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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HiSpoke, May 25, 2017.
This is a great post. Thanks.
Beautiful craftsmanship. Simple and precise.
That is amazing and very cool. What is the thickness of the metal?
Thanks, thickness is 1.5 mm about 0.060"
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Very nice work and very interesting use of bucks . Did you build the dies for mount ? Blue
I knew it was gonna be trick as soon as I saw the first pic. It was like you knew what you were doing from the start.
Yes, can not blame anyone else for that
Very nice, well done!
Holy crap that's nice!!!
I'm impressed - Well thought out and executed. Very nice work!
Outstanding, wish I knew how you did it? Are you shrinking the curves, pressing them, hammering them over and then english wheeling?
Please share more of your work, I know this isn't the first stuff you've made.
Thank you guys for those nice comments!
Awesome work,what kind of rivets are you using and where did you get them from. I use 1/8 round head rivets but I like the ones you use with the bigger head. Thanks Mike from Syracuse N.Y.
Nice work! Thanks for sharing the pics .
These pictures were from the first try, not so good! But I think you get the hang of it.
You know when doing this kind of thing, the first is not getting well, the other gets better, and the third gets fine! So to make one, you have to make 3 pieces! ........
Annealing the curves, hammering over the buck, shrinkage where needed and more hammering to 90 degrees.
Smooth out all the irregularities.
Take the 3 pieces of buck out,
Hammering the lip around the aluminum rod.
"I know this isn't the first stuff you've made."
Maybe you're right, I'm almost an old fart now!
We have a sheet metal shop and always say "First is worst".
Very nice! Thank you for sharing your process.
Pretty precise buck forms also.Thanks for the how to.
Super job !
In the local hardware store.
Translated to the nearest in inches!
Holy Crap ,even the forms are so far above my skill level!! very nice man!!
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