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03-04-2015 06:36 PM
John long
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Seems like the leading edge of the wheel house should extend to the bottom of the inner rocker and close that off, once the outer rocker is replaced. ..
You are exactly right Mitch. Since I can not fit the quarter until the outer wheel house is on I decided to replace it this far and then make another piece to close the rocker off after I did the outer wheel house and quarter panel.

Here is a picture of another fellows project that did it kind of like I am going to.

John





03-04-2015 06:20 PM
Too Many Projects Seems like the leading edge of the wheel house should extend to the bottom of the inner rocker and close that off, once the outer rocker is replaced. ..
03-04-2015 06:12 PM
John long I will try to do a good job documenting fitting the outer wheel house when the time comes. First hough, I have some repair work on the inner half.

I cut the outer wheel house off with my plasma cutter which exposed the inner part. It actually is in pretty good shape except for the bottom inch and a couple of places where trash accumulated and it rusted from the outside in.

The pictures don't show it well but there is still paint on the inside. Unfortunately the paint is rust brown so I guess for now you will have to take my word for it.

John






03-04-2015 05:20 AM
123pugsy
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nice. I wonder if you're gonna have a hard time getting some shape in that from front to back now that the flange is set. Seems like there's a lot of meat to rely on a bench shrinker to do that, or perhaps that flange will make the metal stubborn if you try to wheel some shape into it. That's one thing that seems like a pain when making bucks, is making that arch, if there's any there.
The shrinker/stretcher will put the shape in easily.
When I tipped the front panel for my car, I nearly cr$#@ed my pants as it went straight but the shrinker /stretcher worked it all out in short order.
03-03-2015 10:13 PM
MARTINSR Yep, awesome stuff John!

Brian
03-03-2015 08:44 PM
tech69 of course it's going to work out, look how you handled the other area you were unsure of. You're handling it like a champ. Sounds like you're going to shrink it, cool. I think you'll be able to get a little something out of it, even with that extra meat.
03-03-2015 08:33 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
nice. I wonder if you're gonna have a hard time getting some shape in that from front to back now that the flange is set. Seems like there's a lot of meat to rely on a bench shrinker to do that, or perhaps that flange will make the metal stubborn if you try to wheel some shape into it. That's one thing that seems like a pain when making bucks, is making that arch, if there's any there.
You are correct. This was about as simple and elementary as they get.

It won't be an issue on this one I don't think Henry. I can curve it slightly by running the lip through the shrinker/stretcher jaws. If I have measured correctly it is within 3/8 of an inch to the outer skin of the quarter panel. Also, I made the lip about 2 1/2 inches longer than it needs to be on the rear and 7-8 inches on the front as the EMS quarter panel patch has the complete front of the wheel well stamped into it. I just made more than I needed because, One, it was easy to do, and two, it allows me to trim it anywhere I choose.

I will fit it before I trim off the old wheel house or the quarter panel. It would probably pay me not to get too cocky yet but I think it will work out well.

Thanks for the input.

John
03-03-2015 08:20 PM
tech69 nice. I wonder if you're gonna have a hard time getting some shape in that from front to back now that the flange is set. Seems like there's a lot of meat to rely on a bench shrinker to do that, or perhaps that flange will make the metal stubborn if you try to wheel some shape into it. That's one thing that seems like a pain when making bucks, is making that arch, if there's any there.
03-03-2015 08:18 PM
cruzinTLT Awesome, as usual!
03-03-2015 07:47 PM
John long We have had some illness in the family and basement time has been pretty well nill but I did get my five minutes tonight.

I did get to tip the wheel well lip on the wheel house. It went smoothly with no surprizes so i can fit it to the car and remove the old wheel house. I hope to get some time in the shop tomorrow but right now not sure.

John







03-01-2015 06:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Yeah! Move it over to the hearth!

BB
Lol, that was funny
02-28-2015 09:14 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Yeah! Move it over to the hearth!

BB
Funny you would say that............

John
02-28-2015 08:48 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 41'srfun View Post
Probably the only advice I will ever give you on this build is not to start hammering on it while it is on your wife's dining room table! LOL!
Yeah! Move it over to the hearth!

BB
02-28-2015 08:21 PM
41'srfun Probably the only advice I will ever give you on this build is not to start hammering on it while it is on your wife's dining room table! LOL!
02-28-2015 08:13 PM
1971BB427 Looking forward to seeing how you tip the metal over the oak!
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