The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Sheet metal fabrication options
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look Technical Discussions -> Body, Glass, Interior and TrimMessage format
 
jwheath68
Posted 2023-03-23 10:05 AM (#628453)
Subject: Sheet metal fabrication options


Regular

Posts: 78
252525
Location: Okielahoma
Does anyone in the states make anything decent? I’m not doing the eBay stuff or the Schott over lay panels. I have a 59 CRL and here’s my status. I contacted Jan Fridberg and he is providing the floor braces and just a few trunk panels because to make any more (rockers, rear sill, trunk side vertical pieces) he needs the car in front of them, so that’s a start but just a small piece of the puzzle.
I then contacted Lennart Svard and he said had everything I needed for complete trunk and floor pans, rockers, quarters, everything! I was very excited! We exchanged a few emails and he mentioned he was 8 months out, which was fine, I said let’s go but now he’s gone quiet for three weeks now and I’m not sure what to do, I’m sure he’s very busy and now I feel like I’m nagging if I send another email asking to put my order in line. I need to start on this in a few months if not sooner, but I’m also willing to wait on the correct stuff and I need pretty much all of the lower end. Rust free 59 Dodge metal in salvage form is all gone. Wondering what my options are for top notch metal panels. Thanks Jim
And if anyone here knows Lennart, I humbly ask to put in a good a word for me, I’m a good guy to deal with, I swear!

Edited by jwheath68 2023-03-23 10:20 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2023-03-23 10:52 AM (#628456 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options



Expert 5K+

Posts: 9780
500020002000500100100252525
Location: So. Cal
Just use the Schott rockers. If you cut them to fit in flush and you just need the outer & lower sections, you can use them perfectly. Be patient with Lennart. Give him your order of what you want, and ask him to inform you when he is ready to make them. Then wait. John at Big M sometimes has good sheet metal that he comes across. I got a trunk floor from him. But being used, you sometimes have to fix them before use, which is what I did. A lot of the more simple shapes, you can either make yourself, or find a good metal fab place to make for you. Remember that you don't usually have to replace the entire panel. Most people can't fab that up well. Just replace the smaller sections that are rusted. Those sections are often not too difficult to fab.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jwheath68
Posted 2023-03-23 11:40 AM (#628458 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Regular

Posts: 78
252525
Location: Okielahoma
It worked!, the minute after I posted this, got an email from Lennart, they’re getting ready for a big swap meet over there this weekend so he’s been preparing for that. Schott will be my final go to if for some reason I can’t get everything from Lennart, I’d rather have the inner and outer made by the same fabricator anyway but always good to have a backup plan.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2023-03-23 5:31 PM (#628465 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options



Expert 5K+

Posts: 9780
500020002000500100100252525
Location: So. Cal
The inner & outer rockers are huge, and would cost a fortune to ship. They also aren't difficult to fabricate. I just made the inner rockers by myself. They are mostly just flat metal. I highly recommend you just purchase them from Schott. It would be pointless to ship those from Sweden.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jwheath68
Posted 2023-03-23 8:43 PM (#628468 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Regular

Posts: 78
252525
Location: Okielahoma
You're right, it depends on shipping, if the number is heart attack inducing then I'll go another way.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Apollo 61
Posted 2023-03-23 10:53 PM (#628471 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options



Elite Veteran

Posts: 771
5001001002525
I would also recommend John at Big M
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jwheath68
Posted 2023-03-24 2:23 PM (#628483 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Regular

Posts: 78
252525
Location: Okielahoma
I’m getting some rust free fenders delivered from John as we speak, also talked to a place called Classic Fabrication in Mass, long long time Cadillac metal provider, they now make outer rocker skins for ours, as of this writing $55 a pop
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2023-03-24 9:02 PM (#628503 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Expert 5K+

Posts: 5037
500025

DO not use those outer rocker skins... Get the Schott rockers... trust me

Their base inner rockers are avg and can work...

The floor pans you can typically make yourself with a cheap harbor freight brake and make much better.

I did use the steering wheel cover and it worked out okay.

You can make those trunk drops also.

 

 



Edited by mikes2nd 2023-03-24 9:05 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2023-03-24 9:08 PM (#628504 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Expert 5K+

Posts: 5037
500025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW4o6JwsXOg
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jwheath68
Posted 2023-03-24 10:20 PM (#628506 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Regular

Posts: 78
252525
Location: Okielahoma
Mike are you referring to Classic Fab in Wilmington? Or Classic 2 Current on eBay? Do you have information on their products as being substandard? I've heard nothing good about Classic 2 current on eBay but I don't think Classic Fab is that outfit but I can't verify that as yet.

Edited by jwheath68 2023-03-24 10:25 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2023-03-26 5:25 AM (#628540 - in reply to #628453)
Subject: Re: Sheet metal fabrication options


Expert 5K+

Posts: 5037
500025
I thought they resell classic to current? I think thats what they do on ebay... I dunno could give them a try, the prices are reasonable.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

* * * This site contains affiliate links for which we may be compensated * * *


(Delete all cookies set by this site)