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Let's see some sheet metal shaping

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhnarial, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. chrisp
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    I have an extended one too, but your's looks bigger than mine. I'm gonna have to check that 55 thread.
     
  2. Erik B
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    Some aluminum work on my cyclecar project. Hand formed grille shell, slip rolled hood with bead roller used for hood support structure and engine turned panels. Windscreen frames are made from 2 pieces welded together and polished.
     
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  3. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Beautiful work Eric B.
     
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  4. MP&C
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    Well the owner sent me a "concept photo" complete with cardboard cutout... The piece of cardboard against the hood side will be chrome plated, the next will be a contrasting color to the car, and topped off with the Impala fender trim..

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  5. Erik B
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    Here are some construction pics. Used english wheel and shrinker. Plaster buck to fit pieces and weld together. grille2.JPG grille1.jpg grille3.JPG
     
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  6. Marty Strode
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    The hood for our Spalding Roadster copy. IMG_2326.JPG IMG_2378.JPG IMG_2402.JPG IMG_2410.JPG IMG_2420.JPG IMG_2422.JPG IMG_2426.JPG IMG_2428.JPG IMG_2432.JPG
     
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  7. Marty Strode
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  9. Great work , Marty !
     
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  10. Erik B
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    Very nice. What's with all the cleavers?


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  11. Oldioron
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    Wow I'm going to need to put my club an rock away!
     
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  12. Marty Strode
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    Those cleavers, numbering over 180, are my retirement !
     
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  13. patsurf
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    that ALM,OST makes one want to ask......but then think better of it...
     
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  14. Marty , going to be on America’s got talent?
     
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  15. Oldioron
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    Beautiful work, you know it is when paint work can't improve it!
    I like to think I can hold my own when it comes to metal work but my hats off to ya....
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for the kindness, I have plenty to learn, just wish I had tried pounding aluminum earlier in life. A couple of shots of the bubble finished, with the hood up. IMG_2550.JPG IMG_2556.JPG
     
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  17. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Nice work.

    But I must be missing something...
    Where does the air for the carburetors come from? Under the hood around the entry ways to the three carbs?
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    I am letting Pat Ganahl cut the holes in the bubble. Spalding 4.jpg
     
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  20. MP&C
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    Hood side number two completed yesterday. The flanges of the tapered pan get some stretch treatment in the kick Erco to match the profile of the hood side..

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    For the questions about the cutting device, it is a long nose pneumatic cut off tool from Blue Point. For keeping the cut nice and perpendicular, and disc width, the long nose works better (for me anyhow) by having the long nose as a visual guide to keep it parallel to our centerline. I don't think I would have seen as good of results using the standard cut off tool.

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    Each slot has stop drill holes at the end, to help remove any cracking issue and also to better determine end of cut.

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    E helped out with the punching efforts...…

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    Panel gets tacked in and welded with the TIG...

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  21. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    WOW - I love your work.
    I am especially interested in how you formed the raised louver. What does the female die side look like? Is it open or is there some sort of backup profile? How did you make them consistently deep? Did you make a male die or just hammer them into the parent metal? Very cool.
     
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  25. MP&C
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    Been tripping over the 8’ linear slide on the Lennox for the past couple months, time to knock out these Biederman skirts so we can break the linear slide down. This will likely be the last Metalshaping done on this machine before it goes out the door and the replacement comes in.

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    These two bends were done in the magnetic brake, the final fold for the U-shape is done in the Lennox using these dies..

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    Comparison

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    Here's the folding process...




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    Next we took them to a local machine shop, Triton Defense, to hem the U-shape. They used a knife blade in the press brake.

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    The only thing left for these is to fold the top flange for bolting to the underside of the cab, fit, and paint.
     
  26. MP&C
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    Well after about 12 years, the Lennox TE150 is leaving the building. When we did the 35 Chevy louvers for Cody Walls, it hinted then of it's limitations. Simply put, not enough throat capacity with some of the automotive panels.

    I bought this from Northwest Airlines and picked it up from their then recently closed DC-9 maintenance facility at the Hartsfield Atlanta airport. They had shut down the operation and moved maintenance overseas. This and a 100 ton drop press was the last that remained in an otherwise vacant building.

    I've found another metalshaper that has a larger machine, but doesn't really use it for the capacity. So after negotiating the terms, he will be using this for the (mainly) motorcycle fabrications, where I will have more capacity for larger automotive panels.

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    Like a kid in the candy store.....
     
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  27. MP&C
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    Good thing I got a tilt bed trailer last year, it came in handy.. As well as borrowing some piano moving jacks..

    With rain in the forecast for Friday, we loaded up the TE150 Thursday night and left it inside. All ready for the 2+ hour drive to it's new home on Saturday..

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    With our "trade-in" situated next to the newsed machine, you get a hint to the comparison in size. What you don't see is what is used on the inside. The TE150 uses 1/2" thick steel plate on the sides, the TE250 uses 1-1/4" thick steel plate. Quite a difference, and easily noticed when moving..

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    Winch helps with the uphill movement..

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    We made another stop and also picked up a small spinning lathe, a Model 18 DuaLathe, and a larger 3 phase converter. The motor size on the Lennox jumps from 1.5 hp to 5hp on the new one, and my present converter is a bit undersized for the occasion. All backed in the shop for the unloading ceremonies..

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    Some square pads were cut out of horse mat for mounting, and 3/4" anchors sunk into the concrete..

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    ….and let's not forget the requisite safety warning label..

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    Still need to wire in the three phase converter, but glad all the moving is complete.


    Special thanks to scottb356 and ClutchDumpinDan for making the trip north and helping out with moving details!!!
     
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  28. SinisterSleds
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    Couple pics of a 1951 Henry J. Roof before and after and door skin I just started.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  29. SinisterSleds
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    Here are some pics of filling an antenna hole.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  30. Very important detail there!
     

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