64 Charger Concept Car Stainless Grille

A local friend that is in to Mopars and works on them too, wanted some stainless trim pieces from another application, cut and pasted together as well as bent in the middle for a 1964 Dodge Charger Concept car. He had started on it and then decided that he had other things he wanted to do, and that I would do a better job anyways, so I told him I could work it in. I didn't get them perfect, but to a very acceptable final product in my opinion considering what i was asked to do.
2014-08-15 14.19.55  Pieces as supplied by customer with desired length dimensions.
1 Pieces as supplied by customer with desired length dimensions.
2014-08-15 14.20.17  Pieces as supplied by customer.  Was asked to fix existing welds, weld the rest, smooth and polish.
2 Pieces as supplied by customer. Was asked to fix existing welds, weld the rest, smooth and polish.
2014-08-15 14.50.23  Pieces Trimmed to fit tightly and then copper backing for weld, support and clamping.
3 Pieces Trimmed to fit tightly and then copper backing for weld, support and clamping.
2014-08-15 19.48.39  Using a good solid aluminum straight edge for aligning and clamping all the pieces.
4 Using a good solid aluminum straight edge for aligning and clamping all the pieces.
2014-08-15 17.06.03  Jig used for getting proper bend in them after welding them into 1 piece.
5 Jig used for getting proper bend in them after welding them into 1 piece.
2014-08-15 17.06.18  Welding the bend notch.  Used some argon gas backing instead of copper for some difficult spots to keep the back side of the weld as nice as possible.
6 Welding the bend notch. Used some argon gas backing instead of copper for some difficult spots to keep the back side of the weld as nice as possible.
2014-08-18 22.45.31  Initial welding, grinding and bending done.  Time for final grinding/sanding, smoothing straightening of some areas and polishing.
7 Initial welding, grinding and bending done. Time for final grinding/sanding, smoothing straightening of some areas and polishing.
2014-08-18 22.45.46  Initial welding, grinding and bending done.  Time for final grinding/sanding, smoothing straightening of some areas and polishing.
8 Initial welding, grinding and bending done. Time for final grinding/sanding, smoothing straightening of some areas and polishing.
IMG 1927  Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
9 Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
IMG 1928  Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
10 Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
IMG 1929  Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
11 Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
IMG 1930  Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
12 Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
IMG 1931  Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.
13 Finally done, not perfect, but pretty darn good for what we had to do.