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Old 01-03-2019, 07:18 PM
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After rereading what Peter T. said to do to get the hump out of Panel #2, I spent about 30-45 minutes in 5-10 minute sessions. working on removing the hump.
Here is the before picture. Attachment 50779

After working the hump down.
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I am wondering if when I turn the door jamb flange over and wire the wheel arch,will that flatten and true the rest of that area up or will it just lock in the lows and highs, and create a problem.
Dave you are doing WELL!
As per your question about turning the jamb in, simply use the flattest anvil you have (not dead flat ) stretch the edge on the left side of the last pic (jamb side) ..but ONLY on the part of the jamb that is going around following the conture of the door (top) ,blend the stretching a little towards the bottom,
then turn your edge at the right angle and shrink it accordingly, this will lift that area some more and level that area further.
What might happen? (which would be a GOOD THING) this action might cause a little shallow spot right next to the NOW turned edge ..Well use a flipper (slapper) and raise that area up to smooth using the RIGHT dolly. By now that area should be spot on!
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:54 AM
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Dave thanks sharing! You have made good progress. What gauge of metal are you starting with? I recently acquired a rear left 63 Healey panel. A fun fact is, the panel is 18ga on the front flange (close to door opening) and 20 gauge on the back flanges. During the stamp process the metal thins out more than I thought.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:24 PM
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Tim,
As far as I know from the research I have done, body panels on English sports cars of the 50's -60's is 20 gauge unless aluminum was used
Some 18 gauge was used, but seems to be always as a strengthening member such as the channels under the floor on an E-type Jag.
If I am wrong about this hopefully someone will jump in and correct me

I injured my hand in February so progress on the Healey has stopped for a while. I should be back at it in the next week or so and will update the thread soon. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:18 PM
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Default Damn hand

Well I injured my right hand back in late January early February. It doesn't want to heal. So looking like a possibility surgery in the future. So no real progress on the Austin Healey.
I have done a little bit of work on part # 2 the part with the reverse.Name:  P1010683.jpg
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I can only work on it for 10-15 minutes at a time then I have too set it aside for a day or several

I feel this part has so much going on in such a small area that it has lots and lots to teach me. So I keep working with it. The fit is now very good.Name:  P1010681.jpg
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Size:  79.6 KB I need to shrink the flange in that area and that should pump it back up but I can't get it in the shrinker with the flange turned over So I may try to open it back up, shrink it where the hollow is, then turn it back over. I am thinking that will pump the hollow back up. Then I need to turn the door jamb flange.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:37 PM
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I'm both enjoying your posts very much, Dave. I'm just as bummed to hear about your slow healing injury.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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I'm both enjoying your posts very much, Dave. I'm just as bummed to hear about your slow healing injury.
Thanks,
positive side of it is:
1:The injury is to my right hand and I am left handed.
2: Makes me think more before I try to do anything to the part.

The bad part is I am not getting any younger
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:34 AM
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Dave I hope that your hand comes good quickly
Also I like to mention that your piece from the Austin Healey is looking very good!
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Doing great there Dave. Hope you get to heal fully soon.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:00 PM
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A beautiful reverse there Dave, with a great finish. Hope you recover soon. We're all getting on a bit.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:47 PM
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First thing up!
I want to thank everyone for the well wishes regarding my injured right hand.
Thank you all.
I went and got Cortisone shots in the fingers. That helped and I am better able to use my hand. The thumb is still not good the Doctors are saying severe arthritis so I will be seeing an Orthopedic specialist.

But I am able to work on the Austin Healey fender for an hour or so at a time now.

Beginning to shape up the final of four parts that will make up the complete left rear fender, mudguard, wing, depending on what part of the world your from
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Sort of acts like an unruly stepchild.
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Slowly starting to behave
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Finally got the back end to come around.
It took me way longer to figure out how to do it then I wanted it to.
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I think I am starting learn just a little speck (very little speck) of what I need to do to get the metal to move were I want it o go.
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So that's were I am at with it. Hopefully finished up with this panel soon.
Then it will be welding the four panels up, wiring the wheel opening edge, turning the flanges, and final tuning
So not much more
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