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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. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    here is some stuff i have been working lately

    more parts on the aluminum roadster project

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    hammering out some welds on the big hammer

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    made a set of inner wheel tubs for a buddies 50s chevy truck

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    also beat this out by hand for a demo panel and to hang in my booth at events

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  2. Fortunateson
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  3. CoolHand
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    Exceptional work.

    I particularly like the way that your pictures of the inner fender wells progress from "bag of hammered assholes" directly to "finished perfection" with no steps in between. lol

    Like sheetmetal magic, it is.
     
  4. cornfieldcustoms
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    the only steps that are not pictured is planishing out and then turning the edges. hard to get in progress pics of that stuff since i am in the shop alone a lot of the time
     
  5. justabeater37
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    @cornfieldcustoms Great lighting and camera work. You make it look so easy. Are you going to be sharing streamliner photos as you progress it?
     
  6. cornfieldcustoms
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    yes, i just updated that thread as well
     
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  7. CoolHand
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    Wasn't complaining or critiquing, more like expressing wonderment at how such an ugly mess suddenly turns into perfection when properly massaged.

    Your work speaks for itself man, ain't got nothing to justify to a chip maker like me.
     
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  9. Finished up the beadrolled interior in my Tudor as well as the sunvisor. Building the hood next . Blue 462665F5-49F9-4053-8485-4F945DD04A64.jpeg 5133D5E3-A87A-4719-977E-036B3995CB74.jpeg D9B45560-F337-40CE-91C1-D1A00621DF43.jpeg 5CDE6171-7DD6-4686-9342-0CF29AA441E0.jpeg 326D138F-3F4D-4233-8270-C7D8618224E1.jpeg
     
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  10. loudbang
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    @JOYFLEA good to see you still at it. :)
     
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  11. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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    Had some visitors at the shop this week, John Glenn and his father (from Anderson Auto Glass, Anderson SC) came up so we could use the truck floor dies we made for the effort to modify the ribs on a 2009 Ford replacement floor for use in a 1966 Ford they are restoring.

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    The new floor has flat area provisions for a fifth wheel bracket and the original floor in a 1966 has full length ribs front to rear. We needed to modify the flat areas to provide these full length ribs. James McKenzie also stopped by to help in the activites.

    quote: (John Glenn) I didn't go into much detail about this earlier, but the F250 bed floor had four flat areas for a fifth wheel hitch that looked really out of place for use in a '66 F100. I contacted Robert (MP&C) about having him make dies for his Lennox to reshape those spots into continuous ribs to look more like the original bed floor. I sent a sample so he could make dies a while back, and yesterday our schedules finally aligned so we could work on the bed floor.
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    We started by gas welding plugs in the four holes that won't be used on the F100. I didn't want to weld those with a MIG at our shop since the weld would be more brittle and would probably crack during the reshaping process. Gas welds are much softer and more workable.
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    The welds were smoothed down and the flat areas were pre-stretched in the english wheel with a bit of guesswork as to how much we should pre-stretch.
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    Then into the Lennox to add the ribs. This was done gradually in multiple passes, adjusting the depth of the dies after each pass.
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    Slightly reworking the dies to gain more rib height.
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    Finished ribs. These are hard to photograph so I stripped an area with the two new ribs in the center of the outer original ribs to show the matching profile.
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    James (duallyjams) dropped in to hang out for the day, it's always good seeing him! He was a big help and also shot vids of us working.

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  12. MP&C
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    For anyone using a Lennox, Baker, Tru-Edge, etc style machine, the largest drawback is that they have limited position for the tooling actuator lever when compared to the Pullmax.. So there was some discussion online of making the Lennox style machines to function more like a Pullmax (the multi-position lever settings, not the oil leaks ;) ) I posted up a "sketch" of my thoughts on the subject … using a bolt-on bracket that would use existing hardware..


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    Mike Wagner (Cornfield Customs) has better capability in machinery and cutting parts, and took it from there to make a prototype bracket using the bolt on design, and a slight modification of the original actuator lever (includes welding)

    I got my copy in the mail today, so it starts with bolting on the bracket and marking the pull pin location holes onto the original actuator. Then this is drilled up to a 1/4" hole, then a 1" hole saw is used to add a concave radius to match the pull pin housing, for a nicer TIG weld..


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    Housing TIG welded in place....


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    This should save quite a bit of adjustment for the next set of louvers...
     
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  13. 40grit
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    I can't compete with some of the stuff Robert does. I did have to make a LH Quarter for my '53 that was both rewarding and quite successful.

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  14. 40grit
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    Here is the rear section of the quarter as well as the ruffed in complete panel.

    John

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