The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Nov 25, 2006.
A few pointers and lots of practice.
LOTS of practice.
Please keep on showing examples.
Kinda simple compared to some of the other stuff posted, its the center of a headliner.
That looks great! Nice design. Good job on the bevel around the edge - that makes everything look so much more finished.
Is there a tool that does the screw hole bevelling?
Unreal talent here fellas ...and a bump ....we want to see more of these incredible art work....cant get enuff
Love the work in this thread. I am going back out into the shed to get artistic.
What die did you use for the raised screw holes? Looks great.
That's insanely good Kev!
Damn!!!! thats all i can say
I just went through this whole thread from the beginning... dayum.
Talk about inspiration! Incredibly informative, too--you guys showing the rest of us how to do it is fantastic.
I've had plans for a bead roller like Kiwi-Kev's, and have been looking for an engine stand as a donor for the base. I've got a HF "starter kit" and plan on cannibalizing it for the dies and drive gears, and making a roller that will reach to the middle of a pick-up box, specifically so I can do the floor in the back of my '61 Suburban.
I love the idea of those diamonds or pleats for the interior panels of my gasser, too.
Thanks for everyone who contributed to this thread!
Great talent here!!
Heres a few panels i have bead rolled lately...
I just want to be able to find this one again
A few more...
a few more
Beautiful work ncjamey!
Wow, and you're right here in Ms. PM sent...
Those are really cool.
Thanks guys... I really enjoy building them..
ncjamey~ those are unreal! Do you sell them?
Thanks alot... yes i sell them... if you want something just mess me and we will bang something out for you...
ncjamey, great work! how did you create that rivet head look around the border? thanks, jerseymike
good god ncjamey! what dies are you using on that roller? those are fantastic!
These are amazing. I sure would love to have door panels made for my '51 Chevy.
ncjamey ... that's not bead roll'n ... that's artwork!!
Geeze!!!! You guys are insane! Just built my first one and did the floorboards in my Shoebox. What and where do you get the dies for the artsy stuff you guys do? I'm no artist but would love to try and learn!
Great work mcjamey! The fish scales and rat fink hair looks amazing. Are you using a sharp top die and soft lower die to do those?
ncjamey you da man!!!
nice as always
Very awesome work!!!
Well here is my best effort so far in my quest to master the art of bead rolling. I have recently added a home brewed VSR motor and foot pedal to my BR and it has greatly improved my ability
In the pictures is a rear panel I made for a friends 1963 Mini Cooper build. Please feel free to leave any comments and especially any tips and tricks from the pros on here to help further improve my skills
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