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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-11-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By neilb
thanks john :) i have some more updates, i...

thanks john :)

i have some more updates, i welded the two halves of the nose panel together

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and had it clamped to the car to see how wide the car should be lol, it's been so long...
Forum: Introductions 07-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By neilb
like I say I have never had anything to do with...

like I say I have never had anything to do with spinning but steel is steel, there will be some sort of spring back in the steel I'm guessing, along with dealing with the centrifugal force, the taper...
Forum: Introductions 07-22-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By neilb
does the die you are working on have a side face...

does the die you are working on have a side face 90 deg to the main face?
Forum: Introductions 07-22-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By neilb
[QUOTE=Karl;147722]Thanks for the welcomes. ...

[QUOTE=Karl;147722]Thanks for the welcomes.

Going to try and add some photos of what I am doing. The taper I am getting is at the open end so my 4" cap is 4.020" at the opening. To compensate for...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-21-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
hey dave, this was an email i got from matt at...

hey dave, this was an email i got from matt at pacific gas:-

Thanks for the image Neil.



This is an Argon mix (with CO2) E size bottle as mentioned.

Our E-size Argon and Argon mix...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,266
Posted By neilb
altered the frame to deal with the grille vent,...

altered the frame to deal with the grille vent, getting closer to a finished engine lid :)

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just need to mark out where to put the louvres and find a way to put them in...
Forum: Introductions 07-21-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By neilb
hi karl, welcome to the forum. i have no...

hi karl, welcome to the forum.

i have no idea about metal spinning but love the process, have you tried to create a slightly wider angle on your die, so you can go past 90 deg? i ask as just...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-21-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
hey dave, i spoke to pacific gas and he has said...

hey dave, i spoke to pacific gas and he has said they are priced to be a little cheaper than total tools.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-21-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
hi rick, i have switched to argon, it was...

hi rick, i have switched to argon, it was delivered and as i said i don't use it that often but i have welded the engine lid frame together over this week and the end of last week. i have left the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-21-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,266
Posted By neilb
it was that thumbnail shrinker i made, nothing...

it was that thumbnail shrinker i made, nothing fancy here...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,266
Posted By neilb
pullmax! what pullmax? lol

pullmax! what pullmax? lol
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-19-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,266
Posted By neilb
richard, charlie, all i can say is just build...

richard, charlie, all i can say is just build one, it's such a useful tool to have.

pugsy, thanks you

i have finished the frame but don't have a pic of it on my phone, so i've carried on with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By neilb
i agree with mark, i got a blueprint file for my...

i agree with mark, i got a blueprint file for my 356 to make a front buck, jeffer (jeffry) did the modelling, he then checked it against an original car that was close to him and it was way off! way...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-15-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,266
Posted By neilb
lol not really, i'm secretly making 2 at the same...

lol not really, i'm secretly making 2 at the same time :lol:

front nose panel is coming on a treat, welded the r/h side pieces together now and getting ready to align both sides and weld together...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-04-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
wow! this thead got active lol i know what...

wow! this thead got active lol

i know what everyone is saying about using pure argon, and to a degree i know what should be used i too have been welding a long time. this is not a new hobby for...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-01-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 36,861
Posted By neilb
congrats on MSOTM robert :)

congrats on MSOTM robert :)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-01-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
thanks guy's, i am going to change the bottle...

thanks guy's, i am going to change the bottle tomorrow, it's most likely the gas it's just hard to pin point it due to the time frame. my moisture trap is still blue with no visible signs of pink...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-30-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
sorry just to clarify, i fitted a new bottle...

sorry just to clarify, i fitted a new bottle (exhanged for full) but it was around the same time i changed to a gas lens. i don't use it that often so it's hard to pin point what's wrong and when it...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-30-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
thanks for all the suggestions guy's, to be...

thanks for all the suggestions guy's, to be honest i agree about using pure argon, i know you get a much better weld with it but i have been using argon mix ever sinse i started this car and it's...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-29-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
thanks for the quick reply guy's i can...

thanks for the quick reply guy's

i can definately say the polarity is correct, i've had this tig about 6 years now and it's only recently it's started to weld like crap lol. i shall check the gas...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-29-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By neilb
dc tig mild steel

i'm having a little trouble with my tig, it welds as though there is no gas, the electrode burns up like it would as if the gas was off. i do have gas flow, pre - during - post welding. doesn't...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-19-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 413,392
Posted By neilb
don't think i'm being critical cause camera's can...

don't think i'm being critical cause camera's can decive the eye and a fresh pair of eyes looking over something can sometimes help. i'll be honest though it wasn't the bottom i saw, i was looking at...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-18-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 413,392
Posted By neilb
is it an optical illusion or does the left side...

is it an optical illusion or does the left side 1/4 panel sit higher than the right?
Forum: Introductions 06-12-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By neilb
welcome Alan, very nice part of the world snug

welcome Alan, very nice part of the world snug
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,666
Posted By neilb
i agree its way shorter than a v12, i thought you...

i agree its way shorter than a v12, i thought you could make a 'fake' v12 look attached to the cylinders. it's been around for some years now and still used in the bentley continental/ gt, the audi...
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