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Great work and thanks for the pics and lessons. It's a great thing you're doing for us Steve. I know I'm learning a lot. Makes me more likely to try something than before. Mark L
 

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Nice Job

You're making it look too easy, Steve. Keep it up and all my customers are going to try this themselves lol. I like the use of plywood hammer forms, we use them a lot, amazing how long they will actually last.
 

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Thank you Coupe , I have staged up from sorta low buck plywood to a nicer 7 ply better quality and I can get a much cleaner and crisper edge. These photo's were back in 2002 or so and I didn't realize the major difference in the wood quality.
 

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I usually use the 7 ply Birch myself, no voids and not a hell of a lot more than the exterior crap they sell now, but even MDF will do in a pinch---no matter the work is good. I always tell people "it's the Wizard, not the wand that makes the difference" . By the way are you the same Steve that bought a few glass 41 coupes out of Buffalo in the late 90's?
 

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Hi Getting ready to do inside floors on 57 drag car any good tips and pics would help. doing all floor and fire wall out of aluminum Car Vehicle Wheel Vehicle cover Motor vehicle
 

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Very nice work Steve!!!!! The fabrication part of Hot Rodding is becoming a lost art!!! Haven't seen a lot of the younger crowd around where I live doing anything more then bolt-ons and stereos!!!!
 

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Peter these guys are crazy good. Lots of good info. I'm into panel beating too but mine ends up looking like a beaten panel, heh. Mark L
 

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Why am I surprized? It's just more awesome work from a PRO! :) :)

I'm not to the panel beatin' yet.....but plenty to do on the Morris.......Please stand by.... :D :D :D

Thanks Steve!
 

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I'm not sure why I hadn't posted the other repairs on the 39 but I will post what I can find in my photobucket. Again guys thanks... :)
Here's the tail panel I was going to just repair the looker edge until I found the upper and trunk lid jam was in poor shape from a previous repair !

Starting out with a flat sheet,mi marked my areas that needed to be adjusted to follow the correct contour.



After marked I started to tip the lower edge and raise the center and shrink the lower edge to follow.



Here you can see its starting to take shape.





You can see it looks quite like the original minus the damage and fillers.



I got the lower repair panel close enough so I removed the upper and its trunk lid jam were the rubber seal would set.





So after making a pattern I started to make a repair panel. I know at this point it looks worse then the original but in short time it will get better. :)


Here I've tipped an edge were the trunk jam will be.





Here it's taking shape and tacked to the lower panel.



Here's a trial fit.



And a bit of recap on where we were.



And a finished product.

 

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Great work and thanks for the pics and lessons. It's a great thing you're doing for us Steve. I know I'm learning a lot. Makes me more likely to try something than before. Mark L
Well said Mark!!! Steve is TRULY a blessing to the GHR Forum.

Ever notice it seems we ALWAYS get GREAT DETAILED PICTURES of Steve's work.... but not often a detailed PICTURE(s) of STEVE????? :( ..... :) ....ha!!!!
 
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