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Old 09-29-2017, 03:20 PM
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Default some metal fab for a 33 plymouth and 59 impala

here is the work on the wheelhouses
I widened them 1 3/4 plus they were toast from a previous build
they were mostly fiberglass and some dumpster metal to begin with
These were made with very high tech tools
I used the tuck shrink method followed by planishing on an acetylene bottle cap welded to my work bench, then used a crescent wrench to fold over. They were then butted and tigged
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File Type: jpg 33 wh 4.jpg (84.2 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg 33 WH 2.jpg (61.8 KB, 57 views)
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:24 PM
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the QTR corner was over 1 inch thick of bondo and glass to begin with
I made patterns then began to fold over(using my knee)
used a HF shrinker/stretcher to work the bottom fold
laid out the body lines and formed then with a hammer/dolly and block of wood
sorry, I didnt take a finished photo after metal finishing
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:29 PM
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here is the floor
the trans tunnel was made with some more knee bending and hammering over the bottle cap
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:31 PM
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here is a shot of the butt
again made with a HF shrinker/stretcher and bead roller
sorry for no metal finished pic
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:34 PM
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here is the cowl and lower qtr patches
more HF bead roller, gas bottle cap planishing and hammer forming
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:41 PM
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the 59 floor
had to fab a new rear x member and add a gas tank mount indention to the new floor (cam without it)
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:43 PM
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the drip rails were missing
these were made and then shaped to fit the corners
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:57 PM
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Impressive, to say the least.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:34 PM
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Nothing wrong with that. You do great work.
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