I've started my version of a 1939 Chevy grille shell. This was my first real attempt at hammer and dolly panel beating. Hopefully it will be strong.
Making the bonnet is going to be a huge challenge, so I decided to mock it up. There was still plenty of fabrication to finish on the inner wings, but I was out of gas and it was a Sunday.… Read More »Mocking up the bonnet & Rookie Mistakes
I've started the inner wings. The first job was to get the flange onto which the wing mounts done.The U-shaped bonnet slam edge is still just propped into place. To clear my new thicker radiator and twin fans, the bonnet was extended forward about 2". The buck was re-proportioned several times, so this "stretch" might make the front look end too long.
Motivation to complete my windscreen surround has been lacking. Poor health means I'll never drive this Locost. You can take the man away from his Hot Rod, but you can’t take the Hot Rodder out of the man.
I could see my hand built bulkhead being the biggest challenge yet. I wanted something that looked original rather than something boxy made from flat steel.
I’m new to hand-built bodywork, so getting the dimension of the driver’s side door pillar within 1mm of the nearside was beyond hard. I’ve always heard stories about one side of a hand-made Ferrari or Aston being different to the… Read More »Hand built Bodywork – Drivers Side Door Pillar
A DIY English Wheel from scrap steel tube and an old Lathe tail-stock? Surely that's not possible? - Well I thought I give it a go.