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by theastronaut
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

I've had a lot of PM's here and on other forums about the pics from Photobucket not showing up. Unfortunately Photobucket has increased their price to $400/year to host pictures on forums, instead of the 2.99/month package I had been using. I do have the full set of pictures on our business' faceboo...
by theastronaut
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

Been catching up on a few other projects around the shop but I'm back on the Packard now. We've been finishing up our new paint room, the owner of the '55 International was in town a few weeks ago so he brought it back to have seatbelts installed, plus we started back on the Model T firetruck projec...
by theastronaut
Tue May 03, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

Started making a new corner for the right hand trunk panel. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/13124450_958063454312473_6855144065962123758_n_zps8svjpkyc.jpg http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/13124905_958063477645804_4766774174520597255_n_zpslqxjemke....
by theastronaut
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

With the beads done I laid out where the bends for the "ramp" would be. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20Packard%20120%20Convertible%20Restoration/12592382_950957315023087_839896935753165740_n_zpsjzfyzidq.jpg http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/anderson...
by theastronaut
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

I started the right section of the trunk floor by laying out the bead pattern and rolling them. Not a fun piece to make; all of the beads in a tight area and at different angles made for some interesting distortion. Pre-stretching helped a ton but I still had some straightening to do after each bead...
by theastronaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

Started the fold using the makeshift tipping die. Had to alternate between stretching the flange and making passes in the bead roller. Once the edge was bent about 45* I finished folding it over with a hammer/dolly. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20Packard%2...
by theastronaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

Another round of stretching/plannishing. Getting closer. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20Packard%20120%20Convertible%20Restoration/11960016_945638758888276_8267856074198941203_n_zpspeo4xlxb.jpg http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Face...
by theastronaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

I started on the filler neck cover while I'm waiting on new bead roller dies to dimple the trunk floor.  They should be here tomorrow. To start, I made "tucks" in the edge using a set of modified Vice-Grips that MP&C posted about in the Garage/Tool section on 67-72chevytrucks.com awhile back.  Hamme...
by theastronaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

Made patterns for the trunk pans yesterday. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20Packard%20120%20Convertible%20Restoration/12963396_945107708941381_9185562499446047004_n_zpsyqd9pnh2.jpg http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20P...
by theastronaut
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 37939

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

I made a quick and ugly t-post dolly to help straighten the c-channel sections. http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/andersonautoglass/Facebook/1940%20Packard%20120%20Convertible%20Restoration/12472662_942591515859667_5006404725277544432_n_zpsb6gwctvm.jpg http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599...