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

  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    thanks guys

    this weekend i helped a buddy make a new pulley guard for his 61 wheel horse 701 lawn tractor

    here is what we started with

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    started to make the new one by taking some 18 guage sheet metal and bending a 90* flange on one side. then i took a radiused T dolly and slapper and made the crisp 90 into a radiused 90 to match the original. then took took it to the shrinker and used it shape the side to match the original.

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    hammering out some tucks that formed

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    back to more shrinking

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    all the shrinking and hammering done to match and tacked together

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    then moved on to the top section. made a cardboard template and transferred it to steel. here it is with the bead rolled into it and cutting it to fit the side

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    all trimmed and tacked in place

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    all welded up and ground down. still needs some hammer and dolly work and filing to smooth it out

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    all finished up being help in place for a test fit

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    and what it covers up

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  2. Country Gent
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    From a old fart to a metal artist, this thread has been amazing. When I come back in my second life, I want to be you. Just curious, how, when, and where did you learn this trade, besides being gifted. I did notice that this thread started months ago, and if you are not on your way to being famous, you will be. hell, you made it there in my book. Best to Ya Mike. PS- do you ever sleep???
     
  3. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    thanks for the kind words. believe it or not i am self taught for the most part. what i have picked up on from watching videos and ready articles, i have just tried and worked on getting better. i still have a long way to go, i am still pretty young. i actually sleep a lot lol i have a sleep disorder lol. these are just some of the little things i work on and post between the normal day to day work at the shop on not post worthy projects. thanks again for the kind words
     
  4. Drivinford
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    Awsome work man.
     
  5. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    made a little progress on this one today. the original quarters had the fenders gas welded on, higher than normal. needless to say they did a horrible job and ruined the quarters. i tried to grind down the welds and straighten the original metal, but it was to thin and brittle. so i decided to just make new centers for the quarters. here is how they are coming out

    before i got started

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    the old quarter center removed

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    the new sheet metal, spent some time on the english wheel to get the crown to match the original.

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    first test fit, pulled it back off and did some more wheeling and shrinking on the flanged side

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    started tacking it in place

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    mostly welded up and ground, ran out of welding wire for the day. once i get it fully welded and ground, i will do some more metal working to finish it out

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    since i ran out of welding wire and had a couple more hours till close, i started on the hood. making a cardboard template

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    bead rolled, flange bent, and ran through the slip roll

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    some more rolling

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    got it fitting good, still needs some finish work

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  6. c_dime81
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from tupelo

    Great looking metal craftsmanship.
     
  7. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    Very nice work, great to see it posted.

    Tim the Toolman
     
  8. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    great work !
    you have an enviable skill that will serve you well.
     
  9. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    got the driver quarter pretty much finished ( still need to do a little the rear area) .after all the welding and grinding i think it turned out nice, will just need a little filler right around the body lines to smooth out some of the grinding marks. then it was time to start on the wheel well.

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    cut the old wheel well out

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    the customer had already bought these wheel wells so i will use them. needed to be cut out for axle and spring clearance. i also moved the finished ends of the beads up that i had to cut through. i think it gives it a nice finished look.

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    then i need to add the flange back on where i cut

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  10. dragsled
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    from Panama IA

    Mike you guys work is beautiful, I'm very proud to say my dragster chassis came outa that shop, Tim Jones
     
  11. wow thats some beautiful work!!! I dig what you did on the rear quarters!!!
     
  12. cornfieldcustoms
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    got the wheel wells tacked in and then welded solid and smoothed out

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  13. mdapperdan
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    from Az.

    Craftmenship is always great to see.
     
  14. oldrodder43
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Lord you are a very talented and crafty person. Wish you lived closer, I'd be in your shop all the time. With your permission of course! perley
     
  15. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Damn man, very high quality work!
     
  16. cornfieldcustoms
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    knocked out a patch panel for a customer, for his 30-31 model a door. the shadow in the first pic makes the panel look funny so i took two

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  17. A Rodder
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    Damn, you're good!
     
  18. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

    damn fine work. Thanks for sharing your skills
     
  19. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
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    from cincy, oh

    Looks good Mike. I'll see you tomorrow.
    Thanks
     
  20. cornfieldcustoms
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    this isnt really a hamb style build but is kind of hot rod based and is in the year guidelines, so i figured i would post it anyways

    since i am finally back on track and back into my normal rotation of work. got the front end mocked up, and the new rear had a bunch of ugly crap all over so i got it all cleaned up and ready for the new 4 link. just waiting on some parts to come in on the rear.

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    the rear end before cleaning it up

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    all cleaned up

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    the short block showed up today as well

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    and a side shot set up at ride height

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  21. cornfieldcustoms
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    finishing up a 1930 roadster for my uncle. he bought this form one of my customers that had lost interest in it. i did not build the car to this point, but will be finishing it. needs a little more metal work and chassis welding, then body, paint, and interior. hope to have it finished for him in march.

    as it came in, mostly mocked up

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    some of the work that needs to be finished up.

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    the start of the new distributor recess in the firewall

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    after some shrinking, plannishing, and rolling. also got the head recess made for the passenger side and welded in

    finishing up a 1930 roadster for my uncle. he bought this form one of my customers that had lost interest in it. i did not build the car to this point, but will be finishing it. needs a little more metal work and chassis welding, then body, paint, and interior. hope to have it finished for him in march.

    as it came in, mostly mocked up

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    some of the work that needs to be finished up.

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    the start of the new distributor recess in the firewall

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    after some shrinking, plannishing, and rolling. also got the head recess made for the passenger side and welded in

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    pulled the motor and trans to aid in finishing the firewall work

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    pulled the motor and trans to aid in finishing the firewall work

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  22. lawman
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    Nice work !!!!!
     
  23. impala631
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    from INDIANA

    Good stuff,keep the pics coming
     
  24. 64Cyclone
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    Man you've got skills. Very nice.
     
  25. NickJT
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    from S.E. PA

    Congratulations on such excellent craftsmanship and fabrication skills.
     
  26. cornfieldcustoms
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    thanks for the compliments guys

    made a little more progress on this one for the week. i will try to get a little more done on this one before i switch to another car next week. finished up the firewall, and got the seat and other stuff out to get ready for more metal work

    finished off the bottom of the distributor recess in the firewall, with a flange to meets up to the original flange for the floor. it looks funny in the first pic, my guess is from the flash

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    had to make a support bracket for the brake pedal and master cylinder

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    some welds on the bracket

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    installed

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    going to make some panels to separate the trunk compartment from the passenger compartment, it will also aid in attaching the upholstery

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  27. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    so i had a customer drop this car of that he bought. it was half ass tacked together and needed to be redone as well as some other work he is wanting done.

    brookville frame that has had the rear x member cut off. going to "Z" it 3 inches in the rear

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    trimmed and rounded the rear section at the point of the new "Z"

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    the frame "Z"ed and the sub rails laid on the frame

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    cutting and re working the subframe

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    starting to get the sheet metal clamped onto the subframe. then all the bracing

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    angled the rear sub rail back down to get the body to sit level

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  28. cornfieldcustoms
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    the other day i got a package that had a sketch of some lower cowl patch panels for a 37 ford truck, and also one windshield wiper motor cover. i needed to make two lower patches and both motor covers. so here is what i did

    here was the wiper motor cover he sent me.

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    made a cardboard template

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    after a trip through the slip roll

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    and a little wheeling to get it closer to a good match

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    after some more wheeling, and running it through the bead roller to get the flange

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    now time for the lower body patch. i didnt have a bead the right size and shape so i had to hand make it

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    ran it through the bead roller to get the bead started with a step

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    after some hammering on a 1 in round T dolly

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    all finished up after a lot more hammering and plannishing and repeating the processes for the opposite side panel

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  29. Drivinford
    Joined: Aug 24, 2012
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing
     
  30. ctc34
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
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    Nice work! Do you incorporate tig welding into some of your work also?
     

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