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Old 12-14-2015, 06:11 AM
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Default Meeksie's 37 Ford Tudor Build

Well I have been encouraged by the guys at the Melbourne metal meet to add a bit of content to the forum and not to be too worried about the quality of my work. Some of it has been posted metal but I'll compile it all here so everyone can follow along with all the metal work (if you wish).
So here is what I have been busy doing the past 9 months on and off between work duties. It's a 1937 Ford Tudor which I imported from the US a number of years ago. When the car arrived it was quite a surprise as to how poorly the body repairs had been done. Anyways I set about fixing it up a little.

Started with the inner front fenders, they had some patches MIG welded in already but I didn't like them.



Made a couple of replacements and put some louvers in with my Trumpf.



Welded them in with the oxy.



Next I wanted to replace this monstrocity.



Cut out some floors and made the tunnel with a tip I pick up from here.





Added a few beads and a rebate along the tunnel.



Then I started on the rear tailpan. It had quite a bit of body filler in it beforehand.



Cut a bit to size and transferred a template onto it.



Shrunk or shrank the ends with my P1 Pullmax.



Blocked a bit of shape into it.



Made a die for my trumpf and put a bit of shape into it.



Lower corners were puckered what seemed like a hundred times by hand to form the corners without welding.



Got it welded in, still a bit of planishing required though.

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Old 12-14-2015, 06:12 AM
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Moved on the lower ľ panels, made a template. Hope I donít need as much body filler as the previous guys used.





Made a patch and welded it in for each side.





Right hand side




Moved forward to the lower cowl. Same deal made a patch and welded it in each side.



Itís a bit fuzzy but it went in ok.

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Old 12-14-2015, 06:14 AM
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It had some rough wheel tubs so I made a couple of new ones and tacked them in place with the MIG prior to fully welding them in with the TIG. Planished the detail into them with a hammer and dolly.





Started making my bootlid floor pans.







And welded them in place.



Still lots of work left to do so so Iíll update the thread as bits and pieces get done.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:31 AM
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Awesome work! I really like the patch panel on forward edge of the lower left rear fender that is oart of the door sill. I count 5 folds with a gentle curve and you really nailed it. How did you make that shape? Is it all one piece? How did you get that subtle curve in it?

Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:39 AM
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Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to show your progress.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:14 AM
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Very nice work! Thanks for sharing your job!
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:28 AM
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Beautiful work, so much improved over what you started with...
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:08 PM
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I would also like to know how you made the lower cowl patch panel in the 2nd last pic in post #2
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:23 PM
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Nice work Nigel
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Fantastic work there Nigel and thank you so much for sharing it.
Also a very big thanks to you for hanging on the the other end of my roof skin for over 4 hours over the weekend while we wheeled it. Couldn't have done it without yours and Peter's help.
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