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Old 08-01-2012, 07:30 PM
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That's simply gorgeous. One of these days I'm going to have to visit you. Your work is fabulous. I end up around the falls area at least3 or 4 times a year.
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Thanks very much Tom! Let me know when you plan to be in the area and I'll get you the details as to how to get to my place.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:43 AM
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Here's a little progress that was made on R2's rear end.

The rear fascia pieces were already clamped in place and scribed and with most of the major shaping coming to an end it was time to start trimming and welding things together.






Lower fascia being fitted to the wire frame buck.


Lower and upper pieces are clamped and ready for welding.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:15 AM
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Hey Nick

You are making good progress on R2, now the pile of parts will start to look like a car. thanks for sharing

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:06 PM
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Some pictures of the pieces that make up the front fenders coming together as well as detail work around the headlight areas.

Top section of the driver's side finder 'clipped' into place on the buck in preparation for ...


... the two lower front and rear pieces to be lined up and tacked into place. Final welding will take place off the buck. You may notice that the piece being tacked is on a slight angle at the moment. As you guys know, it's crucial to precisely align the surfaces being welded. Once tacked, I flexed the panel into position and adjusted the joint with a hammer and dollie. I was aware that there would be some springback of the panel when removed from the buck but that would be addressed by relaxing the lower feature.



The main body feature was sharpened up using our tipping wheel after the convex/concave surfaces were created with the english wheel. Getting the initial lines straight was one of the bigger challenges since the guide marks were on the underside of the panel while it was being pushed though the wheel. Aside from working the metal at the seam during tacking/welding and rolling the front lips these pieces weren't touched with a hammer or slapper.

Now onto the other side to hem the lip around the headlight area. After the first pass the feature is still a little bumpy. The trick for a nice result is to take your time during this procedure otherwise it will require a little more finessing to smooth out. At the time I was working on this ... I was in a hurry...


A bit smoother, but not great as there are some flat spots that need to be worked out.




During final welding of the panels I'll go over that touch up the small inconsistencies.

Thanks for looking fellas.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:27 PM
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Wow! Subscribed! I wish I knew what to say that the others haven't all ready said. WOW!
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:24 AM
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Wow! Subscribed! I wish I knew what to say that the others haven't all ready said. WOW!
Hi Russ, thanks very much for your support!
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:37 PM
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Hey Nick

You are making good progress on R2, now the pile of parts will start to look like a car. thanks for sharing

Steve
Thanks Mr. Hamilton.

Some days I wish things would move faster, however I try to be patient knowing that if the time is spent here in creating nice clean panels it'll save work and time during the finishing stages of this project.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:25 PM
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My hat is off to you for taking on such an enormous project.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:09 AM
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My hat is off to you for taking on such an enormous project.
Thanks Leecarr. You're right, this undertaking is a lot of work, but it's passionate work which in my unstable mind makes it fun. As Rhythm's(the first scratch built car) build was coming to an end my Dad asked me if I would do it again. The answer was a point blank 'No'. Rhythm was a very long, hammer and dollie intensive learning project. However, even though I exclaimed 'no' my mind was saying 'yes'. Not only was I already refining what I didn't like about the first, but I really enjoy working with my dad in the shop. We have a great time!

Thanks for following along on this journey.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:30 PM
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A material choice question. Why did you choose steel versus aluminum for the body panels?
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