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#2161859 - 10/15/10 08:16 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: DallasCV]
enslow Offline
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For concept ideas, from a Trekie fan....


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#2162067 - 10/16/10 03:58 AM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: enslow]
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All good ideas.....
What about throwing in something that it badly needs......a roof chop? That would be something else.
Now where could I get some glass from??.....

Andy.

PS I can see a new sketch coming on!
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#2162097 - 10/16/10 08:15 AM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: enslow]
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 Originally Posted By: enslow
For concept ideas, from a Trekie fan....



reminds me of this.
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#2162882 - 10/17/10 03:29 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: WSTRLNG]
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Two doors would certainly accentuate the length. But I shudder to think of the work! You have plenty of US based followers and I bet one of them would find/give you a couple of doors. You could pay for the shipping easily enough.

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#2162960 - 10/17/10 06:07 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: LysanderMB]
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Needed to finish the inner wheel arch yesterday and today so i can start to paint this thing

Heres a strange ugly bulge in the rear of the inner arch that needs to go. Notice the black marker line where it is going to be cut



And here it is ...gone...



Patch welded/glued in



The numbers on the panel is where I asked one of my young sons to press down in order from the inside while I tacked it from under the arch



Finish welding next and seam sealing and rustproofing. Then its epoxy paint underneath and final prep on the quarter for its temporary white paint.
Then its onto the other side.

Andy.
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#2162971 - 10/17/10 06:36 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: andyfanshawe]
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Are you only spot tack welding the plates or will you seam weld them?

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#2163224 - 10/18/10 01:07 AM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: simontemplers]
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 Originally Posted By: simontemplers
Are you only spot tack welding the plates or will you seam weld them?


Always seam weld.

Andy.
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#2164465 - 10/19/10 07:09 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: andyfanshawe]
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 Originally Posted By: andyfanshawe
 Originally Posted By: simontemplers
Are you only spot tack welding the plates or will you seam weld them?


Always seam weld.

Andy.

Sorry just wondered as photos just show spot welding then you say that you will seal it next.

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#2164679 - 10/20/10 12:58 AM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: simontemplers]
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Hi Simon.
I'll post some fully welded pics next.

Andy.
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#2165003 - 10/20/10 02:43 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: andyfanshawe]
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While I am messing about with tedious welding, priming etc, I have had time to think about the front of this car.
To put no finer point on it, it needs redesigning. Too flat and too old fashioned.
What I would like is to produce a concealed quad headlight arrangement. Behind a phantom gille, or even better, behind a venetian blind grille. In other words, turn engine off and the grille closes up leaving it all black. Turn engine on and it opens up.
This may or may not involve scrapping the front nosecone/headlight panel.

Just a few thoughts for the time being........

Andy.
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#2165135 - 10/20/10 06:17 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: andyfanshawe]
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What about a functional hood scoop done to match a phantom grille? Maybe fairly low profile?


Edited by enslow (10/20/10 06:18 PM)
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#2170003 - 10/27/10 06:17 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: enslow]
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Finally got to finish weld the inner arches and seal from inside the tailgate area.



I even managed to weld the inner frame to the inner arch. have a look here to see what I mean





Heres the welding under the arch



Nearly finished this side. Looking forward to doing exactly the same thing to the other side!!

Andy.


Edited by andyfanshawe (10/27/10 06:19 PM)
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#2170127 - 10/27/10 09:29 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: andyfanshawe]
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Amazing. I do so wish you were my next door neighbour. But you wouldn't. I'd be pestering you for so much help, like fixing rust on my wife's unibody Lesabre.

My dad for years would repair rust holes by pop-riviting in metal, then using the coat of bondo. It actually worked well, but welding is so much neater and permemant.
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Testing the MAF
Digital Cluster Repair
Stalag's Coolant Write-up


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#2171119 - 10/29/10 01:00 AM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: enslow]
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either way its much better than what i saw at the scrap yard some t shirts then plastered then bondo then primer kinda 180deg from andy and about 120deg from me


Edited by Justin McCarter (10/29/10 01:02 AM)
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#2173235 - 11/01/10 04:43 PM Re: New big ford owner in UK - project resto/lowri [Re: Justin McCarter]
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The old gentleman I worked with at the local salvage yard would cut out the holes or wrecked spots and weld in new panels with a acetlyene torch he was a master at this. But that was before spot welders and mig machines where readily avaliable to small shops and ordinary folks. Good work

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