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

  1. cabriolethiboy
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    Has anyone ever used a reciprocating saw (Sawsall) for a light duty Pullmax style machine? I was looking at a demo hammer to use when I saw a recip saw. 18 amp. Looks pretty heavy duty. I work mostly aluminum. Anyone have any ideas on this?
     
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  2. cabriolethiboy
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    Demo hammer
     
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  3. Dino 64
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    Looks like the dem hammer’s shaft is much larger than on a “saws all”. ? Might work.
     
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  4. G-son
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    I'd worry that the internals aren't designed to handle that kind of shock load. It'll probably hammer itself to death.
     
  5. pigfluxer
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    It’s Chinese, let it....
     
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  6. justabeater37
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    I can't get a reciprocating saw to last just cutting metal with it. I would imagine if you tried to shape with it, it would only last a few minutes.
     
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  7. MP&C
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    More practice with the hand formed louvers, these were rotated 15 degrees.


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  8. Could you use it to "power"the offset wheel that moves the hammer,instead of getting the hammer head directly on it?
    Like this.
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  9. Inspiring
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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    I am back on the Lakester rear sheet metal. Done mostly in the rolls, brake, shrinker, and bead machine for offsets. Lots of Dzus buttons to install. Next will be completing the enclosure around the parachute tubes and push bar wheel. IMG_2767.JPG IMG_2771.JPG IMG_2823.JPG IMG_2858.JPG IMG_2868.JPG IMG_2885.JPG IMG_2888.JPG IMG_2891.JPG IMG_2893.JPG
     
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  11. MP&C
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    John stopped by the shop last night so we could fit up the running board skirts on the Biederman.

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    I know he will be glad to close off this gaping hole.

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    After taking some measurements we got the top flange folded over using the magnetic brake. The flange will be bolted to the underside of the cab to support the weight as we will leave about a 1/4" or so gap above the running board to allow for frame flex.

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    Rivet Nuts installed under the cab...

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    The rubber edge trim is our attempt to keep the paint from rubbing off, and these are held in place using weatherstrip adhesive.

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    The dump bed had been painted over when John bought it, but closer inspection showed where some additional layers of paint in the hand painted lettering, "Phone 60" had staved off surface rust in it's previous life and was still visible...

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  12. That’s got to be THEE nicest dump truck paint job I’ve ever seen
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  13. Marty Strode
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    Make that one of the nicest trucks I have ever seen. Beautiful, thorough work, all the way !
     
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  14. john worden
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    I like your method of letting the filler panel "float" on the running board taking into consideration that there
    is probably a small bit of movement between the running board, cab and fender where positive attachment could lead to stress cracking.
     
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  15. Fabber McGee
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    Probably more than a small amount of movement. This lucky truck probably won't be put back to work again, but when an end dump is on the job, everything is in motion.

    Very nice job on the whole truck.
     
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  16. Built a kitchen light for a 1955 Airstream. Not hard but fun and shiny
     

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  17. Marty Strode
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    I got the back end closed up. I should have taken more pics of the parts before I welded and ground the corners. I used my small tank die in the bead roller, and rolled a 1/2" bead, before cutting the center out. The low side of the center needs to be open for the parachute hook ups, and access for a floor jack. I may cut and bell some holes in the larger flat areas to let trapped air out. IMG_2895.JPG IMG_2900.JPG IMG_2902.JPG IMG_2903.JPG IMG_2908.JPG
     
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  18. Nice work Marty .
     
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  19. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Louvers might look nice.
     
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  20. Bearing Burner
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    Could you post a picture showing the nose from front and side.
     
  21. Marty Strode
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    The nose isn't finished yet, I am working my way forward completing the center of the belly pan, then the nose, and the canopy last. IMG_2913.JPG IMG_2912.JPG IMG_2914.JPG
     
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  22. Marty Strode
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    I got the nose fully welded and mounted with Dzus buttons. Since I have no real experience doing the final hammering and filing of the welds, I had to have some help. I called my metal shaping coach Chris Kopp for some lessons. He prefers welding with acetylene, but he was able to shape it up and make it look pretty good. It's good to have talented friends, that don't mind sharing their skills and experience. If I could do it again, I would have built the nose first, then designed the rest of the body to match. IMG_2934.JPG IMG_2936.JPG IMG_2938.JPG IMG_2939.JPG
     
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  23. verde742
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    WOW,, !!!!!
     
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  24. Amazing!
     
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  25. Chappy444
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    A local rod shop in my area has a pretty much open door policy for anyone willing to learn, the owner is willing to teach welding, metal working, fabrication, etc.
    But twice a year he has am open house called "metal meet" where he teaches restoration basics, it gives you a chance to learn how to use all the tools you see on TV. You are encouraged to bring a "young person" to get them interested and involved in the hobby. This is all free and food and drinks are provided all weekend (donations are accepted) any way, I took my daughter and her boyfriend and they had a great time hammering out some stuff, using a shot bag, E-wheel, shrinker/stretcher, etc.
    They had a great time with it
    More info here
    http://customandclassiccareducationalfoundation.org
    Chappy
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  26. MP&C
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    Chappy, thanks for sharing the pictures, I was helping Norm with the Model A fenders and had no idea another HAMBer was in the house! (well...except for OJ!)
     
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  27. Chappy444
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    Robert,
    I had no idea either... Us HAMBer's are like a virus...lol... I was watching you guys for awhile... it seemed like there was enough hands in that soup so I didn't offer to help and tried to stay out of the way. The fender looked like it was coming around nicely by the time I had to leave. I talked to Ron a good bit that day, I am about 15 min away from his shop and he invited me back anytime to help and learn. I will be taking him up on his offer as I have a lot to learn...lol
    Anyway, its a great thing he is doing there, spreading the craft and trying to get the next generation involved.
    Chappy
     
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  28. Dino 64
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    Lucky man ! ^^^^^^^
     
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  29. Marty Strode
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    Some time back I showed some fender extensions that I built for my truck, that started out looking like a large pizza pan. This weekend I got them on the truck, now they need a final trim, and complete the mounting. IMG_7657.JPG IMG_2989.JPG IMG_2987.JPG IMG_3006.JPG IMG_2975.JPG
     
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  30. rockable
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