> 356 restoration - Page 2 - All MetalShaping <
All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > Metal Shaping Projects > Automotive Projects
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 09-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Peter Tommasini Peter Tommasini is online now
MetalShaper of the Month May 2013, Dec 2013
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Posts: 6,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neilb View Post
its been a while since i started this thread but here goes!

i am ready to start the outer panels now, i have had a couple of attempts at a 1/4 panel and got better with each try. i called in to see peter tommasini and ask for advise as although its not bad i know it could be better!

here is the 3rd attempt...
Attachment 34210

Attachment 34211

Attachment 34212

Attachment 34213

i had trouble with doing the top piece in one go so i cut it and tig'd it together. although its not too bad peter did give me some good advice and a few tips using the wheel.

so i left peter's on saturday and headed for the workshop to have another go, this time moving the weld joint to a more suitable place and doing the top piece in one go...

so i marked off where it would roughly join...
Attachment 34214

then had a go with a rather large piece that was a little hard to handle with my disability...
Attachment 34215
Attachment 34216
Attachment 34217
Attachment 34218

its a lot closer now but still needs a little work to get it correct, but thank you again peter
Neil you are half way there . Now look at the end of the panel (where it starts to fall down towards the rear) .... work on the bulbous shape first ,you need to block more shape in, and at the same time start doing some tuck shrinking, this procedure will make the panel shorter and closer to the right shape and fall, then help that shape by stretching the top edge above it
you might have to move the return as well .....but that it's easy done on the wheel
You are doing well keep going ,and if you think you getting in to trouble come up and see me before it's too late
Peter
__________________
P.Tommasini

Metalshaping tools and dvds
www.handbuilt.net.au

Metalshaping clip on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEAh91hodPg

Making Monaro Quarter panel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpOhz0uGRM
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-07-2015, 04:44 AM
neilb's Avatar
neilb neilb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Melbourne OZ
Posts: 297
Default

martin, richard, kent, it is a little challenging but it seems to be going well, thank you for the kind words. it will be great to see it fitted on that's for sure!

peter, I'm following your advice and its going well. thanks again
__________________
Neil
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-07-2015, 05:23 AM
kiwi john kiwi john is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 100ks west of Melbourne
Posts: 173
Default

Awesome job Neil

I had a look at what you started with !!!
You are doing a fantastic job and we look forward to seeing you in December

356s are my favourite so you can bring anyyyyy bucks, patterns etc you have

cheers

john
__________________
Insanity is defined as continuing the same activities while expecting different results
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-07-2015, 06:42 AM
neilb's Avatar
neilb neilb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Melbourne OZ
Posts: 297
Default

thanks john

looks like I'm invited woohoo lol
__________________
Neil
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-08-2015, 05:37 AM
fridofreak fridofreak is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Belgium
Posts: 107
Default

Hello Neil,

I LOOOOOOVE your restoration!!!!!
I'm in to the aircooled VW scene but i love the 356's and whet a craftmanswork wowww.

Keep posting i will follow these.
Thanks for your posts.

Regards Wesley
__________________
Wesley from Belgium

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=10133
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-08-2015, 06:03 AM
neilb's Avatar
neilb neilb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Melbourne OZ
Posts: 297
Default

thank you Wesley, love your frid too. not seen any progress of it lately how is it going?
__________________
Neil
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-08-2015, 06:37 AM
neilb's Avatar
neilb neilb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Melbourne OZ
Posts: 297
Default

got the panel a little closer today
Name:  20150908_170541.jpg
Views: 1349
Size:  58.7 KB
Name:  20150908_170620.jpg
Views: 1339
Size:  48.9 KB
Name:  20150908_170650.jpg
Views: 1343
Size:  63.3 KB

i need to shrink this bit to get it down
Name:  20150908_170733.jpg
Views: 1349
Size:  50.8 KB

so i started to make a tucking fork on the lathe as its probably quicker than waiting for one to be delivered, but I've got plenty to get on with...
__________________
Neil
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-08-2015, 06:47 AM
skintkarter skintkarter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 445
Default

You will be doing an HK Monaro 1/4 tomorrow Neil!
__________________
Richard
"I know nothing. I from Barcelona" (Manuel - Fawlty Towers)
Link to our racecar project https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elan-...ab=public&view
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-08-2015, 07:15 AM
Peter Tommasini Peter Tommasini is online now
MetalShaper of the Month May 2013, Dec 2013
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Posts: 6,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neilb View Post
got the panel a little closer today
Attachment 34260
Attachment 34261
Attachment 34262

i need to shrink this bit to get it down
Attachment 34263

so i started to make a tucking fork on the lathe as its probably quicker than waiting for one to be delivered, but I've got plenty to get on with...
Neil
Put some more shape on to the bulbous right from the other end, and pull down towards the end near where the joint is going to be ,then stretch some more at the top ,( all the way) try to have the panel open a bit so you can use a flat as possible wheel ....you can always close the panel when you think you have enough shape
At this point you can start cutting SOME unwanted material off, but be careful not to cut too much!
you are doing well!!
Peter
__________________
P.Tommasini

Metalshaping tools and dvds
www.handbuilt.net.au

Metalshaping clip on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEAh91hodPg

Making Monaro Quarter panel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpOhz0uGRM

Last edited by Peter Tommasini; 09-08-2015 at 07:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-09-2015, 05:34 AM
fridofreak fridofreak is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Belgium
Posts: 107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neilb View Post
thank you Wesley, love your frid too. not seen any progress of it lately how is it going?
Hello Neil,

Yes my frid project is set aside for a while, but now the winter is comming i whil work further.
My frid is hanging now in a rotarie, that is easy for working on and i will post some pics of it.
Thanks for asking and keep posting ;-).

Regards Wesley
__________________
Wesley from Belgium

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=10133
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.