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04-17-2016 08:33 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I needed a way to hold the dies in place better than with the vice grips. I drilled a pair of holes through all but the smallest diameter die and through the steel plate on my workbench. Some 1/4 inch pins do a great job of holding the dies firmly in position although I still have to use the clamps to keep the dies from popping up under stress. It's harder than it looks to get multiple bent pieces to match.


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04-16-2016 09:25 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I tacked the outline of the passenger side fender wire buck together today.


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04-04-2016 10:00 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
In March, I attended a metalworking workshop led by Ron Covell at the Austin Speed Shop. It definitely opened my eyes to a much better way to approach my fender-making exercise. On my return home, I purchased one hundred feet of 1/4 inch cold rolled steel, half a dozen round wooden dies and a new English wheel and shrinker-stretcher. Still, the Doubt Witch (the Witch of Self-Doubt) has interrupted my visits to the garage for the last four weeks. I finally made some progress on the wire buck for the passenger side front fender.


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02-15-2016 08:03 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
With a day off for President's Day, I was able to continue work on the front fenders. I clamped the day's work together to get an idea of the look.


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02-14-2016 07:22 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Today, I put together the lower fender face for the driver's side to match the passenger side I'd made previously.


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