today I get to fabricate some bottom pieces to a pick up bed. Boss wants me to match what's under the cab. What pisses me off is how and tbe he hell am I supposed to fab this up? We have NO metal fab tools and I've been asking for a vise for like a YEAR!!! The pieces aren't very long, about 24". Before and after wheel opening. So I can make for instance a 25" piece and fold 1/2" on each side for the jamb and then use the shrinker or stretcher to get my shape. I think that would be the easiest way, and while I'm at it to make traces of each piece for the other side, including contour with the contour gauge. I think it will be fun but I need a vise and to possibly shape up some wood for certain areas to hammer form, cause that's the poor man's way of doing it with the limited tooling as of now. Wish me luck.
edit:just called the boss and they're getting the vise and shrinker. YES!
Last edited by tech69; 05-08-2013 at 11:22 AM.