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Today I am removing the rusted portion from the slightly more damaged 1938 Chevy Coup Headlamp Bucket with my air saw. I will take the new shaped panel and tack it into position before welding it in. My neighbor Albert is my right hand man and encourager!
Today I worked on creating the flat mounting plate for the 1938 Chevy Coup headlamp bucket. Using the piece of Delrin plastic that I cut out for this portion of the project worked well for me to shape and contour the new panel.
In this video I am tack welding the shaped panel to the bucket and then full welding to complete. I will end by using a hammer and dollie to finish planishing the weld making it flush and level.
Today I am removing a rusted section from one of the 1938 Chevy headlamp buckets that has the least amount of rust damage. I will be welding in the new portion of the repair panel keeping the shape to the original. Albert, my neighbor is lending a helping hand.
In this video, I will share the process of how I am preparing to make the headlamp mounting section to the 1938 Chevy Coup.
I have been invited again to put on a very extensive metal shaping seminar at the shop of Dan Pate in Dennison MN on May 4th, 5th and 6th 2020. This class is suited for the beginner to the more advanced metal shaper looking to build their skills using machinery and hand tools in this … More Metal Shaping Seminar May 4-6th 2020 In Dennison MN
My friend Pete and I made this planishing hammer based on a previous design by a well known metal shaper. This process allows me to get the precise shape based on the profile gauge and then finish it off in the English Wheel. I am using a 2″ lower die here in this portion of … More Planishing Hammer Work on 1938 Chevy Coup Headlamp Bucket
This week I am focusing on getting the right amount of shape to the formed headlamp bucket. I cut out a cardboard pattern and check it for correctness, then make a metal profile gauge to come back to as I shape, planish and wheel.
Today I continued shaping the headlamp buckets and decided to get the second half up to the same stage as the first half for the 1938 Chevy Coup. I used the planishing hammer and the Mittler Bros Bench Top English Wheel to shape and smooth. With the verity of lower anvils for the Mittler Bros … More Continuation 1938 Chevy Coup Headlamp Bucket Fabrication from scratch