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The Rolling Machine is Smokin'!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Richard D, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Louie S. and I built a Pro-Tools Bead Roller. This is a nice kit, all parts are USA, no Chink shit. If any Commies are offended by that statement, kiss my red, white, and blue ass.
    The pics will tell the story.
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    We welded in the tension adjuster.
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    We next clamped the 2x3 tubing to a piece of plate. The spacers either got lost or not sent, so we used the gears; I smeared some tip dip on there to prevent weld spatter. Worked just fine.
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  2. The more clamps the better.
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    Had to do a little de-burring.
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    Bottom roller, spaced 1/8" out and from the top of the tube.
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    We decided to get creative and build a stand. A weld test coupon and some pipe from the scrap pile, bada bing, bada boom.
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    The bottom plate was donated by my late friend Gary "Pineapple" Gibson, R.I.P.
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  3. Stand is looking good.
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    Smokin'!
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    Hey, we never claimed to be electricians!
    A trip to the sewing machine shop for a new pedal and we're in bizzzness. Works great, and with a coat of Chevy Orange, it looks pretty good, too.
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    Thanks Louie!
     
  4. So, show us what it can do:(:(:(
     
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  5. The paint should be dry by now; Unclee's bringing it from Louie's to my place tonight, and we'll do a little Natural Light-inspired rollin'. Stay tuned.
     
  6. I got these dies because they were close to the shape of my dash.
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    Pretty easy, but will be better with practice. The end curve will take a little more trial and error.
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  7. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Quote of the year. ;) :cool: :D
     
  8. I liked the comment on the quote as well.
    Nicely done Mr. Muttley.

    Nice job.
    Did it come with all the heavy flat plates or did you guys fab the plates?
    Looks like a motor was included as well.

    Pro Tools: http://www.pro-tools.com/
     
  9. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    from OKC, OK

    Nice job. Great tech too.
     
  10. Skimmer
    Joined: Jul 31, 2005
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    Its always nice to fabricate , especially when you fabricate the fabricating machine , looks awsome..
     
  11. Lucky Strike
    Joined: Aug 14, 2004
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    Richard,

    That is mucho kick ass. Very cool of Louie to help you out with that.


    FYI, I heard they have outsourced Natural Lite production to Shenzhen provence.... comrade.
     
  12. These are the only pieces we added, all the rest came with it.
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  13. Help me out, Hell! He did most of the work, I just tried to stay out of the way.
     
  14. That's pretty cool, I've got a little home made flanger myself. I wouldn't mind one of those for my garage either.

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  15. Lucky Strike
    Joined: Aug 14, 2004
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    That's a cool little tool. But, it needs a little grease I should think
     
  16. Got an idea for a guilde fence from the homemade tools thread, Andy P in the UK.
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  17. Wesley
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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    I have a guide fence similar to that on my Mittler Brothers bead roller, I must not be using it right because I get better results without it.
     
  18. Louie S.
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
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    Richard I saw that myself, I guess I know what we are building next.:cool: Weneed to fab the side plates up and bolt them on so we don't srew up the ZIG ZAG orange paint job!
     
  19. I found the piece in the photos above under the work bench. It's only 22ga, but once you put a few beads in it, it's pretty stiff. May be able to make the cowl corners and new firewall out of some of that. Maybe not. I'm gonna bring home some scrap 22ga from Joe's A/C shop to practice on.
     
  20. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    Alright! COOL! I dig it and will think about that kit for the future! Nice little package indeed and leaves some room for getting creative with a stand as well. Can't wait to see some finished products coming out of that!

    Thanks for the update Richard!!! :D
     
  21. jonny o
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    Sweet setup! Love the pedal idea.
     
  22. Yes it did, I actualy picked it out of the trash when someone decided to throw away a guy's car stuff after he passed. They threw out two of those huge dumpsters of stuff, whish I would have gotten there earlier.
     
  23. Lucky Strike
    Joined: Aug 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,666

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    Damn! Now I gotta get my truck finished so that when opportunities like that come along I can load up.
     
  24. Markgyver
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    I have been Eyeing that kit also. Think Im going to have to buy it now
     

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