This is a '32 Ford Roadster that is being built to run 150 mph out at Bonneville Salt Flats. We built a 3-piece hood and custom roll cage.
This is how we recieved the car from the owner. Its a Brookville 32 body with a stretched 32 frame.
The grill shell is set at the desired height and angle and some tape is pulled to verify every thing is where it belongs.
We built dies for the power hammer to form the belt line on the hood top. This gives us nice consistant lines.
We made a small hammer form tool to finish off the front body line on the hood top.
With the hood formed, it gets its first trial fit.
With the top finished we made a cardbord template of what we wanted the side panel to look like.
With the side panel cut and the lower body line formed it is put in place and the gaps are perfected.
Nice smooth side panel.
Much more effort goes into a Boneville cage than one would think.
This cage is built out of 1 5/8" X .080 wall chromemoly tube.
There is nearly 80 feet of tubing in this cage.
Its in the car and bolted down. We pride ourselves on exellent quality, great fit and function as well as good looks.
Another finished Tin Man project.
New hole in the hood for the hood scoop...
Starting to mock up the tonneau cover to keep the wind out at Bonneville....
Still in process...
Starting to take shape...
Thats looking better! Help keep a little of that drag down on the salt flats....