I'm not really a purist and there are a lot of things wrong with this car but I wanted two piece steel rain gutters and as I had made some for my Tudor I did it again for this coupe. They aren't perfect and took two days to make. I suppose if someone with the proper tooling would make and sell these they would be far more expensive than the aluminum ones now available. Just for fun.
What does your tooling look like? I don't think you hammer formed them.
The tooling isn't very photogenic but maybe tomorrow I'm try to take some pictures of it. Mainly flat bar, c-clamps etc. I ground a groove in half inch key stock to form the bottom shape. I mainly knock the corners over with a hammer. Lots of clean up with a file and sandpaper.
they look like originals..great job
The steel company sheared the metal to the to the right width which saved some time. Second picture shows the grooved key stock and a tool I made which broke after some use and I finished the grooves with a dull chisel.
I guess my reason for posting this is to show you can make parts with simple tools and when you are done you have more appreciation for the folks who make and sell re-pro parts. Besides, it's fun
Your tooling is very simple. Your work is neat. Congratulations on a super job.
What car are you building those for? Could it be an early electric?
I wish... They are for a suicide door coupe I found up in the rafters last year. I had bought a bunch of body panels at a swap meet 20 or so years ago and decided I had enough to put one together. It's made of parts too far gone to restore and I'm having fun putting it together enough to look like a Barn Find but run well. I'll post some pictures of it as it comes together a little more. I made all the door hinges and one door skin.
I had a 21 coupe, the ones you made will work so I am just passing on some info. Mine had a 1 piece gutter that went from the front post at the cowl all the way around the back to the other front post. The gutter replaced the welting on the sides and rear. Nice job on the ones you made.
I think Snyder's has the steel 2 piece gutter now. They would be in the Model A section. They'er for the Model Tudor and would have the curve at the ends but might work for T's.
That's good to know, Mark. I have found a tremendous amount of detailed info on the coupe here on the forum the last year or so. But not on the gutters. Every week I spot something to make mine more correct. Although it is a mixture of different year parts and not a restoration, the more correct I can make it the better.
This really grate, thanks for share your views. This is really very helpful.
Richard i have purchased a rain gutter guards from http://www.gutterstrainer.com online. please suggest.
Very nice work! o.g.
Wow!!! am I surprised to see this thread back? Thanks for the comments. The strainers look a little big for my gutters.
Welcome to the group max and oscar. I hope you enjoy Model T's as much as I do.
Max seems like a new kind of spammer, searching for forums with the key word "gutter".. Oscar is for real, though & it was nice to see your work again