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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by johnboy13, Feb 3, 2010.
'27 Essex boat tail.
Im flat broke so i started using metal from an old firebird hood i got for free. I need a bead roller though. It does the old oil can effect. I was going to buy one during black friday sales but aint happening now due to life throwing me a big ass curve ball. She's sitting idol for awhile now.
Neat thread. I found a little trick when I rolled the beads in the floorpans for my rpu. I SUCK with a beadroller. I cannot roll a straight line for more than 2"
I set up some simple guides for the beadroller's dies to sit in. The dies I have are 1" wide. I used some 1" wide flat stock to set up a channel for the die to ride in. I set the guides 1" apart so the die would ride right down the middle. Can't go wrong, perfect straight lines every time.
Here's some pics to show what I did, hopefully it will help the beadroller challenged like myself:
Don't stress too much if you get a slight amount of warpage from rolling the beads. It will pull down flat when you clamp it in place to weld it down.
Keep 'em coming. I have this job ahead of me yet & I am soaking up tips & ideas.
Lot's of nice work here!
Thanks for that.
For some reason, I don't have an overall shot, but here are mine in a combination of steel, wood, and aluminum.
hell ,mines the original floor just reinforced with yellow licence plates,,all over it
Not the best shot, but the new passenger side floor (and rockers and rear quarter) in my '62 Monterey.
Not as pretty as some of these other floors, but then again it will be getting the full carpet treatment as well.
A work-in-progress for my '34 Ford 5-W. When the transmission tunnel is complete the insulation and carpet will follow. The B&M shifter mounts on the top of the transmission tunnel.
Damn !! most of those floors are too nice to cover with carpet or anything else, great jobs and thanks for the ideas,,,,Sam
Custom Belly Roller Action on this trans tunnel.
I like these kind of posts. Been building floors for years. only thing I have on my computer right now is some late model stuff.sorry.
Nice work. How are you doing the intersecting beads and offsets?
Made a grid and filled in with old T running boards,fronts are removable to access the battery and clutch adj. http://]
"FITZEE", how did you make the panel with the four pointed star design??? That is amazing.
I overlap the beads then I work the cross sections with a hammer and dolly. On corners I end just short of each other then work with a hammer and dolly. I have only basic tools and would love to have more dies and build a press. For now I do with what I have.
Thats a real good idea! I like it.
Here are a few pics of my recent floor job...used 1x1 sq tube for the floor frame and 18ga sheet steel for the floor. Use propane tank, rubber hammer, my thigh, etc to get the radius's.
heres a start of some floorpans going in my model A truck
Can I play too?
better pic of Jeffy's tunnel.
Bed floors count???
I got more but not posting pics of uninteresting off topic stuff!
heres the floors all done in my truck.
not floor pan but pan never-the-less
I made mine out of .080 aluminum, they will be riveted down to the stock model a cross braces. The " X " is a stamp that I made, because I wanted a radius on the inside corners and I couldn't do that with a bead roller.
My 41 chevy. A little done, a lot to go. What a pain. Why did they design this thing with so many angles to the floor? It will get there, just more later than sooner.
Here is a quick pic of the floor I built in my 1935 PU and a couple of the floor I built for the 1949 F1 PU. I didnt put the time in the 49 tranny tunnel to make it round instead of angular like I would have liked to.
Here's one of my '37 I'm building, home built cowl patches, trans tunnel, front floor sections and rockers.
Lots of very nice work here. Tom (Tired Old Man)
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