Panel Fabrication

Sometimes the original panel is too damaged or rusty to re-use or it is missing altogether. In these cases we must fabricate the panel from scratch. Below are two examples of this.

The rear guard of this SS2 Tourer was badly rusted and the steel was too thin to reuse. In this case the guard was made 'free hand' in sections by the panelbeater with the original rusty guard and the body as a pattern. The sequence shows the method of manufacture.

         
PanelFabrication01   PanelFabrication02    PanelFabrication03
         
 PanelFabrication04       PanelFabrication06 
         

On this SS2 Tourer the front guards were missing. Using a guard from another car as a pattern a wooden buck was made. Many individual sections were then made using the buck as a guide for the shape and then welded together. The guard was then panelbeaten to smooth all the joins, finally 'dressed' up with a hammer, dolly and file. The last operation was to put the swage back down the centre.

         
PanelFabrication09   PanelFabrication10   PanelFabrication11
         
PanelFabrication12   PanelFabrication13   PanelFabrication14
         
PanelFabrication15   PanelFabrication17   PanelFabrication18
         

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