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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-18-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,526
Posted By jhery
Metal scrapping, flaking & engine turning

The question was asked by Bill Funk if they originally scraped the engines on Bugatti's and the answer is yes. The apprentices were given the job of scraping, flaking and engine turning the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-18-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,526
Posted By jhery
Metal scrapping, flaking & engine turning

The question was asked by Bill Funk if they originally scraped the engines on Bugatti's and the answer is yes. The apprentices were given the job of scraping, flaking and engine turning the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-17-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,526
Posted By jhery
Assembly and fabrication of parts

The body was placed on the frame and shimmed, the rear fenders were sanded and polished, the exhaust pipe was shortened, brass trim was made for the surround of the trunk and plated, the lower hood...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-12-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By jhery
Prototype 01 Engine and Body Framing

The engine used for this car is a Series 2 XKE which is almost identical in size with about a 100 more horsepower than the original Bugatti. The transmission fits perfectly and will make this an easy...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-11-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By jhery
1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio, Prototype 01 The frame

This is an endeavor which could not have been possible with out the help of Will Cronkrite and Scott White. Scott scanned the original car I was restoring from the frame up and sent all that data to...
Forum: Introductions 05-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By jhery
Welcome to the site. It was nice meeting and...

Welcome to the site. It was nice meeting and talking with you at Dan Pate's and keep up the good work in your new location.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-22-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,132
Posted By jhery
Keep up the good work.

Keep up the good work.
Forum: Buck Building 04-22-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,684
Posted By jhery
Jag

Kyle you are doing a nice job.
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-29-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,850
Posted By jhery
Dan, I can pick it up for you on my way to...

Dan, I can pick it up for you on my way to Will's.:lol:
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-26-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By jhery
Scale difference

This is the rough modeling which shows the size difference between the two cars.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-26-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By jhery
1931 Bugatti T46 rebody to resemble Esders Roadster

Scott White, professor from University of PA, Computer Modeling School came to my shop this weekend to help me with a project I am starting later this year. We are removing the current body which...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-01-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Cowl vent

The cowl vent was fabricated out of brass and the gutter system is cast aluminum. It had two 1/4" countersunk screws holding it to the frame work. They dimpled the cowl vent on either end for the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Fabrication and design of the sunroof

The sunroof was made out of white ash which is cut 3/4" thick. The pieces had to be cut with a crown in both directions so it required 8/4 wood blocks. The side pieces were cut first and screwed to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-24-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Peter: The complete cowl section, A pillars into...

Peter: The complete cowl section, A pillars into complete roof and sunroof, both doglegs, both running boards, both spare tire wells, both sections around tire wheels and both rear side panels. It...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-24-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Header panel, cut in windshield, fit interior wood

The header panel was fabricated by making a contour pattern from another 35 RR in the shop with a sunroof. The shape and position are different for a fixed top and a sunroof arrangement. I lofted...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-23-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Tinbasher: I would be more surprised to find two...

Tinbasher: I would be more surprised to find two sides that matched. Coach- building is an art and not a science.

Gando: This car is being done for touring so he does not plan on showing it,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-22-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Right side A pillar and bracing

I finishied out the left side A pillar, installed the rain-gutter on the left side, shaped the upper A pillar to fit the skin and fit cowl panel to square door openings. The temporary right side A...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Fabrication of the left A pillar and upper cowl

I started with the left A pillar since there was more of it there to imagine what it should look like. A couple of the photos show the right side was basically non existent so once I get the left...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Just Lookin, The boards are mostly flat sawn. The...

Just Lookin, The boards are mostly flat sawn. The wood is screwed together with Marine glue in the joints. The skins are either screwed or nailed on. They were just a carry over from the coach days....
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,786
Posted By jhery
technic to bend hinges

Norson, These photos show the way it is done. I did them on a magnetic brake and a 3/8 steel rod. I first used the brake to wrap around the rod and then I removed the hold-down piece of the brake and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,786
Posted By jhery
The streaking pattern is from the thin paper they...

The streaking pattern is from the thin paper they place between the sheets. It rained hard after I picked up the load of aluminum and the water ran between the sheets and dried that way but it sand...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Norson: You are correct about the blight and...

Norson: You are correct about the blight and disease. I am building a 29 Minerva and the sill plates for that are 8/4 x 12" x 82". That is one large piece of wood. White Oak is used for top bows...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Mark you are welcome to visit anytime. I...

Mark you are welcome to visit anytime. I probably have 200 hrs in the car so far and to build the body and metal 700 to 800 hrs. I am a one man operation so my shop is like a prison, I rarely...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Answers to Kerry

Kerry: I have been reconstructing and restoring Rolls Royce and Bentley cars for 44 years and have developed the mind of a British Coachbuilder. The British were very disciplined and conservative...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,967
Posted By jhery
Framing the body

When the body was all taken apart or fell apart I started by building the main wooden framing which attaches the floor. The B pillars were carefully measured out from the firewall and cross...
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