Bodywork

Hand-Built Bulkhead

Hand Made Bulkhead

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.
English Wheel Homemade DIY

DIY English Wheel

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.
Tipping Dies 22mm

Bead Roller Upgrade & Tipping Die

I wanted a Bead Roller Tipping Die for my 22mm Jenny. However, when I looked online, they were out of stock. I had to strengthen my bead roller first.
dimple die hole swage 32mm

Dimple Die / Hole Swage CAD drawings

Dimple die or Hole swage tools add that 'trick' look to any fabricated Steel or Aluminium project. They not only lighten a panel, with careful choice of size, they actually add rigidity.
Hidden Hinge Clearance

Hidden Hinge Clearance

I finally got my hidden hinge working as previously I was having problems with it fouling just before the second stop. I’m not good at imagining things in 3 dimensions, especially when they are moving. I’d posted a couple pictures… Read More »Hidden Hinge Clearance
Hot Rod Hidden Hinge

Hidden Hinge – Modifications needed

In order to get the hidden hinge to work, the 'A' pillar will need some modification. I started by creating a 15.5mm deep recess for the lower hinge to sit in. This would enable both of the hinge pins to align.
Hot Rod Fabricated Door

Fabricated Hot Rod Door

My fabricated Hot Rod door is not going to be easy. Considering I'm new to this metalwork lark, I'm actually finding it quite fun.
Wireframe A pillar - Hidden Hinge

Hot Rod Hidden Hinges

As a datum for the whole body, I'm starting with the A pillars and hidden hinges. With the hinge pins as datums, I'll make the bulkhead & windscreen surround.