Introduction
Page 2 The project begins
Page 3 Front end and doors
Page 4 Body framing
Page 5 Wheel tubs and more framing

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More framing.

The rear window was framed too, after the bodypanels that previously had been nailed together were welded
As the rear window opening is curved both top and bottom, it made for some interesting sheet metal work.



In this pic the inner structure can be seen. The left door is getting its framing done at this stage.
( January 2021)

The old flathead was yanked to make work on the front of the body easier.



At this point it became apparent that the door openings weren't sized correctly, so the A-pillard had to be cut out.

The whole windshield was cut out along with some bracing. It took a few deep breaths to get into the mood to cut away work already done.



This was all that was left. Not much to show off after one and a half years since the project car was bought.

The A-pillars were mounted to the door hinges. After that the doors were tack welded to the quarter panels, taking care to leave a nice door gap.



Good friend Tomas helping out here, admiring the work after the doors have been tacked to the body.

Following this the doors were tacked to the cowl. This was the result of a good days work.
Actually a few day's work, counting all the planning, cutting and measuring.



The next few hours went with welding in the A-pillars and new bracing, and finally grinding away the welds that held the doors to the body. Now the doors fit nicely.

 

Wheel tubs


New wheel tubs have to be made. The plasma cutter made cutting go fast.

The edges were shrunk to make for a nicely rounded shape to the tubs.



The two parts of a tub TIG welded together here.



After a lot of grinding and work on the English wheel, the result looks very nice. This is the first time I've tried using an English wheel, so I'm happy with the result.

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