Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
Notice the taper in the top roll it goes from a 2 inch radius at the front to a almost square edge at the rear.
1927 Chevy Running Board Aprons & Rocker Sill Covers
the originals were paper thin from rework & rust
Some minor hammer & dolly work was needed on the rounded corners, along with a slight touch with the sander.
The taper is very noticeable here.
I used my small wheel with the dedicated rubber upper wheel & a tight radius lower anvil so start the tapered crease roll over.
The flange for the bottom edge needed a little more then a 90 degree bend so a little hand work was needed.
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1 Set clamped together
After cutting the blanks in 19 gage steel I put in the carpet retainer bead firs.
Since I finished this project I have upgraded my Bead Roller to the Baileigh BR-16E-36 and all of the dies they currently make. With the new die rack I built I still have room for a lot more dies as needed.
The arch was put in using my Baileigh MSS-16F shrinker stretcher another great tool I sell.
.Rocker Sill Covers
The old & the new
I made a guide off of the original panel that the owner supplied so I could bead roll the recess like the originals.
You can see the radius to almost square edge the best in this shot tough to do.
The last flange was turned over & all of the correct holes & notches were made to finish off the pair for this part of the restoration parts I made.
Blocked up on my jig fixture table & tig tack welded..
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1 side trimmed & ready to weld together.
I tightened up the crease at the rear section as the factory panel was.
The side caps were next a flange was bent on each side & notice it has a slight arch as the originals did
Welded fully ground smooth and all the correct notching's put in
The 2 pieces were clamped together with the correct spacing from the outer edge to the carper stop bead, then scribed & cut