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08-04-2008 07:40 PM Rumble Lid and Valence Panel Work
I finally have the rumble lid beat into shape, hinged and latched. I also made and installed the rear valence panel. GOD I wish I knew what I was doing.

I have a lot of grinding, adjusting and fit work to do yet but the rusty hulking shell of a Plymouth is starting to come around.

The body reveal around the rumble lid is dented badly. Don't know for sure yet how I'm going to fix it. I'm going to leave as is for now and get the doors back on hinged and latched.


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07-19-2008 08:45 PM Back Fenders Finally Done
Well today I pretty much finished the back fenders. I rolled the reveal around the edge and plated the wheel opening with a flange for more strength. I have a lot of grinding to do yet and they will require much adjusting for fit and skim coat...but I'm finally done with them. I'm really glad I did it this way.




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07-13-2008 07:11 PM Fender rough trim done
More work on the fenders...I decided to bob them off to a point front and back. I still have to establish a uniform radius in the gap area between the tire and fender lip and then take them off and roll the bead around the edge. Here's a few more shots.

My goal is to have them done by next weekend. From there I will move to fit and latch the rumble lid. Then I will fit and weld in the rear valance panel.





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07-07-2008 06:55 PM Getting ready to trim fenders to shape
Here's todays pictures... for now this looks like the pattern I will use to trim the wheel opening and bob off the front and back. Everything below the pattern front bottom and rear bottom will be trimmed off. I'm thinking about bringing the front to a point, or a shape like a devils tail. But that may be a little to much like an orange county chopper theme bike...don't know for sure yet.

Need to take a break for a day of so.

Thanks to all for the feedback.



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07-04-2008 08:15 AM Rabbit out of a hat fender project
Just a follow-up on the 30U. I started making the rear fenders back in the spring then got sick in May-June, so haven't done anything for awhile. Finally getting back to normal health, so I started back on the project last week. I am way over my head on the fenders. I have the primary pieces flanges so to speak made and bolted on the car, but now I have to section the extensions and develop a compound curve, etc... What a mess. So far I've done all the metal shaping with a hammer and dolly.

Here are a few more pictures.

Happy 4th to all!



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