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aluminum body panels
Posted by fussionboy on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:20 PM
anyone know what Ford other than the T-bird ran at daytona in 1959 or if it was the only ford make entered. I amtrying to duplicate all the cars described in the "rolling thunder" book series and this is one car i am not sure of.
also what type of aluminum is best for replicating wrecked body panels
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:12 PM
Aluminum beer cans and Coca Cola cans work well. Saw off the ends and you have nice sheet off aluminun. If you are careful you can use the printed advertisement as part of the panel.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:32 PM
Aluminum beer cans and Coca Cola cans work well. Saw off the ends and you have a nice sheet of aluminun. If you are careful you can use the printed advertisement as part of the panel. I have had real good sucess using the aluminum for floor pans to replace what has been cut out after cutting off molded in mufflers and pipes. It works real good making hoods for 36 thru 40 Ford modifieds. I guess it would work as an overlay over existing plastic body panels. Try putting a candle behind the body panels and melting the plastic just enough to mold it enough to look like body damage. Paint and put on decals first then distort the body panel. With some practice it looks realistic.
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Posted by Tinker on Friday, February 28, 2003 2:51 AM
Another good source of aluminum are the large throw-away roasting pans that are sold in super markets and discount stores. These pans not only have flat areas, but also curved areas as well as "crumpled" sections. This aluminum is thinner than that use in coke cans, but is much thicker than foil.
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