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Old 12-03-2017, 03:11 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:58 AM
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thanks marcus

not much of an update really but its progress lol, i've turned the hood opening in and hammer'd in the corner where it comes around to follow the wing (guard, fender) edge

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coming along nicely
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:09 PM
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Looks great Neil!
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:21 AM
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well it's been a while since i last posted on my restoration... i have been busy with lot's of things but more on those things as they come nearer to completion. the windscreen scuttle panel i made in the last few pictures is now standing against the wall an a new replacement panel has been made which i like a little better

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sorry if they don't come out in order but you get the idea lol. well today was no different but i did find out something rather interesting!... after starting the L/H guard/fender/wing top piece...

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i emailed peter during the week as i needed to pick up some of his acid/phosphate he uses to remove rust, as i have a lot of cleaning to do... so i had a few hours in the garage on the panel (shown above) and after lunch i drove up to collect said acid, well i've said it before it's nice to call in to see him cause you never know what he is working on. after he said there will be no more holden 1/4 panels being made due to body aches and pains, what is he doing?

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he's repairing said 1/4 panel!... i guess it's not a full panel so he's got us there lol, i gave him a quick hand for a few minutes while i was there (and it was just one hand ) when does he ever sleep lol...
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:19 AM
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Your panels are looking really nice. Great work Neil!
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a little bit more done today, getting ever closer... it's a pain in the @rse trying to smooth out when the radius changes throughout it's length.

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thanks for the kind words mike
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:42 AM
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Neil....
Try to smooth the panel off by wheeling side ways ,If you use little pressure
You can wheel into the return as well and blend it all in
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PS As you wheel the bulbous near the reverse shape , you might have to re stretch the outer edge again
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:15 AM
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Neil....
Try to smooth the panel off by wheeling side ways ,If you use little pressure
You can wheel into the return as well and blend it all in
Peter
PS As you wheel the bulbous near the reverse shape , you might have to re stretch the outer edge again
thanks peter, i'll give it a go tomorrow after work
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:10 AM
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getting ever closer, but still not master'd the art of blending out lol

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much closer without any clamps, so i made a start on the lower section of this panel
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:35 AM
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I'm really enjoying your build. I'm currently working on a 356, or two, at my shop. These cars have curves in every direction and it takes a keen eye to make sure everything looks right.

I'm thankful to see you work through some of the problems I know I will face. I'll just stay a couple of paces behind you.

Being so far into the car, do you think it would have been as difficult to just build the entire thing from scratch? I'm beginning to think that it will be the only way for me to financially get back into a 356.
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