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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Both hot air extraction openings are welded and...

Both hot air extraction openings are welded and shaped to match the contour of the fender. Next comes cutting the hole in my fenders and welding them in. That sharp corner flange thickness is only...
Forum: Introductions 02-19-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Kerry!

Welcome to the forum, Kerry!
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
The shape of my other air extraction is...

The shape of my other air extraction is finalized. I transfered the shape to a sheet of plywood that serves as the inside model. From there I bent a narrow piece of aluminum several inches longer tat...
Forum: Buck Building 02-08-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Mike Motage
I believe the buck needs work for you, with...

I believe the buck needs work for you, with whatever tools and materials you have or prefer. But definitely ready through the Buck building section. There many methods shown there.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Motage
Craig, you want flat square edge, so that you...

Craig, you want flat square edge, so that you butting 2 square edges against each other, with no gap. If you deburr, use a flat file parallel to the material. I would use 3lbs of pressure and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Mike Motage
I think the quality of the machine is more...

I think the quality of the machine is more important when doing larger than patch panels, need consistent finish and trying to match an existing shape. How quickly can these tasks can completed also...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-20-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Not everything goes as planned! I welded the...

Not everything goes as planned! I welded the leading edge seam on my wing and blow a hole. Darn it! Fixed the hole ok, but had a blob of excess filler on the inside that needed to be ground down....
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Kerry. I'm a proud owner of the first edition,...

Kerry. I'm a proud owner of the first edition, numero uno! It's a very capable and predictable machine to use. I've had a chance to use some of the new upgrades and I really like them. It now wheels...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-17-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
All internal ribs, brackets and hardware are...

All internal ribs, brackets and hardware are finished. These pieces will be installed after the panels are welded together, ship in a bottle style. Check the seam fit, of you can see it. This is not...
Forum: Introductions 01-15-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, John! I'm sure the info...

Welcome to the forum, John! I'm sure the info shared here will help.
Forum: Introductions 01-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Robert. Loads of experience...

Welcome to the forum, Robert. Loads of experience available on this forum.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Thanks Steve and Will

Thanks Steve and Will
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Thanks guys for the kind words! Here's a...

Thanks guys for the kind words!

Here's a picture of the inside structure and mounting for the wing. There's an aluminum bar that helps stiffen and provide resistance to twisting. The bar is...
Forum: Introductions 01-03-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, John!

Welcome to the forum, John!
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 82,205
Posted By Mike Motage
Congratulations, Will!!!

Congratulations, Will!!!
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-16-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 82,205
Posted By Mike Motage
It's fantastic that you can call it done! Big...

It's fantastic that you can call it done! Big hurdle! Congratulations friend!
Forum: Introductions 12-15-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Dennis!

Welcome to the forum, Dennis!
Forum: Introductions 12-15-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Charlie!

Welcome to the forum, Charlie!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-19-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
These past few days I've been working on the...

These past few days I've been working on the crescent shaped wing. A lot of stretching was done along the leading edge of the upper and lower panels. Getting these heavily worked edges to align and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,938
Posted By Mike Motage
Looking good! Do have any way to blend/ planish...

Looking good! Do have any way to blend/ planish the walnuts? A post dolly or cheap air powered planishing hammer? Running the lumpy/ walnuts through an English wheel can be kind hap-hazard. Watch...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,938
Posted By Mike Motage
Rob, I would work the areas on both sides of your...

Rob, I would work the areas on both sides of your lump. You've got a good start but a ways to go to finish that piece. You need to get that to drop down further on the buck. I would make that almost...
Forum: Introductions 11-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Mike! We live in the same...

Welcome to the forum, Mike! We live in the same city. We should connect. I'd love to see what you are planning to do.
Forum: Introductions 11-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Trevor!

Welcome to the forum, Trevor!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Thank you, Steve! Your tips on the return flanges...

Thank you, Steve! Your tips on the return flanges and details have been very helpful.

Thanks Kerry!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 142,294
Posted By Mike Motage
Jeff, this drawing shows my method of sealing the...

Jeff, this drawing shows my method of sealing the lense. For me it was the easiest and simplest, without a ton of small work around the openings. This was my 7th design. It's not water tight, however...
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