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Old 09-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #61
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we are getting there Jeff!! found some goodies for you today at canfield


thanks flattie! im serious 329 i have a ways to go!! but thank you!!

an older repop panel for below the decklid . not anyway like the ones they sell now



i put Jeffs orig inners in it and i think this ones gonna fit like a glove!!



no weird twists or turns and an even gap on the bottom of the subrail im excited!1

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #62
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Funny just yesterday I was looking at the rear panel for my Roadster, is that one you have a Brookville item? Bob
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #63
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"no weird twists or turns and an even gap on the bottom of the subrail im excited!"

Looks great -- good score.

Are you patching in the original stock features to the passenger's door or were they simply leaded-in and you're just un-doing that? Looked to me like at least the side curtain post hole had been cut or ground-down before it was leaded (or otherwise filled-in).
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #64
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no idea where its from roadster 62


jeff i have a few old skins laying around but i will send you an email in the interest of time vs orig henry steel !


it was a rough week of this



but damn am i glad to be back to work !!

made the inner bracing today for the panel under the decklid



nows its looking like something !! ordered the new brackets that go behind the door pillar from brookville



a nice fit !!



and the door fits well

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #65
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Once all the panels are fit do you plan to beadblast or DA everything? Bob
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #66
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Once all the panels are fit do you plan to beadblast or DA everything? Bob
We haven't really discussed yet what condition I want the surface to be in when the assembly is finished. The firewall was media blasted, but not sure what we'll do about the rest of the panels. I'll definitely want them taken to bare metal and at least primer applied before the transport back to Ohio.

Flop claims he doesn't paint customer cars -- we'll see about that :-)
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #67
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even if it doesnt get bead blasted while in my hands all the panels that are spot wleded or bolted together are wire wheeled da-ed or ground and primered!

i might take you up on that paint jeff!!

well i put a door skin on the passenger side today as it would save about 6 hours of work total in the end betwen metal work and body work .

turns out jeff had a badly bent hinge as well if you notice the gap





notice the gap after a little work with a big pair of channel locks



i couldn't be happier with this roadster and the way its fitting together like a jig saw puzzle .





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Old 09-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #68
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^^^^^^ To me this area on a 30-31 Roadster deserves a lot of time and fitting. Door, lower stantion, and the cross piece that goes under the windsheild. You can eat up a fair amount of time, but it is the place I personally look at on a finished car. Don't forget those lead spacers, Snyders sells them. Project looks great, I''ll get back to mine after Hershey. Bob
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #69
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hi flop, i really like seeing your work on this roadster. i'am at the same point on my 31. i was hoping to get from you the door hinge bolt hole locations on the cowl side. i had to replace everything. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #70
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hey marty thanks! do you need the measurements still?

this roadster is solid!!!

2 pinholes and 3 stres cracks !!





a little mess from the old channel job



patch seems a little big!





nothing exciting here



got it filled in but forgot the after picture

before



a little after action



i love the way this car fits together



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Old 10-04-2012, 07:44 AM   #71
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Excellent work -- as always! I didn't think the quarter brackets would be salvageable -- great repair. It's really coming together.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #72
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thanks Jeff!!

a little arts and crafts here today . i wanted to make a patch panel for the passenger side quarter



heres what i can up with after a little work





fitted up !!



now i gotta fire up the tig



took the bracket off for that rivets to the subframe



now its getting there!!



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Old 10-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #73
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Excellent progress -- keep it up. Guess I need to get going on the chassis!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #74
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getting closer Jeff!

well the panel above the decklid needs some work... looks like at one time someone had some 47 chevy style hinges on it and changed it to a decklid instead of a rumble . boy that really stretched it to hell!





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Old 10-14-2012, 01:36 AM   #75
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I've been following this build/rebuild for a bit. Did you un-rivet the panels and then clean them? I have a roadster that I am working on that I am going to need to clean up a bit to get all the rust and whatnot off of. What do you use to cut the metal when making a patch panel?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:32 AM   #76
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as of yet i have not unspot welded the panel since it was really really stretched.

i make my cut for patch panels with a standard cutting wheel on a 4 and a half inch grinder

this panel was really really really stretched from the decklid hinges being bolted to it




really dont want to think of how many shrinks are in it

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #77
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How do you shrink it? Do you use heat?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #78
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In my opinion, that was the worst panel on the whole car (in terms of damage) and your repairs are nothing short of fantastic.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #79
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dumb you shrink with heat . either a torch ,shrinking disc or stud gun .

well back on it ! Jeff stopped by with his dad this weekend and check out the car . glad he got to see it in person finally!!

messed with the gaps on the drivers door tonight and got it fitting pretty well






then i decided to tack in the handmade patch i made for the drivers side.



back at it tomorrow!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #80
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I greatly admire your work Flop! If you're ever looking for an apprentice, I'll be at your shop the next day!

Seriously though, amazing work as always, I'd kill to be able to see it in person
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