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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nico32, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. storm king
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    I agree about overdoing the rivets, and also, the term "bomber seats" bugs me a bit. They are military seats, but likely many come from trainers, and even some rare examples out of fighters.
     
  2. storm king
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    I agree about overdoing the rivets, and also, the term "bomber seats" bugs me a bit. They are military seats, but likely many come from trainers, and even some rare examples out of fighters.
     
  3. scootermcrad
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    Nope! It's COPPER all the way! He told me what he had in the seat just for HIS materials and I about passed out! And it's HEEEEAAAAVY too!!! He said it was being built for a fairly high profile car for a high profile person. Can't remember who he was building it for, but I haven't seen the finished car. That was several years ago. Still looking to see the finished car.
     
  4. langy
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    I love this thread !!!
     
  5. sinks88
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    I so love Back seat bettie! I wish someday to see that car in person, if only to get a ride in it a night as well!
     
  6. model.A.keith
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  7. crash11049
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    That tank is pure porn...after seeing it I cant stand up
     
  8. krimsonghost
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    I was fortunate enough to see this car at the Cheater show last summer in Milwaukee... I spent a LONG time looking over all the details on it. Truly great work
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  9. big creep
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    this thing is fucken sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!


     
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  11. scootermcrad
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    I miss talking about rivets... Maybe we should bump this up! :)
     
  12. captainjunk#2
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    man i missed this thread some how , that car is a work of art , insane detail , shweeeeet
     
  13. 28 jalopy
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    The detail of the rivets shows the hand crafting of these cars! I think this thread deserves another bump!
     
  14. hot_rod_bones
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    subscribed, wish more people would post thumbnails though. military computers block all the other photos.

    i have been thinking of doing some rivets along with machine turning on certain parts like dash and firewall. prolly a year down the road for my ride though.
     
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  16. 117harv
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    Back up, anyone have more pics?
     
  17. bonez
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    Skirv car is absolutley amazing. I think the riveting beats Back seat Betty by a mile.
    What i dont like of BSB is that theres too many of them that are just props. The inner roof an door panles are cool, cause the panels are actually riveted togheter, but the outside ones are just thrown at it, or so it seems.
    I love the instruments and details a lot thou, and im not dissin it.
     
  18. mrjynx
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    Those look bigger than the pop rivets that go in the hand tool. I dont know much about riveting but I thought bigger ones had to be done with a torch by heating up?
    What tool was used to do those?
     
  19. oj
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    Heres a few of mine.
    I am trying to figure out how they did the rivets on the inside of that tank? I thought about making my gas tank and riveting it together and sweating the seam like the tank shown but can't figure out how to buck the rivets.
     

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  20. scootermcrad
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  21. Flush riveting isn't all that much harder than regular rivets but you do need a couple special tools (or at least they make it a whole lot easier) - an adjustable stop countersink and the correct parts for the rivet gun make life a lot easier. a rivet gun with a "teasing" trigger is a big help too. Aircraft Spruce has lots of riveting stuff and the correct rivets for this.
     

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    I know this is a revived old thread but the quality of some of the work is remarkable. I'd have to think that some of the guys showing their work had aircraft experience in the past.

    As nmpontiac said above the flush rivets are pretty standard stuff and tools, materials and information are readily available throgh aircraft related sources.

    I learned to do rivets at Boeings in 1966 when I worked building window panel sections for 727's that summer. I was the guy holding the bucking bar for the guy on the other side of the panel with the rivet gun. There is a bit of art to that side of it to get the back sides of the rivets straight and square.
    On the flush rivets getting the depth of the countersink for the rivet to sit in and be perfectly flush with the surface is a challenge but not all that hard.

    Keep bringing those photos of nice work this is an enjoyable thread.
     
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  24. Blue One
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    My new bomber seats for the 26 RPU, just got them last week from Frank Wallic. :)

    Very happy right now :)
     

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  25. rottenleonard
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    Here is some I did in my old Chrysler Coupster

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  26. Irrational Metalworks
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    Larry, that came out looking really good!
     
  27. nashvegas99
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    has anyone ever had any luck with the HF riveting gun for your compressor?
     
  28. Ted H
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    Ages ago HAMBer Roothawg did a tech thread on riviting. I believe Root's day job is as an aviation technician.
    Ted
     
  29. BCCHOPIT
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    This is a cool THREAD!!!!!
     
  30. oj
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    I bought the book 'AirCraft SheetMetal' and it has the formulas for rivet spacing etc depending on materials, thickness and rivet size.
    I am trying to find the old books that detail how to form the metal for riveting, the modern books just show flush panels but if you look at the early race cars that were riveted the sheetmetal was formed to take advantage of a rivet. If anybody knows of books - like apprentice metalworkers books from back in the 20's or 30's - please shoot me a PM with title or author.
    Thanks, oj
     

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