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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #34
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Default Re: Fat Chicks n' Mopeds

The Dragon's Wing

After punching out a bunch of holes last weekend for the deck lid piece we thought it would be great if we could make an adapter for the Hydraulic Punch Press so that we could also use the Dimple Dies with the press.

Since we can't leave a perfectly good working tool alone, we gave the press and the largest Dimple Die that we had to my Father-in-Law and he brought it to his friend that is a master machinist.

He took all the parts and turned down a new adapter for the Dimple Dies so now we can use the Hydraulic Punch Press to not only cut out the holes but also Dimple Die the holes afterwords.
(Look out... Now we are Dangerous).

We next focused our attention to the rear end of the car, that has been an issue since the beginning. This is where three body lines come together and we have modified the rear end so much that it was easier to fabricate all new panels for the rear end than to use what was there.

First thing was to weld up the three body lines in the rear so that we had a solid piece to work with.

Then we had to taper the inner frame so that in flows in to the piece that we added and then cut away all of the rear metal and start to define the shape that we wanted in the rear end.

Then we proceeded to fabricate the inner lip for the new structure.

Checking the fit of the inner lip. Once this is in you will be able to grab the rear end without cutting your hands and it also cleans up the rear end.

Then it was time to weld in the inner lip.

With the inner lip welded in place you can see how the rear of the car has a scalloped or (Dragon's Wing) look to it. We also like the fact the the carbs are exposed.

Now we can finish welding up all of the other pieces together.

Time to roll it out and have a look.

Until Next Time...
My Volksrod Build (Fat Chicks n' Mopeds)

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Why do you have to "put your two cents in,"
but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"?
Where's that extra penny going to?

Just remember saying I'm sorry and appologizing are the same thing.
Unless you are at a funeral.

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