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Projects I finally made a metal patch that doesn't need filler

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Yep, I'm so fucking pissed off I said to my self, "Self - fuck the filler, fuck the rust removal, fuck the sanding, fuck the ISOs, fuck the material bill, and build a damn rat rod"

    It's taken nearly 35 years to reach this level of agrivation.
    Hopefully ill come back to my senses shortly but damn.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2014
  2. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Pictures, or you're full of chit! :)
  3. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    What a tease......! :)

  4. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

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  5. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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  6. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,718

    junk yard kid

    pics or you used filler!!
  7. I think you guys missed my "Noamsayun" here.
  8. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,955


    My metal patches don't need filler, either.

    Until I weld them in...... then they go all to hell, do what they want, and generally misbehave.
    Joined: Dec 11, 2007
    Posts: 193

    from Florida

    Build 100 nice cars and no one cares. Build one r** r** and everyone thinks your an ass hole.
  10. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,097


    I love body filler!! I buy it in 55 gallon drums!! Tried lead but flatten out the tires!! Pete
  11. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 558

    from Mo.

    I love the smell of body filler in the morning.
  12. I like it also when a welded in patch just need a skim coat of filler .I should know with that 56 buick wagon I am working
  13. Heres some pics for your amusement and comments.
    Making lots of scrap today in my fortress of solitude.
    But I have pondered this with my some 1800 select on the rocks and have developed a new plan. I will try this with 4 pieces on the hammer form and see if I can make some different scrap tomorrow. :p wish me luck

    There's just too much metal to move into to details

    This all started because the guy who was there before me rebuilt a 60" wheel well bead and only used one piece bigger than a quarter and that was a chunk of 10 gauge.

    When you say "fuck it" all of a sudden you don't need filler. Life gets a whole lot easier and cars get a whole lot uglier

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  14. My only patch panels that I make that don't need filler end up in the scrap pile. :D HRP
  15. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,105

    Deuced Up!

    I have learned Plasma Cutters are dangerous with this kind of attitude! LOL. I can't tell you how many times since I got one that I said oh hell, F**K it just cut it off! I hear you brother!
  16. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Yeah,I got it. Why do you think I asked for pictures? ;) :D :cool::)
  17. druids62
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 188


    Love 1800! Don"t say "screw it"! That vicky is a treasure! Load that sucker up and drag it over to Flop! This cat is stinkin' awesome! I know we are all on tight budgets here but if you've had this project any length of time, then its time to get this sucker out on the road! I am currently at this stage myself so I feel your pain brother!
  18. It's all about tolerance! What kind of crap can you tolerate? how good does it have to be for your government? (government work) I tend to shoot for "perfection" and settle for "fuckit good enough".
  19. hfracing53
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 74


    Hello , Hard wood forms work well to form body lines and shapes . The forms need to be a little smaller , than the desired panel size , and the body lines more pronounced , to give you the right effect on the outside of the panel . Also try a piece of thinner gauge metal as a test piece . Easier to form , and it will let you know the limitation , of what works .
    I have been making patch panels for over 25 years , and I still toss them on the scrap pile . Hope this helps . Good Luck , Scotty
  20. Those slightly rusty ones are 24 gauge and some weird really extra malleable stuff.
  21. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,886


    good stuff !

    :eek::eek: but 24 gauge isnt gonna do much for you once you have to weld it in .
  22. wow ,I get mad sometimes,but I've never given my buck a black eye
  23. There's nothing that I have access to that's going to bend easier. It just won't do it.

    In going to try to do 4 pieces of 18 gauge on the hammer form.
  24. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,886


    Hey 31 get some 20 gauge !! 18 is gonna make you wanna rip your hair out .

    That's hammer formed out of 20 gauge


    I think you are going to have to make the stretch first on a shot bad then add the tapered line after you are happy with the shape .

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  25. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    Is the material your using AKDQ or jus crs sheet? There's a big difference in each of their abilities to be formed into tight, compound shapes!

    Try and hunt down some "drawing quality'' material, and I think you'll see why stamping plants, and body panel engineers spec this material for panels that require much stretching and shrinking.

    You ''test shots'' look great to me !:)

    " Do not reach greedly for the Kool-Aid "
  26. Man, you have no idea on what I've been thru to get some AKDQ sheet.
    I don't think I can get it here at close to reasonable prices.
  27. Little hammer and dolly work , little buzz thru the planishing hammer and this should be usable. Still going to need some filler

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2014
  28. 18 gauge worked over pretty easy in 3 pieces and a cut.
    I need a deep throat shrinker/stretcher for this or more patience.

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  29. Babyearl
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 610


    I'd start with a smoother dolly.

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