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Old 06-12-2015, 06:48 AM
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Nice details on the overlapped panels.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:52 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments and for following the build.
To add to the head scratching and panel design the body is removable and the panels need to be removable for that reason. The tin is either installed with machine screws or 1/4 turn dzus fasteners. That is the reason for the overlapping panels. So you may want to keep this in mind as you follow the tin work progress.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:28 AM
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This is the center rear drive shaft tunnel/4 link cross member transition panel. The panel will have a hammer formed flange to receive the rear of the removable drive shaft tunnel. The form boards are made from scrap cabinet particle board.
The panel is sandwiched between the form boards and clamped together.
The hammer forming has been done reaching around and moving clamps for access.
The finished flange. Note the corners are shorter than the long runs. The corners are reduce to a 1/2" to handle the stretching necessary without spliting.
The panel is installed with 1/4 turn dzus fasteners.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:36 PM
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Hi Steve, I really appreciate the time you, and others on the forum, take to show your methods with detailed pictures and explanation. I'm learning heaps, just wish I could remember it all.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:50 PM
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John;
Glad to here you are getting some value from this. I can remember before the internet it was real tough to get information unless you had the privilege of working with someone who was willing to help you out.
One thing I forgot to point out in the last post about the hammer forming and the stretching in the corner is if you look at the photos of the panel when it was flat and then after forming you will see the round hole punched for the corners. After it came out of the boards you can see how much stretching took place. After being formed it opened up that much it was not trimmed.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:03 AM
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The initial drive shaft tunnel mock up to transfer rear tunnel angle and figure lower flange dimensions. Tunnel is made with 5005 .040 aluminum.
The lower tunnel flange is dzus fastened to a center floor section that is made up of 22 gauge cold roll steel that is TIG brazed with silicone bronze to the chassis. This process works well for attaching thin metal to thicker metal.
This is the fit at the rear of trans tunnel and transition panel flange.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:06 AM
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Making so you can get it out would take some extra figuring too.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:05 AM
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Steve,

Could you give the uninitiated a short photo "tour" on the steps/tooling needed to install the Dzus fasteners?

TIA

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:06 AM
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I'm enjoying your build, Steve. You have good solid solutions for the needs that arise.

I helped an older drag-chassis guy mod his '67 500 Fairlane front fender set, to wedge it all into the sloped hood. We just split the fenders twice each, 90% of the full length, one above the body line and one below. He made the slices dead straight and real quick. I just fusion welded the 15ft or so, and ran them through the Hammer until they were file-flat.

Since we spread out the taper the front end looks real nicely wedged, but you can't exactly pinpoint where the moves occurred.

Very nice build.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:38 AM
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Making so you can get it out would take some extra figuring too.
Definitely so Gojeep. You bring up a very good point. We need to be aware that a poster board or cardboard pattern or template is more flexible than a sheet metal panel and can go in and out of places a panel will NOT go. I thought when trying to put the rear hammer formed panel in I may have painted myself in a corner. Trying all the different ways it could go in I found a way it almost fit and a little trim and file work fixed the problem without compromising the panel or the fit. [
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