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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

. I truly admire your talent, .
what the cutting part?Shocked
sorry joe, i just couldn't resist!LOLLOLLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-March-2015 at 12:58PM
I noticed that triangular part at the end...that would be cool to see as an actual window.
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Lol, John.

Griffin, I thought the same thing when I saw that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-March-2015 at 10:07AM
Didn't some of the 74-76 Gran Torinos have something like that?
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Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Didn't some of the 74-76 Gran Torinos have something like that?

I mean as three separate windows. Just a thought.
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Time to close the cowl !

Last look to inside... I hope that I remeber to take unnessary parts out...Tongue



I paint my cowl top sheet with epoxy primer after sand blasting it.



And put urethane coat inside...
 

 
Start to welding it... It was quite huge part to weld. I make only small steps and try to take care of the heat.



After sanding it's just fine to me. We can see results after painting. I don't like put too much filler here Ouch






I have complete cowl now Tongue ...and You can now also see color of the Cusi3 welding. Wink


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Very nice body work! Awsome! Thumbs Up
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just curious why you didn't cut the spot welds out and plug weld it back on? that's how i did mine

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90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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NorthElite wrote:
"...and You can now also see color of the Cusi3 welding. Wink"
Cusi3 welding? More or less brazing with a MIG? Let us know how it works out, it LOOKS like a good method. I've used brazing rod with a Jeweller's torch on rust pinholes and small repairs with good results.
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

just curious why you didn't cut the spot welds out and plug weld it back on? that's how i did mine



Johnny, Your way is the best way to do it Wink

My time was running out day before blasting the body. I own one of the most dangerous tool and I use it again Sleepy It take only five minutes to open the cowl with my Shinano Saw. So, You understand why I say that this Shinano Saw is dangerous thing. This saw is extremely fast and easy to use. I know some unfinished projects witch are cut in thousands of pieces with that saw Cry You must realised that welding it all back together take lots of time and won't be always easy.




I do CuSi3 0,8mm welding wire with MIG and Argon gas. Seam is tight and no holes at all. Sanding is very easy and it wont rust. BUT It isn't hard like a steel. You can use it most of all bodywork's, but never with frame or heavy load spots.

Here is some information:
http://www.ceweld.com/en/content/cusi-3-welding-wire-mig-brazing






 




Edited by NorthElite - 31-March-2015 at 7:53PM
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ok, i bought one of those little saws to use on my torino works good, i'll ckeck out the welding, looks interesting!
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Epoxy on...





Ok, It need some filler on, but I can live with that Smile

Then I make one fast and small corner...






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Hi again. I finally sealed the cowl and now I working with wheel houses.



With left wheel house was lots of to do, but it is done now Tongue ( There is much more to do on the right side Angry )



Well, my favorite corner was this one



One home made part again Smile



This one also Wink




Thanks for watching Smile

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Clap looks great! what did you use to form the edge of the wheel lip, one of those shrinker/stretcher things like eastwood sells?
51088 - Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set-Two BodiesTwo Jaws
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Yes. Just tools like that. I love them.

I have shrinker/stretcher with stand like this


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awesome, good to know! i just might have to buy one Wink
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I have worked with rear right wheelhouse and wheel lip. I uploaded some new pictures Smile

Some one had make some quick repair here Dead



I like to make it good enough to me.



New metal in there...



And some metal out too...



And it starting looks good Tongue



Wheel lip need some attention too Confused



And same work to do in and out...





And it is OK to me. I put some filler later on it Smile



With the wheel house was lots of to do. 








Primary coat on and some filler too. It looks OK to me now Tongue



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Next I install my used and nice floor pans. I have already sand blasted and painted them with epoxy primer. I think this is just fun to fit them to the right place and weld it Tongue



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