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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. Marty Strode
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    I think it's an 8V-71 , kinda big for a 284" Flathead. He is going to run a B&M on a Joe Albin manifold.
     
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  2. cornfieldcustoms
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    Just finished making this 30/31 Model A sedan delivery door skin for another local shop doing a resto FB0183A3-C588-45FE-AFEF-4A826AE97C45.jpeg 326BF2AD-A4E1-46E8-978D-2504DD29954A.jpeg A8CB3005-BE7A-4764-9546-CDBAF65A19A4.jpeg F8AC865B-5194-487B-851B-AD357E8427BA.jpeg F422CA8E-061C-4434-829F-44F940AA3000.jpeg 41CEA1EF-1A3C-4563-A6DD-52B2A1DB6156.jpeg 2AE8E915-4DCC-4ED1-9D28-CB62192825E1.jpeg E5DFB532-1D29-4F91-A962-00C8B2554121.jpeg 616ED25E-BF28-4F51-8A63-1AD3BCFF0166.jpeg
     
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  3. Marty Strode
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    Got the B-Ville Roadster done. IMG_7184.JPG IMG_7185.JPG IMG_7187.JPG
     
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  5. Ziggster
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    Picked up some floor pans for another project from Pieces de Carrosserie in Montreal on Friday. Incredible skills.
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  7. MP&C
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    Had a request to make a snout for an air cleaner to increase the available intake air. Loosely based on the OEM 55 Chevy breather, this snout would be used to modify an existing 55 breather to accommodate a healthier than stock engine and still appear stock. -ish.. The tube on a stock breather uses a seam at the bottom (6 o'clock) of the tube.

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    Factory seam in the tube...

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    Tooling for the lockformer seam...

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    test sample of the lockformer seam

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    A test piece to check the dimensions. Got to use some of that High school geometry....



    Our redneck slip roll used to bend the tube....



    Hammer form made for the bell end of the snout that will fit inside the tube and be spot welded together...

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    Hammer form opened up slightly more to fabricate the mounting flange. This will be trimmed and welded into the breather with the tube spot welded into the flange.

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    Snout trimmed and mocked up into the breather

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  8. CoolHand
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    How are you doing the forming over the MDF buck?

    I know it's a stretching operation, I'm just curious if you're doing the forming with a hand hammer, or an air hammer, or some other kind of power tool, or if you're using a press and another buck, etc.

    I've got an application where I want to put a very similar flare onto the wheel well of a racecar body and I'm curious how you're doing it.

    I'll only need to do a 90° arc instead of a whole circle, and I'm working in 0.040" aluminum, but it's prepainted and I'm kinda worried about the best way to form it without totally smoking the finish.

    It's a racecar body, so it's very liable to get mashed at some point, which means it don't have to be perfect, but it'd still be nice if most of the paint made it through the forming op intact.
     
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  9. MP&C
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    We used Hand hammers, a Snap on linear stretch hammer, a rounded face hammer, and a door skin hammer. There was a bit of marking hence the opening a was sanded to remove the marking. You may be able to use an air hammer in a flow forming operation with better luck in keeping the finish intact, but based on our results I would think hammer marks are apt to show.
     
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  10. 123pugsy
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    A dowel held on the metal and struck with a hammer may work with less marking.
    Wood or plastic.
     
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  11. ^^^ A corking tool. Wood, or other similarly soft material. While I know what one is, I don't have any experience using one to form metal against a buck.
     
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  12. @CoolHand could you form the lip on the wheel well with a handheld rolling tool? Something like a scaled up version of this tool? My thought being several passes of something like this to gradually bring the shape into the wheel well.
     
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  13. Dyce
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    I made one of these and there is a ton of stretch in the bell mouth. I bent a ring out of round steel and used heat with around face hammer. Nice work Robert!!
     
  14. cornfieldcustoms
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    Not so much shaping but been working on straightening 899C600D-40D0-48B3-9D5A-9F540072E247.jpeg 43F1F079-9AA6-487D-ABEC-80D561168A8B.jpeg 179F4166-F7E3-4B5E-913B-441399070A3E.jpeg 291BFD9B-C1DA-4FF9-BEC4-2ED73BDA5CEC.jpeg F6A5517B-FE62-47F9-A61C-9604D3F6DB0B.jpeg 3F6EF64C-E06A-4CD2-9A7E-7AFB14365B2C.jpeg 994DF7C9-A375-46F8-B690-BF150B3B6832.jpeg 02D64143-FC06-402C-8484-489E4774F28D.jpeg DBB7BAAF-2829-43AE-AF5D-2C01D59F3082.jpeg D9567A54-3781-49FA-9491-5C943EEC7E7B.jpeg 08C00F27-E1E0-44DA-AC2E-EAD9D6FB6D82.jpeg out the roof on this old farm truck for a client. Not perfect but it is an old farm truck
     
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  15. Looks good. Looks like they walked on it loading hay
     
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  16. justabeater37
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    No where near Mike's skills, but trying to salvage a 47 coupe. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  17. You can do a lot of work with old metal just take your time and go slow
     
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  18. 123pugsy
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    Not finished yet, a different kind of chop. No door frames cut for 1-1/2" down. (2" shorter windshield)
    Nowhere near capabilities of anyone here, but eventually it will look smooth after another 386,987 hammer/slappers taps. The 37 Ford back window helps.

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  19. JWL115C
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    Saw a neat demo on metal forming on You Tube's Harry's Garage. He is a wealthy Brit who is having a Lancia Zagato restored. The man in the shop needed to make two rear fender pieces which needed compound curves. He formed them using a ballot and an English wheel. Well worth watching.
     
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  20. Working on my COEs front fenders . Lots of hammer , slipper , and E wheel work . Drivers side done and painted , no putty just 2 colors of epoxy primer, high build , and spotting filler and lots of blocking . Both fenders were hammered bad , welded up with arc .
    Don’t have a paint both so I paint on the porch . Paint a little dry ( orange pell ) so I put 4 coats of single stage and will cut and buff in February.
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  21. Nice work on that driver’s fender @JOYFLEA!
     
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  22. oldpl8s
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    Cut out the square opening and formed a curved opening with brackets for the glass. my33-Ben-2021-0709 (10).jpg my33-Ben-2021-0709 (4).jpg my33-Ben-2021-0709 (3).jpg my33-Ben-2021-0709 (2).jpg my33-Ben-2021-0709 (1).jpg my33-Ben-2021-0730 (6).jpg
     
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  23. MP&C
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    As a follow up to the air breather post, the owner has it welded up and in final primer. I think this has the "factory" look he was after...

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  24. ^^^^^Outstanding^^^
     
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  25. JimSibley
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    I just realized that i have been watching this thread since the beginning, and i have never posted any work on it. Compared to some, this is hack work, but i hope some will get some entertainment and inspiration by my resurrection of junk. 9CFF2B00-542E-46B4-B4B3-1E6DC6A48DF3.jpeg EA122D2F-397B-4F5E-AE7D-6E95E8D8E69B.jpeg 7F4E15AA-E464-4CD6-845C-7840A8308DDC.jpeg 79FA37C6-EA6F-4561-9782-32E068F0FD02.jpeg 13B2E7ED-E85B-43A9-89F7-4C6AC8AED191.jpeg A4A9885B-C222-458D-B95B-2329446CFB17.jpeg 0C5B13D5-534A-4ED6-B16D-51C2C644E90A.jpeg
     
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  26. 123pugsy
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    Looks good to me. It's not glossy and perfect but the job is getting done.
     
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  28. JimSibley
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    I guess the funnest part of this car is what it started as. 3FEA0130-7386-46B0-B377-456E74C106C2.jpeg 49D4F03E-ED9D-45F7-8C48-66BD72435A72.jpeg 71DB32AF-7CF3-4177-977A-E03CD5C745AB.jpeg 1CD3B2F1-001D-4A08-BDC9-CA73A4B43E2D.jpeg
     
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  29. 123pugsy
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    Nice. Love the progress shots. Any more you'd like to share?
     
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  30. JimSibley
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    I have a post on the build. It is titled 34 ford 3 w made entirely from junk.
     
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