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Old 04-18-2016, 07:56 AM
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Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it after the fire. I love this project, being fond of both BMW's and the Atlantic. I look forward to updates!
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Are you going to build the structure to fit the skins you are making now?

The reason I ask is because the inner structure was one of the most difficult parts of my roadster and not having a good structure that acted like a buck made it very difficult to weld the sub panels in proper arrangement. It cost me a lot of time because I wanted to shape the metal NOW and I'd worry about those pesky details later. My flexible shape patterns fit great but because I did not have the sub panels in perfect arrangement relative to each other, the combined panels were wrong. Bit me in the butt several times.

I swore that on my next car, I'd be sure and have a symmetrical buck with enough detail and structure that I'd be sure I could get the subpanels in proper arrangement before tacking together.

You're working with Wray and I know he has a plan for how you will build this. I'm just wondering what it is.
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Are you going to build the structure to fit the skins you are making now?

The reason I ask is because the inner structure was one of the most difficult parts of my roadster and not having a good structure that acted like a buck made it very difficult to weld the sub panels in proper arrangement. It cost me a lot of time because I wanted to shape the metal NOW and I'd worry about those pesky details later. My flexible shape patterns fit great but because I did not have the sub panels in perfect arrangement relative to each other, the combined panels were wrong. Bit me in the butt several times.

I swore that on my next car, I'd be sure and have a symmetrical buck with enough detail and structure that I'd be sure I could get the subpanels in proper arrangement before tacking together.

You're working with Wray and I know he has a plan for how you will build this. I'm just wondering what it is.

Kerry, Wray recently picked up a scanner and cnc router, says lwe'll scan this side's panels and use that info for the structure and the other side. Will likely build the structure before we do the other sides panels, but he's definitely the master!! Ira
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Kerry, Wray recently picked up a scanner and cnc router, says lwe'll scan this side's panels and use that info for the structure and the other side. Will likely build the structure before we do the other sides panels, but he's definitely the master!! Ira
Sounds like a great plan. Tell Wray I said hi.
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Sounds like a great plan. Tell Wray I said hi.
Kerry, I will for sure!
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Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it after the fire. I love this project, being fond of both BMW's and the Atlantic. I look forward to updates!
Thanks Ian!!!
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Very cool project. I will be following with much interest. What you have done so far is very nice.
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WOW Im very glad that neither you or your ambitions were burned up. I did heavy collision work for years and had several fires but always managed to stay on top of them. I just have to ask what fed such an aggressive fire or did you simply run out of extinguishers ? I dont want to make the same mistake in my shop, that woooof sound certainly strikes a deep fear in my heart.

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looking good ira, I just poped down to wrays and saw it last weekend.
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Subscribed! Great work and thanks for sharing.

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