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03-22-2013 06:04 PM Belly pan and A pillar
I used some sturdy 16 gauge metal to frame the inside of the headlight buckets, which butt up against the bottom of the A pillar. It also goes a long way to keeping each side somewhat symmetrical. The belly pan - out behind my house is about two dozen old cars and trucks, leftovers from a long-dead auto wreckers yard, circa 1962. I liberated the roof off of a very rusty '48 Mercury truck cab with my sawszall. Its a wonderful blend of compound curves, much needed to take the side contours of the body and transition to the front bottom shape. This is a part I'd have a heck of a time fashioning from scratch. Best part: it was free! I sectioned the roof for it's good bits, and inserted a chunk of the original van's roof skin to bridge the two sides.


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03-22-2013 05:23 PM Reinforcing the B pillar
I decided to spend a bit of time to fix up the B pillar, strengthen it up a touch. As well, I rebuilt the 1" tubing in the side window framing.


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03-22-2013 04:51 PM Concepts to reality
I took a picture of the front of my Deora, and fleshed it out in Paint program. This is to see how close I've come to getting my wire structure proper. I think its pretty close!


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03-21-2013 06:57 PM Roof and grille insert
Flanged the roof rails to accept the skin, and built the base of the grille.


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03-21-2013 06:45 PM Grille frame
Bent out of 1/4" steel rod, and designed the same way as the A-Bros!


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