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Old 05-31-2017, 06:54 PM
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Hey Guys,

I picked up this '54 Dodge fender off of Ebay awhile back to use on my project. It's in really sorry shape with lots of damage and paper thin metal. I figured i'd try my hand at recreating it. It'll be a great learning experience and lots of fun.

I'm fairly new to metal shaping but i did take Wray Schelin's class back in June of 2014. It was a great investment, i learned a ton and would highly recommend his class to anyone wanting to learn. Wray is a master at the craft and an all around nice guy! Since then i've made several small patch panels but no large panel shaping like in this project. I've been doing the shaping at my house and going up to Wray's shop in Charlton, MA for help when im stuck. He's really been a huge help and i can't thank him enough for passing on his knowledge.

I'm using the Flexible Shape Pattern (FSP) method for duplicating the panels and it's working great. The first step was to make the FSP and then i split it into three pieces. Which then obviously get welded together to form the entire fender. The pictures that follow document the first piece i've worked on. I'll use this thread to update my progress, ask questions, and hopefully inspire other people. The progress will be slow, i'm still learning and making tons of mistakes along the way

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Old 05-31-2017, 06:56 PM
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Here are a few more pictures.
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Can some one tell me how to get the pictures to be in the body of the message instead of individual links that need to be opened? The pics are stored on my desktop of my PC. It's probably annoying for the readers to have click each link individually. Thanks.

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Old 05-31-2017, 07:50 PM
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...Can some one tell me how to get the pictures to be in the body of the message instead of individual links that need to be opened? The pics are stored on my desktop of my PC. It's probably annoying for the readers to have click each link individually. Thanks.

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Chris, read this: http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=10602

What I do is attach all the photos and insert them in the thread then type whatever words I want around the photos. It makes it much easier to follow that way and the photos remind me of what each photo is about.

Nice start.
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Very nicely done there.
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Chris, read this: http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=10602

What I do is attach all the photos and insert them in the thread then type whatever words I want around the photos. It makes it much easier to follow that way and the photos remind me of what each photo is about.

Nice start.
Thanks Kerry, that thread was helpful. Now i know what to do.

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Very nicely done there.
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