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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2018, 06:34:24 PM »
Back on it now, made a start on the Right hand Fender and Running board, when I first started making a new insert to go between the fender and the running board, same as the drivers side, Then the leading edge of the fender needed some major surgery, the front edge had taken a blow and the hard bead line was completely smashed for the lower part almost to the headlight bucket depression. Slowly working my way around the fender, wheeled a small piece and let it in.
 


 


 


 


 Next comes a couple of splits before moving on to the rear where it marry's to the running board.
Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
One day I will get at least one of them on the road

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
Might be the last posting for a few days, family time is calling.

 Back on the job, welds ground down, now a little plannishing.


 


 The running Board married into the Fender well.

 


 This is the inside after modifying the overlap insert.
 
 


 Now away for 10 days but I will be online from time to time.
Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
One day I will get at least one of them on the road

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2018, 05:25:20 PM »
as usual, I like to see Your work!
Go on!!
Greetings from Düsseldorf!
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    Thanks for your kind words Go, like what David has done with the settings, never liked all the photos at the foot of the page without discriptions.

Still battling with these front fenders,had hoped to get both finished this week but will be lucky to finish one.   Cut the inner skin down to size, made the new piece for the outer skin of the left fender and now welded that piece on.


 


 Once ground back will need a little panel beating and will be good to go.
Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
One day I will get at least one of them on the road

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2018, 06:57:39 PM »
This weeks project will be to reconstruct the rear ends of the front fenders, my first attempt failed because I over cooked it, I had allowed 2 " overlap but infact I have established that it should be 1 3/8"

I have to cut along the black line and the upstand marked XX will form the the inner skin

 


Both fenders suffer the same problem, I need to replace the last 2 1/2" near vertical on the trailing edge due to age, poor repairs and vibration.
 Left

 

Right
 

 


Now I've just got to do it.


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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
One day I will get at least one of them on the road

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2018, 07:50:10 AM »
as usual, I like to see Your work!
Go on!!
Greetings from Düsseldorf!
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Living in D?sseldorf/Germany, retired Dentist, wife retired lawyer, 2 daughters Judge and psychologist, 2 Grandchilds-Sorry for bad English
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2018, 06:41:13 PM »
Here's the photos I promised.

 I could spend all week tampering with these louvers but there comes a time when you have to move on

 

 
 Add a fender for good measure
 


  I needed to loss fit the assembly partly to check that I was going in the right direction and also that the curve n the lower matched the center grill
 


 


 


 Have a problem deciding what the transition should be between the fender and the running board, have now been given a figure of 1 3/8" overlap which means  I have to  modify
  this fabrication which will go inside the fender to give double thickness

 
« Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 07:08:49 PM by twpoulter »
Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2018, 03:22:52 PM »
Looking good

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 05:27:00 PM »
Need to get an update photo of the Lower Grill to bring that up to date. Spent the last couple of days working on the left front Fender and Running board, Have found fair bit of brazing on some of the panels, slowly cutting it out and making good, although brazing is low temperature the heat travels a fair way so to prevent distortion I used a 1/16" slitting disc, carefully ground into the braze until I hit steel and then with a small chisel split the joint. This first fender has had loads of dings in it's 77 years but nothing that can't be reclaimed

The running board also has suffered over time, the top surface has an upstand ball chequer pattern difficult to recreate but I can try, where the fender and running board meet the metal has torn  and badly bodged on the fender, spent most of the day making a new metal fabrication which will be stitched to the fender and bolt to the board. Photos tomorrow.

The single photo I have added shows the rear corner of the left Fender.


 
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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2018, 04:39:29 PM »
Thanks for your comments Bob, not sure if it is talent or bone head, this one is meant to be just a tidy up.

 Louver work


 


Will be pleased when this is done

 


Tried to show here before and after, this r/h/s was a matter of do I try and repair or cut it out and reform a new piece.

 


be back soon.

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Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2018, 08:54:29 PM »
you have come along way my friend, she is looking good, can't wait to hear her run. Thanks so much for sharing,  I wish I was as talented as you are

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2018, 06:23:12 PM »
Last pieces for this week

1 Coat Red Oxide followed by 2 coats of Rustoleum
 

 

On to the lower grill panel

  
 
    

The next post will be the reshaping of the damaged louvers and welding the split sections.
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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2018, 07:00:32 PM »
Recently started to straighten out the front end body panels, first was the center grill.

 


 


Thought it necessary to destroy the lower part of the center capping which was spot welded to the grill, once assembled the center stainless molding covers the shot welds

 


Quite a tedious job straightening out the louvers but very rewarding when finished new lower capping made

 


Had I taken a little longer to check the cap section I would have made it in one piece but at this time I will keep the top orignal piece after panel beating.

 


 


Hope you enjoy the new way we can load the stories of our journeys with our treasures.
Tom in the UK       1933 PDX R/S Coupe RHD
1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
One day I will get at least one of them on the road

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 05:11:28 PM »
Great work, Tom.  I enjoy following your build.
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1951 Plymouth P-23 Cambridge 4 door

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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 05:07:20 PM »

 Now the engine is fully bolted in. Had lots of trouble with the right hand rear floating mount and eventually removed all 4 bolts holding the mount to the frame rail. The floating mount was then bolted to the rear cross member and then with the use of a pry bar aligned the 4 bolt holes. The long way round is often the quickest.

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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: Got me a 41 Truck
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2018, 06:46:01 PM »
Love it Tom, while I was getting a five hour cancer treatment,  you were busy on the '41 I too can't wait to hear her run.  I so agree with what Go posted