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Slowest resto ever - Project AmsterFoose
#61
(06-09-2019, 03:03 PM)Pegleg Wrote: Can you get a template from someone living nearby? Would be easier to cut out and replace with new metal


cut out the edges?
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#62
(06-09-2019, 03:26 PM)Vinnie Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 03:03 PM)Pegleg Wrote: Can you get a template from someone living nearby? Would be easier to cut out and replace with new metal


cut out the edges?

Yes thats the way i would go if i were in your shoes. Cut out the bad and weld in some new edges

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#63
Found Mustang time!

Used it to get rid of the bumper reinforcements or whatever they are called:

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Instead of a grinder I used my multitool with a saw blade, worked like a charm! No sparks and no fire hazard :-)

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Decent amount of rust underneath, not sure if it needs to be cut out...

I also noticed a crack in the metal beam underneath:

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What should I do with that crack? There is one on the other side as well....
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#64
[What should I do with that crack]
If you like cracks, you should keep them, if you do not, weld a a few spots and you're done Smile
The car prolly received a kiss in the past and the metal did not like the stretching. If you wire wheel the piece, you'll see if there is more and if you need to replace/fix something.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#65
Incredibly tiny update! ;-)

We (I, since the missus had surgery and can do f*ck all) are mainly busy redoing our garden. But tonight I did manage to visit my pony quickly and hammer on one of the trunk corners a bit. It was relatively easy to get it in a much more workable shape. Not finished but already usable :-)

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#66
oooh nice, a shrink hammer, me want!!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#67
That's the way to do it, most replair panels need some tweaking. I like your anvil, a chunk of railroad rail. I have two or three small pieces, too.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#68
(08-10-2019, 04:46 PM)Don C Wrote: That's the way to do it, most replair panels need some tweaking. I like your anvil, a chunk of railroad rail. I have two or three small pieces, too.

The best thing is that it used to be my dad’s. He got it from our old neighbour who worked at the Dutch railroad co. My dad is a retired carpenter and as a kid I always wondered what it was for. He recently let me have it after I told I needed to do body work :-)
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#69
Finally our garden rebuild is done and today I went to work on my car again. In a previous post I showed cracks in my car’s rear end (sounds weird...). So today I put in thinner wire in my mig welder, did a couple practice beads and then for the first time ever put the torch on my car. It went better than I thought, the cracks are gone!

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Then I started smoothing out edges I roughed up when ripping out the taillight panel and worked on the trunk corner a bit more. It was a fun day!
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#70
My trunk floor needs fixing as it’s rusted under the bumper reinforcements and around the filler neck hole. I cut out the crap under the LH reinforcement:

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Yesterday I did my first metal work for my car! Made ghe patch:

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Today I started welding:

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Now this is my first ever sheet metal replacement. Some welds look good and some don’t. Some folks tell me to do it like this making spots and some tell me to do 1/4 to 1/2 inch beads at once due to less penetration around the spots.

And then I noticed some warping going on:

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That was enough adventure for one day... I’m unsure of how to proceed now. Any good advice on the welds/welding and how to deal with the warping would be appreciated!
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