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Old 12-09-2018, 10:59 PM
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I am changing the grill so I'll have to modify the upper surround and I'll be moving the middle horizontal bar down a little to match the height of the body side trim. I'm also eliminating the vertical bars.
I'll have to make extentions for the vertical right and left areas of the frame. I cut a template and cut out two pices of 20ga steel.

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This is a low buck 30" break, it works pretty well for what it is designed to do. A friend gave this to me, otherwise I wouldn't spend the money. Anything this will do, a bead roller will also do. Anyway, it gives a sharp bend which is usually desirable but in this case I need a larger radiused bend along the leadind edge of these extensions to match the OEM part that they will be welded to. I did the first partial bend, then slid the part out about 1/16", reclamped it and bent it the rest of the way.

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Check the fit... I need a little more bend.

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I got a good fit on both sides.

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All welded up.

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Old 12-11-2018, 04:30 AM
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Coming along nicely there Jack.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:37 AM
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I finished shaping the front body mouldings and welded in the mounting tabs on the back side. They are extensions of the side moldings and wrap around to the grill. Then the center grill bar will run side to side through the grill opening at the same height as these side moldings.
I'm not too sure about these. They looked right on the renderings but I'm not completely sold. I remember when Ray and I were working on this design we did about a dozen attempts at this front face before we decided on this one.
I'll leave it until I make the center grill bar and see what it looks like. I think I just need to trust the plan.

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Old 12-12-2018, 10:36 AM
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Jack you might question the "Style" of it, but your execution is always so interesting & professional.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:38 AM
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I think I just need to trust the plan.
Yes -- build the plan (artwork) and if at a point just before paint it isn't working for you -- only deviate then if needed. Too many projects go askew with lots of minor changes along the way and the final overall result inevitably suffers. You are doing great in keeping focused and to your initial vision. Keep it up!
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:43 PM
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Jack
with the front mldg wrapping around, it appears to me a little busy. May suggest possibly a tapered trim or possibly incorporating the continuation of the grille bar into the lamp bezel and terminate it before it wraps around the outside of the fender

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love the build and admire your skills!

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Old 12-12-2018, 12:58 PM
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I like the way the extension turned out. You mentioned 20ga steel. Mild steel or stainless? If mild is the trim going to be painted?
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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...terminate it before it wraps around the outside of the fender.

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The trim piece is actually a continuation of the body side molding. It looks correct from the side view and needs to be there.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:57 PM
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I like the way the extension turned out. You mentioned 20ga steel. Mild steel or stainless? If mild is the trim going to be painted?
The grill surround is OEM and chromed. I made the extensions from 20ga mild steel and will have to have it replated. The center bar and other trim parts that I'm making from scratch are stainless steel and will just be polished. Same with the front bumper. It's a modified OEM part so it will be replated. The rear bumper will be handmade so I'll make that from stainless.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:11 PM
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I started making the rest of the air cleaner assembly. I need a snorkel that flattens out as it goes over the core support. I started with the top cover. I made it in a shape that resembles the shape of the engine cover.

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Next, I need a 3" round flange that will accept the silicone elbow coming out of the throttle body. I cut a strip of 18ga steel about 2" wide by 9.4 long.
(3"dia x PI = 9.42) After welding that together, I tipped a 1/4" flare on the end that will be welded to the base plate of the snorkel.
BTW The new bead roller is TIGHT. No flexing at all.

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