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Projects More metalcasting , a dash of this a dash of that ........a dash!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jethro, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Jethro
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    Let me start by saying that there is no way I should be casting hot metal in July. It's normally way too hot and I have summer things to do....normally. Well it has been raining so much that I'm getting moldy.
    So , here I am the last few days thinking of things that need to be made and making them. I was thinking about what kind of dash insert for the Model A . I'm using a 54 Ford speedo and thought I would copy the stock reveal on the Model A dash.
    I whittled the patterns from MDF and coated them with 5 or 6 coats of polyurethane .
    20200703_133638.jpg

    Put them in the flask (the mold box) and poured in some 1350 degree melted down lawnmower deck and old pistons.
    20200703_133708.jpg
    Drink a beer while the metal cools and pull it out of the sand
    20200703_134139.jpg
    A bit of machining etc and now I have dash inserts for the coupe
    20200703_133720.jpg
    Again , this is stuff I should be doing in fall and winter but the weather sucks so here I am
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  2. alanp561
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    How very well done.
     
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  3. scrap metal 48
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    Cool man and you did it yourself.. Is that a 54 Ford speedo???
     
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  5. Jethro
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    Yeah , I picked it up in an antique store probably 20 years ago. I thought it was too cool to pass up.
     
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  6. brigrat
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    Anything with fin's is fine with me!
     
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  7. That '54 Ford Astrodome speedometer looks right at home. HRP
     
  8. AVater
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    Nice work! Looks great.
     
  9. VANDENPLAS
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    I can’t even colour in the lines and your here making art out of old lawn mowers ?!?!?


    That’s just beautiful!!

    My nut sack has been permanently welded to my thigh the last two weeks, around 40 degrees everyday the last two weeks here and no end in sight!
    I’m wishing for rain !!
     
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  11. 41rodderz
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  12. Nice work, im a fin fan too.
     
  13. Outstanding! Any other progress on the coupe?
     
  14. Brand Apart
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  15. Jethro
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    Hey Scott , not much progress just sandblasting parts . What's going on your neck of the woods? It's your big day tomorrow.....Happy 4th ! don't get blowed up:D
     
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  16. Almostdone
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    Nice work and I’m intrigued. What kind of sand do you use for that and where can I get some?
     
  17. Jethro
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    It's petrobond , I ordered it online . Shipping sand is expensive for some reason.
     

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