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Old 04-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

greetings and hallucinations

i'm in the process of making a set of dies for the infamous HF bead roller. one set for me for now, but if there would be interest, i could make a larger run of them.

what profiles would you guys be interested in?

let me know, and if the interest is there, i'll make a large run of them, various profiles etc.

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

Put me down for a set of tipping dies. Very difficult to get for the cheapie machines.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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Put me down for a set of tipping dies. Very difficult to get for the cheapie machines.
kinda thought those would be ones that guys would want...
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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count me in, if price is of this earth
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

Hoosier Profiles makes tipping dies for you guys already,

http://hoosierprofiles.com/HarborFre...cessories.aspx
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

cut one flange off a 2" pulley and use hockey puck material (or anything soft and durable) for the bottom...
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

i would like some dies to make the bead on ford bodys
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

Ok. What are tipping dies?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:10 PM   #9
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louver dies!! i have a Woodward Fab roller. not sure if h/f dies are inter-changable.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #10
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Ok. What are tipping dies?
Dies for forming different radius grooves and making edge bends with a radius.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

Tipping dies like the ones above and louver dies too. I have a Magnum bead rolller.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:31 PM   #12
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I'd be interested in a set of tipping dies
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:36 AM   #13
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30-31 ford lower bead die
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:53 AM   #14
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

ok... louver dies and tipping dies...

the tipping dies i'm going to make are going to be a bit less expensive than the hoosier sets...

i'm thinking around $45 for a two piece set of tipping dies. i'll look into the louver dies also

as for the dies to make beltline reveals for fords... yes, i can look into them as well.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:54 AM   #15
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louver dies!! i have a Woodward Fab roller. not sure if h/f dies are inter-changable.

all i would need is the specs on the dies you'd need, and i dont see a problem making those as well.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:38 AM   #16
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i would like some dies to make the bead on ford bodys
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EXACTLY!!! I'll take a set of these too!!! Not sure how many years used the same profile - I need a set to make the narrow (read roadster/phaeton/3W) '32 body bead. If you need a sample profile I can make one up and e-mail it to you. I've got a Williams Lowbuck bead roller - pretty sure they're the same fit.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:14 PM   #17
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

well, the response to this is kinda, well, over the top...
and it seems i'm going to be busy making HF roller dies VERY soonish.

the answer to about 99% of the questions like below is "yes"

all i would need is a sample of the bead profile you want, and i should be able to turn a set of dies to re-create it. for body/reveal lines, i'd need either a sample piece cut out of a bad panel, a scaled CAD drawing ( .DWF or the like) or an exact measured drawing of the profile that i can print out and make a pattern from.

so far, the short list of dies i have planned are below.

1: tipping dies.
2: body/reveal dies.
3: wide ford floor pan bead dies.
4: louver dies.
5: radius/roundover dies.

all of the dies will be turned by yours truly then case hardened, polished and ready to go to work.

i am in the beginning stages of "tooling up" to make these, and a few other HF metal working tools bits and pieces. i should have some of the basic die sets ready to ship by the middle/end of may, and i should have prices for those sets soon as well. custom profiles other than the ones listed here, PM me and we'll see what can be done.

i have been asked, and the answer is NO!!!. i will NOT take anyone's hard earned money before i have the tooling and machines set up to produce these pieces, and i have the stuff you want in my hands and ready to ship to you... i am not Preston Tucker.

i have also contacted Ryan about becoming an alliance vendor. if it makes sense to both Ryan and myself, members would get some sort of a "good deal" on all this as well.






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EXACTLY!!! I'll take a set of these too!!! Not sure how many years used the same profile - I need a set to make the narrow (read roadster/phaeton/3W) '32 body bead. If you need a sample profile I can make one up and e-mail it to you. I've got a Williams Lowbuck bead roller - pretty sure they're the same fit.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #18
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

geeee... i thought i was going to read about another dead HF tool
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #19
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Default Re: custom HF bead roller dies... interest?

I'd like to Have a set like this BUT with a modular configuration . The main dies with change able ends so I could adjust the amount of step.
Dies for my roller start with 3" round stock and 1" keyed hole
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:52 PM   #20
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yes I would love dies for the bead roller!!
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