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Old 09-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #41
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Great work Flop. Your saving another one.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #42
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Excellent repair, Tom -- can't even tell the holes were there.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #43
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thanks ZZ

thanks Jeff

hershey was good . some doors and hinges for me!!




insta progress

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #44
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Flop,

Looks like you have 2 different size doors. The one shown with the cowl appears too big for a coupe. The one in previous picture on the left should be the one for the coupe. Am I missing something?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:54 AM   #45
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #46
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both are coupe doors and measure in at 27-5/8th as all of my tudor/pickup doors measure in around 29 inches. seems to be an optical illusion since the left corner of the door on the right is kicked out .





there will be some shrinking ahead of me

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #47
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for being really nice doors they still had a ton of work that needed to be done to them



i screwed up and used patches instead of making the cowl panels myself now im into this mess .





all in all the door came out awesome and i will have to cut the cowl out with a piece i make myself

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #48
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well it was after 5 oclock ... time to work on my own stuff!!



pretty sure this was the first time the car was split since 1930

really not that bad in my opinion .





it looks like a car and not a pile!!

i can see some light and seeing it like this gives me a huge push in motivation!



doors out and low at the bottom due to no body side hinge !
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #49
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heres the next big step . i took the template off of a beautiful quarter panel on a roadtser i am doing as well . the bead is thoroughly shot the whole way around and missing from the bottom .

i want to try to make it all in one piece on the bead roller .

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #50
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The wheel opening is different, how? Don't they use the same fender?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #51
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interested in that as well . coupe and roadster same fender right ? pattern came off and fits around the bead perfectly . the quarter behind the door is longer but what else is different?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #52
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well kept the midnight oil burning on this one after customer work was done .

some sheetmetal . transfered the template to some 18 gauge then ran it through the bead roller to make the step .



all kinds of measurements



tipping wheel was simple to make





well it was about 4 hours of work and its alright .still needs a ton of work to be right but hell only cost me 40 bux and a free skate board wheel from the local skate shop. the tipping wheel was simple to make i took the harbor freight cutting device that comes with the bead roller and fit a giant washer over and ill be damned a tipping wheel made for free.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #54
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Flop, you da man! Why dont you come move next door to me? I could keep you busy and I have a fridge in my shop with cerveza....
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #55
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:35 AM   #56
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hah thanks person!!

it would take alot to get me out of Pittsburgh Greg but i appreciate your offer!!

thanks wra !

its been a while been super busy with customer stuff . friend brought over some corner patches for me . do the fit ? well you can be the judge !

shes really not that rusty



the patch



going to take a little doing to get this one right

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:11 AM   #57
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Yeah, I always found those back corners to be one of the most difficult on the coupes to get right. I remember working with some of those corner patches and thinking, "hmmm, why did they bother to make this if they weren't gonna do it right?" Guess you could say that for a lot of repro sheet metal.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #58
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Yeah, I always found those back corners to be one of the most difficult on the coupes to get right. I remember working with some of those corner patches and thinking, "hmmm, why did they bother to make this if they weren't gonna do it right?" Guess you could say that for a lot of repro sheet metal.

I agree.. It seems like some of the older repop pieces from 30 years ago were made better and fit nice. Some of this stuff today is a joke. Flop has the right idea, better to make it yourself.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #59
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90 percent of repop stuff is good for cutting apart and making the rest . occasionally you find a panel that fits right . I think you could make a mint of making correct model A pieces .


it was an interesting little project to say the least to get these things looking pretty good



the first pic is the patch .second the measurement from the coupe . the 3rd a measurement from a roadster and the label for coupe patches in the 4th . i wonder how they fit in a roadster ?

heres how i did it



i had to make a new bead all the way up due to rust and remade the corner piece



after some welding






looking less like a parts car by the minute!

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #60
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Flop,you are a real craftsman!! I always enjoy seeing your progress,nice work!!
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