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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DIYGUY, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. DIYGUY
    Joined: Sep 8, 2015
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    At the risk of humiliation I am posting my country boy ways of making sheet metal take a shape to match my hood that I’m trying to save. About 5 passes one way and 3 90 degrees the other way. If you look closely at the pic on the floor you can see the edges curling up. DAAA111E-D598-49D6-8EC6-9B75BEAAFC5E.jpeg 741EF3F2-D1C0-4514-9F94-3B9806436C40.jpeg 930AF7EC-B56D-4899-86A5-88E49BA1445E.jpeg 97B3061E-0C39-435F-9E0F-FBB0F4AFD91C.jpeg
     
  2. J. A. Miller
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    Might have to call that a Texas wheel!! I always say - whatever works.
     
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  3. Necessity is the mother of invention.
     
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  4. Hollywood-East
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    Find something thin mat/rubber, place underneath panel... It'll speed up the process
     

  5. 41rodderz
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    I always love a inventive tech tip .:)
     
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  6. Fortunateson
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    Very creative, I'm impressed...
     
  7. Nostrebor
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    You would make my grandfather very proud!:D

    (At the off chance you might get offended, this is the highest compliment I can offer.)
     
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  8. RMONTY
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    No humiliation there! It did get a good laugh out of me though. If it works, it works! Rock On with your bad self down there in West. What kind of car is that, anyway?
     
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  9. DIYGUY
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    56 Fairlane 69657052-7045-4DE0-8391-8B2164FBDBAD.jpeg
     
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  10. RMONTY
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  11. bchctybob
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    Why the hell not? Just make sure to sweep the floor well so you don't press in a bunch of pimples. That's my kind of problem solving.
     
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  12. Baumi
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    Whatever works! That´s usually my way of doing things hahaha
     
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  13. wheeldog57
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    Why didn't I think of that?!!!
    Thank you
     
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  14. 18n57
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  15. 1932tub
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    Put a thin sheet of rubber under it to get it working quicker
     
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  16. 54vicky
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    as bob said clean the floor perfectly as it will be impossible to replicate if you loose the stone if floor not spotless :DI was gong to say that was using your head but wheel is more like it
     
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  17. Atwater Mike
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    My grandmother was born on a wagon train, her father was Wagonmaster.
    She always said, "If ya can't do...Make do."

    BTW, that gorgeous '56 Vic is worth it! Nice job 'crowning'.
     
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  18. Jokester
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    Also, the necessity of invention is a mother!

    .bjb
     
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  19. VANDENPLAS
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    Ok, that made me laugh out loud !!!

    One wheel English wheel , I wasn’t sure what to expect .... but I wasn’t expecting that !!!


    So damn dumb , it’s absolutely brilliant!!!

    good on you for solving a problem with what you had on hand !
     
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  20. Mr48chev
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    That looks like something someone from West Station would do.

    Where the is a will and a want to there is a way though.
     
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  21. cfmvw
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    That is some brilliant thinking!
     
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  22. DIYGUY
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    If a man can make his Father or Grandfather proud, that is high praise indeed !
     
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  23. DIYGUY
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    I used to refer to my work as “blacksmithing” but realized a blacksmith might take offense!
     
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  24. You don't even need rubber- put a layer or two of paper on the floor!
     
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  25. lostone
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    I love low buck solutions to problems.

    The mentality of some would suggest that unless its purpose built or store bought it won't or can't work. So hats off to you and your home brew machinery !!
     
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  26. BJR
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    Now that's traditional hot rod building.
     
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  27. Happydaze
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    One way to get yourself a good workout!

    Very inventive.

    Chris
     
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