Dad-bud builds a rod

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Well done.I am sure you will get it all looking
great.
Will be a credit to you.

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Doing well there for sure!
Remember when using the shrinker that most of the shrink happens at the edge and not the fold. You want to run say 3 passes along the edge, then a couple halfway in, and one almost at the fold. If you shrink full depth on say a strip, you are just making it thicker rather than creating a curve.
Also try maybe a different approach to the rear quarter. Have you thought of having the piece stop halfway through that radius. Then the side piece having the other half of the radius. Like if you were making wheel tubs with a radius along the edge. It is a lot less stress on the panel this way and a lot easier and quicker to make.
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Great work and following with a lot of interest :D

Thanks and regards :)
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Well, 3 years on and finally I'm posting again. Only got excuses for the delay, some progress but not as much as you all probably expect.
So, I guess I need to show you all where I'm up to now.
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Great to see ya back old Fella :D I ask after you a few months back but all we got was crickets :?
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Good to see progress again. :)
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Welcome back
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I only just cam across this Thread and boy am I impressed.

The car is looking extremely good, more os given you aren't modifying panels, you are making them form scratch.

Keep at it.
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OK, so all the panels are fitted up and apart from a couple of finish welds that will be done when the body is taken from the frame, I'm at a stage where I fitted the wheels, bonnet, dash and some of the interior to see what it looks like.
I gotta say, I'm pretty happy with how it's coming out.
Still a long way to go but I reckon I'm now over half way to having a running, driving hot rod.
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It'll be a few months until I get a chance to do any more to it - me and the missus are heading overseas for a few months, back in Feb.
Then, it'll be wire it and finish connecting fluid lines before 2nd Inspection, then pull it apart, finish the welding, grind the chassis, panel, paint and then final assemble. A long way to go but so far, I've enjoyed all the challenges and been fortunate enough not to have had to remake any panels so I guess I've been doin' OK (not good but OK which is well and truly good enough for me)
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Great job, you'd have to be happy with the results, enjoy your holiday.
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Coming along nicely.
What are the bonnet side vents from?
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Whats under the bonnet. :P 8)
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