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Old 11-21-2012, 01:18 AM   #81
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I have a new inner deck panel for sale . Great work. 541-582-8966
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #82
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1936 i will give you a ring later on and thanks !!


yeah im on a roll . averaging about 15 hours a day of model a work between me and customers!!





this side is 100 times better !!

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #83
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I am SOOOOOOO jealous of your skills. How in the world do you get your panel welding to be totally void of any low spots? There is absolutely no sign of work on the front of your panels. Can you recommend a TIG unit that is capable of the fine heat control needed for such work that won't break the bank of a home shop. I know that doesn't take the place of skill, but it helps.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #84
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thanks again russ

combo of welds with out pits and hammer and dolly work .

tig is pretty important part of the mix for finishing these panels thats for sure .

check out millers small line of inverter machines . if you arnt interested in welding aluminum ever im sure they will be even cheaper then one that will weld ac and dc .

door is way out on the bottom making that patch on the cowl look even worse


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Old 11-22-2012, 07:01 PM   #85
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This is something that I posted on another thread started by Flop but I felt that it was worth saying here as well...

Flop,

Just so you know,

"Your threads are the single most motivating thing I have found to drive me to spend more time in my garage working on my Tudor. My friend, if that was your intention you have over-achieved. Thank you".
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #86
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Flop is the man, he is very motivating and helpful. I've learned a lot from his fab skills while I'm doing the same on my roadster body.

keep it coming !!

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thanks again russ

combo of welds with out pits and hammer and dolly work .

tig is pretty important part of the mix for finishing these panels thats for sure .

check out millers small line of inverter machines . if you arnt interested in welding aluminum ever im sure they will be even cheaper then one that will weld ac and dc .

door is way out on the bottom making that patch on the cowl look even worse


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Old 11-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #87
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I think Flop has motivated alot of people on here, including myself.
After seeing him work his magic i finally got brave and started cutting out rust, shaping new metal, and welding it back in. I'm not near as good as Flop, but you have to start somewhere. I'm using a Miller syncrowave 200 tig welder and it does pretty good. But it takes practice, practice, practice, to get as good as Flop.
Now if i could only figure out how to handle a hammer and dolly to finish it as nice as you, Flop.
Maybe you could do a tutitorial on that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:40 AM   #88
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Wow, you sure know your way around a bead roller. I just bought one for my next project. It is expensive to learn to use it. You need to buy the sheetmetal, which ain't cheap, and your output is not usable for anything as you work through the learning curve. You just make a lot of funky panels with beads and grooves in them.:-) Did you find a source for material to practice on, or did you mess up a lot of patch panels as you learned?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #89
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thanks vin tin glad you are out working on your car !! tig is an important part of the game for me which allows for heavy use of the hammer and dolly . i have a synchrowave 250 .

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what kind of bead roller did ya get ? lots of ruined sheetmetal but eventually you get the hang of it . make your self a gate to get straight lines!!


alot of unexpected rust today from the passenger door

going to make a skin tomorrow due to the orig skin being dented and stretched



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Old 11-27-2012, 06:38 AM   #90
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Flop that is looking awesome.... I have a roller coupe and contemplating both doing it, and doing it "Flop Style" blowing it all apart like this. Thanks for the pics...
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #91
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Simply amazing! Your skill is the reason why words like "craftsman" and "artisan" are still relevant in the 21st century.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #92
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no prob grapp

thanks Jason appreciate it !!


not to good of a day for the door skin i was making !!

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #93
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Uh-oh. Hope that was not anger related. .
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #94
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Flop, IMHO, your comment about the door bottom being way off. I doubt the door is off, my guess is the cowl panel is off. Wouldn't it be better to have the door mounted and align the front cowl panel to match the line of the lower door. I
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #95
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qgolden now i was on the phone ad trying to take the skin off and it got caught up on the hinge

desoto the door is way out because of as broken off bolt in the hinge not letting it go in the whole way making the situation look way worse then it is !

thats how i started



rolled my bead



then broke it at 7/8ths of an inch



then you shrink the panel



and some english wheel action



round 2 went much better ... tipping the edges in






break time is over time to head back tot he shop and weld it in tonite .

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #96
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getting there slowly but surely .. weld by weld

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #97
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Nice work flop. Looking at post #79 .were you able to make that piece and get the radius correct with a shrinker? Did you have to make small cuts in the piece that returns down or is that marks left from the shrinking process.I am getting ready to make mine and I could use all the help I could get Thanks Bill
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #98
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Nice Work: Always glad to see another Fabricators work. Drop me your address and I'll send you one of my Sheet metal Repair books. E-mail me at Tinbasher@rogers.com

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #99
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All I can say is DAMN!!!!!!! What amazing skills!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #100
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thanks model a bill! Those are marks from the shrinker . If you need anything else dont be afraid to ask .

thank you tinbasher ! i will send you an email soon !

thanks Maclab!


doors done but was to tired to put it back on



still needs some tweaking here and there but the hard work is done

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