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Old 06-29-2020, 10:46 PM
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When that's all done it deserves a spot at SEMA. Would be a helluva round trip though.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:39 AM
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When that's all done it deserves a spot at SEMA. Would be a helluva round trip though.
Ha ha, wouldn't be the first Australian car sent over for that though!
Bit out of my league though.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:38 AM
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Ha ha, wouldn't be the first Australian car sent over for that though!
Bit out of my league though.
Marcus a friend of mine. Who’s in my car club sent his Boydster,over to the States. A few years ago. He put it on a plane for the round trip. It was one of the first hot rods Boyd built. It went on tour. It was a 34 3 window coupe. Cool car.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:40 AM
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Maybe Contact Chrysler corp they might foot the bill for their Jeep display.

can't hurt to ask !

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Old 06-30-2020, 08:39 PM
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I've been there 6 times. I assure it's not out of your league.That one human has done all that you have is even more remarkable. You are not alone in that on this forum either.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:31 AM
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Want to cover what is left after I plastic welded the fan/radiator support together. This was damaged in the accident that wrote off the donor Grand Cherokee. Be good to rid the area of some more plastic as well.


Found some old tin that will be good enough for the job. I mainly free handed a 'W' in the same style as the one embossed into the factory tailgate.


Using the art dies that came with this Eastwood roller. Strangely they are slightly too narrow so that the end bolts don't have pressure on them. Only then relying on the grub screw which I don't like. I found the bosses from old 5" and 9" cutoff and grinding wheels have the right diameter to make good spacers.


I was going to add the 'O' behind the 'W' as well but quite like the simplicity of this. I didn't have a bead die small enough for the bead lines each side, so used the art dies for them as well. You just have to turn the piece around and run back over itself again to do the other side of the forming the bead. I also put a joggle in along one edge so some pinch rubber sat closer to flush and stiffened up the edge as well.


As I didn't do any pre-stretching, I had to do it post rolling. It is too hard to judge the perfect amount of stretch you need anyway before hand. I hammered each side of the bead work as well as from the other side using a bolster to get the stretch it needs to have it all sitting flat and without any twisting.


Just hammered the screw driver to stretch around the 'W' and round the ends of the beads etc.


Think it looks better than the damaged plastic and adds a little styling touch while tidying up the area.


Not sure if I will have it painted satin black like the rest of the engine bay, from the pinch weld down on the firewall, or do it body colour? But for now at least, everything is pretty much done in the engine bay as everything has been wired and plumbed too, as far as I know.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:46 AM
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Really nice Marcus!
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:23 AM
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Marcus

Always top shelf quality work!
Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

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Is it time to paint yet? I don't think folks will be able to tell it isn't stock. I built a bike and took it to a couple of shows, folks just blew it off as a restoration rather than a scratch build! How disappointing!
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:14 AM
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It's looking really great, Marcus. I do think Pokie makes a good point. Lots of people aren't going to see or even believe what you've done. To me, that's a significant achievement.

Now, if you were around here, you would fit right it. They would say- "if y'all think that Jeep of his is somethin', y'all oughta see the new roof over the door on his garage!"
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