A grand job in the making.
It will grab the girls at the dances in Oulu!!!
great sheet metal job.
The rear fender flares are beautiful. You have done real talent there. Any chance you could post a few more photos and information on you build process of the flares/fenders?
It also appears from one of the photos that you may building new front fenders. Any photos of those?
Merry Christmas and once again - great work!
P.S. Your custom wheels also look great.
Thank you all for the nice comments!
I use english wheel and shrinker-stretcher and the bead roller. With those 3 tools you can make any shape.I make a paper template first. I Tig weld all seams, Mig welds are to hard to process in the English wheel they crack
Here is what i start with. It is possible to make it in one pice to, But it take much longer then! with the seam it is faster and i think it stresses the steel less when i don't need to stretch it so much.
Now started on the front fenders. I use the steel bar that are curved around the wheel as guide, Its exactly were the fender opening will be. The sheet metal is slightly bigger i trim it off when its done
I turn the material around the edge just the same way as original when every thing fits and are welded. I make both sides at same time in that way they become identical.
I know that make the right identical curves into the metal is not so easy as it looks.
Is this your bussinus or only a hobby?
Simon my business is collision repairs and painting on newer cars for insurance company's!
This is just a hobby and very relaxing when i can create my own form and shape.
When i am doing collision repairs it must look just like from factory if some one see that you have repaired it you have failed
That is why i will never do an original restoration, That is just like being at work for me
Any update on the one piece door glass?
quote:Originally posted by kim k:
Here is 2 pic`s of the air grills. it is strange how the rear fender looks wider with the open grills !
I ordered only my glass for now! so i can be shore that they fit before i get them to any one else!
I made a steel model of it at Christmas that i sent to them. So lets see how it works out! I will let you now.
Hi Chris I made the grill new from steel ! I think that is easier than grinding!? and not so weak because the original part is some sort of cast metal and very fragile.
It would be a lot easier to buy the 5s fenders ! But in my eye they don't look right, I want them to follow the tire as close as possible.
And i have raised the wheel opening so the tire is in right place with the car lowered. And then i also have the front panel 80mm more vertical than oem to flow better with the lowered back panel
Its possible to do on the original 5s fenders but almost more effort than making own fenders.