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Old 10-31-2011, 03:29 PM
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That looks like quite a challenging project . Looks great , keep us posted .
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:48 PM
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One project brought to MM/11 was doors for the track roadster in this post.

Plywood pattern and templates were made off of the body. The plan was to leave a 3/4 in flange front and rear and enough metal to fold an 1 1/4 in bottom flange and some turned up and lipped for an inner structure. the front and rear are angles with a similar lip for an inner panel. Welding is accetylene tacks in the jambs with seam sealer between.
Hinges are '50 Ford trunk hinges for a old timey look.

Some pictures as well as the fish made by my daughter Cindi at MM/11.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:52 PM
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Kudos... That's going to be slick..
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:51 PM
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Looking Good...!!! The door hinges are unusuall.... I like it..!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:04 AM
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Progress on the roadster has been mostly non metal shaping, however there were some trim bubbles around shock linkage and steering shaft.
Also I finally finished the nose with paint so that I can assemble the radiator and put water in engine. It feels to see a finished panel after years.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:30 AM
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Thumbs up Paul!

Lots of nice looking details that makes your roadster look slicker!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:06 PM
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Good to see it getting close to completion . Good job paul!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:29 AM
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Very Nice Work Paul, it's coming along nicely!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:59 AM
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I really like the details around the steering gear and the shock arms. Looking good.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:02 AM
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Just an update on the roadster project. Not much new metalwork but some finish work and some paint. the quarters had some dollie work on the welds and finish with ( bondo) yes some bondo and primer.
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