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Old 04-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #81
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started on all the stuff today

bobs hood

some extra holes for some reason







other side



holes





doms fenders

i didnt like the patch that was in there so i put a new one in









about 3 more inches to go



stay tuned for more progress!
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #82
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I am sure glad that is not my car being used as a workbench! You gotta be kidding!
Geez! No thanks.
It might be his car. And he might be able to fix whatever happens to it if something does.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:31 PM   #83
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thats my car. calm down. i would never do that to a customers car.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #84
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Oh!! that's the good taste of something made by yourself, That´s have another value!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:49 AM   #85
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You have a lot of talent for a 25 year old. I keep looking at all the pictures over and over hoping some of your talent will rub off on to me.:-) Love the work. thanks for posting
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:50 AM   #86
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Awesome work there Flop. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to the fender repairs.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:01 PM   #87
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thanks everyone glad yu guys are enjoying the work if ya have any questions feel free to ask

finished up the first set of fenders







can figure out why these holes were here





small patch





a small tear where the fender support goes



took out the reinforcement thing by drilling 2 spot welds. cleaned up the rust and hit it with weld thru primer





a tear on the edge of the fender







a new reinforcement bracket for the fender where it meets the running board
again both hit with weld thru primer







one more full set to go!
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:02 AM   #88
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broken motor mount. guess 80 or so yeras of service took its toll.







these fenders looked killer until i went to start on filling the old taillight holes





ohhhh its so nice of you to plastic up both sides of the fender to hide some mess



a little hammer and dolly work to get thing baack to normal before cutting out the area with the holes.



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Old 05-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #89
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Very nice welded seam
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #90
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You are doing nice work.

I have a couple of suggestions based on my experience.

You really want to do all the front and rear fender repairs on the frame with the brackets set up. You can lock in deformities that will make fender installation almost impossible. I had to undo some beautiful bodywork on a pair of fenders I bought. They were done off the frame and would not fit at all!!!

It appears you were putting in a flat piece of metal at the tail of the fender. The 30-31 fenders are a compound curve in that area. The metal should be formed first before welding in place.

From looking at your welding, do not try a TIG welder unless you can afford to buy one. You are not far from putting in panels with little or no grinding- just some hammer on dolly planishing. You are likely to find a TIG welder to be a wonderful change.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #91
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Flop,

Nice work! What size tungsten an filler rod are you using? The front fender, plus other
parts look hot/too much rod, for an easy clean-up.

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:58 PM   #92
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very inspiring you keep tackling the hard stuff and come up looking good! what is weld thru primer and where do you get it?
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #93
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Fixing the rear motor mounts, now you're just showing off.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:58 PM   #94
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thanks guys.

dj the tungsten is 3/32nds filler is prob. double the size of a .023 piece of mig wire. i use alot of rod for sure. i like to make sure i get it over lapping the seam to act as a filler i dont know why just have the best results that way.as far i heat i am set on 70 amps and have never been into the pedal id say more then half way.

thanks kevin . the front fender with the tear on the edge was was tacked in place on the car and the matched to a perfect unaltered a fender and both had the same curve in the front .

rolling... weld thru primer is a primer you can weld through.i put it in areas like behind brackets that get spot welded etc.

thanks mike
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VERY NICE WORK!!!!

Where were you when I was doing the sheetmetal on my car????

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Old 05-07-2011, 05:56 AM   #96
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i would have to kno the date you were doing your sheetmetal chris!

finished up the rear fenders with the bad holes. i guess these were on a roadster because he said the whole in the top of the passenger side was for a step.












other fender

4 really reaaly bad condition front fenders with spare tires holes next and a set of splash pans.









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Old 05-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #97
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i would have to kno the date you were doing your sheetmetal chris!

finished up the rear fenders with the bad holes. i guess these were on a roadster because he said the whole in the top of the passenger side was for a step.

you guys are probably sick of all this model a sheetmetal by now sorry for the uninteresting posts as of late.

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Your posts are probably one of the most interesting there are on FordBarn !!

Keep up the good work, and keep posting !!
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:56 AM   #98
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I agree. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but along with your commentary to help understand what we are seeing is an added bonus!
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #99
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Hi Gent's are there any stronger words then only " perfect job"... this guy is top.

Flop may thanks sharing this with us.

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Old 05-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #100
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Don't you dare stop!!!
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