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Old 10-23-2011, 02:34 PM
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Thats clever.

I like the center console in the sand car. I want to build an aluminum center console in my truck, to house the shifter, switches, cup holders, etc. I doubt mine could be as nice as that though, I have very basic sheet metal tools, and not much practice.

I am interested in seeing fan shrouds too. I just got an aluminum radiator for my truck, and would like to make a fan shroud for it. I feel like ti would be very simple to make one if only I had a pan break.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:12 PM
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Thats clever.

I like the center console in the sand car. I want to build an aluminum center console in my truck, to house the shifter, switches, cup holders, etc. I doubt mine could be as nice as that though, I have very basic sheet metal tools, and not much practice.

I am interested in seeing fan shrouds too. I just got an aluminum radiator for my truck, and would like to make a fan shroud for it. I feel like ti would be very simple to make one if only I had a pan break.
Honestly it doesent take a bunch of cool tools to do a nice clean job. I bet you would be amazed at what you can do with a bead roller. body hammer, anvil, and a good pair of hand snips. When I started out I had nothing. The fancy tools just speed up your productivity. With aluminum it would be advised to be able to tig weld it. Other than that its just time, practice
and learning how to work the sheet metal.

I have all kinds of pics of my work stored in a dead computer that neads a new drive in it. I willl check out Photobucket and see if I have any fan shrouds as of the past couple of years...
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:22 PM
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Found this one that I threw together for my FSJ Jeep. I used it for a weekend and then bought a double fan set up with a nice plastic shroud out of a T Bird.









Kinda hard to see this one but another very simple application.

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:09 PM
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I've seen your stuff on IFSJA, you do good work
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:23 AM
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I've seen your stuff on IFSJA, you do good work
Thank you! But must admit it took a lot of time and error to figure some of this stuff out. I kinda of go in spurts between the Hot Rod stuff and the 4x4 IFSJA. Of corse I dont post my big screw ups. Since the FSJ frame swap to the K5 I havent really felt I fit in the IFSJA any more. The only thing Jeep is the body...

Back on topic I was thinking that this would be a good thread to "ask how" to questions about Hot Rod Sheet Metal as well as show what we've done.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:21 PM
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:22 PM
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:03 PM
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Very cool... Whats the material? Are you going to fill the center with a hatch or are ya going to show off the frame work? Looks cool, I like it a lot. Whats it going on? And by the way WELCOME!
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:50 PM
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Body lines look like an S10.

Bed looks very clean.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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Chevrolet Dash Insert

I did this sometime back and don't remember if I posted it up or not. Anyway its doable and actually looks pretty cool in the car.






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Old 11-18-2011, 12:24 PM
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Is that insert for a Nova? Looks great!
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:35 PM
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Yep, 70 something Nova.... So I did already post this on the OFN?

On a side note... I found some issues on the Chevy woody I have in here. The owner bought the car thinking it was really clean unfortunate for him the A pillar was carved out of Bondo a 1 1/2" thick. I rebuilt the a pillar and re skinned it. Then I pulled off the rear fenders and found there was no metal in big portions of them. Re pop Chevy aren't available so I had to retro fit some Model A truck fenders to his ride. This is what I came up with...








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Old 11-18-2011, 03:09 PM
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Yep, 70 something Nova.... So I did already post this on the OFN?
I have a '70 and I recognized the shape. Also noticed the corner of the original piece sitting behind/next to the one you made and it looked like mine. What other work did you do on the car?
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:51 PM
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First real attempt at any sheet metal work. I've got a ton to learn. Taking way longer than I thought it would. Last time I take on a job where I don't remove the OEM pan myself.




Really screwed myself over by giving the guy an estimate. Luckily I broke it down into separate sections. Really ate it on the floorpan, but doing ok on the tubs and firewall. Haven't even started on the rollbar yet.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:03 AM
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Looks great Izzy! What kind of car is that? Most of this work I've gotten involved in I probably made $1.00 an hour if I was lucky, so I feel your pain.

I really like Metal Twister's dash insert, too. I want to do something more than just a flat dash panel in my next racecar, and that looks doable in aluminum.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:44 AM
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Thanks G! It's a '48 Ford Anglia

The worst part about it is that now I want to do more of it... which means more tools are needed (not so bad) and definitely more space needed (bad )
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:42 PM
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First real attempt at any sheet metal work. I've got a ton to learn. Taking way longer than I thought it would. Last time I take on a job where I don't remove the OEM pan myself.
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Really screwed myself over by giving the guy an estimate. Luckily I broke it down into separate sections. Really ate it on the floor pan, but doing ok on the tubs and firewall. Haven't even started on the roll bar yet.
Looking good Izzy... Lots of stuff in such a small area. Ive had my hands on a couple Anglia's and man are they small! I found with unique floors like those that the simpler the better. I typically make a cardboard templet for the whole job and tape it all together. Then cut it up where it would be easiest to make the bends etc. I always add 1 inch of metal on side of the the edge that gets cut. That way you can do a joggle down and over lap the sheet metal. I try to make sure it is added to the leading edge or the edge facing backwards. I then usually punch holes in the added lip and plug weld on the under side. I Very seldom edge weld anything. Looks good and the speed and profits will come as you make things easier on yourself. Good Job!
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I replaced the fuel tank in this 30 A Sedan with an after market tank. Mr. Customer wanted it mounted in the back similar to the 32's. After installing it I built this cover for him that he wasn't expecting. He was totally surprised when he saw it. I rattle canned it gloss black before he left and it looked like it was always there.

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