Thank you for your earlier suggestion. I have now created what I refer to as the “MegaClamp.” The mouth opening is just a little over 32inches and made from some scrap laying around the workshop. So far it seems to hold tight. I started to weld the hood but stopped because I really needed something to hold the panels more firmly in the middle. Hopefully this new clamp will do the trick. I sprayed it with a little black primer to prevent it from rusting.
That is one big clamp!
You know, I am sensing, at the very least, a lucrative side hustle for you…
Now we need to see the size of his belt buckle
Isn’t that the belt buckle when done with it?
The clamp came in handy tonight. I welded up the left side of the hood to the hood cowl. Good news is my welding can only get better with the amount of practice I am getting. I did a lot of spot welding to prevent warpage in the hood which took forever but it seemed to work.
For everyone that is following the build. I want to give a huge thank you to @D_Barnes who sent me amazing photos of the rebuilt Lindner Nocker Coupe.
He was able to capture photos of so many small details that I would have missed in the build. I cannot thank him enough and how supportive this Jaguar community is.
More to come. Cheers!