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some of the work from my shop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    the owner of the chassis dropped off some parts yesterday, so today i started back in on the chassis

    got the engine set up on the table, centered and the front at a height i like.

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    then designed and cut out some new block side engine mounts. still need to cut and weld on the side gussets

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    i made a shock mount bar for the chassis and got the shocks in

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    started laying out the design for the tube k member as well

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  2. cornfieldcustoms
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    more progress

    tube k member all bent up, notched and tacked in

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    got the frame side of the motor mounts cut, bent and tacked in

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    cut bent and tacked in the trans mount and x member

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    cut and dimpled some gussets for the hair pins to help stiffen them up some

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    motor and trans pulled back out to finish weld and dress the frame

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  3. Johnboy34
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    Your work looks super, bending the tubes sure came out nice. Mabey I missed something or will the trans crossmember be removable?
     
  4. cornfieldcustoms
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    thanks man, on this chassis the trans x member will not be removable
     
  5. lrs30
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    Looks killer mike, really knocking them out! I will touch base with you about the things we talked about! Going down tomorrow to pick up that new project! Sorry to hi jack lol keep up the killer work man!
     
  6. cornfieldcustoms
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    got the chassis all welded up, and on the ground. put the plywood wheels on to see how it looked

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    and tagged the frame

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  7. wade57
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    You do very nice work
     
  8. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek:Absolutely outstanding.Please keep the updates and pics coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  9. 59ab
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    High quality work!
     
  10. MP&C
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    Looking good Mike!
     
  11. wide34
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    Met Mike at one of the Baileigh classes where he was teaching, great guy to talk with and willing to help anyway he could. Obviously his work speaks for itself!
     
  12. cornfieldcustoms
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    been a busy couple weeks with all the work going on in the shop with customer cars and spent 4 days in Indianapolis for the world of wheels. i devoted a little bit of time to design and cut out some brackets and tabs on the cnc plasma to sell all of these brackets and tabs are universal tabs. they can be used for just about anything from shock tabs, 4 link tabs, body mounts, or anything else you want to use them for. all of them are 3/16 mild steel with a 1/2 inch hole but can be ordered with different specs.

    sorry that some of the pics are upside down or sideways. i rotated them in photo bucket but come up on the board wrong. but you can get the idea

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    these are a folding tab that work perfect for body or bed mounts but can also be used for any other applications fold the sides down to where you need them and weld up the cut

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    and these were custom ordered brackets by a customer for some proto typing parts for later model pedal conversions

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  13. summersshow
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    I wish I had a cnc plasma :( sweet stuff man. nice work
     
  14. cornfieldcustoms
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    nothing to amazing going on lately, but here are a few cool things i have been working on, on the Baileigh CNC plasma table

    a couple signs for a buddies birthday

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    rear ladder bar and lower 4 link mounts

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    some flanges i like to use on removable cross members used with 1.75 round tube

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    and some 33-34 boxing plate. i also have some 32 plates but didnt snap a pic

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    and lastly i have been getting my 47 sedan ready for spring with a few changes to its looks from last year

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  15. lrs30
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    I dig the speed hole mounts! Looking good man!


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  16. cornfieldcustoms
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    the past couple days i have been back on the 57 retractable. lots of fun metal shaping lol

    this is what the tail light surround mounting area looked like before, i forgot to snap a pic before i started

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    after cutting out all the bad areas to make room to work, i cut out some rings on the plasma table to match the back of the tail light housing, and tacked them to the body using the bezel as a guide

    after the ring was tacked in, reinstalled the bezel and made a paper template to aid in layout of shrinks and stretchs and give me the basic size and shape of the material needed

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    after a good long while of shrinking, stretching, wheeling and hammering i have a pretty good looking patch. doesnt look like much but there is a ton going on in this little area, a tapered reverse compound curve

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    marked, and cut out for new patch to be butt welded in

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    after all the welding and grinding this is what i had, still needs some attention. but at this point there has been no hammer and dollie work done just welding and grinding

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    then moved on to the lower area

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    and the finished product

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    now onto more damage
     
  17. MP&C
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    Awesome repair Mike!
     
  18. rockable
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    Wow. "Doesn't look like a lot going on here".....but those of us who have tried to make a piece like that know differently. Great job!
     
  19. fordf1trucknut
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    Awesome work!!!!!!!
     
  20. AHotRod
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    Great craftsmanship! Well done.
     
  21. cornfieldcustoms
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    more work on the retractable. the rear pan area around the license plate had been frenched...... well kind of. so all the needed to be replaced back to the stock look

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    started shaping the panel on the e wheel. the rear panel looks pretty flat but there is a little bit of a compound curve in the center. with the straight edge you can see the crown

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    then added the roll and two breaks to the bottom end of the panel

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    then stripped the paint and filler stripped around the area and prayed some dykem

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    cleco'd the panel to the car to scribe the cut line.

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    all ready to cut out first thing in the morning

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  22. looks proper mike, always love seeing metal work. never gets boring to me.
     
  23. Hot Rod Bob
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  25. cornfieldcustoms
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    more progress on the 57

    the rear patch all welded in and ground down

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    had to cut the bracing out behind the panel to get at the back of the welds for some hammer dollie work

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    after the hammer and dollie it was time to break out the shrinking disc to smooth her out

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    rear bracing welded back in

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    all ground down and some primer added

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    rear panel finished up

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    found some more rust, out with the bad

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    in with the new

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  26. cornfieldcustoms
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    so now it was time to tackle the inner wheel well so i could move onto the quarter panel repairs

    trimmed out more of the damaged area that needed replaced, which also helped make room to repair all the damage on the inner wheel well itself

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    clamped the quarter patches on to make a cardboard template of the wheel well opening

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    then transferred the cardboard pattern to 3/4 inch plywood to make a hammer form

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    wheel lip hammered out and fulled from the form

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    after some shaping, bead rolling and trimming it is test fit into the car

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    then edges cut and tacked in

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    fully welded then ground smooth

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    quarter patches clamped back on to make sure nothing moved, and to get a game plan on the next steps to repair the quarter panels where the new stampings dont reach

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  27. MP&C
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    Pretty slick Mike, thanks for posting!
     
  28. 56effie
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    Mad Skills in that shop... Great work..
     
  29. cornfieldcustoms
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    more progress on this one.

    made a patch and got it tacked in to repair the radiused area of the quarter panel

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    then fit and welded solid the rear corner of the quarter

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    then we are left with this nice little gap

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    formed a little filler piece and clamped it in place

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    tacking it up just to the lower quarter, that way i can weld it solid to the quarter patch, pull it off and metal work it before welding the entire lower quarter on

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  30. nhmikel
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    Hi Mike
    ???? What did you do or should you with the bare metal inner before welding
    on the outer skin?
    What is done to protect the inner and back side of outer from rusting?

    Sweet work good job metal shaping
     

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