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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lowtruck, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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    from illinois

    Looks awesome!! I'm jealous. Cant wait to find time to learn how to do this!! Keep up the great work!!
     
  2. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
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    Nicely done my man, keep at it you will be great someday.--TV
     
  3. Hogdriver
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    from VA

    Most impressive!
     
  4. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    WOW!!!...thats all i can say...
     
  5. Tank
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    That looks great man!
     
  6. KIRK!
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    I think you lost your mind! Incredible work though!!!
     
  7. ironrodder
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    With that quality of work the finished car should be great. Well done
     
  8. davo461
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    That is beautiful!
    BTW, do all Kansans electric weld with no skin cover? Seems a little risky to me.
     
  9. fitzee
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    now this is top notch.. I enjoy post like this.. give us great ideas..
     
  10. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    You did a very nice job of the shell, your metal finishing skills are very good.

    I make shells for lots of exotic cars, I made one for a Ferrari worth over a million (GB Pounds) it took me forty hours including traveling to the workshop where the rest of the work was being done twice (an hours drive each way)(to take patterns and then to fit it) and they still moaned about the cost.

    Here is a photo of a couple of SS100 shell I hand made in brass. the original is in the background.

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    A link to the thread showing how if you are interested (the Ferrari grill is on there)

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=637003

    Keep up the good work!

    David
     
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  11. Mindover
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    I forgot to say they are hand beaten and gas welded.

    David
     
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  12. lowtruck
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
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    Wow, I just read through that thread, amazing work. I especially like the buck/hammerform that you made for those shells. And your gas welding on the brass is also amazing. I can only imagine the amount of metal finishing required on a part that is to be plated.

    Thanks for sharing the link and for the kind words.
     
  13. Maybe he could make me a Pines :rolleyes:
    What nice work!
     
  14. GregF
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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    Congratulations on a job well done! The handmade parts are the thing that separates a 1-800 car from a true work of art.
     
  15. Mindover
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    Thanks for your interest, its good to see young people learning this skill.

    I have made more than two hundred of the SS100 style shells, the buck is about 23 years old now so worse for wear. It takes me about a day to make all the parts and weld them together then two days
    to get them metal finished. The insert is a lot of work as well. Most of the work is hand beaten, only about ten minutes of wheeling on the side pieces (if that).

    I prefer gas welding, I gas weld almost everything I make.

    I have a couple of other metalshaping threads you may like, click my avatar to find them if you are interested.

    David
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  16. psyclesinc
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    Great job bro!!
     
  17. 48fordnut
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    awesome craftmanship. Lots of talent on here
     
  18. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    Oh yeay, thanks for making me jealous you dirty BUM!
     
  19. <iframe id="dit-video-embed" width="640" height="360" src="http://static.discoverymedia.com/videos/components/vel/3b18d32977e186660eaa3d5c5246e64da6f89117/snag-it-player.html?auto=no" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>
     
  20. mika112
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    Great job man!
    magnifique travail .
     
  21. banjorear
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    Wow! That is awesome. May I ask, how long did it take you from start to finish? I'm really curious. I'm very impressed!
     
  22. shane85
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
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    wow very cool
     
  23. oldspwr
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    Just wanted to bring this back to the top...

    Joe and his shell was just featured on Wayne Carini's show on the Velocity channel, Chasing Classic Cars...

    Nice job Joe!
     
  24. Way to go Joe....Very nice job
     
  25. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
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    I think I saw you on Chasing Classic Cars last night..............
     
  26. 35fordcoupe
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    from Virginia

    I saw the show a couple weeks ago. I had just read this thread a couple days before that! Very nice work!
     
  27. Bud Reynolds
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    Great work! How I envy you!
     
  28. ph8ed4life
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
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    from AZ

    Damn guys, this is a fabricators dream! Amazing work!!!
     
  29. oldspwr, Blue Moon Garage, & 35fordcoupe -

    Just an FYI ... I posted the Chasing Classic Cars clip back on post #109.
     
  30. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    Very cool tutorial! WELL DONE!!!
     

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