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Yesterday 07:27 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Its amazing just how much you can do with a bead roller and a little imagination.
I was very surprised to see the soft wheels that have been talked about here on Hotrodders in the past. I would have never thought of that.

Brian
Yesterday 07:03 AM
deadbodyman Its amazing just how much you can do with a bead roller and a little imagination.
08-25-2014 10:30 PM
MARTINSR I thought it was pretty neat being I am looking at re-using the stock drip rails and they have big holes from where I drilled out the spot welds. Brand new ones would be kinda cool.


Brian
08-25-2014 06:45 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
John, you need to check out this thread, pretty cool stuff. There MAY be something for you to learn.......but I doubt it.

Drip Rail - The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

Brian
That is very, very interesting. It makes me wish I had kept the lathe. Some custom dies would really be cool.

Thanks Brian

John
08-25-2014 03:44 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Was that Tim Taylor using the new Binford 9000...

Good one.
08-25-2014 03:41 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
On one of the home improvement shows the fellow used the same trick to cut a piece of sheet rock to but up to the wall of a log home.... Very simple but effective.

John
Was that Tim Taylor using the new Binford 9000...
08-25-2014 12:27 PM
MARTINSR John, you need to check out this thread, pretty cool stuff. There MAY be something for you to learn.......but I doubt it.

Drip Rail - The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

Brian
08-24-2014 07:27 AM
John long On one of the home improvement shows the fellow used the same trick to cut a piece of sheet rock to but up to the wall of a log home.... Very simple but effective.

John
08-24-2014 06:56 AM
timothale
sheet metal scribing tool

It's down south where we normally spend the winter, It feels like winter up here now. I'll try to remember to dig it out . It's adjustable , Made from rod and bar stock. We used it when making a one piece hood for an A pickup when I was taking the Street rod class at UVU. You can make one from sheet metal, 2 strips about an inch wide .. the bottom piece is about 6 in long, one end is bent down at 90 * for about a 3/8 flange. the other end is slotted down the center about 3 inches for adjustment. The top piece is pointed and bent down for about 3/8 inch. It has 2 or 3 holes to match the slot. For the A we measured how far back from the firewall he wanted the hood to lap over the cowl, then set the scribe bolting the top and bottom with a carriage bolt. ( slot matches the square shoulder of the bolt. ) slide the tool across the cowl and scribe the hood to see where to trim
08-24-2014 03:35 AM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I like the scribing trick.
I know that trick well...
My dad was a carpenter, and nothing is straight in an old house, so we used it a lot
08-23-2014 05:06 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Train View Post
Thanks John. I'm only 20 pages into the thread but, what an inspiration you are. I'm like you. Thrifty, and enjoy a challenge. My son and I are new at this hobby, but I've done plenty of fixing here on the farm, using scrap or repurposing metal from old machinery to make parts. Thanks for starting this thread and keeping it updated.
It is neat that your son and you can enjoy it together. I envy you that.

My son in law has developed some interest in the old cars and I am very thankful we share that interest. Unfortunately we are about 160 miles apart and the time for projects is pretty limited.

If you are 20 pages into the thread, you have a ways to go. We tend to ramble occasionally so I hope it will hold your interest.

John
08-23-2014 04:31 PM
Train Thanks John. I'm only 20 pages into the thread but, what an inspiration you are. I'm like you. Thrifty, and enjoy a challenge. My son and I are new at this hobby, but I've done plenty of fixing here on the farm, using scrap or repurposing metal from old machinery to make parts. Thanks for starting this thread and keeping it updated.
08-23-2014 04:05 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Train View Post
Sorry for a NOOB question, but I'm asking it anyway. With that piece needing to pretty stout, what gauge is it made from?
That is not a NOOB question. It is perfectly logical to want to know what material is being used. I appreciate your interest.

The mount is 18 gauge. The inner reinforcement is either 18 or 16. I gets it's strength from being boxed.

The washer, which won't be seen, was added to make the inner reinforcement the same height as the mount so the inner and outer "walls" would come under torque together. It does seem to be very rigid. I am confident in it but do agree that 18 ga would not be heavy enough without the inner structure.

The EMS replacement mounts are stamped from 16 gauge but it is just too heavy for me to be able to form it with my Shrinker/Stretcher jaws.

John
08-23-2014 02:57 PM
samsonized
looks better in person

very neat it looks better in person
08-23-2014 02:53 PM
Train
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Jeremy is prejudiced because he is my friend. Thanks Jeremy.

Reinforced the body mount so it won't collapse when torqued. This brace has to support the firewall and is key to the door being properly supported. It absolutely has to be strong enough.



The brace is bolted and a template made for the corner of the floor board.





I have some family things that are going to keep me busy for a few days. I can't wait to get back on this thing.

John
Sorry for a NOOB question, but I'm asking it anyway. With that piece needing to pretty stout, what gauge is it made from?
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