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Yesterday 10:41 PM
MARTINSR Got some stuff done on the trailer today, can't believe how much I learned on a thread here on Hotrodders that has helped me tremendously. I'll post tomorrow on what I was able to do.

Brian
Yesterday 10:10 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, I believe I can get by with a few less than the original panel. They won't be 3/8 inch either. Someone loved their job didn't they?



The bead was no problem. It was only about 11 inches from the side so I could run it straight through.

The holes were the issue because I could not swing the panel 360 degrees. I had to do half the hole, stop, reverse the dies, and do the other half. It is impossible to get it perfect that way (for me anyway) but it is very passible.

If you do get up this way, don't you dare not come by and spend some time. We might even get David to come up.

John
you got a Deal.
Yesterday 08:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So you're going to punch the other 168 holes another day....


LOL, I believe I can get by with a few less than the original panel. They won't be 3/8 inch either. Someone loved their job didn't they?

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
OK John, I've been wondering how you were going to do that bead with an 18" roller since 18+18= 36" and thats at least 48" ,so how the heck did you do it?
BTW I also thought you were going to use your tipping wheel to make the resesses around those holes but you used the flanger wheels ...I never would have thought of that. You are my "frugal guru" ,right up there with with Long John ,another tricky SOB....not only making it work with what they got but doing it better and enjoying every minute of it....
You got a hellofa brain there buddy....
you remind me of that saying :its a poor craftsman that blames his tools for poor workmenship.......just the opposite.....I gotta drive up there and hang out for a few days....
The bead was no problem. It was only about 11 inches from the side so I could run it straight through.

The holes were the issue because I could not swing the panel 360 degrees. I had to do half the hole, stop, reverse the dies, and do the other half. It is impossible to get it perfect that way (for me anyway) but it is very passible.

If you do get up this way, don't you dare not come by and spend some time. We might even get David to come up.

John
Yesterday 08:32 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I did find time to cut out my holes in the seat back panel, punch out a couple of small holes and run the bead across the middle.

The plasma cutter sure came in handy for this job.

John

OK John, I've been wondering how you were going to do that bead with an 18" roller since 18+18= 36" and thats at least 48" ,so how the heck did you do it?
BTW I also thought you were going to use your tipping wheel to make the resesses around those holes but you used the flanger wheels ...I never would have thought of that. You are my "frugal guru" ,right up there with with Long John ,another tricky SOB....not only making it work with what they got but doing it better and enjoying every minute of it....
You got a hellofa brain there buddy....
you remind me of that saying :its a poor craftsman that blames his tools for poor workmenship.......just the opposite.....I gotta drive up there and hang out for a few days....
Yesterday 08:17 PM
496CHEVY3100 Yea if it has a big amp speahers and a set of 20 Dubs they think as much of it as I did the ,30/30 Duntov ,Muncie ,m22 and double humo 461X heads .LOL
Yesterday 08:06 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
At lest you can keep your floor clean
NOPE ...my shop is always a mess the tool boxes are almost empty because all the tools are where I used them last ...walking back and forth is a major PITA with my bad back and clean up at the end of the day is for my helpers along with all the rest of the bull work.its hard getting good help but harder to keep them ,my helper turn over is about 2 months and they find an easier job ...10.00 an hour used to be good money. now....micky dees is the place for unskilled workers.....young guyd just arent into cars as much these days its all about the money at the end of the week not learning and paying your dues.....
Yesterday 08:01 PM
496CHEVY3100 I took it up to the body shop as we only had a small one up there it is good for sheetmetal,but for frames n the buses and brackets on the ambulances they needed a heavier unit,probably take my mig up there also it is a YA 240 Snapon ,the ones at the shop are 110 ,miller and a Chingchangchong LOL,
Yesterday 07:57 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I did find time to cut out my holes in the seat back panel, punch out a couple of small holes and run the bead across the middle.

The plasma cutter sure came in handy for this job.

John

So you're going to punch the other 168 holes another day....


Yesterday 07:54 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I built Car traliors and utility traliors for several years and sold to dealers and some to the public so I used mine a Lot back then ,I started building a room just for the saw and welder,but had to have eye surgery so I had to quit welding or using my plazma ,so I turned the room into a storage room for my bikes and parts,, if I were still doing that I would buy a cold saw.
Soooooo,you have a plasma cutter you dont use????? I can help you get some MORE room....
Yesterday 07:53 PM
496CHEVY3100 At lest you can keep your floor clean
Yesterday 07:46 PM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Mine is a Milwaukie Portaband, so it doesn't take up much room! I use the heck out of it!
LOL, I have a horizontal band saw that cuts all by itself and stops when done you can go somewhere and come back and its all done,it even self oils itselfwhile cutting but the dang thing is so big and heavy its been in my shed for for 4 yrs ,every time I try to get it I give up.for one reason or another..heres a pic of it when I got it ,you dont even want to see the state its in now....
Yesterday 07:45 PM
496CHEVY3100 I built Car traliors and utility traliors for several years and sold to dealers and some to the public so I used mine a Lot back then ,I started building a room just for the saw and welder,but had to have eye surgery so I had to quit welding or using my plazma ,so I turned the room into a storage room for my bikes and parts,, if I were still doing that I would buy a cold saw.
Yesterday 07:36 PM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Cleaned on my shop about 4 hours today still not like I want it,used a 14 in chop saw with fiber blades that dust is all aver shop even in the rafters and they are 12 ft high
I think I need a cold saw just cant justify that much money for the little amount I would use it,to many shop too;s sitting around now not getting used..
That cold saw is incredable ,I used one all the time at the tec school...I only have a regular chop saw at my shop but I have a giant magnet behind it where the metal goes, it helps a lot but needs to be cleaned very often,still its nothing like a cold saw...
Yesterday 07:21 PM
496CHEVY3100 You amaze me John, I know the guide helps ,but that requires a LOT of Skill also,,you are the Metal King in my book,

David

Here is something for you to rest on,,ckick
Yesterday 06:25 PM
John long I did find time to cut out my holes in the seat back panel, punch out a couple of small holes and run the bead across the middle.

The plasma cutter sure came in handy for this job.

John

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