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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Maxakarudy
I find tacking without a tab of rod produces weak...

I find tacking without a tab of rod produces weak tacks that crack easy, so I dab a little rod, 1/16th

I rest the cup on the joint at angle, tungsten about 2mm off the panel, press the pedal full...
Forum: Introductions 07-19-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Maxakarudy
I'm doing the same, so rather than go through all...

I'm doing the same, so rather than go through all the hassle of scratch building a buck I bought a fibreglass body, this helps especially at the front, as it can be used as a hammer form. you can...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-23-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By Maxakarudy
I've watched this on the DDK forum, it's planning...

I've watched this on the DDK forum, it's planning on being raced on a the Chateau Impney hill climb in a few weeks, I've got tickets for that, so hope to see it in the flesh, looks great.
BTW the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Maxakarudy
You’ve got to determine from the centre datium...

You’ve got to determine from the centre datium line where the error starts, a trammel gauge can help, start from a non damaged area of the chassis and check symmetry then move forward.
Forum: Buck Building 04-23-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Kyle, Did you only use the power hammer for...

Hi Kyle,
Did you only use the power hammer for shaping the fender?, just wondering if the reverse develops the same way as wheeling does.
Forum: Buck Building 04-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Kyle, Thanks for taking the time to...

Hi Kyle,

Thanks for taking the time to share, I catch all your work on IS too.

Jags are my favorite classic, E-types especially, so it's great to see you doing european classics as well as...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks chaps, Just trying to show the full...

Thanks chaps,

Just trying to show the full story, failure & success, it's not all plain sailing. Too many things these days are Fakebook stylie, staged photos, perfect lifestyle etc, this work, as...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Now, we all like a happy ending, so I gave it a...

Now, we all like a happy ending, so I gave it a couple of weeks & got back in the saddle, re-thought were it all went wrong & rattled this out, much happier, lesson learnt....

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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-17-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Pugsy, I'm always doing the same thing,...

Thanks Pugsy,
I'm always doing the same thing, looking at what I've done previously & thinking should could do better now, but then you'll never get nothing finished:)

Some more pictures then,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-16-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Mike & Peter, A bit more on this...

Thanks Mike & Peter,

A bit more on this practice piece, now to weld it up, my preference at the moment is tig, I've found it's ok & hasn't cracked on me yet, but gas welding is definately on my...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-15-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Peter, I'll have another watch of your...

Thanks Peter,
I'll have another watch of your dvd, I get most of what you mean
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-15-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
The front outside was ok, quite a challenge to...

The front outside was ok, quite a challenge to wheel the flare upside down
This shows the delicate reverse on the inside, these again have to accurately wheel upside down while pulling upwards
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-15-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Another practice piece

As I said before, I like to just play with a bit of tin, like some folk do drawing, carpentry etc, this is another piece I made just so I learn more about metalshaping, welding & metal finishing, a...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By Maxakarudy
Eckold UK were too late to buy the Eckolds & ALL...

Eckold UK were too late to buy the Eckolds & ALL the tooling, a company in the Netherlands ...Mach4metal bought everything for stupid money, they are selling for more than new prices :dunce:
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By Maxakarudy
As you are nearly there, my suggestion would be...

As you are nearly there, my suggestion would be stretch the edges where the magnets are length wise only 1" in and not upto the corners, this will send the corners down. Check if these edges are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Maxakarudy
With the lowest crown wheel you've got, wheel the...

With the lowest crown wheel you've got, wheel the outer edge closest the oil can & work inwards, then back out, very gently. The edge that is closest to the oil can is tight/short & stopping the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-17-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Richard, Are you talking about bowl shape...

Hi Richard,

Are you talking about bowl shape and how to polish it?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-15-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Maxakarudy
Sometimes I find it's necessary to mig weld under...

Sometimes I find it's necessary to mig weld under these circumstances
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Maxakarudy
I agree, although when I stripped mine, I did...

I agree, although when I stripped mine, I did spend a lot of time straightening up the original panels.
Also I was surprised to find the bonnet skin bonded to the frame, not wrapped around as you...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-29-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,888
Posted By Maxakarudy
The chatter about gas & tig will never be...

The chatter about gas & tig will never be settled, both have there benefits & negatives, learn both is my advice.

I recently came across these short vids by a guy at Wrays shop.....
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Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-15-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Maxakarudy
Judging from what I've seen & been shown.. ...

Judging from what I've seen & been shown..

"Blocking" is heavey stretching against a soild object, like a wooden stump or steel block, the metal is thinned out at the point of contact between the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-11-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By Maxakarudy
Some english panel beaters prefer methylated...

Some english panel beaters prefer methylated spirit, tap water seems to be ok for me
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Doug, Show us some pictures of the issue,...

Hi Doug,
Show us some pictures of the issue, lots of good advice given here.
Who made the other ali panels, would like to see as I'm building a 289, all aluminium body
Forum: Introductions 09-27-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Iain, Some nice work there, having seen...

Hi Iain,

Some nice work there, having seen some of your work on F/book, you got some really cool & challenging things to work on.
If you dig deep into this site you'll this is good place to learn...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-26-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Peter, It did stretch me :lol:

Thanks Peter,
It did stretch me :lol:
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