|Today 04:14 AM|
Really nice looking panels John.
Keep plugging away.
|Yesterday 09:29 PM|
|Yesterday 09:09 PM|
|1971BB427||Very nice John! And your comment about having another car to drive is appropriate too! It's much easier to tolerate the build when you're not in a hurry to get your only car done!|
|Yesterday 08:49 PM|
The fact that I have a car to drive is what makes the slow build on this one so easy to tolerate.
|Yesterday 08:31 PM|
|Too Many Projects||A few posts back you said you were slow. Don't look slow to me. You're moving right along. Gonna have her rolling for Nashville Nats ...|
|Yesterday 08:14 PM|
|Yesterday 07:51 PM|
Had a really good day today. The passenger side foot wells came together nicely. Below are some pictures and a little explanation on how i made the cut outs for the convertible body mounts.
Here is the finished RH side and the LH cleaned up and ready to drill for the plug welds and final trimming.
I am just terrible at doing anything free hand with a plasma cutter so here is what I did. One washer and one cut off disc worn down to the right diameter and walla! Two guides for my PC.
Both pieces have some trimming to be done but basically they are complete and ready to install. I don't mean to sound cocky but I am really pleased. These pieces have worked out well and this has been very satisfying.
|03-12-2014 07:53 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||To cold and windy up here today to make any ,the fire wont stay burning ,|
|03-12-2014 07:44 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
|03-12-2014 06:26 PM|
|03-12-2014 06:16 PM|
My mistake the first photo looked like a small radio on the right floor ..on second photo I can see it is a brace .
|03-12-2014 06:09 PM|
As always, I really appreciate the kind comments guys. Thanks a lot.
I think I mentioned I had a friend pick me up a sheet of low carbon 18 ga cold roll a few days ago. Normally cold roll will have .18 to .25 percent carbon which makes it stronger but also stiffer and harder to form. The metal Jim ordered is .08 percent carbon.
I thought it would be interesting to make the passenger side foot well out of the low carbon metal and compare how they worked. It is too soon to know but they definitelyy have different properties. When I rolled these beads into this piece it drew it enough I had to run it through my home made slip roll to make it flat again. One cure for that would be to run the metal through the English Wheel and stretch the area of the bead so when you run it through the bead roller there is extra metal for it to draw from.
This is interesting and I am anxious to form my transition at the front of the drive shaft hump with the plannishing hammer and see how it forms. My guess is I am going to like this better for things like fender patches or anything that will have a compound curve.
I will keep you posted.
|03-12-2014 12:22 PM|
What is that I see ,have you installed one of Brians in floor radios,
Looks GREAT ,good work Lohn,
|03-12-2014 12:14 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||Look's GREAT !!!!!|
|03-12-2014 08:41 AM|
|1971BB427||I don't comment often, but I check out your build at every update John! Just stunning metal work!|
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