1956 buick build

Discussion in 'Other metal working projects' started by DavidF, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    You certainly win a prize... :rolleyes:
    Don't you have a car to burry??
     
  2. crazybillybob

    crazybillybob Silver Banner Member

    David... Notice when you ask about Jason's current windmill he gets all quiet :p
     
  3. Jason

    Jason Gold

    no one's quiet. I'm just busy as hell.
     
  4. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    They picked 40 cars out of 10k to go into freedom hall... We were one of the lucky ones :D. I also brought home the "bonus" prize..:confused:
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  5. ESC

    ESC Silver Banner Member

    Well that sucks David, but nice ride. One of those was my first car.
     
  6. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Finally found the time to finish off the rocker panel on the 56. Working on skinning the bottom 3" of the door now, but it's just too hot out today.
    Started working on the opel gt also, going to swap the rr quarter panel from the parts car onto it due to previous accident damage and rust issues. It's alot easier than having to fabricate everything like on the 56..
    Ordered in some paint samples to do a bit of color testing before buying gallons of it. The buick will be the 2 tone red, and the opel the cobalt blue...
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  7. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Ugg... feel like I'm making a patch work quilt out of this door.. using bits and pieces from another door along with some fabricated bits to put it back together.. This really sucks, but it's all I can do. Can't find another door, and there's nothing avaliable aftermarket..
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  8. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Took 3 attemps to get this inner door shell bottom bent and fitted right.. What a pain in the arse!! Calling it quits for the day, I'll finish welding it tomorrow...
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  9. Al2O3

    Al2O3 Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    That's why good tin men ain't cheap and hard to come by.....and good skill to own.

    Best,
    Kelly
     
  10. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Yea, I'd gladly pay someone to do this crap....
     
  11. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Well, that's this section finished.. think I'm going to start on the middle door skin section before tackling the corners. That way I'll have something to go off of to keep things straight...
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  12. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Working on the middle of the door skin, Managed to get it fabed and fitted this morning and tacked in place. So far I'm really happy with it, just have to keep it straight while I finish welding.... Then onto that horrible front edge.
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