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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mindover, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. carbuilder
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    David could you explain the problems that you had with the buck. I need to make some fender bucks & wood work is not my best atrabute. Thinking about 1/4 inch in round stock or 1/8 x 1/2 flat stock at least it would be lighter the wood.
     
  2. Mindover
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    Danny, the problem I had was not because of my woodworking ability, it was my inability to see how I could make the main part of the wing and the part of the wing that sits on the chassis in the correct position. I made a meal of something that should have been straightforward, I had a mental block and just could not work it out. Got there eventually.
    It was difficult because all the suspension is in the way, the wings are quite complex in that area and I wanted it all to fit properly when done and I was stressed. It nearly kicked my butt - to quote you people from across the pond.

    David
     
  3. Mindover
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    Time to do some wheeling.

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    I started to shape some sections for the rear wing.

    David
     
  4. Now that's an English Wheel ! WOW


     
  5. Weasel
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    What do you expect - David is English....;)
     
  6. Wonder if they just call it "a wheel" in England ! ;)
     
  7. magneto57
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    Wow very nice...................rich
     
  8. Mindover
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    We do! here we call it a wheel or wheeling machine. I have two and a little harbor freight style machine.

    here is my other one its behind me in the photo.

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    David
     
  9. Mindover
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    Thanks Rich, I do like my machines I have quite a few old machines including Edwards folder and guillotine (shear).

    Thanks for you comments everyone.

    David
     
  10. Mindover
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    Blending out between the curved area and the flat

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  11. Looks great David! I sure hope you make a video on using some machines like English Wheels someday. Given how informative your first one was I would imagine it would be full of cool information.
     
  12. Mindover
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    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I have done some work on another DVD. I show how machines and hand work are use to produce parts efficiently. Just got to find time to finish it.

    David
     
  13. Mindover
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    The back section was wheeled next these were checked on the buck the flanges were marked and thrown and then shrunk to match the buck and the two sections welded together...

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    Everything was double checked on the car as I went because this was the first set of wings made on the bucks and its easy at this stage to spot and correct any problems. It all fitted as it should...

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    David
     
  14. Mindover
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    I use only gas welding for aluminium.

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    This is the two sections welded.

    David
     
  15. Mindover
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    I made these wings in the same way as the originals.

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    David
     
  16. Mindover
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    Hmm. I thought people might find this interesting.

    David
     
  17. 64 DODGE 440
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    David, having done a bit of aluminum torch welding many years back I am quite impressed with your skills. It's a real art that you need to practice regularly to have any success with.
     
  18. donbatey
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    Very impressive stuff mate, we' re watching.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  19. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: Hi David.Outstanding thread.Thank you for posting.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  20. Outstanding work, very educational and inspiring.
     
  21. BrerHair
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    Oh, we're interested. Some of us are just tardy. Fantastic!
     
  22. Looks great David!
     
  23. Gojeep
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    I only just got a notification that there was an update and had to go back a page to catch up! Don't know why this forum takes so long?
    Thanks for showing the continued progress.
     
  24. Mindover
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    Thanks guys for the replies, I get a bit bored if no-one says hi!. It feels a bit like a one sided conversation. I am quite happy to answer questions or show more detail on anything.
    Just ask.

    David
     
  25. h2omonkey
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    Thanks for posting all this, it's really educational. I've saw your DVD posted before but am a great procrastinator, this thread made me order your DVD today, so looking forward to watching it and learning more!
     
  26. I've been watching, these last years. Your build is absolutely fascinating! Thanks for showing and sharing your art and talent.
     
  27. Mindover
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    It's good to know you enjoy the thread. I hope you like the DVD when you get it.


    Thanks for taking he time to comment.
    I have several other build threads on here that you may like.

    David
     
  28. Mindover
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    Made the front wings in the same number of sections as the originals. all the parts were welded together using oxy acetylene welding.

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    Wings and Bucks...

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    David
     
  29. VoodooTwin
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    I'm very interested, and in awe. I'm almost afraid to ask questions....I want to hide my stupidity as much as possible....!
     
  30. Mindover
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    Hi, I can't do engineering and I can't play base like you can though!.

    Thanks for looking in.

    David
     
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