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Projects What!!? another 27 on 32 chassis!??. Scratch build body.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mindover, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Mindover
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    Cheers Louis, When I took on the extra workshop space I had to spend time on that and it put me behind with my customers work so I could not spend much time on this. I am still busy as hell but can get some time in on this now. more to come soon.

    David
     
  2. Mindover
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    Mindover
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    Following on from the photos on the last page here is the almost finished bun panel...

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    Inside...

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    Just a little tweaking from here, and I have to dress the weld.

    David
     
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  3. T27owner
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    T27owner
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    You do amazing work, great progress! Maybe next year I can get back on track.
     
  4. Thanks for the update David. Great work as always!
     
  5. bambbrose
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    Work of art, wish you could make me a set and ship to US. All I can find are panels in worse shape than your template panel
     
  6. I'm impressed. You know that because I have told you at least a half dozen times already. Less concerned with what you have done and more interested in where you are going. If you have to chose between updating and pounding tin, I hope you will pound tin. If you have to chose between recapturing old images and posting new ones, I would prefer new ones. But mostly, I like opening up the HAMB and finding a fresh post on this thread from you at the top of the forum. Always interesting. Always inspiring.
     
  7. Mindover
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    Thanks, I really want to get this moving on now.

    I could do that but the cost might be prohibitive. I am going to make some more I will show how I get on.

    Thank you you are kind. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I usually post on here while watching tv. It's uploading photos that takes time.

    David
     
  8. Mindover
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    I used a clamp to put the turtle deck panel I made together with this bun panel to check the fit. The top of the turtle deck panel is slightly wrong and when I checked the buck I realised that a chunk had fallen off. It has been knocking about for a lot of years. Simple enough to sort out.

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    David
     
  9. Mindover
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    Here's another shot. I had to clean a load of rust off the turtle deck panel for these shots, I am going to have to put everything in primer to stop it getting worse.

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    David
     
  10. Mindover
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    One more photo o found.

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    I am going to knock up the inner wheel well section soon. Then make the rest of the turtle deck.

    David
     
  11. bambbrose
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    What gauge metal are you using for all of these panels? I couldn't recall if I saw it elsewhere in your thread.
     
  12. Mindover
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    I use one mm which is pretty close to 19 gauge.

    David
     
  13. bambbrose
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    Thanks David. Looking forward to more pictures as always. Curious if you are going to fabricate internal bun panel brackets that are just like factory as well.
     
  14. Mindover
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    Yes I am. The idea is that it would be hard to to tell this from an original once I get it done

    David
     
  15. 64 DODGE 440
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    It's already far nicer than the original.
     
  16. stephane-rod
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    Beautiful works metal ;-)
     
  17. Mindover
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    Thanks very much guys. It good to be progressing on the car again.

    David
     
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  18. Mindover
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    Here is a close up of the welded joint...

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    David
     
  19. Mindover
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    ...and this is the inside of the welded area, no planishing or dressing had been done when these photos were taken.

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    David
     
  20. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    Beautifully done David.
     
  21. King ford
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    Thanks a bunch for posting.....VERRY good fabricating lessons
     
  22. Mindover
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    Thanks Tom.
    No problem, thanks for taking the time to reply.

    David
     
  23. alchemy
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    I love seeing the progress on this car. Please keep posting lots of pics, as I learn every time I look. I'm building a '26 T as well and it needs almost as much panel replacement as you are creating from scratch.
     
  24. I know this has been said a bunch of times before but your skills are amazing. I enjoy reading this thread and learning from your posts, thank you. Also i've watched your YouTube video and its great. Really inspirational and informative for a novice metal man like me. Thanks again.
     
  25. Mindover
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    I have a few more photo's of the making of this panel I will post soon. I started making the tooling for the inner wheel well panels today.

    I have four youtube videos but I think you are talking about my DVD. I am glad you liked it.

    Thanks for your comments guys

    David
     
  26. Looks great David! ( I knew it would, ha!)

    Cheers!
    Mike
     
  27. I actually don't have your DVD but the you tube video i was talking about was the one you provide the link to in your signature. I didn't know you had others, i would like to watch those.
     
  28. Mindover
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    Mindover
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    Here are the links to the other three










    David
     
  29. fab32
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  30. Thanks for posting those links David.
     

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