Monday, January 24, 2011

Aaron Photos

Aaron emailed me some photos this afternoon that were taken last week. Of course, I never witnessed any of this being done; I just saw it after it was all done. The fella barely visible in the second photo is The Dude.


Bugly said...

Hmmm, very impressive! Love the English wheel ... big, solid and there wouldn't be much flex in it at all!

On the lower side panel, a folder would have been used for the straight flanges, but did you use a wooden hammer-form for the wheel-arch flange? It looks too perfect for a free-style tipped edge, but please correct me if I am wrong!

On the bottom of the side panels at the sill, are you going to provide any drainage in the panelwork? I had though of making up a flapper valve out of insertion rubber which would allow the door recess to be hosed out, but would stop water entering the door recess from driving on wet roads, or from puddles etc. I think the original vehicle had a small opening at the inner rear somewhere.

Still looking good!

flamebroiled said...

Hi Bugly

You are right, on the lower part of the panel we use the box and pan break to bend the flange to 90 degrees then we used the shrinker to put a slight curve into it. We then ran the panel through the english wheel till we achieved the curve that we wanted. To make the door edge on the quarter panel we made a buck and hammered the two bends, the wheel arch was created with a wooden buck as well.

As regards to the drainage, I have told Charlie "never get it wet, and never feed it after midnight". Quote from the movie Gremlins.1984



Bugly said...

Thanks, Aaron! I'm slowly learning the theory behind it all, so I can figure out how to best have a crack at it myself. So far I've figured that a real difficult major job is usually an accumulation of easier little stages!

Psst ... not planning an Aussie working holiday, are you? :)