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Custom bead rolling....lotsa pic's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Billet
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
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    Billet
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    Nice to "see" what's possible with talented hands. A tip of the hardhat to you folks. Inspiring work I have to get back to work. Thanks for posting
     
  2. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    from Atlanta

    Very interesting .... very nice work BW.

    PACO
     
  3. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
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    you gotta be kiddin me! this is too much.
     
  4. groundpounder
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    You guys are awesome!!!!! Used to bead roll all my dirt latemodel cars back in the 80's and 90's.......they don't do that anymore! Retired from racing last year and am currently working on a 32 ford coupe...draggin that bead roller out of the dungen, blowing all the grime off and gonna do the interior in aluminum!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
     
  5. wheel shop
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
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    wheel shop
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    what type of die do you guys use for the lettering?....tipping wheel? I don't know how you cut such sharp curves without distorting the panel
     
  6. BigWigRaceCars
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    Step dies.

    I never run my dies at full depth. I'm using .032 material, .090 step cut dies, but I only run at half depth, so I get around a .045 step. That's plenty in the thin stuff to be able to see the step and won't distort the panel much at all. It also lets you turn tight radius corners. On the letters with 90-degree sharp corners, each are two separate lines that meet at the corner.
     
  7. cornfieldcustoms
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    here are some of mine, nothing nearly as good as the others posted but i enjoy playing with the roller
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  8. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    Nice work cornfirldcustoms. Looks like you have a little deco thing going on.

    Paco
     
  9. movingviolation
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    Amazing....simply amazing. Talent here on the HAMB is off the charts!

    Eye candy!
     
  10. BigWigRaceCars
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    Nice work. Please keep posting if you have more. I love seeing what others are doing.
     
  11. TJratz
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    And here I am thinking I was a bad ass making straight lines!
     
  12. 21tat
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  13. BigWigRaceCars
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    Straight lines and smooth curves are the foundation for all that stuff. You gotta master the basics before you can do the crazy designs, if you want them to look good.

    This thread shouldn't be just the pros posting pictures.
     
  14. duffy.
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
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    In that case heres some pics of my FIRST bead rolling project.
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  15. did a trophy for a local show
     

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  16. BAILEIGH INC
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    Awesome!
     
  17. 31Hudson
    Joined: Sep 6, 2010
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    Wow. Very inspirational. I've seen things here that I didn't know were possible with a bead roller. I am going to have fun destroying metal this winter. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  18. Way to make a fella look bad, damn there is some serious skill here....
     
  19. scrape53
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
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    from iowa

    some amazing work....very cool
     
  20. NWRacing
    Joined: Aug 29, 2010
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    awesome work, makes the stuff I did that I thought was good look pretty sad
     
  21. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    Great skills and talent lots of hours of practice and patience in this thread!
     
  22. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
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    I Wonder if I ever get my bedroller working and get the parts from the manufacture since June ! Do you give classes Ric Cambell ? Awesome work all you guys !
     
  23. That is a cool trophy John. Beats the gold plated plastic or walnut stained pine plaque. That is a conversation piece.
     
  24. thanks keith
    ya that beats a plastic plaque all to hell.
    if someone had a cartoon drawing of a 40 ford truck, i would try to do that one next. ;)


    johnny
     
  25. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    paco
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    from Atlanta

    uncle johnny that is some kewl work.

    PACO
     
  26. PonchoJohn
    Joined: May 1, 2009
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    from Fresno, Ca

    a w e s o m e ! ! !
     
  27. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
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    ha..you talented bastards..I love this thread!!!!
     
  28. Looks like you have some years of sheetmetal work under your belt....Awesome work.
     
  29. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
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    WOW i mean WOW!!!!!!!
    did you learn from how to videos or by yourself?
     

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