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Old 04-14-2012, 06:58 PM
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It looks like it would work like a charm with super great triangulated support so it probably doesn't flex a bit.

Very nice!

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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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Brian, dont waste a minute ...Metal shaping is where its at.but what you need is a deadbody so you'll have a REASON to learn and put what you learn into a practical application before you forget...I've only gone to one metal shaping class because there arnt any around here and I drove 4hrs to get there but what I learned was priceless..You gotta be careful though this stuff is very addictive if your not careful. The tools are super expensive but theres some great metal working forums that show you how to make good tools to get started with.I got my first taste up in NY where there was plenty of rust holes to fix and its always been my favorite part of doing body and paint work


John, I think I can speak for just about everyone, Post some pics of some of the tools you made and some of the stuff you made with them...there are never enough threads of this kind ,and its the most interesting...looks to me like you do some extremly nice work.
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I have threatened to modify it so I could use it for a louver press.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:28 PM
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I have threatened to modify it so I could use it for a louver press.
LOL, I think it'll handel it.Or one of those giant plenishing hammers....Or both
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:48 PM
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I will start a new thread in a day or two guys. Will have to upload some pictures off my PC first. The reason I haven't considered posting in the home made tools forum is that I don't have pictures of their construction. I do the car though and I can post some pictures of panel fabrication which will show what an average Joe can accomplish without investing too much in tools. Forming a piece of metal into a compound shape is one of the most satisfying things I know. When you do it as a hobby it is nobodies business how long it takes. On the other hand, When you work as a professional you absolutely have to be concerned. I usually build cars no one else would fool with because time is not an issue for me.
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