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  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    finally back on this one after a long travel season and trying not to fall to far behind on customer work.

    started to weld up the hood tops from where i section out the .625 in the front and wedge cut it back.

    trimmed and fusion tacked with the tig

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    then fully welded with the tig, one end to another. before grinding the weld i planish out the weld in the planishing hammer to get the welded area back to some what straight

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    after some hammering, dollying, slapping, a couple hits with the shrinking disc. it was pretty good. then metal finished out with 80 grit sand paper and a red scotch brite.

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    pass side put back together

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    driver side done

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    will have more progress on this one over the next couple weeks
     
  2. cornfieldcustoms
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    worked on the grill shell. some today. got one side welded up. and metal finished out. shaved the holes in the side, and welded up the seam from where i chopped the shell .250 of and inch

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    went to work on the other side and found a lot of little thin spots , which may have been from when it was ground and leaded back in the day. so i had to cut out the entire corner and make a new one. i over sized the new patch more than i needed to for the thin spots and removed the patch i did earlier so to only have one patch, instead of two. i wish i would have found the thin spots before patching the shell before, to save some time.

    here is the patch tacked in and ready to tig weld up

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  3. You do some very nice metalwork.
     
  4. I am very impressed with your metal skills......Not an simple thing to do as we all know. Very nice workmanship.
     
  5. cornfieldcustoms
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    got the grill shell all finished up today, and everything clamped back up. still need to weld up the cleco holes

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    thanks guys
     
  6. Badass job man!, I know how much work it is to get the hood like that. I had a seem like that to weld when I made the top for my stretched hood.
     
  7. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    from Canada

    Looks like a great project!
     
  8. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    Every time I want to comment on the progress you've made, I realize it's the same comment I made last time, "Your work is simply amazing and you make it look way too easy.". So there it is again, and now I'm going to try to convince myself that one day I'll have a fraction of your talent. Great job.
     
  9. Eric1967
    Joined: Sep 21, 2015
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    from Union, Mo

    How did you add the radius to the oval holes in the center section of the frame? Did you make a die? Looks great. I like all the detail on the chassis.
     
  10. rusty rocket
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    Simply AMAZININ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. cornfieldcustoms
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    they were done by hand. with a flanging tool, you could use an adjustable wrench
    . then i cleaned it up with a hammer and dolly
     
  12. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    a little more progress on this one

    we had Joshua Shaw do a rendering of the car

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    started tearing everything down to finish welding and smoothing out the chassis, and get it sitting on the ground

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    weld grind repeat

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    got the rear end housing all put together and smoothed out

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    chassis on the ground

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    first initial on the ground shot

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  13. maneri
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    from ohio

    dd you chop the grill or drop (lower) the grill 1/4" inch ? thanks that was my next ?? great work better than great
     
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  14. cornfieldcustoms
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    chopped the grill .250, angled down the peak of the shell down slightly, added some to the bottom. that way a stock insert still fits. we could have lowered the shell over the radiator, but would have had to cut out ad relocate the stock mounting holes, and still would have had to cut the top to angle the peak
     
  15. Flipper
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    from Kentucky

  16. My hat is off to your fab skills, what a beauty you are forming there!
     
  17. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    I like how this one is coming together!
     
  18. Really like the art deco styled motor mounts. They almost look factory on something like a Duesenburg.
     
  19. Pewsplace
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    WOW! Fabulous looking sedan with superb metal work and styling. Congratulations on the build it is going to be a show winner.
     
  20. cornfieldcustoms
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    more updates on this one. trying to get the car into a presentable full rolling chassis, with engine, trans, firewall, hood, radiator and grill shell for cincinnati cavalcade of customs, and detroit for my booth. it is getting close.

    got the rear suspension finished up other than shocks , and the panhard bar

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    here is the bottom of the trans cross member/ ladder bar mounts. all welded up and smoothed out

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    had some parts show up and had to test fit them to make sure all our measuring was right to fit under the hood

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    got the steel mock up block all painted and dressed up, about ready to go back in the chassis

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    and got the front friction shocks in and working

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    more to come on this project in the next couple weeks
     
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  21. TexasSpeed
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    Oh.. My.. God. This is a work of art. Looks like a factory piece. Great work!
     
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  22. DAMN....Work of Art for sure!...love all the Detail.....
     
  23. [QUOTE="cornfieldcustoms, post: 11316628, member: 48662
    and got the front friction shocks in and working
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    Beautiful work! Where'd you get the friction shocks from? Did you make them?
     
  24. cornfieldcustoms
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    Beautiful work! Where'd you get the friction shocks from? Did you make them?[/QUOTE]

    the bases of the shocks are speedway friction shocks. i made the arms

    got the frame smoothed out a good even texture. wiped it all down with gibbs oil and starting putting things back together

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  25. T-DeWitt
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    This car is Sick....The fab work is amazing.
     
  26. cornfieldcustoms
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    thanks

    should have more progress to post on this one tomorrow
     
  27. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
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    Thanks for the enjoyment you gave me looking at your "thinking/work", not many clear thinkers like yourself & Henry. Never get tired seeing what is new!!!
     
  28. AHotRod
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    The car has "Got-the-look" !
     
  29. cornfieldcustoms
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    well down to waiting on parts to get everything put together and ready for some indoor shows with the chassis

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  30. Pewsplace
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