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Old 11-10-2019, 10:41 AM
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Aw crap guys, I stuck one of Pugsy's edits over that S-10 sketch and had that image in a few minutes on the PC. Dad always swore I "came by it honest". Thanks fer,.... y'know. Thanks. I'm gonna show you what a good artist is-

Found this page:

https://sites.google.com/site/mspain.../bruce-bigelow

It has several paintings on it. The bottom one is my cousin and the whole page is my uncle's artwork. He was involved in children's books and such, did many wildlife paintings and was a locally well known commercial artist who lived in the south. All he ever did for a living was art. His son, in the bottom painting, was every bit the portrait painter his Dad was and their styles were very similar. Alas, my uncle's "good run" was punctuated by a rare nerve disorder and he died in recent times. My cousin was struck down in his prime by leukemia. By my definition, those are two "good" artists. That I miss. Again, thanks for the kind words. Scale is one of the toughest concepts for a man's mind to grasp.

Now you know the rest of why I was so upset by that punk wrecking my right hand.

There are all kinds of artists and all levels from being able to do it to being totally helpless and not being able to do the most basic. YOU are an artist that is for sure! A REAL artist, you do it, we love it.

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I got the IDJ style fender washers going. 11 ga (1/8") sheet. That should draw it tight. I won't weld em on, just use them as huge washers.






































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Old 11-10-2019, 02:19 PM
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Look'n good! I have been contemplating the same move, or maybe just using screws to hold the pinch strip thing. Have metal fun.

Doing good today so far, me and Grape. We have warm temp and breeze then rain or snow tomorrow

Had a mid day cruise and finished up that bare bones memory sketch I had going then I IDJ'ed it (by hand, loosely tracing the first one). Obliged for the inspo, been meaning to do that. Took down the window A/C today, errands, gas, exercised the GT and stuff.





Dangit, forgot my own arrowhead. That will get fixed.
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Indulge please. I was oglin a 47 Ford pickup on eBay and noticed a big similarity in hood shape, hood sides height and cowl shape to DELIRIOUS. The hood hinges are available in polished stainless.



Will they work is the question? Thoughts?


EDIT: THE RED IS NOT A 47, BUT NEWER.



















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Old 11-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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You have complete control of what the cowl side and hood side look like so I don't see why not. Wonder if you can get the panel where hinge meets cowl too.
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You have complete control of what the cowl side and hood side look like so I don't see why not. Wonder if you can get the panel where hinge meets cowl too.

Thanks. A chunk o cowl you say, eh? Would have to cut into someone's truck at a cruise night. They sell cordless grinders, no?
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Patch panels are worth their weight in gold. If a patch was available, I would buy before making from scratch.
I'm with ya on that. That is why I sold my e-wheel. The vehicles I have and work on have many body panels available and they may not be a great fit, but I can modify them to fit good much faster and be better looking than anything I could make on an e-wheel, even with a hundred hours of practice.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:20 PM
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I'm with ya on that. That is why I sold my e-wheel. The vehicles I have and work on have many body panels available and they may not be a great fit, but I can modify them to fit good much faster and be better looking than anything I could make on an e-wheel, even with a hundred hours of practice.

Ya, for stock style muscle car builds, yep, all panels available.
That's why I bought patch panels for my pickup. Because they were there....
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:43 PM
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The radius will most likely be way round on a patch panel. Could end up being better or worse than fabbed, or worth it or not worth it. You gotta at least stand there with the part and look, if not make an attempt to install it, to get an idea. Crapshoot-ola. But even if you fab it from scratch from the patch panel's metal, you still bought your metal and used it.
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Thanks. A chunk o cowl you say, eh? Would have to cut into someone's truck at a cruise night. They sell cordless grinders, no?
You saying the aftermarket doesn't make the cowl panels that go with those hinges? If they did, you could just plugsy that part of those into your existing metal. No ghoulish saw thoughts at the car show.
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You saying the aftermarket doesn't make the cowl panels that go with those hinges? If they did, you could just plugsy that part of those into your existing metal. No ghoulish saw thoughts at the car show.

Play on words, plugsy it right into position.....ha....


I found something terrific. Don't need no cowl chunks. Here's a coupla pics from a youtube video I just watched.















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A simpler hinge cannot be made.
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I wasn't really thinking right, of course you need stretcher. Slept since I saw your pic.

You could also try stretching by planishing with a hammer and anvil or whatever. The area your metal came from is stamped pretty thin so it may just be you need younger straighter scrap. If you can rip it with the stretcher jaws, that metal will harsh your whole welding mellow I guarantee it. Not using fresh 18 gauge or at least an unused portion of a new patch panel is just setting yourself up for a discouraging disaster. There has to be a good side to start the puddle on.
My welding mellow doesn't take much harshing to get disasterated...
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I'm with ya on that. That is why I sold my e-wheel. The vehicles I have and work on have many body panels available and they may not be a great fit, but I can modify them to fit good much faster and be better looking than anything I could make on an e-wheel, even with a hundred hours of practice.
Yeah, I'm getting ready to dump a bunch of cash on sheet metal for this thing next week. What's another 60 bucks...
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A simpler hinge cannot be made.
Whats the purpose of the bar going between the two studs?
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