Welcome to Club Hot Rod!  The premier site for everything to do with Hot Rod, Customs, Low Riders, Rat Rods, and more. 

  •  » Members from all over the US and the world!
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

 
Like Tree3093Likes

Thread: 55 Wagon Progress
          
   
   

Reply To Thread
Page 16 of 118 FirstFirst ... 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 66 116 ... LastLast
Results 226 to 240 of 1757
  1. #226
    MP&C's Avatar
    MP&C is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Leonardtown
    Car Year, Make, Model: Walking
    Posts
    1,170

    A few months ago, I had bought a 60" Starrett rule.





    One of the first things I checked with it was the vertical weld that joined the 4 door NOS quarter on the drivers side of the 55. Previous to this the largest rule I had was a 24", which did not show the deflection as well. When the 60" rule spanned the joint, it showed a pronounced high spot at the vertical weld instead of the gradual crown that the panel should have. I'm not one to overload something with bondo to cover up something like this, so the vertical weld as well as part of the horizontal was sliced open to re-adjust the panel and get the correct contour.


    After the slicing was complete, despite the panels coming together slightly, the gap was slightly wider than the first time welded. The butt weld clamps did not work all that well in keeping the panels where they needed to be, and after about the third time of the square peg falling out of the hole, I made a slight modification to better keep the peg from falling out. About one third the way down, the peg was punched on all four sides to keep from falling out.








    Although I didn't get pictures of this part, the modified clamp worked especially well in gapping the horizontal weld joint to better fit the profile template for the crown of the panel. Basically with the peg no longer falling out, the portion of the butt weld clamp shown above was used to pull out on the panel until it filled the profile template, then the panels were tacked at that point. Move another couple inches, repeat. This got the vertical crown back where it should be. This was process was repeated for the vertical weld to correct the horizontal crown along the length of the quarter, checking across the vertical seam with the 60" rule. This picture was taken afterwards with the smaller rule so I could hold all the components and the camera, but gives an idea how the "partial clamp" was used to get the panel's crown correct.





    I don't typically used gaps in welding panels, was kinda forced into this to get the crown corrected, so I needed to make a copper backing tool. I had some rare earth magnets so I used one along with some flattened copper pipe. Note the magnet is ever so slightly raised to insure the copper is pulled good and snug to the panel..











    Each use will tend to leave the copper soot covered, so I used a welding brush to clean the copper between each weld.





    Welds all complete, just a few left to planish and dress, then some panel bumping and we should have one more thing crossed off the list..





    Robert

  2. #227
    rspears's Avatar
    rspears is offline CHR Member/Contributor Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gardner, KS
    Car Year, Make, Model: '33 HiBoy Coupe, '32 HiBoy Roadster
    Posts
    10,726

    Now that's Master Metalcrafting! I'd say 99/100 would have hit that panel with a skim coat of filler, sanded it smooth and shot it with Hi-Build primer.
    Roger
    Enjoy the little things in life, and you may look back one day and realize that they were really the BIG things.

  3. #228
    August Mariner's Avatar
    August Mariner is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Lafayette
    Car Year, Make, Model: 35 Ford, 67 Jeep Gladiator
    Posts
    258

    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    That would have been a viable option had I looked at it a bit closer. With any damage that even remotely suggests rust, I tend to lean more toward cut out and replace. Where this wasn't a clear cut rust issue, I had made these drip rails previously, so I felt the end result would be better once some cutting opened the area for exploratory poking around to see how structurally sound that area actually was.
    Thanks for taking the time to answer!
    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    Winston Churchill

  4. #229
    August Mariner's Avatar
    August Mariner is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Lafayette
    Car Year, Make, Model: 35 Ford, 67 Jeep Gladiator
    Posts
    258

    I use to wonder what all the differences were between a $20K car and a $150K car. After years of building things I know I still lack the integrity, I would have filled and moved on. One day perhaps I will get myself to find that zone consistently. Great post! It has been like reading an advanced Auto-body text book, only with more information.
    ted dehaan and rspears like this.
    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    Winston Churchill

  5. #230
    cffisher's Avatar
    cffisher is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Constantine
    Car Year, Make, Model: 57 chevy 2 dr wagon
    Posts
    9,476

    I like the magnet on the copper that's a GREAT idea. I wind up proping something on the inside or get someone to hold it Again great idea Thanks
    Charlie
    Lovin' what I do and doing what I love
    Some guys can fix broken NO ONE can fix STUPID
    W8AMR
    http://fishertrains94.webs.com/
    Christian in training

  6. #231
    stovens's Avatar
    stovens is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Petaluma
    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Ford F1
    Posts
    9,728

    Very nice work sir!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

  7. #232
    MP&C's Avatar
    MP&C is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Leonardtown
    Car Year, Make, Model: Walking
    Posts
    1,170

    Thanks for the comments guys. Charlie, that was a rare earth magnet, super strong. I'm sure one made for a cabinet door at the local hardware store would work equally as well.


    Back to some finish work on the driver's quarter, we do have a few low spots to address.





    Where the wheelwell and rearward offers quite spacious accommodation for hammer work within the quarter, the window area forward of the rear wheel does not fall in the same category. So as much as it pains me, one of the Snap On body hammers was given a top chop..





    Yeah, this will do the trick...








    For a dolly on the outside, the small shot bag is used to promote small, controllable stretches.





    After the hammer work, placing the rule at a slight angle across the seam to use as a profile gauge, the area is much better than before.





    This should hold this spot until paint. For now, another item checked off the list...








    Moving to the other side, got about half of the quarter's weld seam ground flush on the outside, more to come.


    Robert

  8. #233
    August Mariner's Avatar
    August Mariner is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Lafayette
    Car Year, Make, Model: 35 Ford, 67 Jeep Gladiator
    Posts
    258

    Thanks for adding to your day's work all the detailed photos and posts.
    Jack F likes this.
    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    Winston Churchill

  9. #234
    40FordDeluxe's Avatar
    40FordDeluxe is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Prairie City
    Car Year, Make, Model: 40 Ford Deluxe, 68 Corvette, 72&76 K30
    Posts
    7,101
    Blog Entries
    1

    More great work sir! You make it look easy!
    randyr likes this.
    Ryan
    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    1971 Camaro RS 5.3 BTR Stage 3 cam, SuperT10
    Tire Sizes

  10. #235
    34_40's Avatar
    34_40 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Bedford
    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 Ford 3W Coupe Replica
    Posts
    14,449

    Thank You Robert. It is appreciated!
    randyr likes this.

  11. #236
    firebird77clone's Avatar
    firebird77clone is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Hamilton
    Car Year, Make, Model: 69 nomad, 73 charger, 74 vega
    Posts
    3,883

    Ya might consider having some harbor freight hammers for future specialty tools, I know cutting on that snap-on hurt you almost as much as it hurt the hammer!
    .
    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
    EG

  12. #237
    Jack F's Avatar
    Jack F is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Caldwell
    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 ford 3 window/461 pontiac
    Posts
    911

    Just a guess here but I think the words harbor freight are not heard in Roberts' shop.

    Jack.
    www.clubhotrod.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44081

  13. #238
    MP&C's Avatar
    MP&C is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Leonardtown
    Car Year, Make, Model: Walking
    Posts
    1,170

    Nothing that I've bought...
    Robert

  14. #239
    cffisher's Avatar
    cffisher is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Constantine
    Car Year, Make, Model: 57 chevy 2 dr wagon
    Posts
    9,476

    Everyone has a drawer where they keep there "special tools"
    Charlie
    Lovin' what I do and doing what I love
    Some guys can fix broken NO ONE can fix STUPID
    W8AMR
    http://fishertrains94.webs.com/
    Christian in training

  15. #240
    stovens's Avatar
    stovens is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Petaluma
    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Ford F1
    Posts
    9,728

    Yup! Got my retactable antennae magnet in there, and a wierd little snaking flashlight
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

Reply To Thread
Page 16 of 118 FirstFirst ... 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 66 116 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Links monetized by VigLink