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  • 123pugsy
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    Nice panels and a nifty tool to boot. Well done.

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  • neilb
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    I put the window opening in by hammer and dolly while in situ, I drew around a window template then added the extra for the seal and turned the flange, I made a tool to sharpen up the lower part of the flange to make it a sharper 90 deg.

    just some 10mm square bar and a couple of bits of flat 5mm bar

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    works a treat, just have to be careful of heavily marking the panel, although it has a curved shape on the blade part it can put deep indents in the sheet

    thanks for watching

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  • neilb
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    well a little update, I have re-done the panels around the rear window opening, that's the 4th time and the last time!!!...

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    all in all looking like a car again

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  • Chazza
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    Gorgeous weld!

  • neilb
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    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

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

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  • Peter Tommasini
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    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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  • cliffrod
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    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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  • Moving molecules .
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    Well done he,s on it .... my Instagram is .....old metal shaping.

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  • Blue62
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    very nice

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  • neilb
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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

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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

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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

  • Chazza
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    Bloody beautiful!

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  • Blue62
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    Nice work

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