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Old 11-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #101
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It's amazing how far it's come -- looks great, Tom!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #102
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no problem rusty!! also gives folks a view on what is actually involved before someone wants to dig into a car for the first time!!

moving right along jeff!

drivers wheel well done !

still needs sanded out though







soon to the sand blaster!! then primer!! then a little surprise!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:35 AM   #103
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Hey Flop great to see your work, I'm a carpenter but I have some metal friends enjoyed your awesome work, thanks for the education!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #104
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Hey Flop, would it be possible to do a couple of photos of you making some of the Patches, as in measuring, shaping, bead rolling and fitting.

Thank you fir your efforts to share. This is huge and very much appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #105
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thanks rata !!

Qgolden if you check out the thread i posted about my coupe there are some recent photos of me making the lower quarter patch. and not a problem posting the pics!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #106
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thanks rata !!

Qgolden if you check out the thread i posted about my coupe there are some recent photos of me making the lower quarter patch. and not a problem posting the pics!!
Thank you! Now I have two threads to subscribe to. Great information, thank you for this documentation.

Someone should shadow you with a camera and write a book on vintage tin restoration.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #107
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look-in good keep it up....
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #108
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Flop,

Just so you know,

"Your threads are the single most motivating thing I have found to drive me to spend more time in my garage working on my Tudor. My friend, if that was your intention you have over-achieved. Thank you".

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #109
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thanks guys i appreciate and glad it motivates you to get out and work on your cars !! after these 3 are finished I have a line of newer cars coming up . and by new i mean 32 and 34 fords but atleast ill still be on the barn!

well there is nothing else to do thanksgiving morning ... how bout some welding?

once again shaved top mounting tab and hole





the patch .

cant get away with a straight piece you have to shrink it a little to get the curve





and all welded up / didnt finish it off yet due to having to work on the area below!

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #110
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getting rid of the warped and brazed in snap holes. this should be easy right?



nooooo !! that edge that was covered in primer was full of lead and brass



pre post surgery haha welds are pitted from the brass



and should be all tied together this afternoon!

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #111
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Man, that looks like thin metal!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #112
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Hi. I've been following your postings on this site for some time now. Amazing metalworking skills! Since you obviously know what you're doing, could I ask a question? I am working on a '29 Roadster and am at the point of stripping old paint from the body, so am trying to find info regarding blasting versus dipping. Everyone has an opinion. You always mention sandblasting. Is that the best way to go? Is it actually sand or some type of media like plastic or soda? My car has very little rust so I mainly want to remove paint inside and out.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:22 AM   #113
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I too wanted to share my thanks and gratitude for what you FLOP have shared. I am about to embark upon many of the same challenges. These I will be encountering on my 1929 Roadster. With bad doors and rotted sub-rails I feel that your approach was most apparent and sensible for their fitment. I have a stock and true frame for an alignment jig, but my heart will eventually push for '32 frame. I suppose at that hurtle I will then just rework the sub rail/channels of a aligned and solid body to channel 5/8" to set upon the '32??
Thanks to continue to share what you can... S2
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:01 PM   #114
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gweilbaker equals out to be about 20 gauge !!

Bret .. Thanks!!
The guy I go to uses sand nothing special .He has finer sand and a more coarse sand . Everyone makes a great fuss about what people use . I have never had a warped panel and the metal is always spotless. I think it all depends on who is doing your work just like every other specialized task !

Thanks alot !! I am glad it helps out spooky !

I too have a roadster that is going on a 32 frame .you have to rework the subrails for the kick up and then re attach to the lower crossmember.


now we are getting somewhere !!





a little welding!





and the new gap . it will need a little clean up but i think it will turn out nice !



top tab reveal tomorrow !!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #115
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top reveal is done and the tab is through! All major sheetmetal work in finished to the blaster next week !

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #116
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Great job Flop. I enjoy following your progress reports and pictures. Hope you keep us informed on your next project.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #117
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Fop, If I win the lottery you'd better clear the shop (I guess I'd have to buy a ticket) I'll bring down a flat fendered Power Wagon, have you cut it down the middle to widen it by a foot to make it fit on a rolling chassis with a Cumins and a 6 speed Allison -- then I could pull a fleet of Model A's. OK, enough dreaming, nice job on the roadster. E LaBrash
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #118
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thanks zz plenty coming in !! i need more hours in the day !!

did ya win roadster31?!?!

i like the way this one fits!



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Old 12-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #119
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #120
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well I was super excited to get the subframe and floor together today on Jeffs roadster.... guess who ran out of rivets?!?!

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