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Old 12-18-2013, 01:34 PM
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Size:  72.8 KBHere are some photos of the project i'm currently working on. I decided it was time to wheel some bigger panels. So I started with a jaguar XKE e-type nose section from 1,5 mm aluminium.
All wheeled up, did a few shrinks on the stumps on the bulge edge. Besides that all done on the e-wheel.

Also made a louvre press for the 28 louvres in the hood/bonnet. It needs some more tweaking. Now its way to sharp and on the first press i punched one big slot.... after some more adjusting and grinding it went better.

Slow progress, but i like the zen state when you get in the flow, and time passes by so quickly.....
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:44 PM
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Here are some photos of the project i'm currently working on. I decided it was time to wheel some bigger panels. So I started with a jaguar XKE e-type nose section from 1,5 mm aluminium.
All wheeled up, did a few shrinks on the stumps on the bulge edge. Besides that all done on the e-wheel.

Also made a louvre press for the 28 louvres in the hood/bonnet. It needs some more tweaking. Now its way to sharp and on the first press i punched one big slot.... after some more adjusting and grinding it went better.

Slow progress, but i like the zen state when you get in the flow, and time passes by so quickly.....
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Very cool. Looks nice.
Will you be making them to order?
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:46 PM
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thanks. Yes i will build these to order. Other then that its another good practise
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:58 PM
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Great work you do, thanks for post it!
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:10 PM
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What alloy? temper?

I started on one project and realized 0.063" was too thick, and I needed 0.040 in my case. Lots to learn.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:32 AM
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its 99,9% aluminiun half hard. Its pretty thick stuff, but it needs to be dent resistant. 1mm would be very thin i think....
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:26 AM
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Hi Jeffer,
Nice job on the bonnet, did you have help wheeling the long sections or did you manage on your own?
PS awesome job on the Audi
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:47 AM
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Very Nice, I am considering a ally bonnet for my Jag project. Would love to have no seems between fenders and bonnet and a slightly larger lump.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:13 AM
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Nice work Jeffry
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Hi Jeffry

Great project and done very very nice...and you sure got some bigger panels here...

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