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Old 05-07-2022, 11:39 AM
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Looks great
JB Weld to mount the studs
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Old 05-07-2022, 06:19 PM
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Grill shell looks great.
You will figure out the stud issue.
Some day I will build one from scratch. New metal. All nice and shiny.

p.s. You are fast.
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Old 05-07-2022, 07:20 PM
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Old 05-07-2022, 08:49 PM
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It's a real pleasure watching you do your thing ZZ.
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:40 PM
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Got some sheet metal work done, started with easy flat floor pieces, formed the driveshaft tunnel over - a driveshaft - took some grunting, 18 ga. is tougher to bend than 20 ga. but easier to weld without burning holes.
Made and installed the cowl skin, the filler pieces below the window frame I made from 1/8" plate and welded the skin on from the underside to it so there is no weld showing below the window frame..

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Old 05-09-2022, 07:47 AM
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What about brass cap nuts or brass pan heads, polished of course.


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Old 05-09-2022, 10:00 AM
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What about brass cap nuts or brass pan heads, polished of course.
I like the brass, but not so keen on a bunch of fasteners on the surface. I may just grind some spots on the backside and weld studs on - not like its a fabulous paint job, a little sanding and a re-spray is not the end of the world, I just hate do-overs....
There will be more brass trim to come though, window frames and such - lots of ideas floating around in my mental toolbox...
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Old 05-09-2022, 11:03 AM
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MercuryMac got me thinking about the 'looks too thick' stick for the Ford tranny, so I dug up the old shifter from my 34 Caddy project to graft onto the Ford end. Sometimes its actually worth hanging onto old stuff.

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Old 05-09-2022, 12:18 PM
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I like the brass, but not so keen on a bunch of fasteners on the surface. I may just grind some spots on the backside and weld studs on - not like its a fabulous paint job, a little sanding and a re-spray is not the end of the world, I just hate do-overs....
There will be more brass trim to come though, window frames and such - lots of ideas floating around in my mental toolbox...
I think that's what I'll do on my A shell, welding studs on the back, except it's quite thin sheet metal so it will be a bit of a challenge.
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Old 05-09-2022, 01:32 PM
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Looking good, ZZ.
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