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Old 01-06-2012, 07:29 AM
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Nice work! That looks like something Henry himself might have come up with.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:16 AM
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Hey I wanted to throw a few pics of that woody I started this thread off with. Its been to the paint shop and upholstery. And went home with a very happy owner... Just in time for the Goodguy's Show in 2 weeks.




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Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 PM
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427 Ford Cobra

Had the opportunity to do my thing on a Ford Cobra this last weekend. Now that the intake and radiator shroud is done Mr. customer lengthened the to do list. full skid pan, engine bay shroud, and header body wraps.










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Old 08-02-2012, 01:19 PM
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not exactly a hot rod... my first full on sheet metal project on my modified from start to finish.

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Old 08-02-2012, 01:21 PM
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body...

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Old 08-02-2012, 01:26 PM
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Very nice... Think that is a true Hot Rod! Heck doesn't John Force call his car a Hot Rod...

Nice work! Super clean and function is the name of this game and you nailed it. Keep the pics coming!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:44 PM
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this is a body i did this off season on a chassis that i built in 2004...
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:59 PM
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Thought I would add one here too. It's not really a hotrod, it's my 1956 Willys Wagon with a small block and other mods. Almost a hotrod but better because it's 4 wheel drive. Anyway, since the small block conversion I've had a rather ugly Flex-o-lite electric fan with it's ugly plastic shroud and the shroud had a big rubber seal that is supposed to seal it to the radiator, which it does, but that seal also blocks off a lot of fin area as well and the engine runs a tad on the warm side during the heat of the summer. Not overheating mind you, just above the thermostat. The shroud was also only covering 2/3's or so of the radiator as well. So today I did away with that ugly shroud and built one that covers the whole radiator. Enough talk, pictures...











It's all 18g steel. The fan horn, as is were, started as two straight lengths of sheet bent to 90 with a folded safety edge and then the leg which is flat against the inside of the shroud was stretched with a lancaster stretcher to make it a semi-circle and screwed to the shroud. The fan's support bracket was reused and screwed to the inside of the shroud. I also added some recessed panels with my bead roller in the corners and on the wide side for some strength and style. Nothing real fancy but a hell of a lot better then what was there. And more importantly it is now running just a wee bit cooler and closer to the thermostat even with today's 98-99 degree temperature.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:20 AM
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T Almost a hotrod but better because it's 4 wheel drive.
It is called DirtRod
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Nice Work.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:41 PM
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Very nice shroud Jaysin
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:39 PM
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X's 3 on the shroud... pretty tricky getting the fan centered and then mounted so it stays centered. Nice Job and thanks for the pic's.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:35 PM
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Thanx guys,

It was a fun afternoon project and I got to use my new Baliegh Tools Magna Brake. After using it for this project I will be recommending it to anyone looking for a new sheet metal brake.

It looks like this and it's really tricky...



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Old 08-10-2012, 04:00 PM
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OOOOOOOOOOOH! Very nice


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Thanx guys,

It was a fun afternoon project and I got to use my new Baliegh Tools Magna Brake. After using it for this project I will be recommending it to anyone looking for a new sheet metal brake.

It looks like this and it's really tricky...



Thanx again,
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:04 PM
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Thanx guys,

It was a fun afternoon project and I got to use my new Baliegh Tools Magna Brake. After using it for this project I will be recommending it to anyone looking for a new sheet metal brake.

It looks like this and it's really tricky...



Thanx again,
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Hey, that looks like the one that was stolen from Metalmeet this year
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:58 PM
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Hey, that looks like the one that was stolen from Metalmeet this year
HAR-HAR!!! Smart Ass!

Thanx Shane.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:34 AM
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Ok, A OFN freebie tip that I dont usually tell people about...

Mill out the shape you want into a fairly thick peice of plate or aluminum. Mill not much deeper than 1/8" to 3/16". Then place your sheet metal directly on the cut out die. Put it in your press with a thick heavy rubber pad on that. Rubber should be around 1/2" thick or so. Then put another thick flat plate between the rubber and the ram. Crank it down to about 8000 pounds for 20 Ga. and 10000 for 18 Ga. You will like what you see! You didnt hear it from me.
When you do this is the hard tool usually the female or male? Seems like either could work, but perhaps one better than the other.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:15 PM
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When you do this is the hard tool usually the female or male? Seems like either could work, but perhaps one better than the other.
In my experience almost always the female (YMMV) mainly because it is easier to make.
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I was thinking if I do a Chevy bowtie on my manual mill it might be easier to do it as a male because I'd need to reposition the part to do the 45s and that's tougher to do as a pocket. Not saying it can't be done or is particularly complicated, just would be easier if I didn't have to control start and stop positions and try to line then up with previous cuts. Also depending on if I do it male or female I will get either inside or outside radiused / sharp corners. Wish I had CNC.
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