All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > General Metal Shaping Discussion > Basic questions and answers
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-08-2017, 09:31 AM
OuBallie's Avatar
OuBallie OuBallie is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 6
Default 1935 Austin Seven

NS Mud Wing patch.
Front left fender.
Can't believe it's taken me so long to become active, but Big C and treatment etc.

Advise please on the best way to make this patch.
This is my first attempt at bodywork, and I experimented using 0.6mm sheet
Pretty pleased with it, BUT can/must do better.
A former and tin bashing?
Open to any suggestions.
Not sure where to split the part for easy welding.
My bender produces a bent very close to that from the Austin factory so don't need to make a new blade, with a different radius, just a bit of dolly work where the patch joins the original sheet metal.

I am thinking of making short bends on the top curved section/s, split as per my experiment after a failed attempt to stretch the metal, and then welding the flat flange/s to them, but just had a thought, would 0.6mm sheet stretch enough?
I did mange to get a gentle curve only, after a few minutes with sharp end of hammer.
David Gardiner in his video Bodywork Restoration Tutorial makes stretching the metal look so frigging easy - Grrrr
Need to have another look at what he does, before I dive in again.
Trust me to start on this as a first attempt at tin bashing.
My late Dad is shaking his head right now, shouting "Get in with it, it's easy!"

Geoff - Spring!?
Geoff - Retired
Norfolk, UK not VA
Too Many Hobbies, Not Enough Time (ToMoHNET)
Model Engineer - Steam Engines and Tools
Classic Cars - Austin 7, Austin A35 & Morris Minor 1000

Last edited by OuBallie; 05-08-2017 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Why such a gap after introducing myself
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.