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Old 06-18-2004, 03:13 PM
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Anyone out there ever participate in the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild?

A photo in the Photo Album by TwistedDragon brought this to mind. His sketch is well on the way to generating a competitive entry. GM ran the annual contest from '32 through '70 then discontinued it. I entered 5 cars from '63-'67 but never won anything. Am in the process of restoring the cars which are worse for wear after 40 years of bouncing around in boxes. I really loved that competition and feel sorry for boys who are cheated out of the experience.

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Old 06-18-2004, 03:53 PM
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Willys I would really like to see pictures of the cars you are restoring, sounds awesome.
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I'll post some photos tonight. Here are a couple of links that give info on the guild.

FBCG museum
Upcoming book
The official Fisher Body site
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Yes, I did in 1955 and again in 1956. I didn't win anything either. I was better at drawing the car than actually making the model. My first one was carved out of wood. The second was made from a clay and plaster of paris model. I then made a mold from that and cast the model in straight epoxy. When the resin "kicked" it almost blew the mold apart. Scared me because it was really giving off a lot of fumes and smoke. It didn't turn out very well, but I submitted it anyway.

Forgot to mention that I've lived on both coasts and traveled some in between and you are the only other person that I know of that entered that Fisher Body contest.

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Yes, I did in 1955 and again in 1956. I didn't win anything either. I was better at drawing the car than actually making the model. My first one was carved out of wood. The second was made from a clay and plaster of paris model. I then made a mold from that and cast the model in straight epoxy. When the resin "kicked" it almost blew the mold apart. Scared me because it was really giving off a lot of fumes and smoke. It didn't turn out very well, but I submitted it anyway.

Forgot to mention that I've lived on both coasts and traveled some in between and you are the only other person that I know of that entered that Fisher Body contest.
Have any photos to post?
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:26 AM
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Here is a link to my journal showing my 5 Fisher Body cars. One has been restored, one is in progress and three are waiting.
There are about 7 or 8 entries in the journal so follow the trail.
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Wow..what a great story. Glad you held onto the super neat and rare pieces!
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Willys, Have you got any pics of the fender stands you built? I would like to build a few of those for the 36 and probably give them to a buddy of mine that would put them to good use when I'm finished with them. Also will check with him on the 40 tie rod ends when he gets back from vacation. I think I asked him before and he didn't hava any but he's built 2 40's since then. Dan
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Unfortunately, No. I don't even know what happened to those two models when we moved from New york to California in '59.
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Willys, Have you got any pics of the fender stands you built? I would like to build a few of those for the 36 and probably give them to a buddy of mine that would put them to good use when I'm finished with them. Also will check with him on the 40 tie rod ends when he gets back from vacation. I think I asked him before and he didn't hava any but he's built 2 40's since then. Dan
Look here for three photos. They are built really scientifically - I took out my circular saw and started cutting 2x4s in half! Uprights are ~4' (half a stud), X-bars and feet are ~2' (half of a half). Use 3" drywall screws to hold them together 'cause there is quite a load when the fenders are on and overhanging and the nails I first used pulled out. Two partly inserted drywall screws are used in the top X-member to fit thru two holes in the fender mounting flange and I screwed a 1"x2" kickers on the bottom of one upright that holds the front edge of the fender out for stability and easier access to the front of the fender. study the pictures and it will be very obvious what I did. About as lo-tec as you can get but they work great.

And don't worry about the tie rod ends -- you already went WAY above and beyond by GIVING me the front end stuff!! In case you guys don't know it Dinger is a real nice guy!
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Ahhh shucks..(blushing), thanks for the info. Dan
I just checked them out, I probably would have tried to overengineer and been tripping all over the place on the stands. I guess that's why your an engineer and I work for the USDA..lol. Simpe, sweet, I can do that.
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