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Old 01-18-2008, 07:30 PM
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smoothing firewall

I have a 50 model chevy truck and like the smooth firewall look. I have read where some have welded another sheet of smooth metal to the original firewall. any advise or tips on this? also what would be the best way to fill unwanted holes in the firewall? some are small some are as big as 1 inch.

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:41 PM
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I did my 57 Chevy in my album,I just plated over my fire wall,Check out the pics in my album.
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Nice Work!!

I like the job U did to the firewall NEW!! 1st question I have for is you, why don't U start a journal? Look like you have done some really nice work along the way and that my friend could help a lot of people that would see it here on this site. I'm impressed with the work you have done but more pics are needed. 2nd question is did you just cover the old firewall or did you cut the high spots out of the old one (if there is any) then lay the sheet metal on? I want to do the same to my 66 chev truck but I have some high spots around center area of the firewall that to me would make it tricky to look good. Anyways NEW nice work!!
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Well I sold that car.I would like to do a journal as soon as I can,Still learning this computer thing,My hands on, is in the garage.Thanks for the complement.I would cut out the high spots.As far as I remember,I didn't have any.If they are small sometimes I will split them with a cut off wheel,Beat them down then weld them up and make it flat.Hope this helps you.
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That smoothed firewall looks great but I took the other approach to weld shut all the holes...I like the contures of the original firewall...

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Looks great!!!! But it's not what we call a smooth firewall down here.
What kind of car is that?Is it a 65 Comet?

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There was so many holes in my 52, plus the floor was shot. We decided to cut the floor and firewall out, and make it out of two pieces metal. Turned out pretty good for some ol boys that don't have a metal brake





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