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Old 11-07-2015, 03:11 AM
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Personally I prefer the look of the design drawn on than the tape. Wonder what the owner will choose?
Thanks for the link too.
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The more I looked at our panel with the spot weld carnage, the more I disliked the result, so with new linear guides installed, we made all new today using stainless pop rivets to hold the guides in place. This will leave a few 1/8" holes to fill, but should be much less issue than cleaning up after the spot welds...

We needed just a bit more throat for this set of "lengthened" hood sides, so one bolt was removed from the material clamp and then rotated the clamp inward 90". This lets the panel pass through rather than bottom out in the clamp.



Guides riveted in place....







Here's the new version 1, much cleaner, less distortion, and we can re-use the guides...







The cowl piece was done without guides....



And version 2 with the cowl piece.....



Dave (the car owner) stopped by this afternoon and picked up the samples, and indicated he was being over-ruled by most parties on louvers in the cowl, so likely that version won't be used...
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Cody Walls drove down from Delaware today so we could punch louvers in the hood sides for 35 Chevy he's been working on, see some of his beautiful work here...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...-chevy.976318/

After using the samples we punched last month, Cody wanted to run one more test sample with larger louvers to check the flow against where the headlight lines up. Here Cody and Kyle wheel a new test sample...



Using the Lennox to punch the louvers, stops were riveted in place.





Clamped to the hood side, we decided on a slightly larger, with more to be added at the rear than the front..



The Driver's hood side takes it's turn...





One down.....



Passenger side....



All finished up...





Can't wait to see these on the car..
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:38 PM
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Very nice louver job. Good quality ends.
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:45 AM
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Nice work always good to have control while doing louvers .

Always good to see my old shear
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:25 AM
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Much much better with the larger ones.
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Nice work always good to have control while doing louvers .

Always good to see my old shear

Makes a nice backdrop for the louvers. Seriously though, it sure has come in handy. Don't know how the 3' jump shear stayed in here as long as it did..
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:29 AM
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Rob, those louvres turned out real nice.
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:56 AM
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exact same dies kiwi john has on the mm15 pullmax , we had a ;little play with but not with great results view was they need to be sharpened .
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:56 AM
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No Dave, They aren't the same dies.................


Roberts are sharp and his machine works well.
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