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Thread: 58/55 Chevy Truck Project

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    Smoothing the Steps



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    A couple of mock up pics.



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    Installed the No Limit Flip Hood Kit




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    Anyway guys here is the boring stuff I've been working on but you said you wanted pics. I had to add some round tubing to the front the door to get it right. I think it will look decent once I grind down the welds and make it flow on the edge. Man the door fitment on these things leaves much to be desired.




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    I thought since I rounded the doors in the front and shaved the drip rails I mightiest well go all the way and round the rear of the doors.



    Last edited by bam55; 01-15-2014 at 07:28 PM.

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    I welded up the seam in this area. I then used Duraglass over the welds to smooth everything out.


    A little primer and I like it much better than that unfinished look that came from the factory.

    Its getting there I guess I'll keep chipping away at it inch by inch.

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    This was my first time using this product, a buddy of mine told me to try it. I decided to try it on my dash to fill some minor imperfections. I liked it so much I did the roof also.




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    You can never have enough good fenders. I had a mess up fender laying around and a new repoped fender that someone gave me. The repop fender fitment was horrible so I decided to use it as a patch panel. I have a passenger fender that I already primed but when I checked the fitment I like the mess up fender a little better. So I decided to fix the fender and use which ever one I like the best when I put the truck back together. Or I just used it as an excuse to weld something together.lol


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    This is what is left of a new fender that I used for patch panels because the fitment was so bad. I used the rear for another fender for a buddy. It still has some use so I will not throw it out. It still has a good brace, eyebrow, and front and top panel. Somebody may need a piece of it so I will keep it. I know too many hotrodders to throw it out. I don't know about the other new fenders, but the fitment for this one was garbage.

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    Here is the fender after metal finishing.

    Fenders in primer, still needs to be blocked but they are coming along.


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    I got the sectioned hood in primer. It was a lot of hammer and dolly work but here it is.
    Oh yeah I had to make a brace for the sectioned hood. I made it out of 1 inch wide and 1/4 thick flat stock. Making it flow with the radius of the side of the hood took some thought but it came out decent.




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    Well I decided to start getting the rear fenders ready for primer. I wanted to use these for the truck because they were giving to me by a buddy who bought new ones and he has passed away (He knew they were rough but did not want to throw them away). So I wanted something of his on the truck, so I went to through the trouble of saving them. My question is do you know what evils lives under your primer.
    Bondo, bondo, bondo.


    This is what was under all that bondo

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    This is what I had to cut away. Yikes


    Yeah thats another fender in that background covered in bondo also.lol

    I had some front fenders that I've been gutting that provided the majority of the patch panel. A little tweaking and they worked fine. That little rust spot that was left I just formed my hand.

    I used a 3/32 2% ceriated tungsten and 1/16 filler rod and tried to keep the smallest HAZ I could. Tig welding sheetmetal is great, you can see how low the bead profile is and some of the metal finishing I started. Man you can hammer and dolly that HAZ to your hearts desire.
    Last edited by bam55; 01-13-2014 at 11:57 AM.

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