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Old 03-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Same here ,big ticket tools ,project cars always have a way of getting in the garage... Id get a strecher /shrinker and a brake before the Ewheel
I would agree with DBM as far as priorities go. Also, you can do a lot of shaping with an inexpensive planishing hammer. If you can afford a deeper throated shrinker it is good. The English Wheel, Planishing hammer, And shot bag will all stretch the metal but shrinking is a real challenge. If you over stretch a panel, the only way to shrink it is to raise the rest of the panel to "lower" the high spot. Shrinking is always the big challenge without a power hammer and who of us can afford that.

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