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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by budd, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. budd
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    heres some drawings of a home made shrinker / stretcher, for the jaws you use sections of flat files cut to fit and welded on, the guy i got these from has aparently used them lots and says the welding of the files dosent seem to effect them. i get my milling machine in the next month and will be using these plans myself.
     

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  2. budd
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    heres some of the rest.
     

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  3. budd
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    the last.
     

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  4. cruiserbuddy
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    Do You have a pic of the whole assembly?
     
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  5. Bluto
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    me too
     

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  6. budd
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    ok i just added the assembly pics
     
  7. cruiserbuddy
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    Thanks a lot, great thread, budd!!!!
     
  8. Budd: Who did the drawings ?
     
  9. Randy Ferguson
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    I think Ben VanBerlo did the drawings, although I'm not 100% sure.
     
  10. Randy Ferguson
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    Bluto,

    Is that your Echold?
     
  11. LUX BLUE
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    Budd- I don't know if you can pull this off, but what are the chances you could make a set with a deeper bite?

    here's why I ask. if you could make a set with -say- a 6 inch deep "throat" (Hah! deep throat...I kill me!) they would be invaluable to those of us who do damage repair.

    imagine being able to "take a bite" out of a badly stretched fender opening. Or remove a "tin can" from a hood by shrinking. one "bite" in the right spot and it's a done deal. and about 1000 times easier and more reliable than heat shrinking.

    canyoudigit?
     
  12. Hope permission was given to put these on a public forum. If they were my drawing I spent time drawing,,,,,, well, hope he said it's ok.
     
  13. budd
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    google shrinker plans, its the first one on the list.
     
  14. I just got the Eastwood shrinker/stretcher; I have yet to use it, but I was thinking it would be nice if they had a deeper throat. May need to make the body out of thicker material to accomodate a modification of this type.
     
  15. Be nice if they were in a CAD format. Hard to read some of the dimensions.
     
  16. budd
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  18. LUX BLUE
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    Crap. now my shrinker/stretcher has penis envy.

    That thing is BAD ASS.
     
  19. pimpin paint
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    Hey,

    In the early days of the Metalshapers.org site, the premier online
    metalshaping site, "The Swedes" I boleave, did a major post on
    building a deep throated shrinker. I wanna say that it used Lancast-
    er jaws. Sorry I can't help on a link, cuz I'm retarded like that, but
    a search of the site archives "may" yield results.
    A deep throat on a shrinker isn't only usefull for collision repair, but
    a major plus for panel development when ya get into deeper
    water and start building your own body panels.
    Kanadian Kustom Kar God Jim Bailey, also posted a great example
    of a stand, to hold your shrinker once ya build it. Check Jim's file on
    the metalshapers site.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
     
  20. ussrjeppi
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    has any of you build one after these blueprints and is there any problem if i would want to make it deeper so it can reach more into the panel i am working on .
     
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  21. napalmv8
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    Budd, many thanks for those plans!!!

    We have recently got details milled using this plans and have a question ;)
    What should we install between jaws? We suppose some spring i.e. from pen? ;)
    How should we install jaws - I mean i.e. in shrinker dies - there are 2 jaws- one small and one big - so how should upper and lower dies be oriented between each other- same jaw under same or small under big?
    May be you have some photos of complete jaws / dies?
    It will be very helpful ;)
    10x in advance, Dima ;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013

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