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Old 06-25-2015, 02:40 AM
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Great job on surfaces barely one gets to see! My thumbs up!!
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:01 AM
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Nice finishing details. Makes a big difference in the end.
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Axel and Marcus: thanks for the compliments. I'm just trying to keep up with the high bar you guys set
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:04 PM
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Post Rear fender/wheel liner

Before moving on from fender liner topic, I thought Iíd show the completed liner for the drivers rear side. For the rear liner, I decided to make it from 3003 aluminum in .050 thickness where Iíd used .040 for the front. My reasoning for the thicker metal was it would have fewer mounting points to the chassis and I anticipate more rocks to be thrown against it as the car is rear wheel drive and has excessive horsepower.






The construction approach was the same as shown for the front liner. I used a sheet metal buck to determine the shape. The liner was then made by metal shaping sections and then O/A gas welding them together. On the rear liner I was able to tip the flange that goes around the wheel opening directly into the liner versus welding it on. This was possible because the flange area only goes to the vent opening in the rear fender. I could effectively fit the liner to the opening for marking the tip line. Where on the front liners they go around the whole wheel opening and there's no way to fit them up to the opening until they're cut to fit inside.



Once the liner is put into place, it provides a nice finished look in the wheel opening. The rear fender vent opening did make for an extra clearance challenge but does make for a convenient place for a mounting bracket.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:07 PM
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Those look nice Joel. I'm about to start on mine. Thanks for showing!
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:51 PM
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Hi Joel
Nice work!
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:46 PM
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Nicely done.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:08 PM
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I like your wheel houses.

It's fun to make them because it's inside work, and because it has fitting criteria different and more interesting from exterior work - like doing interiors but wayyy less flaaat.
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Default Driver door Ė inner door frame complete

I havenít posted any GTO project updates in a long time. Iíve been working on the driverís door inner frame off and on for about 6 months now.

Well after a lot of cutting, bending, welding, head scratching, cursing and metal finishing, the inner door frame for driverís door is complete. Iím very happy with the result but not happy with the hours consumed to get here. Given this is the first door Iíve built, I learned a lot and Iím sure the passenger door will go much faster.

Outside view


Front


Back: I still need to build a cover for the latch but that should be easy


Inside view


Instead of skinning the door and finishing it out, Iím building the inner frame for the passenger door next. Iím doing that so I donít forget all the things I learned with this one.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:20 PM
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Looks great Joel. There's a lot to consider when building a door from scratch. I'm about to tackle them myself so thanks for staying with us. Building an entire car is a process few will ever undertake. Bravo for your dedication!
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