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Old 12-15-2017, 03:01 AM
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Nice results there Mike.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:35 PM
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The mundane work of internal structure and support pieces continues. Some of few panels to be reused include the inner door structure, if it's even usable? The passenger side needed a lot of rework. 5 new pieces were required to make it structural equal to the driver's side. This shows the toughest piece of the 5.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:30 PM
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I can hear Tim the Toolman grunting in the background more power . Looks great .
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:38 AM
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hey mike
good to see your still at it.!
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:41 PM
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The pass side door inner structure in place. This pic shows the lower section yet to be trimmed and the new fabricated door hinge.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:36 AM
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I've built and verified that the extended door hinge allows the door to swing and clear the fenders. The cowl extensions are seam fit, welded and bonded into place. This totally encloses the hinge mounting. The bonnet to cowl seal is also extended.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:37 AM
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Mike in this last pictures the cowl area is it steel or aluminum? Also how many pieces of metal is the cowl made of? How did you make the drip edge or seal area if made of steel. If made of aluminum I think it would have been easier but don't know for sure. Your cowl looks similar to the cowl I made for my Daytona coupe. Mine is made of steel and then gets skinned in aluminum. Bill did a chapter in one of his metal shaping books on how I did mine. I don't have the seal or drip channel on mine. I wasn't sure on how to get the job done and keep the right shape. I am going to make the seal area of mine and spot weld it in place.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:43 AM
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Oh I forgot you are using part of the jag body . So is this part of the jag body. If so then it must be steel. Edit It must be steel because I think I see spot welds up by the windshield. Is the cowl top made of one piece ? Not sure is I can see a joint where it was welded.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:52 AM
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Iím still reading my way through this build from the beginning, but just wanted to comment about the great work you have accomplished so far. I found the design and building of the buck very interesting and well detailed. Iíll continue my way through thread to catch up to where you are currently
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:03 AM
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Mark, yes the cowl center area is still original Jag and therefore steel. The cowl is now made from 3 pieces, the original center and the newly shaped wider pieces that extend down to the rocker. The seam is in the trough area and along the pinch flange of the windshield base. Those were welded, the attachment to the lateral panels were bonded with 3M epoxy, since there's no access to weld.
The drip edge pieces I formed on the brake to make a straight"J" channel, then used a edge stretcher to get the curvature close and tweaked the short edge with light hammer hits. The J channel is spot welded to the lateral panel and the cowl is bonded over top.
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