Steel Sheet Metal Panel Replacement Photographs

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel M. Chapasko on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 07:38 am:

How to install sheet metal replacement panels? Do you have photos of before and after replaced rusted panels? Did your project look bad prior to welding in new panels? Do you have photographs? I am working on a 1927 Roadster and the seat frame and below is rusted too badly to save. Any advise on replacing panels?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:22 am:

See if this thread helps.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/271242.html?1330973285


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:14 am:

Try this






















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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:23 am:

This is how I checked the form of the body with cardboard templates and here is the finished panel.






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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:54 am:

That's beautiful workmanship, Scott :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:19 pm:

Thank you Roger. I bought this car needing rewooding, not realizing how rotted the panels were. I fretted over it for 2 years before I got up the nerve to purchase a MIG welder and teach myself how to weld. It has certainly been a labor of love (and somewhat miserable at times in hot/humid Florida)

I started with the heel panel...spotwelded many many holes. That's where I taught myself what to do. Learned plenty about shrinkage and hammering the tacks. I did the heel panel because I knew if I screwed it up, I could buy a pretty good replacement.

I had to really think through what pieces got put in and when, plus had to figure out how to fixture the door opening to keep the whole thing from colapsing. Simple stuff for an expert, but sure took me awhile to get it figured out. Probably spent as much time "figuring" as I did welding. Next project will go much faster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm:

"labor of love (and somewhat miserable at times in hot/humid Florida)"
Good job Scott being in Jacksonville I know about sweat getting in your eyes just as you are getting the arc stabilized Dang that burns! But I do prefer TIG welding.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:58 pm:

Very nice work Scott, and great pictures. Learning techniques like that is part of the fun of having an old car and is very rewarding if you can tough it through the aggravating part of it. What is even more amazing is to be able to take time to snap pictures for future reference.
Thanks for posting these.

Rich


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