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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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Default Body Sweeps? did anyone decide to make these?

Looking for a complete set of sweeps.Read previous threads and curious if anyone made these? I see fay sells them but a little more than iim prepared to spend right now...or if someone made these and can give me the info needed to have mine made i would appreciate it.thanks
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:57 PM
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those are cool. I totally want a set now.

I stole the picture from fay's site.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM
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Jimmie Hervatin in Warrenton Mo is in the process of making several sets, also a stand for them. It would be worth a call. You can google his name for contact info.

Jimmie's number is 636-456-7242
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:12 PM
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Is there a true radius anywhere on a car? Lots of curves, but no radiuses.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:31 PM
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Fay Butler demonstrated this at a class I attended a few years ago. He found a radius gauge that fit the curve exactly. Then he moved the gauge up and down along the metal until the center of the gauge began to lift from the surface. At this point he made a mark at the end of the gauge. Then he moved over a couple of inches and repeated the procedure. He did this several times then he connected the dots (at the end of the sweep). This series of dots was what he called a "high light line". In the right light you can actually see this line along a body.
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I found them helpful back when i used to work on pre 73 exotic european vehicles.
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