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Metal Bumping

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by superbeeme, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. superbeeme
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
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    from georgia

    Ok its MY Birthday!!! THE BIG 40 !!! The wife and my kids gave me the Book. Yea the book "The Key To Metal Bumping". And it is every bit the informational book people said it was. Eatwood had it on sale!!! Look Out Dents here I come!!!:eek:
     
  2. Retro Jim
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    Happy Birthday !

    RetroJim
     
  3. Well Happy Birth Day to you Mr. Metal Bumper dude.:)
     
  4. Happy birthday dude! That is a great book.
     
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  5. rexrogers
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    A great gift a good referance book when you have tried everthing else that won't work start back at the fundementals. Enjoy it
     
  6. kustomizingkid
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
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    Very nice!!!

    I never could figure out metal bumping... then I got a shrinking disk and it all made sense!
     
  7. chilly1
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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    from Tacoma,Wa

    My Birthday was last sat. and I did'nt get one:(
     
  8. The37Kid
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    Happy Birthday from another December Birthday HAMBer.
     
  9. superbeeme
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    from georgia

    I want a shrinking disk, where did you get yours? Thanks for the Bday wishes.
     
  10. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    from Denver

    sunchaser tools in los angeles.there on line as well.
     
  11. KrisKustomPaint
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    everyone that picks up a body hammer ought to have that book.
     
  12. DirtyEd
    Joined: May 16, 2009
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    from Dallas Ga.

    Happy bday!Aint you supposed to be workin?
     
  13. claymore
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    Happy Birthday YOUNGSTER.
     
  14. MengesTwinCustoms
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    exactly the key to metal bumping and a shrinking disc and you are set to fix just about any panel!
     
  15. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
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    My birthday was today. I got alittle bumping....:eek:
     
  16. superbeeme
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    I got that too, but it didn't last as long as the book will.:rolleyes:
     
  17. happy birthday. Thanks for the post. I just remembered to order mine.
     
  18. Steelsmith
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    Now, combine that book with an introduction on Metalmeet.com you will have a whole different out look on what is possibile in a small home shop!

    Good luck on the metal work.
    Dan Stevens
    dba, Steelsmith
     
  19. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    exactly that is a very informative site, and happy birthday to the bumper metal guy going for it, he he he:D
     
  20. MichiganJames
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
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    I have been begging my wife for this book. Can somebody explain to me how a shrinking disk works?

    Also Once I get it what is a decent set of hammers and dollies? I am going to be working on my 1956 ford f100 come spring
     
  21. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    Happy Birthday, i'm well past my 40th but recall it well. It was brutal!

    Great book, one that i've read more than once.
     
  22. John_Kelly
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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    The shrinking disc is a friction tool. It creates heat by spinning on the surface of the metal. You can shrink high spots, highlite low spots, make reverse shapes by shrinking where you want a valley etc. I show the tool in use on my youtube videos below.

    John www.ghiaspecialties.com
     
  23. the metalsurgeon
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    a shrinking disc not always been around.i only discovered it 3 yrs ago since moving to the States and ive been in the trade for 19 yrs now.
    I learnt shrinking metal the old fashioned way of using an oxy acet torch,spot heating the area to cherry red then using an aluminium hammer (alum doesn't stretch the the steel when hammered)and a hand weight to hammer around the 'cherry red hot spot' in a clock or anti clock wise motion.then cool with water or air.

    that taught me more of the principals and involved more of a skill process.the shrinking disc is a great tool ,and is great for 'light highs 'in your panels.
     
  24. Tacson
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  25. gimpyshotrods
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    Happy birthday! I'm right behind you man. Ten more days to 40.
     
  26. John_Kelly
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    You must bump the dents out and smooth them with a hammer and dolly first. The videos in my signature line go into far more detail than the video you posted. Check out parts 1, and 8-12 of Custom Metal Bodywork.

    John www.ghiaspecialties.com
     
  27. Tacson
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    John,

    Thanks so much. I am a novice. But I want to try it at least. IF I get in a jam I will haul it up to Earl Scheib, who is a Hamber, his shop is about 40 miles from me here. I appreciate the tips and have a Happy New Year.
     
  28. 440shawn
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
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    Happy Birthday!
     
  29. boydsdodge
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
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    My birthday was 46 years ago
     

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