Had a spare hour this evening and was itching to get back into the workshop after a nice relaxing holiday, so started to make a part for the upper a-pillar.
I am folding and curving the inner strip and rain channel section. I’m doing this prior to cutting the old one out - so I can use it as a reference.
I folded the sheet steel up with a hobby vice mounted folder, which is ok but doesn’t give a sharp fold (more of a radius than a sharp 90degrees) so had to hammer it sharper against a square bar to get something more like the original part.
Then fired up the shrinker/stretcher to form the curve. We are about 90percent there - needs some tweaking still to get radius of curve perfect.
Here is progress so far
1972 GT 1600 Junior
At the very start of a long restoration road....
Last edited by BigMart; 06-19-2019 at 12:42 AM.