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Old 08-26-2014, 01:32 AM   #61
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The lower B pillar area on the Slopers have two beads for strengthening but one inverts itself and tapers out, so with the dies that we made, we hand formed the beads into the dies and then reversed each to taper out the bead.
With some minor trimming we then oxy welded them into their original set positions.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:41 AM   #62
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Whereas with my Sloper (oz40) as you can see by the pictures and my earlier comments, I had no rockers or even lower B pillars to talk about.
And even worst my poor earlier effort in bracing the old girl up for some serious work. Like I said I was in a rush!!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:48 AM   #63
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Anyway mine (oz40), B pillar repair finally done and looking real good.

We will be also fabricating new lower triangular wedge sections, at the lower pillar section as it connects to the rail though in thicker steel and incorporate these as one of the lower mounting points for the seat belts.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:28 AM   #64
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Excellent work, I can see how it was a benefit to have the better one to use as a guide for yours, and that having to make two of everything can justify making up the dies.

Good stuff.

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Old 08-26-2014, 04:11 AM   #65
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Hi Mart
Yeah, it is a lot faster making up 2 sets of everything than just making the one piece alone.. Sure helped having the two side by side.
But still a pain in the butt having to make them in the first place. Though thats what its all about, skinned knuckles and few headaches in between.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:59 PM   #66
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I congratulate you on your patience and persistence......Bob L
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:52 PM   #67
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Next on the agenda was to fix the lower rear inner fender- wells on each car.
Again having the cars side by side we could readily reference and cross check any planned repairs without packaging a picnic lunch to check out another car across the other side of town.
Heres the pictures of Waynes' Sloper, inner fender-wells, not that bad, but still needing some TLC.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:05 PM   #68
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My Slopers', LHS rear inner fender was pretty well stuffed from a previous repair, as well it was breaking away from what remained of the rear sub rail.
RHS didn't look that bad but it too needed attention.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:06 PM   #69
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Whilst I was getting a few other customers jobs done around the place, Wayne was busy getting the schematics and templates ready for me on the rear inner fender wells.
Various cardboard templates and measurements were done between the two cars to ensure no suprises in our fabricated new panels and insert steps.

I got busy on making up new dies for the RHR near horizontal swag pressing.
First, I had to press in the swag first on the near 6' (2mtre) panel, then the whole floor line crease with the bead roller was next and then for the step, we quickly made up a timber buck to hand form in the lower piece of the webbing structure.
Finally with the bead roller we pressed in the two (positive/negative) crease lines for the rear edge of the inner fender-well.

Then we had a few hours of planning in front of us for the inner fender-well cuts.
This we call the "Board Room Meeting"
high level executive, forward planning!!!!!

But we couldn't help ourselves so we got keen with the cutting disc and had to cut some crap out just to see how it all started to look.

Mission accomplised now here comes the real cuts and inserts. for both cars.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #70
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Doing it right can be very satisfying, but only you know the difficulties in doing so.
Excellent work.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:21 AM   #71
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The thrill is in the hunt!!!!!!!! they say.
So I went tin hunting.
Found myself a '40 and just had to bring it home.
Problem is I could only get it onto the trailer like this.
Boy, did we get some looks on the way home.

Anyway the car supplied a few good parts.
Laugh of the day as I thought to myself, well, of course it's upside down. It's at the bottom of the world and simply got loaded as found.

Learned something new today! Never seen or heard of Aussie Sloper's. Rather like a '39 - '40 Victoria Coupe.
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WOW You have your work cut out there OZ Man .
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #73
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Thanks Ol' Ron.
Yeah there is only one way in doing it, and thats doing it right !.
Plus these old girls are worth it.
Very satisfying and great character building.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:42 PM   #74
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Yeah, it was good day there.
I saw the car buried in a foot of dry soil and I thought no way is this going anywhere.
Luckily, the car was only a mile from a new residential development, and there was a flat bed truck with a Hiab lift doing some work in the area..
So bingo, exchange one slab (box) of beer to the truckie and car was on the trailer, ready for its trip home..

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Learned something new today! Never seen or heard of Aussie Sloper's. Rather like a '39 - '40 Victoria Coupe.
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But like they say the hardest part is getting started.
I just keep telling all my friends its like the NIKE motto....

JUST DO IT !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-28-2014, 01:58 AM   #76
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Pictures of the pre-cuts on the 39, showing the relieved rails and rear floor pans sections from the damaged inner fenders.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:08 AM   #77
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Just another few pics of the rear inner panels during the various stages of making them.
A lot of planning, taking measurements and making patterns but we are pleased the way they came together and looked in the first fit up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:38 PM   #78
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On Wayne's 39 we got the LHS new panel set into position and clecod in.
The last pic just shows some on-going trimming to allow us to re-set the panel with clecos and scribe the cut line.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #79
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The right side on the 39 has now also been finally set in place and tack welded in. Still some more trimming along the lower horizontal edge but this too is looking good.
Now that the 39 has been the test bunny, I can now do the trimming and install on my 40.
This will be a breeze
I keep telling Wayne, somebody has always got to go first, so if I stuff up I can then fix it before I do the same on my 40.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:27 PM   #80
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mate your not stuffing it up its great ,wish I had your enthusiasm why don't you make that old 39 a 40 standard while your at it better dash and window dosnt leak as much
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