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  1. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks for the comments guys! Troy, the initial...

    Thanks for the comments guys! Troy, the initial "set" will likely be with a piece of steel on the underside using a clearance hole to help support the cowl, and then using a "flat" to tighten...
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    Sticky: Time to play catch up here.. Vince got two...

    Time to play catch up here..

    Vince got two of the milk cans media blasted and worked on the third while I sprayed some SPI epoxy primer on the first two.
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    Cody set the hood (bonnet) on the Austin Healey...

    Cody set the hood (bonnet) on the Austin Healey to get a look see on the louvers....

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    …..and this past Tuesday he came back to...
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    Bodywork dollies are closer than you think..

    So yeah, we work on just about anything. File this one away under "everything's a tool". You need to be able to look at the problem, and figure out what you have readily available as a solution...
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    Had a visitor in the shop yesterday,...

    Had a visitor in the shop yesterday, collaborating with Cody Walls of Traditional Metalcraft (Milton, DE) on adding some louvers to an Austin Healey project he has in his shop. We got the bonnet done...
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    Sticky: With our adel clamps arrived, Mike and I worked...

    With our adel clamps arrived, Mike and I worked on the brake cables while Vince was prepping things for paint...

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    Looks good, painted to match.... time for a drive!

    Looks good, painted to match.... time for a drive!
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    We have a few more spots to fix from cracking and...

    We have a few more spots to fix from cracking and fatigue, namely the holes on the underside for the rubber hood bumpers. We've already repaired three, and from the looks of it, need to take care of...
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    Sticky: We're in the middle of blocking paint today on...

    We're in the middle of blocking paint today on the core support and happened to notice someone forgot to add the holes in the new vertical uprights for the light wires to go across above the...
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    Sticky: Thanks everyone for the comments! Some...

    Thanks everyone for the comments!


    Some spring cleaning.... Picked up a 12" disc sander quite a few months back, and Mike has been using this on the floor.. So I decided to help the guy out...
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    Good to hear you got it sorted. About the...

    Good to hear you got it sorted. About the hardest thing to do is give directions on how to fix an oil can over the internet. Sometimes it works better to hammer in the direction the panel needs to...
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    Looks like it's low on both sides, or perhaps...

    Looks like it's low on both sides, or perhaps center it stretched too much. Go back to the front to back orientation with your ruler and check the center for any low areas. If that looks ok, I'd...
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    Sticky: Thanks Rick, I can't wait to see the green in the...

    Thanks Rick, I can't wait to see the green in the sunlight!
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    OK, how about another video... This time take...

    OK, how about another video... This time take your right hand and move it all the way to the right end. Where you have your hand does tend to push down, so LIGHTLY holding it down on the end should...
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    Sticky: Today I was block sanding some core support parts...

    Today I was block sanding some core support parts for one more spray. Making black powder out of black epoxy primer. Not all that exciting, so I didn't take any pictures.. But wait... it gets...
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    To clarify... You've gone from one...

    To clarify...




    You've gone from one extreme to the other. Up on edge will not match the profile of the crown, laying flat does not support the ruler, so it will fall into the low spots and...
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    These are some modified vise grips made by Keith...

    These are some modified vise grips made by Keith Daleen (his pictures) that may make short work of such an effort...
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    On your ruler, if you lay it over flatter (not on...

    On your ruler, if you lay it over flatter (not on the edge) at about a 45* angle, it will lay down naturally to follow the contour of the hood. With it in this position you can better determine high...
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    Our last end for the hood brace. Off with the...

    Our last end for the hood brace. Off with the old.....

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    Then it gets trimmed to our scribe line and the end media blasted in...
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    Have you used a profile template or 3’ ruler or...

    Have you used a profile template or 3’ ruler or ?? To see how the front to back looks? Is the spot you planished a high spot now, is it a gradual crown front to back as it should be? Now check the...
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    And leave the front alone!! :p

    And leave the front alone!! :p
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    More progress on the hood, here is the other end...

    More progress on the hood, here is the other end of the hood brace.

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    Looking at the back side, you can see where a few holes...
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    I would start only addressing the area that was...

    I would start only addressing the area that was scorched from the underside. Try to get the dolly-on PING sound when you are striking. I would do a grid or pattern within the scorched area about an...
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    So you will need something that closely matches...

    So you will need something that closely matches the crown from the underside. I'd suggest that toe dolly on the bottom. Make sure it's close and that the outer perimeter of the dolly doesn't touch.....
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    Do you have a dolly with a similar crown that...

    Do you have a dolly with a similar crown that matches the underside of the hood without the perimeter of the dolly touching ?
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