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Old 06-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #21
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Flop, Have you ever cut out the centers of Roadster rear fenders for use on late 1931 Pickups? Peter is shy and soft spoken so I'm asking for him. Bob.
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DAMM this is really nice of you going through with pictures... Someone should ask if you do wide bed pickup rear fenders...like cutting out 2" dead center. ???
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #22
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The 2" section is not a particularly difficult job. If Flop doesn't have time to do them for you, I can.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #23
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hey Peters ! sounds like a fun project if you have some roadster fenders that need sectioned down the middle! hell maybe ill even make a few sets if there is enough demand !!


more roadster action!!

damn i love when parts fit together like they are supposed to !!

rivets ready to be set






hey look at that a roadster!!

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:33 AM   #24
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Very nice!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #25
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Excellent progress, Tom -- keep it up!
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #26
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i have a late 31 that i picked up that had suffered a simular fate
i ended up buying a complete subframe from brookville already assembles
best $460 i ever spent
made in their jig with everything rivited and frame bolt holes already installed
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #27
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Hey Flop - Where did you get your subrails from?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #28
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Hey Flop - Where did you get your subrails from?
I picked up the subrails from Snyder's (and supplied them to Flop when he picked up the rest of the body) right before I learned that Brookville sells the subrail assembly. I would have bought the assembly to save Flop some time. Live and learn. Besides, Tom is doing an amazing job with the loose rails.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #29
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Hey thanks Jeff!!

thanks roadster5040

didnt know they sold them put together . but it might kill ya on shipping if you couldnt pick them up at a model a parts house or swap meet.

welllllll im a weirdo and wanted to start in a particular order. so i went and got the drivers side door and though hmmm this seems heavy. started grinding leaaad lead lead lead lead .

got the torch out ... i think we need a new door skin .













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Old 07-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #30
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That roadster must have belonged to a gangster .

A bullet proof drivers door who knew .


Just what I was tole ,,,,,,,Pops
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #31
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welllllll im a weirdo and wanted to start in a particular order. so i went and got the drivers side door and though hmmm this seems heavy. started grinding leaaad lead lead lead lead .

got the torch out ... i think we need a new door skin .

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I was hoping the doors would be more salvageable than that. yikes.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #32
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Safety Tip for the rookies..........if you are grinding or sanding LEAD (not a good ideal) be sure to wear a good respirator. Better to use a hand file to shape or, as Flop did, use a tourch to melt/remove the lead off of the panel unless you are a pro body man.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #33
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I widened the rear fenders on a 1928 AA. First I made some marks across the flange and out across the fender with a square. Then I traced the bolt flange piece on 16 guage and cut two copies.

Next I cut each fender up against the flange to cut the old rusty flange off. I copied the marks I had made on the originals on the new pieces.

Then I cut two 2" straps out of 18 guage the length of the fenders. Very carefully line up the marks with the strap between them and weld it up.

If you are careful there won't be warpage. It was one of my first welds and just a skim coat was needed. Sorry, I didn't take pictures.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #34
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only in a few spots hicktick!!

damn right richard . lead is no joke.use a vixen file to shape and a respirator to finish .

luckily the passenger side didn't succumb to such a horrible fate .

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #35
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well got a lot done on the cowl today . got the firewall spot welded in and got the cowl stripped and filled in some pin holes.got a few dents out as well

spot weld holes



stripped down found some pinholes and old lead.



welded up the pin holes and figured what the hell might as well fix up the old lead work and give the work i just did a light coat




all finished up for today

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #36
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Excellent work, Tom
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:32 AM   #37
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getting there Jeff . You have once solid little roadster!!


such a solid car!! welded up 1 pin hole!! a taste of lead to fix the lead thats probably been there since 1956 and im happy with it!!


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Old 08-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #38
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well got the hinges on ! this will probably be the last work for a while since i am moving shops at the end of next week . Time to start packing!!



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Old 08-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #39
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Thanks for pics keep Them coming
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #40
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You are one ambitious guy, Flop.
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