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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-10-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I use a tank. I don't think a generator,...

Hi,

I use a tank. I don't think a generator, will develop enough BTU 's to weld aluminous

B
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-09-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, How I was taught to prep the panel. I...

Hi,

How I was taught to prep the panel. I wire brush or scotch-brite with in a 1nch (approx.) of the edge of the panel, top and bottom. I then file both edges and wipe the surface with...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-07-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, This is a new cowl piece that I'm making...

Hi,

This is a new cowl piece that I'm making for a WW2 Taylercraft L-2M.
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In this photo, you can see the two weld bead directions. The discolored area is where I used Aluminum solder as...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-06-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, My learning curve was a little long,...

Hi,

My learning curve was a little long, but the quality of my welds are good now. My work, looks as good as the factory welds and I'm a happy guy. I still practice often, but like any new...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, This sounds the easiest to me. With the...

Hi,

This sounds the easiest to me. With the "L" shapes you can stretch and shrink the flanges to match the original profile, then weld.

But, I got to ask, what do you mean by "layers are...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Peter, Thanks for the information, it...

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the information, it is always great to get a detailed description on how the work is performed.

I'm gas welding aluminum now with excellent results. Most of my parts...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-02-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Peter, Is it common to not add filler rod...

Hi Peter,

Is it common to not add filler rod on a aluminum panel as well?

Thanks

Bill
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Last weekend, I heard a rumor of a...

Hi,

Last weekend, I heard a rumor of a fourth Olive machine, here in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I'm trying to follow up on the rumor, it seems to be a bit out of place here in Wisconsin, but stranger...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 79,295
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Will, Congratulations on MSOTM, it is...

Hi Will,

Congratulations on MSOTM, it is well deserved.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-16-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 79,295
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Will, I always liked following along on...

Hi Will,

I always liked following along on your project, thanks for sharing with the group. I find the idea of building my own car intriguing, it is neat to see your design process and ideas.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-14-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By BTromblay
I use this technique, if I have an existing part...

I use this technique, if I have an existing part and I want to know the overall shear size and the location of the bend lines.

You need a piece of paper and basic tools.
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Carpenter...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-12-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Dan, I would be interested in full size...

Hi Dan,

I would be interested in full size buck drawings you have for a Maserati 300S. Should I email you, or you can contact me at bill.tromblay@gmail.com

Nice work,

Thanks, Bill
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-07-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, If I have a sample piece, I make a story...

Hi,

If I have a sample piece, I make a story board to transfer the bend lines and information to. Cut a 1 inch wide strip of paper, long enough to cover your part. You want to tape the strip down...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-02-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,406
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Congratulations on MSOTM. Cheers ...

Hi,

Congratulations on MSOTM.

Cheers

Bill
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-29-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By BTromblay
HI Steve, I use 5/32" stainless steel wire...

HI Steve,

I use 5/32" stainless steel wire and I know Joe Stafford uses 1/8" 1100 aluminum wire for his alloy bodys. Speedy metals carries all the different wire sizes, for steel I would recommend...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-28-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, This might help for making simple...

Hi,

This might help for making simple profile gauges, to copy your panel.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=18307

Bill
Forum: Announcements 11-27-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By BTromblay
A retired USAF aircraft welder had taught me to...

A retired USAF aircraft welder had taught me to wash the tank with dawn dish soap or simple green and water. Once flushed, the tank has to be welded with in 30min. He said, if you can smell gas...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By BTromblay
Copper thickness

Hi,

I'm toying with the idea of making several copper light fixtures. What is the average material thickness that you guys are using?

Thanks

B
Forum: Announcements 11-20-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, It looks like a great time. Bill

Hi,

It looks like a great time.

Bill
Forum: Introductions 11-17-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Welcome to the group. Bill

Hi,

Welcome to the group.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Great post, thanks for sharing. Nothing...

Hi,

Great post, thanks for sharing. Nothing worse than having an expensive helmet give up the ghost over a 3 volt battery.

B
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By BTromblay
Hand tool product review.

Hi,

Every once and awhile, you make a purchase and become surprised on how well it works. I have two products that I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and function.

The first...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-11-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Kent, Can you show more on how you...

Hi Kent,

Can you show more on how you modified the Super Shear file for check filing? Thanks for sharing the project, always nice to see airplane projects.

Bill
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I do "hot section" and tail pipe repairs...

Hi,

I do "hot section" and tail pipe repairs on the J-47 engine used in the North American F-86 Saber. We have several customers around the world, that we do this for. On the earlier engine, the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-31-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 136,875
Posted By BTromblay
Nice and clean, great work. B

Nice and clean, great work.

B
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