CMD Body Panels for M 151

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:23 pm

Here are the floor supports. I'm drawing the tooling for forming the large radius. The light gray part is the NOS part. Took picture after close today and didn't feel like turning on the shop lights.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by W. Winget » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm

Curious, is this part of the underbody repair "kit" (larger parts meant for motor pool weld atop old cleaned up existing metal) or is it a direct replacement where you totally drill out the old pieces and insert the new ones.
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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:23 pm

This is the copy of the underbody repair kit. I'll probably make the original replacement as well. It'll be interesting to see how the radius turns out. I'm designing the tooling to compensate for some spring back.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by Rickf » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:13 am

Will, If you read the manual it tells you to completely remove the old part before installing the new replacement. Do not install over the old channel. The reason they were made wider was so that you had clean metal to weld to through the plug weld holes. If the old metal was left in there it would continue to rust and take out both the rest of the old and the new.
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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:57 pm

Tooling for forming the large radius on the hat channel floor supports is in our machine shop, here's the other update on the underbody parts:

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We'll have to do some fit up / tweaks to the outer pieces as the design is complex

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by Hell On Wheels » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:17 am

When can I start to order a few pieces of those?
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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 pm

We should have parts available by the end of the month.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 am

Working on A2 rear cross member again. Going to make a minor change on the bottom but these are good parts. Still have to make the plate that the tail light mounts to. The part in primer is NOS.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:04 pm

Tooling is underway for the under body hat channels. Should be complete by end of week. Bottom die is going to be bolted together. This saves machining time.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:05 pm

Here it is! Tooling is done for the underbody hat channels. Hopefully we can test tomorrow. If not, early next week. This will end the days of dwindling supply on these parts.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:12 pm

Here's the first official set of floor supports. Again, these are the underbody repair parts. These are $65 each. The tooling required to form the radius wasn't cheap.


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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:56 am

lpcoating wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:12 pm
Here's the first official set of floor supports. Again, these are the underbody repair parts. These are $65 each. The tooling required to form the radius wasn't cheap.


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We have 34 of these at our laser and will be available for shipment in about a week. $65 each plus shipping.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:04 am

First order will be done today. Half of them are already sold.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:01 pm

Another update for those who have interest. Before I left today I turned in orders for (4) sets of A1 full side panels and (6) sets of A2 full side panels. Also ordered DS and PS side cowl panels. We've made and sold a handful of these and now we're running a production run. Picture shows ours on the left and NOS on right. Yes Buddy, that's yours!

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The A2 rear cross member is proved out and we are working on the tail light backing plate for the cross member. We should be able to run some test pieces next week and then we'll have the A2 rear cross member, complete. I'm pushing to get new parts available and have them ready for the convention in Findlay this year.

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Re: CMD Body Panels for M 151

Post by lpcoating » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:14 am

Next round of full side panels are going through the shop. We've developed better fixtures and tweaked part fit up. If you need some let me know as they're going fast. For those that have already contacted me, your name is on the "waiting parts" list.

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