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Today 08:13 AM
123pugsy Crown comes from wheeling the center of a panel more than the edges. If you can't get close to the bend, light planishing with a hammer on dolly will work to get the last inch or so.

Looks like you can get the most in the wheel.
Very lightly, sneak up on it.
Today 06:37 AM
idrivejunk Thanks. How do I fix the lack of crown in the cab corners? They are straight, the cab is curved. You'd have to be blind to miss it.

I think if I wheel the top of the panels the bottom will no longer fit.

The panels are not tall enough to allow planishing. The center piece is.

I think making new faces for the cab corners, crowned and taller, is the only solution.

Only one response probably won't help me much but this is the forum I picked to stay with. If you have an idea, write it please. Thanks.
Yesterday 05:49 PM
123pugsy Nice corner. Looks so good with new steel.
Yesterday 05:10 PM

I am starting to get some totally tubular ideas about the new pillar stuff.
Yesterday 11:42 AM
idrivejunk This is a critical dimension area thats just about rotted away-

So it has old shag hanging and a fill in tab tacked with the pillar bottom location mirroring the fairly undisturbed and intact other side. But it is holding my seat for me for now.

While we're looking at shaggies, this shot is just to remind us what was there. Its the left side-

Lop off that shag and screw an inner cab corner on, this is what ya got-

So I am making the bottom filler in two pieces-

The piece connecting cross brace to inner cab corner will just be a 90 plug weld strip with curve and will be the meat in a brace and pan sandwich. The plan is for nothing to show around the edges but pan, from underneath.
Yesterday 05:48 AM
idrivejunk That was my humble response.

Now allow me to shout from the mountaintop...

Not too shabby for a first chop, IDJ!

and... loud enough for the owner to hear-

Thank you, Billy! For the opportunity to advance.
Yesterday 05:40 AM
idrivejunk Thanks on behalf of the crew. Our man is working very hard to make it so. I get what you guys are saying. I wouldn't know what was done either but I know a high compliment when I hear it. The absence of anything awkward looking is significant. There's just a whole lot of car still untouched by paint shop hands so its going to seem like a long while before we get an idea what it looks like together and running. I'll try to catch the fun parts happening. In the end, betcha I ask for a ride.
Yesterday 04:08 AM
123pugsy The A is looking as slick as snot....I'm really looking forward to color and assembly....
06-01-2020 07:44 PM
idrivejunk Its altered?

That man is going to have himself a neat little car.

Guys who could point out the mods won't care for them much or understand why or be curious how. Some of those will assume its not steel and won't give a second glance. Some won't believe when told, and them that do may linger about then walk away puzzled. Thats what I think. Some cottontop will ask if its a kit car, lol.
06-01-2020 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
If you told me that cab was stone stock, not knowing much about an A, I would believe it. The chop makes it look like it should have and the doors being flush looks correct too. I'm thinking anyone younger than 50 won't know how much that cab has been altered...

I'm over 50 and I couldn't tell.
06-01-2020 06:36 PM
Too Many Projects If you told me that cab was stone stock, not knowing much about an A, I would believe it. The chop makes it look like it should have and the doors being flush looks correct too. I'm thinking anyone younger than 50 won't know how much that cab has been altered...
06-01-2020 06:08 PM
idrivejunk Same guy, same fastback... other side-

Guess who took another heavy hit of polyester-

They have this door hung too low but yeah

06-01-2020 06:01 PM

Had to thump these over open vise jaws even after three passes with the deepest step dies but I think they ought to just about blend in after the final trim-

With cab corners in place and cross brace moved, I now have even spacing between floor brace and cab back wall. As it turns out, the right B pillar was a quarter inch too far from the A, at bottom and according to the left. The left cab corner was mashed in as well so together, those two things along with the cross brace were holding the cab a little funky.
06-01-2020 12:05 PM

Moving the end of this mangled brace back an eighth took care of the remaining pond around it on the cab back panel. Mitch.

If repair if the brace is desired, I'll need to chop this end off. It is spot welded all the way across. Pugsy.

05-29-2020 07:56 PM
idrivejunk This piece is curved and crowned but looks straight.
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