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Forum: Automotive Projects 11-09-2019, 07:25 PM
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Posted By heinke
Post Front Clip Substructure (cont.)

More triangles added to the sub-structure.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19635

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19636

My...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Front Clip Substructure (cont.)

The build out on the front clip substructure continues. In books Iíve read about structural engineering, itís said that the strongest geometric shape is the triangle. So I always try to design in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-31-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Thanks Vinny and Bill! I did read the...

Thanks Vinny and Bill!

I did read the build thread on the Fiero based Miura. It's what influenced me to use something other than a Fiero chassis for my project. They spent a lot of work to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-31-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Marcus: your insight is spot on! The dependency...

Marcus: your insight is spot on! The dependency tree on this project is definitely multi-level :eek:
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-31-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 457,987
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Marcus: your attention to detail and innovative...

Marcus: your attention to detail and innovative approach to solving issues makes me motivated to raise the game for my own projects. Thanks for providing a great example for the rest of us to follow.
Forum: Buck Building 10-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,805
Posted By heinke
Post Headlight opening hammer forms

The headlight opening hammer forms are now shaped and installed on station buck.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19630

Next up, the front grill opening. This...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Front Clip Substructure

I now have the station buck pieces that I was waiting on prior to building the front clip substructure. I needed the hood vent hammer forms to be completed so I could locate the vents that are on...
Forum: Buck Building 10-19-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,805
Posted By heinke
Post Vent hammer forms

I bumped into an old friend one day and he mentioned that he'd built himself a CNC router in his garage. Hearing this, I immediately asked him for a favor, provided him the CAD files and soon I had...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-15-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Door frame transformation (cont.)

While waiting for new door glass to arrive, I decided to finish up on the driverís side door frame. The metal was trimmed so it would all fit inside the door. For the picture, I place a length of ĺĒ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-12-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Too much of a good thing

So I was taking another look at the clearance between the now trimmed side window glass and the door latch. A thought occurred to me that if I just removed another 1/8Ē it would provide a good...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Hi AC: I haven't polished to ground edge yet but...

Hi AC: I haven't polished to ground edge yet but plan to once I've completely verified that more clearance grinding won't be needed. Yes, the 80 grit diamond wheel does leave a small bit of chipping...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Hi Marcus: yes, the lapidary machine has a water...

Hi Marcus: yes, the lapidary machine has a water cooling system and we used it while grinding the glass. I'm very glad the original door latch can be used as well. I found the locking mechanism on...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-08-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Door frame transformation

The next step in the door frame transformation was to bring the bottom rear corner inward by at least 6 ĹĒ. C4 Corvette doors are composed of a spot welded sheet metal frame thatís bonded to and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-01-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Door frame alterations

I switched tracks a bit to working on the doors. Before I can continue building the front clip sub-structure I need to know the size and location measurements for the vents located on top of hood. ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-27-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Flip Front Clip Hinges

Next up on the build agenda was to make the flip-up front clip hinges. I wanted to have both vertical and horizontal adjustment in the hinges so it took some thinking to design that in. I started...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-27-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Mark: thanks for confirming my build sequence is...

Mark: thanks for confirming my build sequence is correct.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-24-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Locating and Fabricating Flip Front Clip Hinge Point

I decided to start building out the sub-structures that attach and hold body panels to the chassis. Iím starting with the one piece, flip-up front clip first. The front clip is hinged in the front...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 104,680
Posted By heinke
Post More Interior Stuff

Iíve made some progress in finishing up some odds and ends on the GTO interior. On a prior post, I showed fabrication of panels in preparation for the headliner install. The Pearl Grey headliner...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-09-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Post Mounting Miura Pedal Assembly

While the Ferrari GTO was out getting the headliner installed, I had the chance to work on the Miura a bit. I had purchased the brake/throttle pedal assembly prior and now I wanted to get it mounted...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-09-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,323
Posted By heinke
Miura station buck

In case you missed it, I posted an update with the front clip station buck here: http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showpost.php?p=156924&postcount=36
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 104,680
Posted By heinke
Post Kick panel speaker mount

The last unfinished GTO interior panel was on the outside of the foot boxes and I believe is called a kick panel. I had held off in making this panel because itís where I wanted to mount front...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 104,680
Posted By heinke
Thanks guys. The GTO is now at upholstery shop...

Thanks guys. The GTO is now at upholstery shop and those panels are getting covered in Alcantara cloth (looks like suede leather). But they should make for a good foundation for the headliner.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-31-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 104,680
Posted By heinke
Post Headliner panels

In preparation for getting the headliner fabric installed, I had to fabricate a few panels to hide the side window pockets and thus smooth the surface for the headliner. On the GTO, the side window...
Forum: Buck Building 07-11-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,805
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Mark is being too humble about his contributions...

Mark is being too humble about his contributions to this station buck and the Miura project overall. He has been an advisor, giving me great advice and the referral to Dan Palatnik for the CAD work...
Forum: Buck Building 07-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,805
Posted By heinke
...and it's safe to say it's the best station...

...and it's safe to say it's the best station buck I've ever worked with! Well it's the first buck I've worked with so best is all relative ;)
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