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02-07-2016 12:15 PM
37ford4dr time to tweak it a
little more, i have only been playing with the body side of the hinges not the door side... it turns out that the pillar post front face that holds the backing plate under the shut face panel panel needed to be tapped down a little. it had been pulled out over the decades and i never noticed it in my zillion of trial fits

this is like 95% where it needs to be, next i will play with the door side of the hinges to get the bottom pulled in a little bit
02-06-2016 02:55 PM
37ford4dr not really hard to make buffer backing plates just a grinder with a flap disc, a drill and tapping stuff. if you are so inclined heres how you do it. and use a a larger drill bit at the end to chamfer the hole that's going to be tapped.

so its cocked when I take it out

lets play around with adjusting the door fitment

add some shims

and we are getting closer.....time to quit for the day
01-31-2016 01:32 PM
37ford4dr today wrap up gas tank opening , install felt channel for boot release rod and play around with drivers side shut face panel....

I am not sure why this screw for the door buffer is giving me a lets try making it a cone so it will fit into the hole on the back side

01-30-2016 03:38 PM
37ford4dr I don't use the air nibbler very often but it does have its place. cut a triangle in the middle with a thin cut off wheel and then rotate the nibble head so the body doesn't get in the way. theres a set screw for doing this very easy..

where we left off


01-29-2016 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by Eagle Eye View Post
This looks like a lot of work, how long do you think it will take to finish the project?
I must in the final year of it......really its just the interior now, electrical items and putting the car back on the chassis.

rebuilding the window parts will be time consuming, and I am not that fast on interior work.

putting the car on the chassis is a weekend deal

then electrical wiring and lights wiper motor, heater box

I would think by next fall it should be pretty well wrapped up but I hate to put dates on things....
01-27-2016 08:18 PM
Eagle Eye This looks like a lot of work, how long do you think it will take to finish the project?
01-27-2016 12:10 PM
Arns85GT I have the same problem. My headers have to wait for warmer weather, but I am planning
01-26-2016 08:07 PM
37ford4dr I wanted to take January off to get all the restoration juices flowing again. but too many snow days had me going stir crazy so time for some planning

I still need to put the hole in the boot floor for the gas tank and attach the spare tire clamp

01-18-2016 10:42 PM
37ford4dr finish and test fit the parcel shelf. the car is not sitting level front to back while its on the saw horses

we want the same distance off the small shelf

these are all the same length so the stand off is the same

I can not rotate this for some reason

01-17-2016 07:40 PM
37ford4dr holes drilled, next i will make sure there are no sharp edges and test fit the parcel shelves in my car and off they go

01-12-2016 09:27 PM
37ford4dr the next things to make look new again or make for my car.....

the back side has an extra strengthening bracket under the tire hold down.

01-10-2016 11:37 AM
37ford4dr lets put the bends in the small brackets, use a "standard" to make the folds and ensure dimensions are uniform

01-09-2016 04:11 PM
37ford4dr lets make the small brackets....about 1:45 hrs

so this is a simple home made break clamped in the vise

this is the brackets laid out on 18 ga

first bend is easy, just clamp it down

those rings are for leverage stick a bar into them and yu have handles

next bend set up a back stop

build it out to the proper thickness

clamp in place

01-03-2016 12:47 PM
Loose Ctrl Lazze has some great vids.I been watching for a couple years now.
01-03-2016 11:33 AM
37ford4dr thanks
Lazze says there are 4 things you can do to metal...cut it, bend it, shrink it, and stretch it. if you ever want to see a pro watch his you tube videos, he makes it look easy

well since I had the bead roller out I might as well finish the bead roller stand with storage for the dies. most of my tools that I make come from scrap metal

the die storage is foundation anchor bolts that i had laying around

when spring comes it will get wire brushed and painted, just not sure spring of what year
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