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Old 03-24-2017, 03:24 PM
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Well got a little more done, cut and tacked in all the narrow gaps.
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Looking good and thanks for posting, i thought i was the only crazy cutter
It's going to look super
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:07 AM
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Oh man, that looks like fun too.
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Another little trick that helps is use a 1/4" rod with panel clamps helps hold the gap secure.
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SS If you have ever seen the Ron Covell video on chopping and sectioning, he cuts the center out of the roof and fills it as you would on a 30s veh. His comment was it keeps the welding out of the center and closer to the edge where it could be planished easier. Remember every cut line is two weld seams. May want to see if another skin could be sourced, if you measure the total weld lengths I am sure the perimeter method would be less welding, Less warpage. What you have done looks great just wanted to throw it out there.


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SS If you have ever seen the Ron Covell video on chopping and sectioning, he cuts the center out of the roof and fills it as you would on a 30s veh. His comment was it keeps the welding out of the center and closer to the edge where it could be planished easier. Remember every cut line is two weld seams. May want to see if another skin could be sourced, if you measure the total weld lengths I am sure the perimeter method would be less welding, Less warpage. What you have done looks great just wanted to throw it out there.
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That's how i've done it for some time. Works well, give the top the right shape.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:57 AM
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SS If you have ever seen the Ron Covell video on chopping and sectioning, he cuts the center out of the roof and fills it as you would on a 30s veh. His comment was it keeps the welding out of the center and closer to the edge where it could be planished easier. Remember every cut line is two weld seams. May want to see if another skin could be sourced, if you measure the total weld lengths I am sure the perimeter method would be less welding, Less warpage. What you have done looks great just wanted to throw it out there.


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I did one like that and have seen several but when using another top the problem I had was it made it "domey" and made a "trough" around the edge from the stretch.Maybe using a skin from a different model would be the answer.I guess if this fails I have that option. lol Thanks
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