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11-01-2009 06:07 PM Took it easy.....
Decided to take it easy today.Did manage to roll the 48 out in the sunshine,and sweep out the shop.Also made the mounts for the lower grill shell,and did manage to get some more welding and grinding done on the hood.


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10-31-2009 08:36 PM Finishing the edge....
With the basic shell built,I decided to add a 1/4" peice of flat stock around the opening just inside of the round rod edge.This gives it a finished look and will give a place to hide the edge of the grille insert behind.


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10-31-2009 08:30 PM Making the chin.....
With the opening outline with rod,I basically just had to fill in the gaps.To do this at the bottom,I used the original filler piece that went between the front fenders on the truck.I cut it into 4 peices and welded them in the way I needed.They are actually upside down now.If you look close you can see the holes where the "ford" letters used to be,still have to weld them shut. I used the pieces because they already had a nice curve to them and they covered most of the bottom so I only had to make a couple of small corner filler peices.You also see the grille opening is now opened up too.


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10-31-2009 08:18 PM Making the opening....
With the opening layed out with tape,I used 1/4 rod steel rod to outline the opening. Doing it this way let me lay out the opening so I coud figure out the shape of the rest of the grille shell.


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10-31-2009 08:09 PM Hood sides and grille shell
Got back to work on the 48 this week.Finally finished the passenger side panel.Started on the grill shell by running a couple of pieces of 18 ga. sheet thru the slip roller to make the basic sides of the shell. Tack welded them to the hood and side panels to hold them in place while I built the rest of the shell. I took some measurements and laid out the grille opening with tape.


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