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07-29-2014 05:37 AM
deadbodyman Lookin great John...
07-28-2014 09:32 PM
496CHEVY3100 I see your point LOL.
07-28-2014 09:08 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Looks great John ,im sure tat is fitted and welded Better than the factory did it,should be a tigh convertible.
LOL. I don't think it needs to be welded better than factory. The guy who did this just absolutely loved his job.

John

07-28-2014 09:01 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Looks great John ,im sure tat is fitted and welded Better than the factory did it,should be a tigh convertible.
Thanks. I won't be able to get to it for paint if I weld it in. I am going to build the rest of the structure, Epoxy prime it, then assemble it permenantly. For now drill screws will have to do.

John
07-28-2014 08:48 PM
496CHEVY3100 Looks great John ,im sure tat is fitted and welded Better than the factory did it,should be a tigh convertible.
07-28-2014 08:43 PM
John long Convertible top well fitted.......Next up the lower support that holds the pump.



07-28-2014 08:37 PM
samsonized
wow

looks great
07-28-2014 02:01 PM
John long Cut to pump access hole out this morning and welded the two halves of the top well together. Hope to fit it to the car tomorrow.

John



07-28-2014 07:39 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Thanks Killer. If Randy was doing this it would be done by now.

John
Not a chance...When making the panels match like your doing it takes time,,, I hand made some like that and does take time...Keep up the great work,, I know what goes into it...
07-28-2014 07:03 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by killeratrod View Post
well i will say this , so far this is 100%++ better then when it was new!! Randy is doing Short Fuse & this should be called Overkill!!!! Super Work John. Wish you lived closer i would be you Grunt any day. Thanks again for showing us the good stuff!!!!!!
Thanks Killer. If Randy was doing this it would be done by now.

John
07-27-2014 10:26 PM
killeratrod well i will say this , so far this is 100%++ better then when it was new!! Randy is doing Short Fuse & this should be called Overkill!!!! Super Work John. Wish you lived closer i would be you Grunt any day. Thanks again for showing us the good stuff!!!!!!
07-27-2014 08:58 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Panel looks great. I remember watching that last year and mentioning it to you. I don't have a high crown roller for my wheel..

Did you make the cutout 1/8" larger than you need to allow for the tip ???
Absolutely. I allowed a little over 1/8 inch in my pattern which should put the cut on the line. I have also found that 1/4 inch thick guide will keep the tip a few thousands off the material. I believe this is why I am still on the original tip that came with the machine. I usually use a 1/4 inch wooden lattice strip for a straight guide.

John
07-27-2014 08:43 PM
Too Many Projects Panel looks great. I remember watching that last year and mentioning it to you. I don't have a high crown roller for my wheel..

Did you make the cutout 1/8" larger than you need to allow for the tip ???
07-27-2014 08:17 PM
John long Some months ago I was watching one of Lazze's videos on using the bead roller. One of his tricks was to run the panel through the English Wheel with a high crown roller to stretch the area along the bead. The beading process would then have metal to draw from and limit the distortion in the panel.

I had never done this and thought I would go ahead and try it. Wow, what a differance. My panel came out without all the stress that is normally there. This is a good trick guys and well worth doing. Thanks Lazze.

This is the high crown wheel I used to stretch about a 3/4 in area along the bead.



I think you can even see in the picture how nice and flat the panel is without the distortion that usually goes along with a heavy 1/2 inch bead.



On the above picture you can also see the pattern I made out of 3mm panel board for a guide for my plasma cutter. I made 2 of them and glued them together to make a 1/4 inch thick pattern. I will cut it outside because it will set my smoke alarm off if I do it in the basement. This is the access hole for the hydraulic pump.

It is taped in place and ready to go.



I did not intend to update until I had the panel made but I was really excited about the way this worked out and was anxious to share.

John
07-25-2014 08:34 PM
samsonized thanks for the info I will keep for reference
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