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  • #46
    Oh, I wished I lived closer to you Neil!

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    • neilb
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      are you sure? lol

  • #47
    so i thought i would take pics of the last piece for this nose piece, i first shrunk the edge with the thumbnail dies in the jiggly machine, then blocked out the centre with my pear shaped mallet, first roughed out with the small end then leveling out the rough shape with the large end before going on the wheel

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    a quick pick of my mallet
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    roughed out...
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    and finally after leveling out with the mallet
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    much smoother, and much easier to put through the wheel



    thanks for watching
    thanks neil

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    • #48
      Originally posted by neilb View Post
      a quick pick of my mallet
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      thanks for watching
      Thanks for the picture of your mallet, Neil. Just started turning mine on the wood lathe here & hope to be using them soon.

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      • #49
        I took a short video while turning the car around a couple of weeks ago, I posted it on my instabrag and thought it would be good to share with you guy's. I do have a little adjustment to do on the left side but the inner panels are all welded in and solid

         
        thanks neil

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        • #50
          Nice to see it all around, Neil.

          Maybe you posted his in another thread and I missed it- how did you settle on this 356 as a project? Are you a long-time Porsche person, simple opportunity, ? Just curious.

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          • neilb
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            it's just simply been my favorite car, i had a 356 coupe model car bought for me for my 21st. even then i had loved them for years, i still have the model today along with a couple of others now. moving to and working in australia has given me the opportunity to buy one and restore it. just love them

        • #51
          Nice work
          David Bradbury

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          • #52
            Bloody beautiful!

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            • #53
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              getting there with the desired shape, bit more to go though
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              window opening roughed in but close
              thanks neil

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                bit of cleaning up to do with the hammer rash in the window opening, but pretty close
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                door opening scribed and folded, a little cleaning up to do but overall it came up ok, just the back edge to trim up when welding and the wheel arch to wire edge

                thanks for watching
                thanks neil

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                • #55
                  very nice
                  David Bradbury

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                  • #56
                    Well done he,s on it .... my Instagram is .....old metal shaping.
                    https://www.precisionpanelcraft.co.uk/

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                    • #57
                      Man, Neil. That's looking great, especially for a big smooth curve that can't hide irregularities as easily as a shape with lots of transitions. Very cool. Thanks for the update.

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                      • #58
                        Very nice work Neil , It's a credit to you ! You should be proud, The car looks really good
                        PS .......almost forgotten...... can I borrow all the flexible shape patterns you have made to do the job on the Porsche when you finish with them ? LOL
                        Peter T .

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                        • #59
                          Nice work Neil! This is an excellent project you have here. Cant wait to see the updates, keepem coming.

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                          • #60
                            thank you for all the support guys, it's very much appreciated. not much of an update to be honest, I have just turned the opening for the engine lid, and i have been busy converting my tube bender to hydraulic for the chassis strengthening and bolt in rear roll cage

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                            some tube pics,
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                            thanks for following along
                            thanks neil

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                            • Chazza
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                              Gorgeous weld!
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