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Snake Farm 06-30-2014 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by zzrodder (Post 392413)
I split the grille and rad support to widen them 2", thereby moving each fender outboard 1", problem solved..........and since I'm going to make a new stainless grille anyway, it's no big deal.

:rolleyes: Now you're just showing off! [ddd
The car is looking awesome and you never cease to amaze!
Happy Canada Day and take us some pics at the show......I haven't made it to a single show this year. :(

Old Iron 06-30-2014 10:02 PM

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Did the widening of the grille, only move the front out the 2" ? Did you have to do anything where the fenders hooked to the running boards

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/att...1&d=1404183667

zzrodder 06-30-2014 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 392421)
Did the widening of the grille, only move the front out the 2" ? Did you have to do anything where the fenders hooked to the running boards

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/att...1&d=1404183667

Yes, it pushed each fender out 1". No problem at the joint to the running board, there seems to be enough flexibility in the fenders to accommodate that. What I have yet to sort out is the part that joins to the cowl (circled - the fender is not bolted to the running board in the pic). Not only that, I may need to split the fender (yellow line) and realign the edge that the bottom edge of the hood side meets up to so it lines up with the cowl properly.
I think it's called the ripple effect, change one thing (move the fenders forward 5") and everything else is out of whack ...:(
Or chickens coming home to roost....:confused:

Old Iron 07-01-2014 07:44 AM

Thanks for the reply
I like watching you massage these ole rides into a work of art :cool: [P

zzrodder 07-04-2014 09:37 PM

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Time for a mild nosejob, took a 3/8" pie cut out of the side of the grille shell to bring the nose down a bit.
I made a 1x3" crossmember (1x1" welded to 1x2") to mount the bottom of the rad support, made the cowl to rad struts and also made the underside fender braces so now the front end is solidly mounted. With the final shape of the grille shell established, I can start making the stainless grille to fit into it.

smallfoot 07-04-2014 10:10 PM

You best be sportin a fedora when ya take that old girl for a ride...[cl

Country Misfit 07-04-2014 10:14 PM

Looking good!

Dirtyrat 07-06-2014 06:16 AM

You need to have a video feed from your garage, I'd be tuned in to watch all this =)

zzrodder 07-07-2014 10:37 PM

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Got a start on making the grille surround. Upper piece is 1" SS angle, side pieces are 3/4" SS angle. Bends are made with a torch, elbow grease and a hammer. After it's welded together I'll mount it with studs welded to the backside then make the grille insert to fit behind it.

christcrusader13 07-08-2014 06:51 AM

That is a work of art, I hope to be able to manipulate metal like that one day!


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