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01-17-2010 12:51 AM An update
I've been messing about with the steering and i've been thinking about cowl steer. I have Mercedes W111 steering box i've converted and turned upside down .I'll have to get organized and make a bracket to hold it in place.


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07-06-2008 01:23 AM a little primer.
I just sprayed some primer to make it all one color ..ha ha.
It's a 2K etch so it will protect the steel while I finish the chassis off.


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07-05-2008 11:42 PM steel was thicker 70 years ago.
Trying to bang these dents out is pretty hard when the metal is so thick. I've managed to get it to the point where i can put some primer on it and get it looking like I am actually doing something on it..
Third pic shows a beak iron I had to make to get the swage lines straightened out. I turned down a piece of a sway bar . It's pretty tough spring steel and hitting with a hammer doesn't leave any marks .It certainly took some work to turn it down in the lathe . I can clamp it in the vice when hammer small panels or hold it against the job when cleaning up swage lines or floor beads.


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07-05-2008 10:19 PM Whole lotta shakin goin on...
I've been shrinking out more dings in the body work. the cowl looked straight but as can be seen there were a few high spots. more like bulges that spots in fact.
the sides of the cowl have been bashed a lot when the car was raced on the dirt in the 50'-60's. The steel is mostly rust free but the stuff on them in the pictures is phosphoric acid which deoxidises the rust. i spent close to 12 hours getting the steel flat . The body is(was) a Australian Holden made item and chev was the biggest seller for them in that year.
The first pic shows the bulge that I had to flatten down on the front of the cowl .
The second picture shows a bulge in the top right . agan that phosphoric acid on the panels.
Third pic shows the panels back into a better looking condition.


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06-29-2008 06:22 AM Before Chassis were boxed...
the trick was to double up on the rails in the Early 1920's. 1922 in fact.
Lots of pics of the cars here.
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...2029June%2008/


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