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03-01-2015 06:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
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!
02-28-2015 07:02 PM
John long I thought I was done for the night but Mama let me sneek back down for a few minutes.

I have the panel clamped in the hammer form buck ready to tip the wheel well flange. I also put 2 screws through the wood and the panel tp prevent it from "crawling" when I hammer it over. Unfortunately it may be Monday before I get back to it......Bummer.

John

02-28-2015 05:27 PM
John long This one is going to be pretty low tech Henry but sometimes simple does the job.

My dirty hands came in handy for making a pattern for the outer part. Once I cut it out, I made referance marks on the pattern and wheel house tub. That in turn was transferred to the panel I cut out as well as adding a 1/4 inch to the outer diameter and marking out the 7/16 for the wheel well opening. The 1/4 will be trimmed off later but I thought a little room for error would be good. Bare in mind, this 7/16 lip is for the wheel house. A second lip will be added to the quarter panel that has to mate up with this one. If you look closely at the pattern taped to the car, you will see I marked it off 3/16 inches high to leave an allowance for the quarter panel lip.

Here is the dirty finger pattern.




Pattern cut out and transferred to the tub with referance marks. Wheel well marked 3/16 high to leave room for lip on quarter panel.




Next the pattern was transferred to the panel with extra material laid out.



Lastly, I double checked my pattern with a skirt and transferred it to a piece of Oak. I screwed two pieces of the Oak together and cut them out as one piece. I still have to sand them and clean them up but you can see where I am going.






02-28-2015 03:50 PM
tech69 that's gonna be awesome. Please show us how you make your form. I'm interested in making some forms but all I can think of is a router, jig saw, and some good ol hand sanding. I'd like to know more so please share that with us.
02-28-2015 02:14 PM
John long Here are a couple of pictures to show where I think I am going.

I bought a piece of Oak at Home Depot yesterday. My intentions are to use it to make a hammer form for the wheel well opening lip on the outer skin of the wheel house. That will give me new metal to join my Quarter panel to. Of course, I will also have to form the wheel well opening on the Quarter I made but it will be good to practice on the inner wheel house before I do the quarter panel.

Will post a few more pictures as I go.

John









02-27-2015 08:43 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I just love shifting gears. My Merc was a 4 speed. My 47 Ford was a manual, and my '36 Ford is a 5 speed (s-10).

I am not big on Brute power but smoothly running the gears with a torquie motor never stops being fun.....Especially with a good sounding exhaust.

John
The 4 speed has been as much a part of a hot rod as multiple carbs and dual exaust ,I don't think I will out grow the clutch,,i sold a lot of parts a couple weeks ago Heads and 3, 4 speeds,,but this week I bought a 5 speed and 2, 4 speeds cant help my self,,lol
02-27-2015 01:46 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I just love shifting gears. My Merc was a 4 speed. My 47 Ford was a manual, and my '36 Ford is a 5 speed (s-10).

I am not big on Brute power but smoothly running the gears with a torquie motor never stops being fun.....Especially with a good sounding exhaust.

John
I hadn't had a 4 speed car in 40 years when I began my last build John. I had two must haves on the build list; a 4 speed, and a BBC engine. After that the book was wide open for whatever else. I love shifting gears, and feeling the pulling power of a big block engine.
02-27-2015 09:20 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I haven't had a four speed in so many years, Marge has a three on the tree and I often think about how fun it is as I drive it.

Brian
I just love shifting gears. My Merc was a 4 speed. My 47 Ford was a manual, and my '36 Ford is a 5 speed (s-10).

I am not big on Brute power but smoothly running the gears with a torquie motor never stops being fun.....Especially with a good sounding exhaust.

John
02-27-2015 09:04 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
yup, low and slow I can respect that...most of my driving is under 50mph but when I get on the hwy its time for comfort and a smooth ride ,No droning mufflers just a nice comfortable ride. I hate to say it but my 4spd days are over, I just love an automatic now days.
I haven't had a four speed in so many years, Marge has a three on the tree and I often think about how fun it is as I drive it.

Brian
02-27-2015 08:09 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Artfrombama View Post
Make sure the springs are not the limiting factor on wider tires instead of the sheet metal... Unless you're going 4 link.
I am making no changes to the suspension or inner wheel house.

John
02-27-2015 08:08 AM
Too Many Projects
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The only way to access the outer wheel house is to do it from inside the wheel house lying on your back, welding overhead or opening the quarter panel.
John
Save the right side tub for when you get the body on a roto and do it upside down...
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