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Old 12-09-2019, 07:00 AM
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:22 AM
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Thanks Bill. Will look good.
Seems like a variety of sources were used on early cars. I have a picture of Dan Gurney's '63 Sebring Comp 289 car that has rear number plate lights for roundel illumination ...whatever was on hand, huh?
I'm using Massey Ferguson dash lights.

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Old 12-10-2019, 06:40 PM
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Success! It took two tries but it formed the sides from one piece. Will build a holding fixture to hold everything in place for the welder.





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Old 12-10-2019, 11:30 PM
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Nice work my friend! Looks like the work of a pro
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:48 AM
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:02 AM
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Thanks guys. But I’m going to remake the side panels. It slopes too much. Going to raise the front 1-1/2”
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:17 PM
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I remade the sides. I raised the front 1-1/2”. Now it more closely resembles the one I copied and better fits under the hood. There’s a small gap in one corner but I think it can be welded closed.



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Old 01-15-2020, 08:39 PM
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After a week at a local welder (term used loosely) I got my cold air box back. What a disaster! The welds look like Stevie Wonder did them. And the guy tack welded the bottom! He knew what I wanted so I’m not sure what he was thinking.





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Old 01-15-2020, 08:41 PM
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I spent 2+ hrs using a flap wheel on my grinder to blend all those stupid tack welds smooth. Then finished with 80 grit sandpaper to clean it up.





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I then added notches to clear the fuel inlet fittings. Not an easy task with a hole cutter attached to a drill. But rigged up a fixture and accomplished it.





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I turned my attention now to sanding the inside. First with 180 grit sandpaper and then 220 grit sandpaper.

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After sanding the outside like I did with the inside, I started installing it on the engine only to find out the base warped enough to put half the mounting holes out of sync. I had to open most of the air horn and mounting screw holes. Laborious.

After installing and uninstalling way too many times, I finally got everything to fit.







Three days to clean up and finish. Whew! Glad it’s behind me
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Way to go Bill, patience pays off and it looks great. Keep plugging my young friend. I say young because I'm older than you. You're almost there.

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Very well done Bill. Looks nice and serves two functions. Not only does it provide cold air to the horns, but also serves as a nice container to hold jets, air correctors, etc. in case they slip out of your fingers. A lot easier then trying to fish them out of the manifold with everything in the way.

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Very nice work - awesome project!
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Great stuff Bill!
It's frustrating when the guy whom you're paying good money to do a good job doesn't share the same vision....or interpretation of "quality"....as you.

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Two to three more weeks of prep and it’s OFF TO PAINT!

Seriously thinking of this paint scheme. Anyone know what color the red stripe is?

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Spent today making an aluminum door panel.











I’m debating if I should epoxy two or three half ovals to the panel horizontally to replicate beading
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Bill, I've just made an aluminium footrest for my car.....and you're making your own aluminium doors??
I trust your judgement.

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edit: I reread your post in the light of day, and on something larger than my phone
It's door panels you're making. I did wonder why you would be making doors when you are only a matter of weeks away from paint.
Looking forward to see what you do with the new panels

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Still have to finish sand the panel and countersink the river holes. I use flush mount rivets
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