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Old 07-08-2023, 07:11 PM
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Popped the cage out to work on some of the more mundane but necessary things. Chopped and reformed the window garnish mouldings, made and installed the tack strip rails around the perimeter of the roof for the headliner, made the bows for the headliner and a couple braces to keep the roof from weebling in the wind. Also bracing to keep the rear window in place and tie it all to the door frames - basically making from steel what was once wood...

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Old 07-09-2023, 06:17 PM
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Starting on making the trunk lid, fortunately I have the original hinges, but thats it... First step is to make a perimeter frame of 3/4 tube - to that I will add a sheetmetal strip that follows the edge of the opening. Then the fun job begins - cutting the skin to size and crimping it around the edge of the perimeter strip.... Pretty much how the original lid was made, except the framing was wood.

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Old 07-10-2023, 10:15 AM
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Very well done!!!!
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Old 07-13-2023, 10:50 AM
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very nice work, as usual!
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Old 07-24-2023, 07:16 PM
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Back to work on the trunk lid. Had eye surgery last week so it's kinda hard to weld or do just about anything for a while - depth perception is way off but it will get better.....
Adapted a trunk latch mechanism from a 36 sedan lid, still need to find the right handle.
Added sheet metal pieces to the perimeter of the frame, the skin will get folded over it.

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Old 07-27-2023, 07:18 PM
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Got the skin attached, not exactly a pro job, far from it, in fact. My little Eastwood english wheel is not the best for this size of sheet and not having a helper to wheel it was a real problem. Adding to the fun is the extremely malleable nature of this particular roof skin resulting in a whole lot of ridges and unhappy spots. Buzzed the paint off, now a couple days of hammer and dolly therapy should make it more presentable - definitely need a little help at the end from Mr. Bondo...

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Old 07-27-2023, 08:37 PM
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It may not be a pro job but you did something that would stump most home builders. Nice work.
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Old 07-27-2023, 08:50 PM
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Your not giving your self enough credit ZZ..... looks great!
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