"If you don't pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you"
Update, sort of
not breaking any records with this project. Damn thing is, original project keeps spawning other projects. I'm hell bent and whiskey bound that I'm going to make my own fenders. This led to needing/wanting an english wheel, which led to building an english wheel, which led to needing/wanting a metal lathe to build parts for the english wheel to build parts for the PT. So... no work gets done on the original project.
But here it is, a squandered winters worth of tinkering. Something that will actually go on to the car. My first attempt at a fender
Only took me 6 months, the next should be more in the neighbourhood of six hours. There's your silver lining
I think I want/need a TIG welder. Something tells me I wont be building one of those
If at first you don't succeed, GET A BIGGER HAMMER!
BAMBAM wrote:Thanks pugsy, I wanted to say Hi / Thanks but you were so busy with every one I figured I'd catch up with you soon enough. Thanks a ton for opening up and sharing with all of us metal newbies, So glad I made it this year!!! I could have spent the weekend there but SWMBO didn't see it that way.
Thanks pugsy, I wanted to say Hi / Thanks but you were so busy with every one I figured I'd catch up with you soon enough. Thanks a ton for opening up and sharing with all of us metal newbies, So glad I made it this year!!! I could have spent the weekend there but SWMBO didn't see it that way.
Next time tell her how much it's going to cost to pay someone to make panels instead of making them yourself because you didn't spend both days learning.
They've been known to change their minds right quick with the proper motivation.
RacerRick wrote:What about getting a pair of front fenders from the wreckers, filling in the headlight hole in the fender and trimming tit to work as a rear fender? Might make your fab work much easier, and would really make the box flow with the front of the truck.
What about getting a pair of front fenders from the wreckers, filling in the headlight hole in the fender and trimming tit to work as a rear fender? Might make your fab work much easier, and would really make the box flow with the front of the truck.
Good idea, any body got any VW beetle fenders, seems to me they might fit the bill
300 Horse PT, I 'd like to see that one. Keeping it all original running gear/ exhaust/ fuel system, only the body has been modified. I just wanted to build something to see if I could...
Tailgate nearly completed, Thanks to everyone at the Hogtown Metal Meet that helped. It was a very good time, So glad I went.....
I love my 300 hp gt cruiser.
Nice truck. What engine ya plan on running ?
Ever so slowly but surely, fingers crossed, hoping to complete for this summer , two more pieces to shape and a few holes to fill.
Some people just simply don't get it!
Nothing against Flat Black, But there is alot of it out there. What do you think of flat red?
Maybe some faux patina?
Looking cool..can't wait to see some paint or flat blat or ..Some cheap trailer fenders from princess auto and a little massaging might make them work for the box..I like it ..
Any day with friends doin car stuff is a good day
Im starting to believe that I might actually finish this thing. Metal fab work is getting close to being done. Even my wife is impressed,
I think I can, I think I can...
Custom CNC plasma cutting. PM me for your custom parts.
Making Progress, SLOWLY but surely... Still having a blast figuring it all out.
Also, I found the perfect mascot for my little rig... Anyone laughs at my creation, BENDER say's "BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS!!!"
Think I'll hammer him into the tailgate skin.
Car shows? probably not but cruise nights, yes. Never meant for this thing to be a show car. Hell, I might dirve it every day, price of diesel is killing me. Besides, I want it like me, real rough around the edges... Funny thing is that none of my girls would learn to drive stick when this thing was just a PT, now thy're fighting over who gets to drive it when its done.
There are 106 miles to Chicago. We have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
A journey in design and fabrication begins with a vision, a single pen stroke ... and in some cases the blow of a hammer.
That looks great,good job!!
Reality; A test of Mind and Spirit And BODY. (`-`)
I think it looks great..gonna be one of a kind..Great work..thanks for the update..
If you're stuck, I have a truck ;-)
A little more progress, just keep sticking on a piece at a time. Looking for a tailgate from an old 30's - 40's fargo tailgate with raised steel letters.
Took a much needed summer off, now its back to work in the shop, starting to look like a truck now.
Dads new toy, now I have a model for the PT
More updates, this is where the progress will slow down as I'm playing with a couple of ideas for the back half. Right now I think I'm gong to mimic a 37 dodge box, fenders have curve that will match the front fenders and the rest of the box is nice and simple. Seriously "LOUD" shoutout to Ron P. for the work on the cab. I couldn't be happier... Thanks Dude
Making some progress, I'm very pleased with results so far. Should have some pics of completed cab by friday... these are from last week.
Here's a box for yah..
Updates, found my metal worker, can you beleive that I have been driving by his place every day...