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
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
I'm using Golf MK5 hardware as my hidden hinges. I couldn't picture whether the door was going to clear the pillar, so I had to mock everything up first.
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.