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  • #33010
    1952B3b23
    Member

    Great job. Those little details sure do take a lot of time and patience but they’re worth it!

    -Chris

    "The devils in the details"

    #33013
    David
    Participant

    Excellent job! I sure appreciate and enjoy the detail shots. I sure lack the skill level you have, but I do enjoy seeing how folks do stuff. 🙂

    #33946

    Amazing Kenneth… like it was stamped from a single piece of metal.

    Super job!

    Great job. Those little details sure do take a lot of time and patience but they’re worth it!

    -Chris

    Excellent job! I sure appreciate and enjoy the detail shots. I sure lack the skill level you have, but I do enjoy seeing how folks do stuff. :)

    Thanks a lot guys.

    This one have been in the back ground for a while due to some other projects so I think it´s time to bring it up again. Made a test for the stainless quarter window frame.Have been thinking on how to reshape it for a while and decided to make a try with one of the extra frames and to my surprice it was very easy to bend and shape it whithout heating it first.Had to take it slowly bit by bit but the u-chanel kept its shape really well with only some minor warping in the rear corner but it was easy to tap it back in shape by putting a flatbar in the u and tap it down with a small hammer.Now this is only a test part and not really finnished but now I know it works to make it this way for the real ones.

    #37722

    Well I think it´s time to bring this up again. For the trim around the side windows I will try to use a D-shaped stainless bar instead of the originals. A lot of guys are using brass bars but I think stainless will be easier to work with and they can be polished to final finish instead of sending them away for chrome plating.Started with driver side quarterwindow.

    #37724
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Yeah… and update on the Merc project.

    That trim piece looks amazing. Is the backside of this trim piece completely flat?

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #37725

    You´re right Rik. It´s all flat on the backside. This bar measures 12mm wide and 6mm high or in inch it will be 1/2″ wide and 1/4″ high.

    #37742
    Jeff Neppl
    Participant

    Wow… Pretty impressive

    #37760

    Thanks Jeff.

    #37776
    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Looks fantastic! Can I ask what the D shaped stainless bar costs over there? Half-round brass here is expensive, plus chroming it, so I usually end of chopping down the original stainless then have it chromed, but it ends up being costly and risky depending on how good your chrome guy is. I’ve had good luck with Buena Park Chrome, but a few pieces are not entirely perfect. I really think the D shaped stainless will make this A LOT easier!

    Robert A. Radcliffe III
    King Kustoms

    #37777
    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Made some progress again today. Driverside quarter window garnish mold is grinded and smoothed. Still need polishing before plating but it´s getting there.And then of course the stainless window frame is not done yet so there´s still a lot of work to do before it´s done.


    I am finally able to catch up on your progress at home since my work computer blocks picture (torture!)

    These window frames are a work of art!!! There is no easy way to do them and your talent and efforts just took chopped garnish moldings to a whole new level…amazing work.

    Robert A. Radcliffe III
    King Kustoms

    #37783

    Thank you very much Rob. Think I saved time by make new corners for the garnish instead of pie cutting, welding and grinding.
    About the stainless bars they where really cheap.I have a good contact at my steel supplier so I payed just over $100 for 40 feet of bars.

    #37784
    Torchie
    Participant

    Looking great Kenneth!
    Torchie

    #37860
    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Thank you very much Rob. Think I saved time by make new corners for the garnish instead of pie cutting, welding and grinding.
    About the stainless bars they where really cheap.I have a good contact at my steel supplier so I payed just over $100 for 40 feet of bars.

    Wow, that’s a good price. I’ll have to hunt for it here so I can experiment with it. Are you going to drill and tap the backside for mounting?

    Robert A. Radcliffe III
    King Kustoms

    #37889

    Looking great Kenneth!
    Torchie

    Thanks Torchie

    Thank you very much Rob. Think I saved time by make new corners for the garnish instead of pie cutting, welding and grinding.
    About the stainless bars they were really cheap.I have a good contact at my steel supplier so I payed just over $100 for 40 feet of bars.

    Wow, that’s a good price. I’ll have to hunt for it here so I can experiment with it. Are you going to drill and tap the backside for mounting?

    I thought so too. At that price it´s worth experiment a bit. Yes I´m going to drill and tap them, serching for small enough screws at the moment.

    #37891
    Ian Gibbons
    Participant

    Great work! I really like the stainless trim idea nice alternative to having stuff chromed if you can find the raw material.

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