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New Beading Dies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dyce, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Dyce
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    I had to make some more '36 Ford floorpans. The last set I made I had alot of handwork on the end of the beads finishing them off and getting them to lay down. I took my existing dies and modified them. This is what I came up with.
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    The upper has a urethane ring I put in it before thinking it would help. With the levers on the lower pictured above I don't think it is necessary.
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    Here is how they work.
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    The lever supports the panel on 3 edges instead of 2. The extra edge helps put more stretch in the bead, and supports the panel to keep from pulling metal in from the sides.

    Here is a picture of it in the machine with the ratchet on.
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    And the finished beads.
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    This panel has about 10 min of handwork into it.
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    This is the rollerbearing guide I made too.
    I clamp the panel to the angle on the outside. With this I can't even screw up. [​IMG]

    Jeff
     
  2. BCR
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    Man, that panel looks like it has almost no distortion. Awesome job!
     
  3. brady1929
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    good job jeff
     
  4. hasty
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  5. Dyce
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    Thanks guys. When I was at Dan Pates Minnesota Metal Meet we had a late night discussion about these dies and it only took me a year to come up with these. They saved me a bunch of time.
     
  6. BISHOP
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    Super nice.
     
  7. Awesome man! I like your thinking.
     
  8. 35mastr
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    from Norcal

  9. fordcragar
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    from Yakima WA.

    Jeff, nice job!
     
  10. chevy3755
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    very..very nice
     
  11. Da Tinman
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    Cheater!

    Looks good!
     
  12. Hotrodbuilderny
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  13. RAY With
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    I know it was a lot of time and effort but looking at the end result it's well worth it. Great job !
     
  14. 18n57
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    Good job, Jeff ! Lots of talent in South Dakota:rolleyes:
     
  15. dirtbag13
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  16. cool! now where is the video of it in action?
     
  17. 3Kidsnotime
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    Very nice!! I was thinking the exact thing would love to see a vid of it in action!!
     
  18. Dyce
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    I don't have any way to make a video (I'm preaty low tech). I am bringing the dies to the Minnesota Metal Meet next week. If we can make them fit Dan's Pullmax we'll have a video. Both machines use 3/4 square, but his needs longer stems. I'm trying to get a set of louver dies done before next week that work on the same principal.
     
  19. Dyce
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    And you never cheat?:p
     
  20. you guys with your pullmax machines... damn, id be lucky to have an HF bead roller!
     

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