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Old 08-24-2018, 09:02 AM
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Default Making a Half Size 1950 VW Engine Lid

Hi folks. I'm in the process of making a half size 1950 VW engine lid out of 16g aluminium. When finished, it will be a "Best Of Show" trophy for a VW show in September. I'll post some pix of progress.






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Old 08-24-2018, 09:35 AM
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Nice idea.

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Old 08-24-2018, 10:08 AM
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Unfortunately I've somehow deleted most of the build pictures.
Basically, the process was: measure the original lid and scale down by 50%. I then cut the blank and marked the "W" swage detail. Then, using an art die set on my bead roller, I indented the W Patern onto the panel. This left a permanent marking for future reference. I then stump shrunk over the lower section of the panel and then smoothed out the walnuts on the English Wheel. Once the shape was correct, I then blocked in the "W" detail with various hammers and an air planisher. This detail was the most time consuming part of the job.

Once happy with the shape and detail, I then tipped the edges of the panel to add rigidity. A fair amount of polishing ensued.

I then made a stand from a stainless steel billet and tube. On to the next part - the license plate light. Again, this was patterned and scaled from the original down by 50%. I made this in two halves and welded it together.







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Old 08-24-2018, 10:17 AM
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License plate light...







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Old 08-24-2018, 10:19 AM
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Fitting license plate light...

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Old 08-24-2018, 10:22 AM
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Stand made... just need to make the number plate and have it sign written and pin striped:





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Old 08-24-2018, 11:04 AM
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Nice job Matt, came out really well.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:05 AM
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Looks TERRIFIC! I'm sure the receipent will cherish it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:29 PM
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That's pretty Awesome!
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:15 PM
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Thanks guys.
I wonder... is there a way I can reorientate the photos so that they are the right way up?
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