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11-07-2010 11:47 PM Frenching part 4
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11-07-2010 11:46 PM Frenching part 4
I had some time this weekend to work on my car a bit. I took a hand at some sheet metal fabrication. I don't have a lot to show, but a lot of it was honing my metalsmithing skills. And, by that, I mean bending metal in ways that I wasn't able to fix and slicing my hands with sharp edges of metal. I'm getting real good at that

I did get the base of the recessed panel and one area of the top. Pics are below, it should be enough to get the idea. Of course, I'll be trimming and modifying the bumper once the quarter panels are back on and the overall width of the car is determined (I am widening it a little)


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10-24-2010 11:47 PM Frenching part 3
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10-24-2010 11:47 PM Frenching part 2
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10-24-2010 11:46 PM Frenching part 1
It's been a few weeks and I only have a couple of hours of work to show. My project is to recess aka "french" the taillight panel in. Nothing crazy, but I thought it would give a subtle change to the car and it'll allow me to blend in my widened fenders better.

My first part is to build the metal under the trunk lid. I don't want that to just be left hanging, so I need to make something there. The trick is that it can not be too thick as that cuts into the area for the taillight panel.

I started with some solid wire and and made some tabs to help hold it where I wanted it. Then I made some sheet metal strips and attached them onto the top. I ran out of time today so all I did was my first pass of welding.

The next 2 weekends are booked so I don't suspect much progress for another 3 weeks. Rough time of year. It happens.


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