Any finished pics of recessed firewall using a wheelbarrow? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any finished pics of recessed firewall using a wheelbarrow?

I was thinking about using a new wheelbarrow to recess my firewall but I'm worried what it will look like....anyone have any pictures of theirs that have done this?

http://www.cartsandwagons.com/wheelb...heelbarrow.cfm

Dave

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 09:02 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I've never heard of someone using a wheelbarrow but I bet it would work just fine if that's the size and shape recess you need. Heck, you could use anything that makes for the proper shape if the metal guage is right.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Wiring diagram 1953 Chevrolet
Last journal entry: Spare Tire Dent Removal
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: a little S/E of Nome
Posts: 793
Wiki Edits: 647

Thanks: 7
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Might as well use the side panel off a kitchen stove, then you could have a porcelin firewall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 09:32 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: ohio,u.s.a.
Posts: 16
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wheelbarrow Fire

Used a wheelbarrow for the firewall in my A roadster.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	firewall not yet.jpg
Views:	976
Size:	73.8 KB
ID:	28692   Click image for larger version

Name:	firewall recess.jpg
Views:	988
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	28693  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 09:37 PM
AntnyL's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 414
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by windsor8
Used a wheelbarrow for the firewall in my A roadster.
Dang! You guys are sooooo creative! That looks great!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2008, 10:33 PM
DRS50's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Sundays Progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 58
Posts: 210
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
that looks good, never thought about using a wheelbarrow but it looks like it works. check a few places by phone, i got just the tub part for a replacement for my wheelbarrow. if i remember right i got it from ace hardware or lowes. it was a dent damaged tub and they sold it for 10.00 and i got it home and banged it out and replaced my old rust out tub on my wheelbarrow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 12:49 AM
Metal Twister's Avatar
Change is Opportunity!
 

Last journal entry: One More Seat
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SoCal Diego
Posts: 246
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Never used one for a fire wall. But I did use one to build a rear door humpback for a pt cruiser a few years back. It turned out pretty cool!

Last edited by Metal Twister; 03-20-2008 at 11:32 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 07:11 AM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by windsor8
Used a wheelbarrow for the firewall in my A roadster.
Yes...thats what I'm talking about. Do you remember roughly what size you used? 28" wide at top.....3 cu ft, 5 cu ft? Just to get me a start. I was going to look for a 28" W barrow but looks like you went with one much bigger and trimmed more off the depth. Just wondering.

Thanks,
Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 08:14 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Great job Windsor8. Real ingenuity. Your gold star is in the mail!!!!

I know Rattler 454 used a cake pan to recess the distributor on his BBC/coupe. Like others have said...anything that's roughly the same gauge steel will work if the shape is right.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 08:16 AM
41willys's Avatar
Blowin' it
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Running again...
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Katy, Texas
Age: 39
Posts: 417
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very interesting! That is a great idea. Looks good.

Jason
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 08:17 AM
forestrytodd's Avatar
Official Hotrod Forester
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Moss Bluff, LA
Posts: 75
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Got a friend who did this years ago and it turned out ok.

When I did my in my 53 GMC I just used a piece of sheet and bent it to look simular to a "*****en Products" firewall. The sides are at a 45* and the top is at 90* then weld the corners up. Just two short welds and it turned out great. I was even able to put a lip on it to but weld to the original wall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: ohio,u.s.a.
Posts: 16
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stovebolter
Yes...thats what I'm talking about. Do you remember roughly what size you used? 28" wide at top.....3 cu ft, 5 cu ft? Just to get me a start. I was going to look for a 28" W barrow but looks like you went with one much bigger and trimmed more off the depth. Just wondering.

Thanks,
Dave
Sorry I don't recall what size wheelbarrow I used. Got it at Ace Hardware.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: West Virginia
Age: 25
Posts: 3,393
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 16
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Good Idea.Just make sure you don't get one of the plastic wheelbarrows,They are for Corvettes

Shane
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2008, 01:04 PM
Big Don's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 156
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Fire wall

I don't have any pictures to share, sorry. But let me say this about that! McGiver it dude! I like the idea.... Sorta one off kinda thing and I think it is a great way to do this. So many guys just want to send off and buy stuff, but not you. You are gonna make your own and I think thats CHAMPION!!!!!

Please post some pictures when you get it done..... Way cool!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2008, 09:23 PM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
Good Idea.Just make sure you don't get one of the plastic wheelbarrows,They are for Corvettes

Shane
LOL's. My wife tried to get one of the plastic ones today. Ha ha. I did my best to not be an *****. LOL's. I guess she was thinking this truck was part Corvette so why not. LOL's.

Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Don
I don't have any pictures to share, sorry. But let me say this about that! McGiver it dude! I like the idea.... Sorta one off kinda thing and I think it is a great way to do this. So many guys just want to send off and buy stuff, but not you. You are gonna make your own and I think thats CHAMPION!!!!!

Please post some pictures when you get it done..... Way cool!
Thanks for the encouragement. I bought one today and am going through the pains of making sure driveline alignment isnt going to be an issue. Including floor space. I really wanted that flat floor. Dont think its going to happen though. Darn!

Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Basics of Basics" Sectioning a Body MARTINSR Body - Exterior 7 11-24-2008 01:04 PM
Chop and channeling. how to....? baugh353 Body - Exterior 15 02-07-2006 08:21 AM
First Rookie Paint Job Finished - Pic's Early B's Body - Exterior 11 06-08-2005 02:42 PM
Tool box from Hell finished pic's up Bee4Me Body - Exterior 6 05-31-2005 04:19 PM
Completed Stude interior pics... phattpat Interior 6 07-22-2004 12:03 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.