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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #61
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Astonishing expertise, modestly and clearly presented. Laudable [and rare] combination.

Regards to all and thanks to Flop for the tutorials,

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #62
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OK: Flop,.. you are amazing!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #63
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I envy your metal working skills, and in a picture I saw you do not look much older than I. Where did you learn all of this?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #64
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thanks kevin!

appreciate the kind words DGNY!!

thanks blgtin

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Im 27 been at this since I was 15 when I got a 55 cadillac and knew nothing about antique cars . I am self taught and it turned into something I love .

heres a photo from last year with a 55 caddy custom I did for a customer.

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #65
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thanks kevin!

appreciate the kind words DGNY!!

thanks blgtin

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Im 27 been at this since I was 15 when I got a 55 cadillac and knew nothing about antique cars . I am self taught and it turned into something I love .

heres a photo from last year with a 55 caddy custom I did for a customer.

Awesome, especially for self taught - I wish I had that patience. Also, apparently your younger than me (I'm 31), you can just grow a better beard
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #66
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I think you should get a pat on the back for taking on that project. I have had to deal with a lot of junk to make what I wanted but that one is a real challenge even though you seem to know what your doing. You make me think there might be hope for a yard art of an old cab I have. I think it's even worse off than yours. Good luck Gary
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:11 AM   #67
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thanks again 29! I can barely grow a beard this one took a year and a half!

thanks Gary takes some patience and a few more hours here and there but it the end i would have to do half of these things to a 4 or 5 thousand dollar coupe .


patched in some of the wheel arc i made late last night !



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Old 11-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #68
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i really cant get enough of this car. it hasnt fought one bit !! cant wait to get it on a frame!

orig bracket fixed up !


its been a while since these 2 have been together



devils in the details!



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Old 11-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #69
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so sick of re pop panels and have making lower patches down pretty decently . wish i had a pullmax to make the beads but this was all done with a bead roller english wheel and shrinker stretcher .






before the tipping wheel



and after .. still have to add some crown to the bead



big dent that needs to come out before any welding



super happy with the way this things comin together!!

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #70
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less rusty by the minute!



patched up



cut out some more crap



time for some welding!!



then file until you are blue in the face !



the pictures came out horrible today for some reason





im excited for the other side its not nearly as bad!!






i will take some better pictures tomorrow !!
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #71
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Starting as young as you did, and for as long as you have been doing it, I can see why your craft is so good. You should be extremely proud of your skill, as it is extraordinary. I took a body class, and I can really appreciate your panel work skill from your welds to the straight panels your producing. If I was close enough, I'd be paying you to just watch. I could learn so much. Are you TIG welding your panels, or gas or MIG? Thanks so much for posting progress photos.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:27 PM   #72
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Nice work Flop. I am so glad mine was done when I got it, but so wish I could have your talent and time. Keep it goin..
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #73
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Just amazing
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #74
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A note that stands out for me is the time it takes to stop what you are doing get the camera take the photos work some more stop again, take another pic,ect. Then keep then downloaded and labeled. A big job well done by you sir! Thanks Dale
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #75
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Thank you for taking the time to post your progress. Incredible work Mr. Flop.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #76
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I'm glad you're the age you are. I feel confident that there will be cars saved during your working career that otherwise would have had the best parts cut off, and the rest of it tossed out.
Keep up the good work, It's good to see someone in this day and age that has your passion to do the very best work you can do, and rightly so feel proud of the work you've done. All the best to you and yours.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #77
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Makes me want to move next door to Flop and learn a new trade at 65!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #78
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Russ Thanks Alot !! I am tig welding all my panels .

thanks Dals .this is a fun little challenge!!

thanks 30 ford !

thanks dale ! takes little more time but i figure it will help a few folks down the line !

thanks druids!!

appreciate the kind words stan!

house just went up for sale a few doors down from the shop elcastor !!

wheel well time






drivers side pretty close to being finished up besides welding in the wheel well patch and some detail work where the lower quarter patch meets the b pillar.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #79
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Flop,

Thanks for posting pics of your projects. My coupe has some of the same rust as this coupe that you're working on. Perhaps they were parked next to each other once upon a time

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I have a new inner deck lid panel , reasonable. Pleasure to see your work 541-582-8966
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