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Yesterday 11:33 AM
37ford4dr the regular stuff and its tough to grind but very strong

you know the routine by now....use template to make sure the sides are the same, use a MIG welder pliers to clean up the torch handle and spot weld the piece in place

make some adjustments

very close

weld in bottom lip

finish fit

cut away

enough for today

mig pliers

09-19-2014 06:14 PM
496CHEVY3100 Do you use the EZ Grind wire or Standard wire.
09-19-2014 02:03 PM
37ford4dr building engines is fun for sure!!!!

well today was playing around with the passenger side fender some more, you would be surprised at how strong fenders become when you start stitch welding up the holes and tears...

where we started

09-18-2014 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
note to self...resist the temptation to see what the smooshed metal feels like...because .it feels like little slivers of metal pressing into fingers
. LOL!

< "I wish I had some artistic talent. I think I will need to make some of the curves of the front fender so I wanted to brush up my skills." >

. That's why I usually stick more to building up the engines...
09-18-2014 03:52 PM
37ford4dr lets make a form and transfer it over to the pass side and see what we have to do to start repairing this fender

cut some 18 ga steel and make a 90* bend in it

and this is what its suppose to look like.....just flip the template over

so we will use a shrinker and stretcher to make the curves

note to self...resist the temptation to see what the smooshed metal feels like...because .it feels like little slivers of metal pressing into fingers

final form

playing around with the planishing know the painting the Scream? I wish I had some artistic talent. I think I will need to make some of the curves of the front fender so I wanted to brush up my skills.

test fit on good side

and a test fit before dinner
09-17-2014 10:18 PM
37ford4dr doesn't look like 3 hrs of work but it was, tapped 3 fender bolt caged nuts, luckily I had drilled them to the correct diameter previously and then fought with the fender to pull it into the correct shape. it has to be close to the correct shape before I start cutting out the bad sections

it may not look like a big difference but it is

09-16-2014 05:46 PM
37ford4dr another hour tonight fixing the lower valance attaching strip to the drivers fender

maybe a little more time grinding and then we are done with this fender
09-15-2014 06:11 PM
37ford4dr about an hour tonight , this fender is coming to an end, maybe one more hour....

filling pin holes

these are the backers to stop burn through...copper wrapped sheet steel

09-15-2014 12:06 PM
37ford4dr I can see where a midget in camoflage would not be good thing.....
09-14-2014 07:20 PM
BuzzLOL .
. My '75 MG Midget is Ford Mustang Grabber Orange... at least that's what matches perfectly for touchup... it was originally British Racing Green... but it's so tiny I feel safer in it bright orange... it's more of an orange orange than the red-orange that MG used...
09-14-2014 03:54 PM
37ford4dr the final color will be Red very close to the original color, its the same color as the 1/4 scuttle

some more welding and grinding and fabricating

to put some tension to close the gap

getting closer

09-13-2014 07:46 PM
BuzzLOL . Well. that showed it who's boss... LOL

. Got a final finished color picked out?
09-13-2014 10:27 AM
37ford4dr well after much contemplation I said #$@% ^* and got out the grinder and a cutting wheel, after all its just metal

I am relieving the stretched metal so I can hammer form the fender back into shape, and make sure it lines up nice to the body lines, I am also folding over the crimped flange on the piece I made and tack welding the repair panel in place

09-01-2014 01:17 PM
37ford4dr just me and the dog today.....

prime the lip that gets crimped

spot weld

ok now to see who has the big koonas

this is the ring

I ran out of coolie cups and had to improvise

so it was a dogs day afternoon, I am not sure I will have any more time until I get back from the races

08-29-2014 05:06 PM
BuzzLOL .
. Actually, I like it...

. Maybe if MG had made the A a few more years Shelby would have chosen it to be The Cobra!

. The A was a classic design... the B was a Box...

. The wider track prolly really helps cornering...

. Yeah, the dash looks like Jr. High woodshop... or worse...

. Didn't notice the frenched in taillights... looks OK, but in a small car I want big a s s gaudy tail/brake lights for safety...

. I like the plain front air opening better than the gaudy MGA chrome grille...

. Notice the big"GG" emblem on the trunk?
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