OK, what is the application? Looks like it will work well as is. Shows lot of work. How many hours involved?
1949 F-4 Built to drive--script bed.
1956 F350 Stock rebuilt script bed
2007 F150 SC. Driven once in a while. 2015 Escape SE EB 1.6 Wife's ride
Government conceived by genius, now operated by fools.
I'll have to be the deserter, I'd dress them up and make them smooth. I am also the type that doesn't like "patina" finishes.
__________________ Old trucks, it's a sickness-one I hope they never find a cure for! Bob Jones--Fat Fender Aficionado--FTE member since '96
49 F-2 pickup/48 F-1 panel truck
48/51 F-4 flatbed (2 in 1)/49 8N tractor www.fatfenderedtrucks.com
The outer edges will not be an issue to dress and metal finish.
How about the fillets around the bungs and flanges? What is the best way to get them finished down?
I use a carbide bur, and a sanding drum. With this approach I still tend to "gouge" some places and leave rough marks. It is not typically an issue though because a good primer or a little filler will hide them. But in this case I cannot use it.
You have put alot of work into that project and should be commended for it. IMHO I would do the additional time of finishing the welds. Make the curves look like they flow and the edges roll. 8pc Dual-Cut Carbide Burr Set - 1/4inch Shank
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.