file 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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19 Jan 2016 16:51 #2117 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
On to the driver side… second verse, same as the first! Make the panel shape corrections on the bench…






Roll-out the shape in the English Wheel…



Secure the panel with Cleco clamps and see what’s up.





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19 Jan 2016 16:52 #2118 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Behind the scenes, trimming away the remaining rusty steel.





The panels are further worked on the bench to remove the low areas, hammer dings, and to refine the shape.



The restored wheel tub is installed, and a straight-edge steel support bar is tack-welded to the car to minimize warping when the new quarter panel is installed.





Adam welded the panels together on the bench so he could hammer them straight and finish the welds with better access to both sides of the panels.

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19 Jan 2016 16:52 #2119 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This time, a small overlap was used to prevent warpage. When finished, both sides of the panels are fully welded and finished smooth.





After the tedious welding process and metal finishing.

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19 Jan 2016 16:53 #2120 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
The wheel lip edges are welded to the tub.







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19 Jan 2016 19:42 #2125 by Qball
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Good heavens, that's a lot of real estate! What a job it must be to get it shaped.

-Mike

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19 Jan 2016 19:45 #2126 by z282nv
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That Adam is one gifted dude. Hope you are looking after him well :)

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