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Old 03-10-2016, 09:57 AM   #57
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When we stripped the interior skins on our '51 FC there were no less than three types of aluminum used. The center ceiling panel was actually mill finish, replete with what look like liquid spatter stains (acid?) and some sort of putty filler in what look like screw holes (there were also marks near these that indicate whatever they were they got ground off). It definitely was something else before it was a ceiling panel.
thats funny, well it reminds me of the walls I remove in construction projects.
pieces of wood that were washed up on a beach, old crates whatever to piece together a wall. Once the sheet rock is on the wall you'd never know whats behind.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:00 AM   #58
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I plan on replacing quite a few of the panels on my 77 sovereign and all this is making a little nervous lol
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:48 PM   #59
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Your metal came today.
First picture (I assume shows the bend near the edge) sight down the top edge and you can see it deviate.


The second picture show the bend center front:


Here is the part after the English wheel. The location of where the bend had been is in the front.


Here is a view of the top, the location would still be in the front left.


I did try the new material. I obtained about 1/2" of compound bend with one pass of the wheel. One measurement shows I need about 2".

Do me a favor and measure on the trailer the distance between the rivet holes on the long dimension. I really need to hold the original part as if it was mounted in order to get the same shape.
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:35 PM   #60
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Wow! that looks good Steve.
Interesting the guy at Sonoma airport ran it thru the air hammer and didn't even try the wheel. He said I told you it wouldn't come out.

I drilled a hole in a smaller tape measure with more flex and used a cleko at the 1" mark for top / bottom dimension running the length of the panel.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #61
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Well I have been moving very slowly due to my parts being held hostage at my polisher. Steve in Seattle rolled the panel out on his wheel and once it arrived here I took to my polisher along with some other parts.
The rear window needed some welding on the corners, and a bracket that supports window adjuster foe Herr windows.
Well the first thing they did was lose my broken window bracket. I had screwed it to a piece of wood so they knew the proper angle and so it would be harder to lose.
I'm hoping someone might have a suggestion as to where I could get one.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:58 PM   #62
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SGSchwend (Steve) just wanted you to see the panel you rolled out. I had another guy hand work it a little bit and then polish on a wheel polisher.
it took him 3 months to get to it.
I almost went down and took it back after finding he lost my window adjuster resting bracket.
He still has my rear window but hoping he'll get to it by the time I'm working on the rear.
Also anyone know if Trempro replaces the tape they used between panels?
There is a black tape that is between panels that has fibers in it.
I'm guessing that Trempro is the modern equivalent as that is what I've been using.
Also over to the street side panel and trying to figure out how to attach to wheel well as there is very little thin flange left.
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If it was my wheel well I would cut off the remainder of the flange then either stretch or roll an extruded aluminum angle replacement. It is a common problem with the steel wheel well flange causing the aluminum side skin to corrode out.
By using an aluminum angle it will be the sacrificial piece that connects to the steel, much easier and cheaper to replace then the side skin.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:30 AM   #64
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If it was my wheel well I would cut off the remainder of the flange then either stretch or roll an extruded aluminum angle replacement. It is a common problem with the steel wheel well flange causing the aluminum side skin to corrode out.
By using an aluminum angle it will be the sacrificial piece that connects to the steel, much easier and cheaper to replace then the side skin.
Thanks Kip, i went to some sheet metal guys around here and nobody can bend 1/16" aluminum so I'm just gonna cut slots in one side and bend / rivet the flat side to wheel well. Then rivet aluminum to new panel in between cut slits.

It appears they used a tape with fibers running thru it back in the day. Am I correct in assuming now people use Trempro or another caulking in place of that?
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Just use your sealant of choice.
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