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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Maxakarudy
Top work Carl, thanks for sharing mate

Top work Carl, thanks for sharing mate
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-20-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 86,893
Posted By Maxakarudy
Great work Neil, I'm watching with great...

Great work Neil,


I'm watching with great interest as recently got hold of a 64 coupe, needing total restoration.


There is a UK 356 specialist, Steve Kirty have a look through his work, it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Neil, Here are 2 ...

Hi Neil,


Here are 2



www.contourautocraft.com
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-29-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks David, It was a good exercise for the...

Thanks David,

It was a good exercise for the dies & me, they also came in useful on the engine lid.

If anybody is interested in seeing the mechanical & trim restoration of my 911, here's a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
This was my first go with shrinking dies... A...

This was my first go with shrinking dies... A rusty rear seat pan
https://i.postimg.cc/wTWT0KmK/rear-seats.jpg


Took a pattern & cut a blank, marked up where I needed to shrink

...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Another milestone on my restoration was the...

Another milestone on my restoration was the engine lid, the skin was tired around the bottom and the frame was pretty non-existent...

https://i.postimg.cc/mgW4Lk8p/engine-lid.jpg
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
HI Pugsy, Clifford asked what method I...

HI Pugsy,

Clifford asked what method I used to press the rear slam panel, most methods I seen were pressbrakes or shop presses, however I used a simple sheetmetal roller & passed it through a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-25-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Well done Chris, big cigar for you, Yes...

Well done Chris, big cigar for you,


Yes absolutely correct, maybe it's common knowledge in the trade, but I hadn't seen it done before so had too prove it first.
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-25-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Carl, The kidney bowls, sills,...

Thanks Carl,


The kidney bowls, sills, torque mounts & wing rails are really good, even the heater tubes!!, however there are lots of smallish rust holes everywhere they shouldn't be, so it's the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-24-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Robert, On the right track, but...

Thanks Robert,

On the right track, but not quite there
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-24-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Clifford, beer sounds great:) How did...

Thanks Clifford, beer sounds great:)

How did I press the shapes in?, have another guess :D, no hydraulics involved btw

Dan, you can't answer this as I mentioned on my IS page:lol:
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-24-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
Thanks Pugsy, Carl, Kent & Richard, high praise...

Thanks Pugsy, Carl, Kent & Richard, high praise indeed, much appreciated,


This rather tired looking piece of metal has had its day...

https://i.postimg.cc/D00sYrBn/2018-05-25-18-17-44.jpg
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
Posted By Maxakarudy
It's been a while since I've added to this, so...

It's been a while since I've added to this, so here are a few significant pieces I've made that got me swearing a lot.

As you can see, this slam panel requires replacement as the lacy metal is bit...
Forum: Introductions 10-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Maxakarudy
Hi Andrew, I'm glad the link I made caught...

Hi Andrew,

I'm glad the link I made caught your curiosity, I do try to pass on this site for those who feel the need to learn how this craft is properly taught.
I do admire the have a go...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-08-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
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, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
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, 03:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,195
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,195
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,674
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
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