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  • #38362

    Worked a little bit with this stainless trim again today. Have found some small screws for mounting. Drilled and tapped the trim and polished it roughly to get the right feeling and mounted it properly with the rubber seals.Seams like it´ll work really well and the rubber seal tightens up properly against the trim.

    #42643

    Got the stainless trim for the doors made and worked a bit on the vent windows.Driver side mocked up.

    #42646
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    That look so beautiful.
    What a difference that piece of trim makes.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #43298

    Thanks Rik. As they say. The devil is in the details. Have been working on the passenger side quarter window and here it is installed.


    #43310

    Here´s a little bit of an issue I run into becouse of the d-shaped trim I´m using for the windows. Rear quarters are no problem since the rubber seal cover this part but on the doors it´s a bit different. The stock u-shapped trim is mounted over and cover this lip and the weather strip is nailed to the trimpiece. When using this D-shaped trim and mounting the weather strip from the inside there will be a gap where the metall lip is visible and that´s something I had to do something about.After some searching I found this weather strip used on 58-64 GM cars. It has a small stainless lip braked in 90 degrees.Problem was to bend it in the lower rear corner radius without flattening it and without any wrinkles. After some test pieces I got it right. I made an inner guide out of plastic and made a slot in it the same shape as the weather strip and then I made a tool to brake it with.Cut some slots in the weatherstrip but not all the way thru leaving about 5mm or 3/16″.




    And here you can see how it covers the gap.


    #43316
    Dean Miller
    Participant

    Nice! Now you know you will be getting requests from everyone that follows your lead on the stainless trim wanting you to make them the tool to roll the window felt.Myself included.

    #43320
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Amazing work Kenneth. Every time you post new updates I absore all your photos, and look at them over and over again. Such great work. And your photos really show it all in great detail for everybody to enjoy.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your great work.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #43326
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    The build process is so important to document because it is the eye for detail and skills like this that get overlooked at the end when the car rolls out “all finished”. Very few understand the commitment involved to make “art” like you do Kenneth. . .
    Some of us are lucky to see it here.

    #43328
    Torchie
    Participant

    Nice! Now you know you will be getting requests from everyone that follows your lead on the stainless trim wanting you to make them the tool to roll the window felt.Myself included.

    Amazing work Kenneth. Every time you post new updates I absore all your photos, and look at them over and over again. Such great work. And your photos really show it all in great detail for everybody to enjoy.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your great work.

    The build process is so important to document because it is the eye for detail and skills like this that get overlooked at the end when the car rolls out “all finished”. Very few understand the commitment involved to make “art” like you do Kenneth. . .
    Some of us are lucky to see it here.

    All of the above plus a WOW! Great workmanship Kenneth.
    Torchie

    #43329
    Larry Pointer
    Participant

    In awe!

    #43344

    Nice! Now you know you will be getting requests from everyone that follows your lead on the stainless trim wanting you to make them the tool to roll the window felt.Myself included.

    I can gladly take some detailed photos of my tool for you so you can make your own.

    Amazing work Kenneth. Every time you post new updates I absore all your photos, and look at them over and over again. Such great work. And your photos really show it all in great detail for everybody to enjoy.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your great work.

    Thanks a lot Rik.

    The build process is so important to document because it is the eye for detail and skills like this that get overlooked at the end when the car rolls out “all finished”. Very few understand the commitment involved to make “art” like you do Kenneth. . .
    Some of us are lucky to see it here.

    Thanks Quentin. I think documented or not there´s still a very limited group of people that really understand how much work there´s involved.

    Nice! Now you know you will be getting requests from everyone that follows your lead on the stainless trim wanting you to make them the tool to roll the window felt.Myself included.

    Amazing work Kenneth. Every time you post new updates I absore all your photos, and look at them over and over again. Such great work. And your photos really show it all in great detail for everybody to enjoy.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your great work.

    The build process is so important to document because it is the eye for detail and skills like this that get overlooked at the end when the car rolls out “all finished”. Very few understand the commitment involved to make “art” like you do Kenneth. . .
    Some of us are lucky to see it here.

    All of the above plus a WOW! Great workmanship Kenneth.
    Torchie

    Thanks Torchie! How´s things going for you. I miss your thread and looks forward for the next one.

    In awe!

    Thanks Larry.

    #43345
    1952B3b23
    Member

    Great work Kenneth! You have a really good attention to detail, very impressive.

    -Chris

    "The devils in the details"

    #43723

    Thanks Chris. I took it out in the sun today while sweeping the shop floor and took some photos at the same time.The car in the back ground is a 49 I just have started on. Up dates will come on that one later in another thread.


    #43724
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    sweet sweet sweet.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #43728
    Torchie
    Participant

    sweet sweet sweet.

    To be sure……:)
    I am doing alright Kenneth. Thanks for asking.
    Getting ready for winter in my neck of the woods.
    No new project looming in the near future. But one never knows……..
    Keep up the great work.
    Torchie

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