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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 AM
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Success wait until you have to do a 1/4 panel and you cant get the wet towels to stay put or the water keeps getting in your seam ..... theres still a few more tricks to learn....

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:51 AM
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Yes !!! sometimes you can fail .... But that's how you learn what not to do..If your not making mistakes,, Your not learning NOTHING...
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:31 PM
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It takes dedication and much practice....You can always tell a professional screw up compared to a newbie mistake...
Heres one y'all should get a kick out of...How the heck can anybody screw up a 1:1 epoxy primer mix ratio?????? It takes "Dead"ication
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:22 PM
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I did one as bad. Painting customers 67 Cuda. Had ready to paint. Mixed PPG DP40, catalized, and reduced as sealer before painting. Let "kick" for 30 minutes while I ate lunch. After lunch reduced it and started to shoot the car. I had painted one whole side before I realized it was running like Niagra Falls. Try to get that mess back off a car you had ready to paint. Never a good idea to reduce it twice.
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See what I mean ....A newbie would be all worried about getting a little run A pro can make a water fall down both sides of a car and not give it a second thought....In case anyone was wondering that pic is what happens when you mix your epoxy as a sealer but mix it 4:1 like regular sealer...then paint it and wait 3 days hoping it'll cure.....
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Amen, That time I got to work for free for about 3 days. Now I just would cuss a lot. No longer do customer work. This has been an interesting thread. The 36 ford I have now had been hit so hard in the side I had to reproduce much of the body, all of the inner deck lid, and about 65 percent of outer skin with English Wheel. Fun project when time is not the issue. Lots of panels to weld together. I think some may miss understand one thing though. There is a difference between keeping the panel cool and quenching the weld.

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:21 AM
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WOW, thats a nice little car there John,I too have a new love "metal shaping" I just wish I started 20 yrs ago when I was getting burntout from run of the mill bodywork...
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36 Roadster I believe is my favorite of all time Ford, what a work of art they are. Yeah DBM I dabbled in the tin art. I have a funky little english wheel, a couple of pneumatic planishing hammers, shrinker/stretcher, lowbuck brake, shot bag with mallets, I have it all to get something done but closed up the shop and had to "got to work" leaving that path in my career. I have made some simple panels and surprised myself but certainly would love to get into to it more. When I get the Gran Sport done and get back to my truck I am going to pull those tools out I am sure of that.

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I have not started a journal at this point. Kind of wanted to get to know some of you guys without looking like I was trying to just find a place to,toot my horn.

I have followed deads, Brian's, and Dan Two Lakes posts particularly. I like interior work a lot too. (Get to keep my finger nails clean.)

I am going to post a picture of my English Wheel. A neighbor and friend who was a machinist deserves the credit for it. We made it in 1991. That was before there were many around. We didn't know how strong it needed to be so we really over did it. This thing has a 44 inch throat which means in theory it could handle an 88 inch panel. Not going to happen . It is ugly but does the job. You may notice the added pieces. I made a press I could make 1 inch ribs in a 57 olds trunk panel to duplicate the factory.

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Hey ,That needs to be posted in the homemade tool section thats pretty dang cool....What else you got?
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