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Old 30-10-2019, 01:16 PM   #431
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Has the shifter got the pin in the ball and the slot in the shift linkage? My 70 doesn't. The chromed angled shifter i wanted to use rotates so i sold it again and went back to a straight one again.

I ended up making a quick shift for my bug using a bay window shifter bottom housing and shift plate and the mushroom from the cheap quickshift kit. Looks stock but reduced throw nicely.
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Yes it has the pin in the ball.
At some point I'll get one of those fancy high end shifters, but for the moment I can't afford one.
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At last! I have started on the body! Whoop whoop!

Starting with the scuttle panel and the instrument binicle.



Stretching out the area so the metal moves upward. It put in the wheel inside down so the metal follows the curve of the lower wheel.

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Once the shape is in, I back off the pressure between the wheels to focus on getting a nice even finish.





This panel will be welded into the scuttle panel once that's made. The top will roll over the steel tube to form the top of the dash. I'll do that bit last of all.
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At last! I have started on the body! Whoop whoop!

Starting with the scuttle panel and the instrument binicle.



Stretching out the area so the metal moves upward. It put in the wheel inside down so the metal follows the curve of the lower wheel.

great news
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Once the shape is in, I back off the pressure between the wheels to focus on getting a nice even finish.





This panel will be welded into the scuttle panel once that's made. The top will roll over the steel tube to form the top of the dash. I'll do that bit last of all.
Excellent work
more please !
Especially English wheel techniques
And transfering to buck
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I have so much respect for your skills.
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I've left the rest of the scuttle for now. I'm focusing on some of the tricky parts first. At the moment I'm sharing a workshop with my old boss. He's a master with the English wheel. Shortly I'm moving to my own workshop, so I want to have his advise on hand for these tricky parts!

Next I'm making the front wings. First the gully between the wing and the bonnet.
A strip was cut out and then pulled over a tube. To make it curve round the shape of the buck I stretched the edges on the wheel.



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More stretching
As it gets the shape I've put the top edge through the shrinker to "tip" the edge so it will flow into the top of the wing.


From the underside you can see it follows the buck fairly well

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All looks pretty easy


Or should that be you make it look easy

Looking good, keep up the updates, very interesting to watch/read.
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