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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-20-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Inner door frames

Probably the best description for this post is that Iím now ďskinningĒ the door frames. In other words, adding on the sub-structure that holds the weather/wind seals and that provides the mounting...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Corner braces for front clip framework

In parallel with painting the windshield and door frames, I made some corner braces for added triangulation in the front clip framework. I decided to make the braces to be glued in place versus...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for commenting. Slow and steady does...

Thanks for commenting. Slow and steady does describe project progress well.
Forum: Introductions 10-06-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Ryan: welcome! The GT40 sounds like a fun...

Ryan: welcome!

The GT40 sounds like a fun project. I'm scratch building a Lamborghini Miura and you might get some ideas from the build thread: ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Time for some paint

I was starting to work on the interior door frame parts that will mate up with the door jambs and it became obvious that I should finish up the structural parts of the door frames first. In...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-26-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Rear opening hammer form

I finished up the hammer form for the Miura rear opening.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1163&pictureid=20235

More information about it here: ...
Forum: Buck Building 09-26-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 29,009
Posted By heinke
Post Rear opening hammer form

I finally finished up the hammer form for the Miura rear opening. The Miura has a grill opening just above the roll pan that lets hot air escape from the engine compartment. This hammer form is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-05-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door Jambs (cont.)

Iím making the last couple of extraneous pieces to finish up the passenger side lower door jamb. Chevrolet designed the C4 passenger side door post with a pinch weld oriented to the outside of the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-03-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Ok, here's a picture of the hammer forms and the...

Ok, here's a picture of the hammer forms and the plastic piece from the C4 Corvette that I'm using as a guide for the required shapes. The blue masking tape marks the bottom of the piece I just...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door Jambs (cont.)

Iím back to working on the passenger side door jamb now. I repeated all the previous steps to catch up the build out on the drivers door jamb since the last update.

This update is about making...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door Jambs (cont.)

The lower front door jamb is now sorted out. This area took some very precise templating and bends for the necessary fit. Itís the part of the door jamb that seals off and thus will be attached to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-20-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door Jambs (cont.)

The focus moved to the door jamb at the rear of the door. For this one, I needed to do a cardboard mockup. I find cardboard from breakfast cereal boxes works well for this.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door Jambs

I thought I had it worked out that I could make the sheet aluminum bends needed for the door sills on the break I have in my garage. Well it turns out I can make the necessary bends but not at the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-09-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door frames (cont.)

The rocker sub-structure for the drivers side is now complete.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1147&pictureid=20140
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 34,306
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Congratulations, well deserved!

Congratulations, well deserved!
Forum: Buck Building 08-02-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 29,009
Posted By heinke
Lightbulb I recently needed to get measurements for the...

I recently needed to get measurements for the Miura rocker panels. So I assembled the station buck module in order to get these measurements.
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door frames (cont.)

My initial thought was to have the lower door sills stop at the chassis edge. Thatís how I made the mockup pieces assuming the top of the rocker panels would extend inward and join there. But upon...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Kerry: you're right about different approach. ...

Kerry: you're right about different approach. Being mostly an old school car guy myself, for this project I have to constantly challenge myself to think outside the traditional fabrication ways and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-29-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door frames (cont.)

The next step in building out the lower door sills was to add a support and closure plate at the chassis edge. The two fold purpose of this plate is to provide a wind/moisture seal for under the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-28-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up All true! Thanks for the words of encouragement...

All true! Thanks for the words of encouragement Mark.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-28-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up That was an interesting video showing some of the...

That was an interesting video showing some of the "quirks" of an original Miura. At least the door hinges in my car are mounted with bolts instead of having them welded in place. Having no...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Door frames

After finishing up the headlight mounts and motors, my initial thought was to jump into some metal shaping and start making the skin for the front clip. That got me to thinking, if I do that what...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By heinke
Cutting laminated windshield glass

Ah, a topic for which I do have first hand experience. My experience is project based (i.e. I'm not a glass professional) and thus is limited but relevant. For example, just this week I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-12-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 85,397
Posted By heinke
Post Headlight Lift Motors

Iím using C4 Corvette power window motors/gears to rotate/lift the Miura headlights when in use. These motors are compact and have plenty of torque for this application. The two things I had work...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-12-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 123,041
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks a lot for this information! I was unaware...

Thanks a lot for this information! I was unaware of this and thus positioned the shroud edge beyond the blade edge. The good news is that it's much easier to remove material than to add it.

I...
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