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Old 02-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 52 Merc View Post
Scott, if you still need cut-upable sheet metal, roof, doors, etc., keep me in mind. I've got a cab with a good top and a rotted away bottom ready to cut up, and a heck of a lot closer than Ilya.
Thanks Wayne, I wish I would have used a better back panel.....oh well, too late now. I may need some drip rail when I get to that point, I'll keep you in mind.

Ross, the flip out window is a good idea......might be too modern looking though.
 
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Too bad about your back panel, I do have a peachy one still that came from the '52 grey truck. And I do have some drip rail, too. Let me know.

 
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:55 PM
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Been playing around with the side windows......I think I got the size and shape that I want. Screwed them in temporarily till I decide for sure. I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible and use what I have laying around.....

Been kicking around the Idea of having the windows flip open, but it seems like a lot of extra work. Again, K.I.S.S........

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Looking good! If you can stretch a cab, you should be able to install flip open windows. I'm sure that you can go to your local pull it apart yard and pull two flip open windows form a van or truck just for the hardware.
 
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little update......I haven't had much time to work on this lately. But I did some body work on the lower sides while it was still up on the cart, then set the cab down on the floor to start on the roof....

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First thing is to straighten out the edges of the existing roof before I cut the center out.The PO lifted the cab with a cable thru the door openings, so I had that damage to fix. I removed the bent up drip rails and got the right side looking pretty good. The left side is much worse....

 
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Wow Scott you been busy..
you got mad skills.
 
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Scott, many people when adding extra rear doors or extending the cab screw up the look when adding the rear window openings, you nailed it!!! looks awesome, keep up the good work!!
 
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Scott, many people when adding extra rear doors or extending the cab screw up the look when adding the rear window openings
I agree 100%.......I have seen some that were horrible. I spent a lot of time trying to get the shape I wanted.
Doing the same thing now with the roof panel.....trying to find one not too flat, not too rounded........
 
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:30 AM
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Roof, Roof.....

Wow, my 1000th post.....what's my prize?

Time to start on the roof....the coe's roof is a mess. Looks like it was walked on, then hammered back out. So instead of trying to weld together 3 pieces of bent up metal, I will use a roof skin from a different car.

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I cut the center out of the roof because it was stretched and resembled a dome. The new piece will be blended into the edges.

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The trick is finding a skin with the right crown....60's cars work well. I had a '59 chevy roof laying around, so I will use it. The price was right....this is low buck, remember?
After much trimming I got it looking pretty good......

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That still leaves some gaps above the 1/4 wimows, but I will fill those with some left over curved metal scraps...

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Looks like a lot of work, but really cool and rewarding! I like it!
 
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Great progress... Keep it up
 
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Tinman looks great!! Are going to post how you join the two? This metal shapeing sure is a art to do I want to do some not ready for what you are doing but some floors and cab corners to begin with. You got the skills man.
 
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Hi Scott, its fasinating for beginners like myself to watch a true artist like you, perform your skills. There are so many of us that are inspired, and edgucated by wathching a project like yours as it progresses. Thank you for sharing your work.
 
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:16 PM
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This metal shapeing sure is a art to do I want to do some not ready for what you are doing but some floors and cab corners to begin with.
Thank you all for your interest and kind words.......it keeps me moving forward.

Don't be afraid to try it yourself......I am self taught. It is mostly common sense and patience. And practice...
 

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