1936 pick up
Project has been pieced +1year ago. all steel parts are all over sandblasted. 10/2021 I started to weld this car. First 50-60pics are increased 13.11 - 14.11.2021
First we pieced car, Leo sandblasted bodyparts. All parts has been waiting for one year this autumn when I started to weld car.
September-October i was worked with my Nova (ready for street and race) and built two flathead engine. One for sale and one big bore&long stroke engine for my own use.
This project I started end of October 2021.
1st part rebuilding. Car has been built +20y ago. It has been very hard use; marketin and team car.
All welding made by TIG. All grill pins rewelded from inside. I hate those MIG weldings. Those are not flexible, broken very easily anytime.
After welding and grinding weldings need to straight all pins and hammer all weldings.
This part is now ready for Tikkurila GPL-S Epoxy primer. I use that dyed (black) epoxy primer this project approx. 10-12kg (+harder+solvent).
RH Rear Fender rebuilding.
I remove all +20y old mig weldings. Mostly not good welded. Leadjobs are OK.
Englishwheel before bending
I use only 1.00mm steel. Some says "its better to use 1.25mm steel when working with english wheel". That talk is bullshit. All depence how much You use pressure when rolling with english wheel. OK. 1.25mm steel is shrink so much when welding, but anyway 1.00 steel is easier stretch after welding, easier to make bendings..... 1.00mm is enough and today steel quality is so much better than those old shit.
20y shit stack on frame.
4hours washing. Frame looks 100% better. Next with frame: washing by hand with "grease" -Cleaner, sand frame, rearaxle,... and repaint those using Tikkurila GPL-S epoxy primer (semiblack).
DRW side Rear fender. Looks bad. Potatosack, rost, cracked.... mostly lead is keeps it together...
finnish quality job.
Ou shit, it fits and still in dimensions.
TIG weldings are not crack like mig. Of course You knew that.
Support steel inside.
Here is the order when shape this kind of "all the way round part with bead and bottom turn.
Cut enoght long and wide piece of steel. round it little with english wheel (not over edges), roll that bead what You have choose using beadroller machine and differend rolls (mixing). now can use more english wheel bottom side of bead before use pullmax shink dies. smooth while with english wheel, shrink, smooth, test,... Turn bottom edge 90dec and shrink that as much as needed.
Here start to turn bottom edge
Turned bottom, shrinked bottom and top.
Fit and continue
Not so good original, so need to improvise...
Too much "R". Little backwards.
nearly ready welded
I leave some old weldings like You can note near hammers.
big + 4" size "post stamps". Yes it shrink heavily when weld at one time, but as I told earlier "tig welding gives more posibilities to shape steel after welding". When grinded, can strech, hammer slowly over "stamp"....
welded, grinded, sanded and fixed with english wheel.
15.11.2021 Monday - 18.11.2021
frame painted. 2litre Tikkurila GPL-S Epoxy.
Tailgate ready. cracks welded, shrinked by hammer, file and heat.
all old weldings are rewelded
Pullmax is best shrinking machine.
mig weldings are shit.
fixed beads by beadroller
All December I was sick. No fucking Covid, but strong virus or something....
Jaruary project slowly going on....
29th November I was selling hot rod parts in Ekens Gassers swapmeet. Old Stock is very much "lighter" after swap.
I bought own gas welding set. Inspected bottles 80% full, new valves, gauges, hoses and welding handles + nozzles, jets, 10kg welding wires..... Best investment long time!
Every year something new tools or machines.
New SS hinge fitting and drilling on its final place
Metalputty first, normal putty after that.
Epoxy primer (black) all over. I sand that outside and leave it like it is + spary inside stonequard finishing.
I like sanding. Everybody knows that sand by hand is best way to get straight surface.
Ready for Epoxy primer. (black GPL-S)
February 2022. Front fenders welding. Chevy Vertex magneto rebuilding and change to fit Ford Flathead.
Ready for race or highway. Just bolt on new gear and adjust.
Front fenders are not so bad than rear ones.
Still bad quality weldings 20y ago which is like "gas on fire" for rust.
While I fit rear fenders with running boards. Begining of February I left hoods, rear fenders, grill..... to my friends car painting company. He is spray all over Black GPL-S epoxy primer.
LH front ready.
Good beadroller machine + enough different dies gives you more change to mix and make Your "tricks".
Epoxy primer all over. This car I use 12kg Epoxy primer.
Tailgate is shrinked by heat, hammers and english wheel.
Next final putty before black epoxy primer.
I have bought that Air/Hydraulic -pump last Autumn. Finally I installed it using fast fittings.
Its so nice to get table right height when grind, cut, weld....
All over shitweldings. Subframe broken, subrame and bedsides not same level (10-15mm height difference LH><RH), Subframe was broken from bedsides.... I hate those shit welders. I know that man who has weld this car. Maybe I pay his trip to my place and I teach him day or one how to adjust welding machine. All welded using MIG. OK welding machine if knows how to use it.
I use only TIG because that is 100% better welder. edge of welding is not harder like when using Mig welder. Enjoy those shit weldings, When You read this we have only those photos, I have fixed all.
Suomeksi: Vittu kun sen itseäni vanhemman hitsurin saan enskesänä puhutteluun. Kysyn häneltä että olisiko paras jos kädet katkaistaisiin ja ruiskutettaisiin vesakkomyrkkyä tynkiin ettei tee enää näitä tuhoja. Eniten vituttaa kun Suomessakin osataan tätä "amerikan paskaa" ja vielä miehiä joita muka pidetään "nimimiehinä". Ristus.
reweldings when all right level.
This original part of bed has not fixed. It was left there and welded new plate cover it. Made in Finland !
Good condition part to fix 20y ago. Now condition is worse, I decided to make all new sheetmetal.
New hinge threadnuts welded, rear corners straighed with hydraulic press.