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morganclarkedesign1. I am so grateful for the opportunities that keep coming up. I was aske

I am so grateful for the opportunities that keep coming up. I was asked by the Deberti family to come up and tackle the door panels on @theperformancetruck last week. I started on Tuesday and finished Sunday morning. I estimated they would take a week and they did. First things first.... @allco_ you made this whole thing possible, you recommended me, got me in touch with @deberti and @braddeberti, then let me stay at your beautiful home every night! I love you. I care about you as a brother and I appreciate you man! You are a good human through and through! I started with the rear door panels first. The b-Pilar and the door bar dictated the design because of how tight the cage layout is. After the rears were done I came up with the best shape I could for the front. It’s important to me to make sure the design speaks the same language in the front as it does the rear. I wanted to give the front some depth and dimension and a location to French in the door handles. Thank you guys for having me and being good humans! @braddeberti @deberti @allco_ @yager_1417 #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #process #performancetruck #aluminum #sheetmetal #deberti

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morganclarkedesign1. Pretty satisfied on this one! Thank you @smg267 for the opportunity to

Pretty satisfied on this one! Thank you @smg267 for the opportunity to work on your machine. Scott wanted to seal her up properly and repackage some of the accessories on the rear of the chassis while also being serviced for a slew of other things by the @evan_weller_racing crew. My list included... relocate oil/fluid holders, build a removable water tank holder for 2 jerry cans, mount a spare steering pump, mount a spare front hub assembly, relocate tire recovery tracks, and install a steering wheel/quick disconnect on top of doing all the panel work. The existing side panels were removed. I laid out a nice parameter beadroll, refitted all the edges before they were sent out for a fresh powder coat. The top surface incorporates 3 removable access panels and a top mesh breather panel for the coolers to vent. As always I really enjoyed the project. On to the next one! Once Scott figures out his new bedside program we will tie in panels from chassis-to-fiberglass #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #aluminumfabrication #tinwork #freedom #design #prerunner #fabrication

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morganclarkedesign1. During the last few years of my moms life she used to tell me “crisis

During the last few years of my moms life she used to tell me “crisis is change trying to take place”. Never has this been more true than a few weeks ago. Over the last year the most common thing told to me was “you should be working for yourself”, “you need to start your own business” etc etc. I always replied back with excuses, fear, and uncertainty. I was going to air out all the dirty laundry and bullshit regarding Ryan Kibbe and Lexi but I already threw it away. I don’t want to wash my page with any more garbage. Hundreds of you guys have asked and I’ve told. I have no problem letting anyone else know the details, just DM me. PAST THAT... My “home base” will be up @evan_weller_racing. Evan and I have established a relationship that will be a really great fit. I will be doing stuff for him on the fabrication side of things, but even greater than that I will be doing my OWN projects and taking on personal work! THANK YOU to every person who has helped my family and I and reached out. Thank you to my future customers and the jobs lined up! You know who you are! I appreciate you all and I’m looking forward to the new journey and establishing Morgan Clarke Design. This beetle roof scoop was a challenge. The roof of a beetle might be the most complex shape I’ve ever worked on. It was important the shape flowed with the lines of the car. The car was getting hot and had minimal flow before. The internal ducting damns the air directly into the radiator. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #evanwellerracing #sheetmetal #fabrication #causeitglittersdoesntmeanitsgold

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morganclarkedesign1. First dash✔️ First steel dash✔️ double hitter! I consider myself prett

First dash✔️ First steel dash✔️ double hitter! I consider myself pretty well rounded as a metal fabricator, but sheet metal is by far the easiest and most fluid feeling medium to work with. Finished up the Removable center console for the black truck dash. Utilized a stock raptor arm rest and did my best to carry the shapes over from it to the sheet metal. I wanted to make sure everything spoke the same “design language” throughout. The owner wanted to keep things as simple as possible and not cluttered with accessories and screens. There is a removable center glove box that also houses the intercom and race radio. The unit and the dash will be completely upholstered and stitched. I kept the upholstery process in mind with the design and the construction so it can all go together smooth in the end. Can’t wait to do another one! #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction

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morganclarkedesign1. Some progress on the steel dash for the black truck. This is my first

Some progress on the steel dash for the black truck. This is my first steel dash and first complete dash/instrument panel. I’ve done center consoles and some dash pod type stuff but never a complete setup like this. We don’t have a slip roller or a shrinker/stretcher so I’ve hand formed nearly everything. @Markus__54 its been good to have you in the shop to brainstorm some methods on how to form some of the shapes and use some of your tools, thank you. I did some preliminary sketches for Ryan and the owner to look over. Once we finalized a design I started blocking in the main shape and went from there. There will be a center console section built in next. Cutouts will be made in the pods for access behind the dash. The bottom of the structure also has removable panels for service. I wanted to go with a little different of a design. We all agreed to have the layout and the positioning of things feel very “sports car/high performance” like. Very simple and minimal. All said and done the dash will be laid up with foam and upholstered & stitched. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #sheetmetaltoolsbyEvan #sheetmetal #dash #instrumentpanel

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morganclarkedesign1. Front sheet metal is finalized on the black truck. Made a template for

Front sheet metal is finalized on the black truck. Made a template for the crossmember and @mb_826 designed it in house and cut her out. The top trim piece follows the form and has a big heat “exit” on the top surface. Everything is nice and tight and well manicured. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #sheetmetal #tinwork

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morganclarkedesign1. Once again, sheet metal/tin work continues to be my favorite job to ha

Once again, sheet metal/tin work continues to be my favorite job to handle. Rear panel work on the black truck from a few weeks back is all finalized. This was a satisfying project. I’ve always wanted to seal the exterior of a rear chassis like this. Adapted the big tire cutouts in the fiberglass for storage access per side. I’ll make another post showing the mounting and design of the fluid racks and the jack. There’s a VIDEO at the end if you swipe through of the panel latches doing their thing. If your interested in the latches themselves DM me. I found a really good connect for them. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #aluminumfabrication #handmade #designmatters #craftsmanship

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morganclarkedesign1. Happy birthday Special!! I love you more than anything. You are the be

Happy birthday Special!! I love you more than anything. You are the best thing that ever could have came into our lives! 6 years old today. You are such a wonderful human and I love everything about you. This life has only just began. We are so proud of you and who you are. Happy birthday buddy. Love you forever #littlebabylogan #myspecialguy #bestfriend and thank you @beamed03 for setting us up with the #kidkart.. it’s going to be a whole new experience!

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morganclarkedesign1. More aluminum work on the special frame off #hotrodprerunner.  Aluminu

More aluminum work on the special frame off #hotrodprerunner. Aluminum valance, engine cage panels and some beauty cover up panels behind the headlights. The side panels still need a little massage, but until they are notched for the intake tubes I’m holding off. The hardware will be all anodize fender washers, only seen on some pieces to check fitment and clearance. I’m pretty excited to get this thing finalized and see the finished product. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #aluminum #fabrication

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morganclarkedesign1. Grateful for the opportunities I get. I love doing panel work and tin

Grateful for the opportunities I get. I love doing panel work and tin work. This is the first time for me doing a top radiator trim panel. Wanted to make sure we got her done in ONE piece(except the returns behind the headlamp). I’m pretty happy with the outcome. Learned some stuff along the way. We have been busy busy busy at the shop. Figured I would update with something cool. This is on the special @stabenbros project. On a side note.. if this helps anyone, I use .043” chipboard from papermart for templates and pattern making. Time and time again it seems to come out on top for being the best stuff for template making. Its just thick enough to hold its integrity and shape yet thin enough to still cut with scissors. #artsandcrafts #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #aluminumfabrication #formfollowsfunction

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morganclarkedesign1. I don’t think there’s another woman in the world that could raise our

I don’t think there’s another woman in the world that could raise our son better than you momma.. so grateful for you, who you are, what you stand for and the mother you so naturally became. I look up to you for how good of a parent you are with @littlebabylogan. Sometimes it feels a lot harder to me and the guidance and insight you give me is priceless. Not to mention you have to be my mom with a lot of stuff.. lol. I fucking love you.... Forever.... Happy Mother’s Day... #loc #milf #MotherOfLogan

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morganclarkedesign1. Throwback to running around Barstow for a Saturday afternoon with Kevi

Throwback to running around Barstow for a Saturday afternoon with Kevin giving my leaf springs a proper workout. It's been a long journey the last few years. I look at #beth in my driveway every morning before I go to work. I hope she can be back out by next Halloween #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #handbuilt #plasmacutterandagrinder #prerunner #beth

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morganclarkedesign1. Aluminum work on the #blacktruck #prerunnner From perforated stainless

Aluminum work on the #blacktruck #prerunnner From perforated stainless is not installed yet but you get the point. This whole front engine compartment will be closed off and dialed in. More to come! Aluminum panels are very satisfying. Learning more each time I do them. Doing the "cross" style notches for the reservoir mounts was a first for me. #DUIEELD #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #MCGA #evanstruck #aluminum #tinwork #motorsportsfabrication

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morganclarkedesign1. When I was growing up looking on the interweb(2001-2004) and pipedream

When I was growing up looking on the interweb(2001-2004) and pipedreaming about tube chassis trucks and serious prerunners "firewalls" were always a focal point of interest to me.. @newline_products "jetblue" and several others always had a big influence and inspired me. I'm really happy to be able to have opportunities to get to build some pretty cool stuff now a days myself. ANYWAYS... Garage fab FIREWALL/sheet metal work on my good friend @supercrew_shawn's truck. It's getting close to being wrapped up.. all 18g cold roll sheet construction. The @pattonracingengines SBF is set back roughly 2 feet so there's a lot of surface changes to get the packaging right. To access proper areas on the engine without pulling it there are 4 removable service areas. The windshield cowl will also be removable in the mid-section for when the powertrain has to come out. This is just a couple pics of the firewall and header "chambers". @richardsperformancemuffler built some badass firewall headers that will run up in front of each wall then dive into tunnels under the truck in between the skid plate. So far so good. The next update for this machine will be a welded and sealed cabin. 👍🏿thanks for being the big brother i never had Shawn! I respect you and our friendship to the fullest! Glad i can help on your machine!! #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #MCGA #formfollowsfunction #thetinmancan #sheetmetal #fabrication #turdpolishingINC #garagefab

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morganclarkedesign1. Top cover panels with mesh cutouts. Aluminum is very satisfying to wat

Top cover panels with mesh cutouts. Aluminum is very satisfying to watch come together. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #craftsmanship #aluminum #prerunner #fabrication

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morganclarkedesign1. Side panels done on the black truck @kibbetech. Really like how the de

Side panels done on the black truck @kibbetech. Really like how the design and form came out. Especially on the forward panels. Working on the top ones now. I'm still learning stuff every time I get after something like this and that's exciting. Really grateful to call this my job... #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #kibbetech #formfollowsfunction #prerunner #aluminum #tinwork #twotonetommy

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morganclarkedesign1. Proud moment! Built the majority of this truck during my stay @kalikus

Proud moment! Built the majority of this truck during my stay @kalikustomsinc planned it out properly. Thought things over(most of them lol) and Adam trusted me to do my thing. The fabrication combined with proper assembly, prep and wiring makes for problem free racing.. Jim and the truck shared their first race together on Saturday with @trey__l co-dawging the whole time. One flat and ZERO issues got us a 4th place. Truck works awesome and will only get better.. Good job everyone!! #clarkeheaders #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #formfollowsfunction #kalikustomspower #wiringbytheghost #norlinmotorsports #makecraftsmanshipgreatagain #prerunner #doorslammer #fordinaford

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morganclarkedesign1. Finished product on @dunewhore 's golf cart. Powdercoat everything wit

Finished product on @dunewhore 's golf cart. Powdercoat everything with aluminum mesh.. came out pretty good. #morganclarkedesign #mcd1 #kibbetech #doitfordeegan #huckitforhailey #formfollowsfunction

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