The Willomet Charger

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Nice work, while looking at the pics I was reminded of a video I saw on youtube wherein a builder puts silicon bronze in all those seams, it flows really well and can be painted over or left visible.
 

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Nice work, while looking at the pics I was reminded of a video I saw on youtube wherein a builder puts silicon bronze in all those seams, it flows really well and can be painted over or left visible.
Thank you! I like that the silicone bronze has way lower heat input (like 1/2 with .045 filler), blends easy with a DA, doesn’t shrink nearly the same as 70S, and planishes very nicely. You just have to lay it over a really good series of 70S tacks. I’m almost certainly going to do that on the flat seams for the corner extensions where the cowl joins the pillars.

David
 

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Working to eliminate another lead filler line, and extend the upper cowl to meet the pillar.

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The other side, and how I made the patch.
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From there, it's just finely fitting the roughed in patch, and then more welding and blending, and maybe a smidge of planishing to deal with weld shrinkage.

David
 

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Working to eliminate another lead filler line, and extend the upper cowl to meet the pillar.

One side:
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The other side, and how I made the patch.
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From there, it's just finely fitting the roughed in patch, and then more welding and blending, and maybe a smidge of planishing to deal with weld shrinkage.

David
Top notch as always David!
 

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Copy, paste.

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I picked up fresh AMD wheelhouses, and I think I’m going to take a break from the cowl and turn my attention to the rear of the car for a bit.

David
 

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One wheelhouse roughly fit. The AMD minitubbed inners are handier than pockets on a shirt.

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3/8” gap to the rail came out as designed. Pretty cool to see this work out.
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Other side is hacked and ready for fitting.
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I still have to eliminate the outer hump, and I won’t fine fit these and lock them in until I fit the quarters and rest of the rear sheetmetal.

David
 
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One wheelhouse roughly fit. The AMD minitubbed inners are handier than pockets on a shirt.

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3/8” gap to the rail came out as designed. Pretty cool to see this work out.
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Other side is hacked and ready for fitting.
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I still have to eliminate the outer hump, and I won’t fine fit these and lock them in until I fit the quarters and rest of the rear sheetmetal.

David
GREAT DEVOTED WORK THERE!!! Plus, i LOVE your statement.....'AMD minitubbed inners are handier than pockets on a shirt'. Love it!!
 
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