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    Progress through today, TIG welding up the hinges onto the new hoods..





    Some SPI epoxy is mixed and brushed on, allowing it to seep between the welded parts and seal things up..





    As the dominoes continued falling, the hood sides did not fit either. It was our initial plan to cut off the hinge from the top, wire edge from the bottom, and add a new center section, all parts cut to fit properly and welded back together. When we stripped paint off the lower wire edged part, we saw a bit too much pitting, rust, etc. that we opted to change to a full new lower section under the hinge. Nothing to wire edging 16 gauge, right?



    So we whipped up a set of dies to add the joggle needed for the external wiring, using 3/16 solid rod for the wiring..



    Practice sample:





    With that complete, we tipped the lower edge to run through the joggle die..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POa_yIyH3JU

    The wiring and inside of the joggle were both degreased, scuffed, and SPI epoxy added prior to folding the remainder..



    Vise grips modified so they wouldn't slip off the wiring..



    Wiring locked in place with some hammer action...



    Hood side is tacked to the hinge, mocked to the hood, and trimmed for gaps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2H3nR4AOc


    It's not done, but that's all for today, we're packing it up for the car show in Leonardtown tomorrow.

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    Tonight we did the wired edge on the Biederman truck's drivers hood side, so we did a couple videos of the process. We did a practice sample to make sure our adjustment on the folded flange length gave us a good wrap with a slight gap for paint..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b6TiuiUQQQ


    This shows the basic process of closing the wrap, wasn't as pretty as it should have been, but hey, this is practice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNc9WJ3SmYA


    For the hood side, we used the tipping wheel in the Fasti swaging machine (bead roller) to add the flange. After running through the Lennox for adding the joggle, the panel was scrubbed with a warm dish soap and water mix using scotchbrite, then scuffed with 220 paper, then SPI epoxy added in the channel. After our 3/16 wire was laid in place, any remaining bare spots on the wire were also brushed with epoxy. The entire length was then closed as per the practice sample. We'll let that set a day or so and get the recycled hinge welded to the top.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNrkZ7pslg


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    Finishing up on the Biederman hood fabrications today.. That's what I told myself anyhow...

    Getting the OEM hood hinge welded to the new hood side..



    Factory version had spot welded angles on the inside to bolt side emblems to, we'll see if we can improve by eliminating a rust trap...



    This should do..... Vise mounted jigsaw with optional pony clamp cruise control Don't try this at home..











    Beltline trim added.....Hey! it lines up with the cab!



    Hood sides added.. and Robert is done with the hood..





    Video Version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTXzEPYzPxE

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    Wow, excellent work on Biederman truck! I've been following your work for a while, and as always it's inspiring and top notch. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share this with everyone.

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    Beautiful truck, looks better than new.

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    Awesome job Robert. I hope you're getting compensated superbly for your skills!
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    Thanks for all the kind words fellas, the 16 gauge was definitely a challenge, good to see my portion complete. Laszlo, it does pay better than block sanding paint


    If anyone local to Lexington KY would like to see it in person, this truck will be at the ATHS 2018 Convention in Lexington Ky, May 31 to June 2nd. I'm told it will be inside the building..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Safari View Post
    Wow, excellent work on Biederman truck! I've been following your work for a while, and as always it's inspiring and top notch. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share this with everyone.
    I second that. I don't have a shop and my tools are nowhere as cool as yours but I still manage to pick up things that I can use at home by watching your work.

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    Glad the posts help out, thanks for following the progress.


    John sent me a picture today, he picked up the front fenders from his painter and got them installed. He hopes to get the hood parts tomorrow.


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    John got the hood installed, and truck is loaded up for the trek to Lexington KY for the ATHS Convention.











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