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Old 12-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #21
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Ready to try fiberglass instead?
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:50 PM   #22
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thanks for the criticism i appreciate it guys .changed some things to be more well spoken.

Brent i dont know if i would try to make the wheel wells myself . im sure if the customer was picky enough i would be .i would not know how to make a bead that big and the way the panel bends in at the front.

this project is strictly time.

thanks ray

Kevin .I did the whole wheel well because 1 .the subframe was trashed . thats the main reason. def less work puttin the new piece in then all of the hammer and dolly work to straighten the orig piece plus the metal was torn and thin around all the fender studs. wheel well install was about 5 hours to what ya see now.

1931. He mentioned a 2 tone light brown dark brown.

Tom .right now ill be in around 26 hours after i weld the passenger side wheel well in. thinking a hair over 35 to finish everything up that needs addressed .

Loumo .i appreciate the feedback!!

Tinbasher. ive never used the torch to weld but man is a tig amazing !i dont think i will ever use a mig on sheetmetal again if i can help it at this point.


more pics when i get some more work done.thanks alot guys!
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #23
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I'm not a bodyman, but sure would have guessed a lot more time than you said to do that amount of work. Nice goin'
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:01 PM   #24
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VERY NICE!!!!

That is a lot of very nice work for only having 26 hours in it. I do not know what your hourly rate is but I think the owner is getting a very good deal. Most "Body Shops" do not know how to metal finish. They will just weld in pieces with a MIG and Bondo everything and call it good.

It is good to see this quality of work.

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Old 12-18-2010, 12:41 AM   #25
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Some nice work Brent. Looks like the Coupe had all of the regular weak areas. The Tig does a nice job. I've got to learn to Tig. Only a Oxy-acetylene and Mig guy. Nice to see some metal finishing as well. Keep up the good work.

Here`s some picture of a 30 I`m working on that someone had brazed in sections of the Upper Quarter panel sections.

The Old Tinbasher. John Poole

John,

You are a bit too modest in your postings and I'm sure some others would like to see some examples of the quality work you do on your web site.

http://www.tinbasher.com/order.html

I've seen a couple of your son's race cars and they are show quality.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:30 PM   #26
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I have done about the same amount of work on my coupe, however, it has taken me about 4-5 times more hours. I cannot afford to hire myself.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #27
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heres what i did today

the wheel well is in and it fought every minute of it for some reason .oil cans here oil cans there what a pain but it came out nice in the end.





tomorrows mission pick up some 18 gauge and make the lower quarter patches and body lines!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:57 AM   #28
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Very nice work. Keep it up.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:00 PM   #29
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Flop, you're an artist. it does my heart good to see that someone with both skill & pride in workmanship will be around to take care of these cars after I'm gone. keep us informed of the progress on this one!
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:24 PM   #30
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This guy is a artist , I wish to have his skill,
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:34 PM   #31
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Flop,
Wow! Thanks for sharing. Where did you get such knowledge of metal forming at such young age? Rick
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:33 PM   #32
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Nice work Mr. Flop.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #33
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thanks fred

appreciate it chris and gerard!

hardtime it kinda came naturally. started messing with cars when i was 15 and got a 55 caddy that needed a ton . rust ,mechanical the whole deal. now ive been through 10 or 15 cars and it just progressed into what ya see .it takes time alot of patience and a sharp eye. I strive to do work like guys like bass kustom and steve sellers those guys are always rasing the bar !!

thanks michelle

heres what i got done today since noone can make a quarter patch that looks right



more info when i finish it completely
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #34
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Is that zincanneal or zincseal you are using?

These may be OZ names.

Is it DQ (drawing quality) also?
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #35
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pooch here its called galvanneal get it dirt cheap from the hvac supplier near by.

what do ya mean by drawing quailty?
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #36
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Yeh galvanneal sounds like same stuff as ours here.

DQ is annealed very soft.

It is hard to get, most of the zincanneal is high tensile.

Easy enough for swaging and straight runs, but almost impossible to contour/stretch/shrink shapes into it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #37
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Flop, would you mind post pictures of the tools you used to shape the body lines?

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:56 PM   #38
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you sir are truly a artist and work fast!why couldnt i ever find someone such as yourself when i needed something fabricated. keep up the good work !!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:33 PM   #39
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thanks guys

ive never had any problems with galvaneal pooch .


stock .mine.repop panel




alllll taacked in finally!!!





also tiged up some stress cracks behind the bracket that holds the support rod to the rad



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Old 12-22-2010, 12:00 AM   #40
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Super build thread! Nice to see (and show) not everybody needs a 55 gallon drum of Bondo. The language tends to stay bible-belt clean here, unlike the H.A.M.B., but don't let that get ya down, I didn't really notice it until commented on. I'd like to be a fly on the wall and listen to the language patrol when the proverbial body hammer/ dolly finger pinch occurs. My wife keeps a cuss-pot and occasionally uses the money to buy me repro parts. She figures a 2:1 return on investment.
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