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Old 06-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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Old bodyman, you are right if all one want to do is shrink some metal so it isn't oil canning then cover it with plastic filler. But if one wants move forward in the tin forming skills you toss the shrinking hammer in the trash or grind it smooth like I did. It isn't perfectly smooth honestly because I have a lot of hammers and when I need a real nice smooth hammer I have others to use. This one is still for "roughing" out work.



You can do the exact same thing gathering metal with a glancing blow with a flat hammer. I am by no means a tin master, but I would like to be and because of that I will use the smoothest tools I can on the metal I am working with to the metal remains smooth.

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Love the responce! Watched some videos and more that I found.
Quick question: Instead of my Oxy/Act torch (not done setting up)
Mapp gas o.k.?

Some pics from tonight.
Last one is from good side.
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Thanks for all the reply's. Keep 'em coming. I find that I learn stuff going over the same thing when somebody phrases it different than I've read before.
I do lurk on a few metal sites. I like the All metalshaping the best.
I know I can learn this stuff I've been doing well at banging dents out its the ones with creases that are really hard.
I tried to blow up a pic as a "before" but to really understand I'll snap some pics tonight with a straight edge and maybe a pic or 2 from the good side.

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That looks like a volvo 164. I used to own one. Had it for a long time, that straight six was a screamer. I have a 264 now, still a nice car but not as much fun.
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Good eye!
The day we picked it up. Thinking it might be more of a hot rod w/ an LS swap.
Not in any rush. Have to finish the 5.0 Bertone swap 1st.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:12 PM
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Don't hurt that grill! you can't get em anywhere! My 164 was a rocket. My 264 sounds like a vacuum cleaner, still quick though and has 85,000 original miles.
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I always wanted a 262C

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Our 262C is perfect for my wife. She's 5 feet tall. Its a bit tight for me I'm 6'
Cool thing is the body and interior are very nice. If I could just finish the 5.0 install. LOL

Never seen a blue one. NICE!

http://brickspeed.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1784


So body experts if I manage to mangle my body work on this fender.
Would it be within reason to take a patch from another Volvo and weld it in?
I've done well on patches before. Just a thought?
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if I manage to mangle my body work on this fender.
Would it be within reason to take a patch from another Volvo and weld it in?
I've done well on patches before. Just a thought?
You almost have it, just a little shrinking. Don't over heat and take it slow, it will take several attempts.
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Our 262C is perfect for my wife. She's 5 feet tall. Its a bit tight for me I'm 6'
Cool thing is the body and interior are very nice. If I could just finish the 5.0 install. LOL

Never seen a blue one. NICE!

http://brickspeed.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1784


So body experts if I manage to mangle my body work on this fender.
Would it be within reason to take a patch from another Volvo and weld it in?
I've done well on patches before. Just a thought?
Wow, very cool!

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I recommend a shrinking disc. Once I used one I never looked back. I actually use it whenever I finish my hammer and dolly work. It really does the trick. The disc will target the high spots bringing them down lower and then you can beat the underside to bring the low spots up and repeat the shrinking application. It really helps to smooth out the hammer marks.
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I've still yet to find what everyone finds so amazing about these shrinking disc. I have Wolfe's 4.5" disc and it's the most worthless thing I have in my toolbox.
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I've still yet to find what everyone finds so amazing about these shrinking disc. I have Wolfe's 4.5" disc and it's the most worthless thing I have in my toolbox.
Try a 7 or 8" one.
They do move metal quickly.

For the OP, try using a soldering torch first so you don't overheat metal. Just warm up about a 2" area and drop a wet rag on it and check if it moved.

Do not change the color of the metal.
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