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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cali4niaCruiser, May 19, 2012.

  1. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks curbspeed! My baileigh bead roller I got through Shane was my last big investment. When you watch all those YouTube videos with guys like lazze, it looks super easy. Then you try to do it yourself and the metal is flipping this way and flopping that way. It can sure be frustrating. Most of my stuff is turning out "good from far, but far from good." Know what i mean? Just trying to learn something new every day.


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  3. general gow
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    my dad would've called that 'snazzy.'
     
  4. Cali4niaCruiser
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    hah, thats funny. That's exactly what my dad said when I showed him a picture.
     
  5. Checkerwagon
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    "Most of my stuff is turning out "good from far, but far from good." Know what i mean? Just trying to learn something new every day."
    I like your attitude. I learn every day. Usually, I learn that what I knew this morning was wrong. But, if I keep my mouth shut, ears open and hands busy, I'll figure it out.
    Maintain your course and keep us posted with your progress.
    All the best,
    Dale
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  6. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I'm trying to make a template for the big supswept part of my driveline tunnel. After making a huge pile of posterboard scrap, I reached out to my friends at Allmetalshaping.com and learned a really great fab trick from a clever Swede.

    1. Make two sheet metal templates, one for each opening of the tunnel.
    Attach them with all-thread and jamb nuts and adjust to the appropriate opening.
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    2. Now "roll the package" over posterboard or sheetmetal and trace its path through the roll...

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    3. Cut, cut and viola!

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    My template only needs very minor tweaking and I'll have a prefect guide for my next piece, which I will crank out soon. I thought this was a very cool trick, and worth sharing.
     
  7. rottenleonard
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    Man that is very useful!!!
     
  8. general gow
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    great solution!
     
  9. daddio211
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    Awesome! Those Swedes are pretty damn smart!

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  10. Really nice work and that tip on tht trans tunnel is great!
     
  11. Malcolm
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    Glad to see you are back at it, Jordan. All of your work looks very nice. ..And what a great tip on the trans tunnel - Thanks!


    Malcolm
     
  12. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks guys! Glad I could share!
     
  13. TomH
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    Yes it is.............thank you very much!!
     
  14. Cali4niaCruiser
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  15. tobyflh
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    Really like this car. makes me want to go work on mine right now. but I can't so I will plan what I'm going to do tomorrow on it.
     
  16. e-tek
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    Thanks for the ongoing tutorial. You're a young gun with old school qualifications.

    Now clean that camera lens!! ;)
     
  17. hooliganshotrods
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    Good job so far on the build, your fab work is very nice.
     
  18. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Hey thanks e-tek! I think the ol iPhone has broken my fall a few too many times. The glass is al scratched up and the pictures are garbage now. I better get out the trusty digital camera.
     
  19. e-tek
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    I just read your blog and - per your watercraft injury - I can see what you mean!! Yer a busy guy!

    BTW - is there a name/term for that great front end treatment - with the axle out front, mounted at the hairpins? Could you take a photo of that link?
     
  20. Cali4niaCruiser
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    It's called a "suicide" front end. It looks neat but really caused me design problems in the long run. Hence the custom steering arms and what not.
    Lets just say in 2005 I thought it was the coolest setup ever, now not so much.


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  21. Man that's craftsmanship. Well done
     
  22. bustedwrench
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    You sir are a true cross between an artist and a craftsman. Beautiful work.
     
  23. e-tek
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    This is what is "normally" referred to as a "suicide" front end. Yours is decidely more "dangerous" looking - lol.

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  24. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks bustedwrench!
    Thanks tedley

    E-tek, I've essentially got the same thing going on as your picture. The spring is just hidden in the front crossmember and the axle rides out front. The radiator Is squeezed between the two.
     
  25. Very nice fab work man! Keep it going!
     
  26. Beef Stew
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    Mind sharing some details on how you made the flange that the tunnel attaches to?

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    Thanks! Loooks great BTW.
     
  27. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks Beef! I dont mind at all. It was all done with my Baileigh bead roller a brake and a shriker/stretcher. I started with a flat piece of AK steel (better for cold forming). The large round flange was turned up with a "tipping wheel" to a 45 degree angle on the bead roller, then brought it up to a 90 with a hammer and dolly. I used a shrinker/stretcher on the flange edge to keep the piece straight as I was doing this. The bead rolls were done with a 1/2" bead roll set. The top was bent in a brake, then I used a 1/8" step flange on the back so I can tie further trunk pieces in.
     
  28. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Amazing job, I wish I had your talent. Keep up the progress....
     
  29. thunderbirdesq
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    Love the trick for making the cover, nice job!! Thanks!
     
  30. scootermcrad
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    Great build! Some very nice fabrication work here!
     

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