for a gauge. That's my guess for what it was for anyway.
     

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  2. VNTGE41
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    from l.a.

    hey any progress is better than none at all
     
  3. J&JHotrods
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    Starting to look like something.
     

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  4. burnin53
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    from cuba,n.y.

    That's some pretty good metal-forming there.If all your work looks that good you're gonna build a helluva car.
     

  5. J&JHotrods
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    Thanks burnin53, that's the idea. I did just get two panel beater bags, over 100 lbs. of steel shot and a couple o mallets for this very task. But I can't take credit for it. An ex-co worker and very good friend Kirk Keaton is responsible for this. All rough hammer finished so far. Haven't even begun making it smooth yet. He is one helluva sheetmetal man. He did the dash repair as well. I couldn't ask for a better man for the job, his work never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  6. Good stuff!
     
  7. J&JHotrods
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    A little more massaging......almost there.
     

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  8. J&JHotrods
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    Got my sheetmetal buddy over this weekend to finish up the tunnel. We got it in tacked in place and I finished up welding it in and grinding it down. Needs a little more massaging, but it's in.
     

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  9. hasty
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    Wow, amazing skills. Looks really good.
     
  10. Looks real good.......Too nice to cover it up with a carpet.
     
  11. sedan33
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    I agree, that looks exceptionally nice!
     
  12. J&JHotrods
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  13. Looking good! Keep up the good work!
     
  14. J&JHotrods
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    Thanks man, I'm trying. I'm at that point where I'll mock something up, make sure it fits like it's supposed to, then take it off and put it back in the box(steering column, plumbing lines, under dash wiper kit, a/c evap is next) and it doesn't feel like I'm making the progress I feel I should. Just gotta keep my head to the grindstone and get it done like the rest of you guys here.
     
  15. TubularGoose
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    Looks awesome man tranny tunnels have to be one of the harder/ most under thought parts of the inside IMO
    keep up the good work!
     

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