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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
raycow 
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12-14-17 09:13 AM - Post#2717897    
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Tommy, as with Tim, almost all of your work also looks too good to have been done entirely with hand tools. What kind of equipment do you use for sheet metal forming?

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12-14-17 09:53 AM - Post#2717899    
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  • raycow Said:
Tommy, as with Tim, almost all of your work also looks too good to have been done entirely with hand tools. What kind of equipment do you use for sheet metal forming?

Ray



Ray, I don't have any real cool equipment. I have a cheesy Harbor Freight that can only bend tin foil. , an old 10" anvil that's been around since I was a kid, 2 lengths of train rail of unknown gauge, an assortment of hammers, files, grinders, a rotary shear, a 1930's band saw, and anything else that I can used to make what I need. I've made a variety of plywood forms to hammer out the inner rear wheelwell splash panels and wheel opening arch. It's a slow process, but a rewarding one.


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2ndtime50guy 
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12-14-17 08:13 PM - Post#2717988    
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Thank you for the compliments. I do have a $30 18 inch break from Harbor Freight now. I've only had it a month or so. My quarters, rockers, and the one floor pan are EMS. MY driver front floor brace was formed by hand with hammers, a vice, and a huge pair of industrial channel locks given to me by my father. Since that piece, was 16 gauge, I had to stand on a chair in order to get leverage to bend it. My chest hurt for a week like I had pluracy and I don't plan on doing that again. My trunk patches, door bottom patches, and one seat brace were all made with the cheap bending break. I just go slow and get creative until it matches up!

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 12-14-17 08:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tommy49 
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12-15-17 10:33 AM - Post#2718026    
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16 Gauge?! You could have hurt yourself bending that. My splash panels, trunk floor piece & braces were 20 ga. I just bough a 4x4 sheet of 18 ga to form a section of the rear wheel opening. My rear and lower quarter panel pieces were old repair panels I found under the bondo and they didn't make up a complete wheel opening. Keep up the good work.

Tommy

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12-15-17 12:43 PM - Post#2718035    
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My understanding was that all the floor pieces were originally 16 gauge. Like I said, I'm not doing that ever again! I'm buying the rest of the braces.

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-17-17 07:49 PM - Post#2718313    
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I started fabricating these today while I await some Christmas panels from EMS... no one is currently selling them. These were made all by hand since the bending tool isn't long enough and I can't afford a pneumatic edge flairing tool. Pics:

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tommy49 
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12-19-17 06:35 AM - Post#2718408    
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Are you having fun yet? I made the plywood forms just so I could hammer out nice edges. I'm trying to convince myself, and my wife, that the Eastwood bead roller and extra dies are "necessary", especially since Congress thinks I make waaay too much money for my own good.

Tommy

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12-20-17 07:23 PM - Post#2718621    
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I'm having a blast! I never thought I could do this! Man, I wish I owned a bead roller. That would be wonderful. Here's what I made today:

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-20-17 07:25 PM - Post#2718622    
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Here it is roughed in before welding.

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-20-17 07:26 PM - Post#2718623    
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2ndtime50guy 
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12-20-17 07:39 PM - Post#2718628    
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Here's what I did yesterday...
First, I cut loose some previous welds and cleaned up the transition to the passenenger rocker panel. I'm going back and fixing a lot of bad welds from my 1st month welding. Next, I tacked in the inner rocker, patched the door jam, and was able to save and weld to the middle floor brace. The others are rotten.

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-21-17 06:00 PM - Post#2718720    
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Today I had help! 3 former students. They wire wheeled the ceiling, floor, and one rear wheel, which I then painted. I made a new and improved inner front quarter and tacked it and the remainder of the inner rocker in.

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 12-21-17 06:03 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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12-22-17 10:55 AM - Post#2718782    
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I bet wire wheeling the ceiling was a dirty job.
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12-22-17 01:16 PM - Post#2718794    
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It could have been worse. Fortunately I had scraped all the tar paper down with a putty knife last year. It was still a little dirty, but the kid I had do it doesn't mind getting dirty and he was sure to have his mask, gloves, and goggles on.

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-24-17 02:08 PM - Post#2718936    
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Back at it today. While I wait for some sheet metal to arrive, I worked on the transmission opening and hatch. I rebuilt the edge of the transmission opening with the recycled lip of a spare oil pan...it was already flared, so why not?! Under that I was able to save the original reinforcement strip and tacked them together. Then I fabricated the edge of the transmission hatch with stock I had laying around. Pretty good Christmas Eve! Here are a few pics:

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12-26-17 03:39 AM - Post#2719020    
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Good thinking,I like it!!

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12-27-17 04:02 PM - Post#2719151    
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Thanks! It seemed like a good idea, already flared and have the strengthening ridges stamped into it.

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-29-17 06:19 PM - Post#2719376    
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I took a little pause on the car today to clean up and rearrange the garage to make room for a gift from a good friend! No more cold days.



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12-29-17 09:18 PM - Post#2719390    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

If you used a phone for the picture. Use the landscape mode when you take the picture. Tony told me this when I tried to post pictures and they were sideways.

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12-30-17 02:03 PM - Post#2719452    
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Oh, ok! I couldn't figure out how to fix that. Thanks!

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tommy49 
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12-31-17 06:01 AM - Post#2719511    
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  • Keith_Knox Said:
If you used a phone for the picture. Use the landscape mode when you take the picture. Tony told me this when I tried to post pictures and they were sideways.



I learned a while back the forum only allows landscape pictures.


Tommy

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12-31-17 06:28 AM - Post#2719514    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
I took a little pause on the car today to clean up and rearrange the garage to make room for a gift from a good friend! No more cold days.



You're going to love that! Put the stove on a cinder block or two so you don't have to bend over so far to feed and clean it. Also, put some fire brick on the bottom. It will make the stove bottom last. If anything, drywall your ceiling, or you'll never get your garage warm. My first winter, I didn't have the ceiling drywall up and 30" of insulation in and just burned up wood trying to stay warm.


Tommy

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-12-18 07:56 PM - Post#2720900    
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I did some floor brace work today.

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01-15-18 07:21 PM - Post#2721150    
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All the passenger side floor braces are done and body bolts and pads are replaced. Now I am fitting up the driver toe kick and transferring over the pedal hole pockets from the old toe kick.

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-15-18 07:22 PM - Post#2721151    
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All the passenger side floor braces are done and body bolts and pads are replaced. Now I am fitting up the driver toe kick and transferring over the pedal hole pockets from the old toe kick.

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01-16-18 05:29 PM - Post#2721229    
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That floor is looking good.

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-18-18 08:03 AM - Post#2721374    
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Thank you Sir!

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