Building Miss Piggy

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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:55 pm

A personal family loss and customers projects stacking, up meant that "Miss Piggy" was literally sent back up to the Barn for a month to rest.936559365493653
That is "Dixie" my 1951 8N escorting "Miss Piggy" up the driveway.
I did manage to get a good month in on Sandi's 1961 Studebaker Hawk which willl eventually be the TV for "Miss Piggy"
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:00 pm

Middle of February and I am back at it ......July deadline! Had really hoped to be ready for the May long weekend, but July 15th is a MUST!!93671936709366993668
She was brought back down and put on the Rotiserie.........."A Pig in a Spit" if you will??
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby indycamper » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:30 pm

What an interesting build! Most definitely NOT a conventional teardrop. WIll be looking forward to seeing her completion. :D
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:55 pm

More progress93667936669366593664
Had to go find another set of Studebaker rear doors to build the quarter windows.....wanted more side light.
So another quick trip to the USA. Thanks Allen!
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:35 pm

Well I just posted the longest of all my descritions if work done, and then the power went out just as I was going to hit the submit button and all was lost!
So here are just more pictures.93672936759367493673
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:41 pm

More pictures.93677936769367893680
Welded in a 51 Studebaker hood to fill the hole in the front where the window used to be. And the centre of a 1954 Ford PU truck hood to fill the gap where the 46 Chev cab was widened, that rolls under the trailer to form sort of a keel joining the under floor storage area.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:45 pm

Now to fill the whole in the front of the roof. Didn't just want to use sheet metal (boring).
So I spotted the original hood from the 59 Simca Vedette and presto the light went on. It was the perfect width, so I removed its top skin, cut it to shape and welded it to the roof. 93681936829368393684
How cool is that??
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Another area to blend (fill gap) was where the sides meet the front. Needed a funky shape, so went walk about with my 3D eyes on. And there was just the pieces I needed in the discarded 54 Ford PU hood sides. Marked out what I thought would work and plasmaed them out. Trial fit was wonderful. But once again the worked better upside down and on the opposite sides that I had originally pictured. A little trimming anf fitting and they were tacked in.
But first some more front pictures.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:09 pm

Up to date93699936989369793696
These are for you Coby!
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby mezmo » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:12 pm

Great to finally see this in-progress!

'Will eagerly follow the build along.

Best of luck in your quest to finish up by
the deadline!

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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Cool build. :thumbsup:

Must be Karma, a body man with lady named Sandi. :D
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:58 pm

Thanks for your support.
Had to take a day off from welding and grinding to play on the internet and rest.
Will be back at it again to morrow.
Hopefully we will start the mud work Tuesday???
The next month sould be very interesting and tiring!
Hopefully we will make it?????
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby danlott » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:04 am

Oh man, sure wish you were coming to IRG, that is going to be pretty cool when you are finished.

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Building Miss Piggy

Postby Koko65 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:06 am

Nice work Brian

It's great to see some pictures as from talking with you it was hard to imagine. You definitely have some great metal working skills. I have a hard enough time with just the metal trim work. I may be driving down to Peachland this week or next... I'll stop by if I have a chance.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby pappaw » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:14 am

Wow, That's Crazy! :laughter:

Crazy Kewl that is. :peace:

What a way to recycle old car parts. :thumbsup:

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