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Old 06-14-2013, 08:23 AM
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When I read your post I had to laugh, i saw the picture before I read the article I thought there was a go cart under a cover until I looked closer.
am I thinking right you are takin 2=1/2 in out of the centrt of door instead out of door post ,,or in addition to the post.

post is what I worked on today
my answer would be ,Nuthin, I just held up John from working on his car i went to John's home today to see his new project ,will make a nice Cruiser ,he is doing some excellent metal work ! He even bought my lunch what a friend.
Good to see you David. Lunch was my pleasure....and my turn.

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You can cut two pieces at once, but you'll most likely have a little trouble separating them afterwards. It will fuse the edges as it cuts, and may be a hassle to separate.
That makes sense. As narrow as it cuts, it would be great to be able to hold a patch up and trim them both together. I suspect you could use one patch for a guide to cut the panel by holding it down by 1/4 inch. That may be more trouble than it is worth. I know I am going to love having this thing.

Brian, Keep the pictures coming. We are going to enjoy your build.

John

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would it help to lightly grind the edges with a die grinder to make it easier to separate panels after cutting , .cutting two at a time would save time and energy,
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would it help to lightly grind the edges with a die grinder to make it easier to separate panels after cutting , .cutting two at a time would save time and energy,
This certainly warrants some experimentation some day. Bear in mind, I have a total of 10 minutes experience with a plasma cutter but I can tell already it is one neat tool.

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would it help to lightly grind the edges with a die grinder to make it easier to separate panels after cutting , .cutting two at a time would save time and energy,
Cutting two at a time with the plasma will take longer as you will need to cut slower. Peeling pieces apart and having more clean up can only create more work and worse results.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:06 PM
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Cutting two at a time with the plasma will take longer as you will need to cut slower. Peeling pieces apart and having more clean up can only create more work and worse results.
You sound like a man that has tried it Pugs.....?

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The Falcon is alive! At least after some monkeying around. The cheap swap meet MSD I got was no good. I'll have to send it off for rebuild to MSD. Had to wire around it to just use the coil to run the Mallory Unilite.
Anyway, here's a short video. My wife said, "it's obnoxiously loud", but the video doesn't seem bad to me! It grabs rpm's like a SBC! Can't believe how torquey it is!
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I'm not positive but I am pretty certain that is what you call a "Hot Rod" right?

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I'm not positive but I am pretty certain that is what you call a "Hot Rod" right?

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That's what I'm calling it! Still need to take care of loose ends, and tune it up, but man am I tickled to hear it making noise!
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That's what I'm calling it! Still need to take care of loose ends, and tune it up, but man am I tickled to hear it making noise!
Congratulations! I am excited for you!

Finished my brace today and went up to Steve Minnick's. He painted Jim Hickman's 47 Ford this morning that I origionaly built in 1972. Can you believe he painted it back the same color I painted it then. That really pleases me.

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This is my old Ford. on her way back

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You sound like a man that has tried it Pugs.....?

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Nope, but when we cut light guage stainless, we can zip along a lot quicker than heavier guages. So this tells me doubling up you would have to pull the gun at a slower rate proportionally to the thickness of material. Of course, this is all conjecture. I'd like to hear the results of a real hands on test.
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Congratulations! I am excited for you!

Finished my brace today and went up to Steve Minnick's. He painted Jim Hickman's 47 Ford this morning that I origionaly built in 1972. Can you believe he painted it back the same color I painted it then. That really pleases me.

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Beautiful work John! Wish I could fab like that!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:36 PM
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Nope, but when we cut light guage stainless, we can zip along a lot quicker than heavier guages. So this tells me doubling up you would have to pull the gun at a slower rate proportionally to the thickness of material. Of course, this is all conjecture. I'd like to hear the results of a real hands on test.
Without question the speed goes down as the thickness increases but speed would not be the issue. Both pieces ending up welded together along the edge sure would! You don't want to have your panels bent to @&$t trying to get them apart.

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The brace looks great John.
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as far as speed that would depend on the amperage of the plasma cutter,as it sticking together I don't kmow ,might try it Monday on 16 & 18 guage to see results ,I don't know for sure but I think mine should cut 3 or 4 pieces at one time with out slowing down with correct air pressure might weld it together though , Could be wrong ,Have ben many times before,LOL
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