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Old 06-17-2018, 01:06 AM
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Hi, Sterling in Flagstaff, Az here. I've been working on different projects, from my Firebird that I'm trying to go faster than 200 mph at Bonneville with, to a 32 Ford 5 window that needs everything from floors to a new firewall! The easy part has been acquiring all the tools, from a bead roller, sheet metal brake, welders, English wheel, etc. Now I just need to learn more than how to pinch my fingers! I'm hoping this site will get me going in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:58 AM
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This site can give you knowledge, information and perspective,


But the motivation has to be internal!


Glad you've joined!
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:26 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Sterling.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:49 PM
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Take a look at this link, http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=2926

You need to learn how metal moves when you apply pressure to it. As said earlier there is a lot of good information on this site. You would be ahead if you took some time to read a lot of the post on the site. If you don't understand how metal moves the machines will allow you to make more scrap faster.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:06 AM
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Thanks Guys, I know it's a learned skill, I just hope I have the patience and work ethic to keep at it to learn what I need. I've got a 32 Ford 5 window that needs to be un-channeled, floors, and rear quarters. Want to do it right, but can't afford to pay someone. So it's up to me!
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:44 AM
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Hi Sterling welcome to the forum
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