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

  1. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I've got a new machine on the way. I'm excited to learn and make some more parts!
     

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  2. Gearhead-DK
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    Extremely cool build Jordan!!
    Go go go :)
     
  3. Very nice work, gonna be a real work of art when it all done.


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  4. Lukydevl
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    Very cool build.. I dig it!!
     
  5. lowXM
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    fuck this thing is dope!
     
  6. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I made this dish with my new plannishing hammer and cut it in to the top of the firewall. Its a little sloppy, but bear with me, there's more fine tuning to come.
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    I wanted to make a nice looking recess for the rest of the firewall with curved edges, so I made this hammerform out of birch.

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    I attempted to make it out of one piece the first go around. That was pure failure as there was just way to much metal to shrink. The second attempt was done in two pieces and turned out pretty good.
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    I fine tuned the upper form and tried the upper piece one more time and turned out a pretty respectable product.

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    time to weld them together and cut it in.
     
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  7. Cali4niaCruiser
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    After asking Cody Walls some questions and seeing a video of Fay Butler online, I decided to machine a linear stretching die for my plannishing hammer. It turns flanges pretty nice. I'll need this for the next part.
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  8. bp1971
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    Awesome work!!!!
     
  9. lewk
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    Very nice build and work. The word hygienic comes to mind. I like the way you think.
     
  10. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Got the two all welded together...
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    Roughed out the metal finishing...
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    Tuned down the flange for the transmission tunnel with that linear stretching die I made...
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    Cut in to existing upper piece, not plannished yet.
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    Halfway testfit...
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    Still plenty of work to go, but here it is as of now...
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  11. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Almost got that firewall banged out today. I few little adjustments to make, but its pretty much there. I did my best.
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  12. sophisto79
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    Man that looks killer! Dude...I need tools...and a lot of practice. Keep it up!
     
  13. Excellent fab skills !
     
  14. Cali4niaCruiser
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    As long as you have a welder, the rest of the necessary tools are pretty basic. Wood for forms, hammer, dolly, tin snips. I used the plannishing hammer to speed things up a bit. Get some Ron Covell DVD's. They will really change your mind on what you think your capabilities are. Did for me!


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  15. 117harv
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    WOW, your thread gets better every time I check it out. Outstanding design and fab work, very nicely done HAMBer, take a bow.
     
  16. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks for the love fellas!
    I've got a really special part coming that will really define its style. Can't wait!
     
  17. sophisto79
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    Yeah for sure man, and Windfield's class last year really drove that point home. It really is a matter of putting in the time like you're doing. Most of what you're doing is what I plan for my projects. Keep the updates coming!

     
  18. Cody Walls
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    very nice work my friend, very nice
     
  19. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Thanks Cody! I've learned a ton from watching your work.


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  20. seatex
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    Besides top notch tin smithing, your welds are nothing short of amazing, and damned sexy (in the most manly way, of course)!
     
  21. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Lol, thank you. The welds never seem good enough to me, but I'm learning more all the time. Doing pipeline welding the last 6 years has taught me tons about what actually makes a weld proper. Trying to transfer that to TIG welding sheet metal is difficult but the concepts are all the same.


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  22. lowXM
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    what wheel and tyre combo are you running?
     
  23. Cali4niaCruiser
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  24. lowXM
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    sweet! thanks dude
     
  25. Cali4niaCruiser
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    What I should have done, was continue tweaking the firewall, finish the toe boards and trans tunnel. Sometimes I just get bored and need to do something that will get me fired up about the project again. Enter the Hallock windshield. Steve advertised one set of Hallocks, in raw casting form, for cheaper than I had ever see him offer. I couldn't resist, I snatched them up and began the process of finishing them off...
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  29. HelmuthBrothers
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    Some incredible talent right here
     
  30. 66tintop
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    You are one crafty fabricator , I enjoy your work , it is very easy on my eyes ,keep up the great build - the sky's the limit for a younger generation hamb , you should be proud of your skill set , thanks for sharing Tintop !:)
     

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