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Old 12-16-2012, 01:57 PM
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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.
Yer overthinking it.
The pocket is the same difficulty if not simpler machining wise.
Generally you do not have sharp corners anywhere and generating the corner radii is simpler in the pocket, particularly on a manual machine, as it can be ground into the cutter if it is not available off the shelf.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:34 PM
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Just finishing up this Ford Cobra engine Bay. I will get some pics when it gets back from paint. Leaving tomorrow!


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Old 12-18-2012, 12:09 AM
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I would make a backing plate with two threaded holes for locators, then get all the dies laser cut out of suitable plate. It's that cheap for cutting these days I find myself ordering stuff just to save buying a full sheet of material.

I am loving this thread!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:58 PM
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This project is finished and gone! I built the red engine surround.
I added reveal panel around the header exit through the body. Also air hammered and installed rear fender rock guards.





Also built a fuel tank cover that you see hanging down from the rear.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:32 PM
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Wow! Nice work!

Not a common color for a Cobra, but it is awesome!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:19 PM
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Not my first choice of colors unless your sponsor is Micky D's. But he likes it and even more important his wife loves it. LOL
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:57 PM
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This project is finished and gone!
Really, really nice work!

I made a few pieces for one of these, and after doing so I have a whole new respect for Cobras. To do a nice one (like your project) there is a hell of a lot more involved than just assembling a kit.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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Your right. This particular build was a purchase of a glass body and that was it. Frame up build with no kit parts at all. This was supposed to be the best glass body available and for the most part it was fairly close from side to side. But like any custom aftermarket fabricating it doesn't take very long to find out where one side is wider from center than the other. lol Guess that is the big trick, making it look like its not off.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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Looks really good man
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:37 AM
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Thanks, it was a fun job and Mr. Customer really likes it. That ultimately makes it all good and worth the extra effort. I happened to mention to him that I had a project i wanted to do with some leather. He came in the other day and turned me onto a beautiful tanned hide as a thank you. Made my day!
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:58 AM
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Tin work

I just noticed a bunch of my photobucket pics have disappeared form this thread. If there is anyway to un lock this thread I would be more than happy to reload them so this thread makes since once again? I think they were lost when Photobucket re organized. Until then I started manufacturing custom roll pans for Model A Fords. It is something that has always bugged me about a really cool car. I advertise them as the thing that Henry forgot to do...

The pan is fairly straight forward if you have a really straight Model A to use as a fixture to build them off of. I make them in a smooth pan or with the mirror image bead lines which give it a more original look and the smooth pan gives more of a custom look. The corners are formed with the power hammer and then cut to shape and modified to fit ect.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:38 AM
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I love seeing your work! Great stuff. I look at the compound bends and curves and shake my head in awe knowing the time and skill it takes ;-)
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:32 PM
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Another vote here,i would be grateful and appreciate if you did manage to re post pics
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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Ok, I think I have this thread back up with the original pics? Close if not the same ones...

Who else has been doing Sheet work? Lets see it!
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:43 AM
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I did this project a while back but thought I would throw something in here to keep the thread moving forward.

This is a 36 Plymouth Pick Up that needed to have the bed filled in after it was bagged and lowered.







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Old 11-11-2014, 11:49 AM
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A few more pics...







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Old 11-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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I like it! Nice use of the fender backing plate/re-inforcement/attachment point for shock, etc!!! Simple, clean and practical.
Great job as always!

On edit, I forgot to mention how damn bitchin' your metal work is! A+++
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:29 PM
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Thanks, I didn't do the suspension work on this truck. If I had of it wouldn't of been that simple! LOL I found the key is to take your time and think it through before ever picking up a tool! I have done this for so long its almost a second nature kind of thing. My mind wonders off and I come back and its almost done! LOL Thanks for the kind words.

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Old 11-13-2014, 06:42 AM
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I found the key is to take your time and think it through before ever picking up a tool!
No doubt. Seriously nice work on the Plymouth!
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Graham... It means a lot coming form you guys. Sometimes I get lazy and just dont want to do it, but as much as I love doing it it should never be that way! Thanks again
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