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Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-08-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By crystallographic
Some instances will block the edge-flanging...

Some instances will block the edge-flanging method.
In these we only screw on some tubing or wood dowel /square.
When panels are long - 8+ feet - and floppy - the edge stiffening can become...
Forum: Introductions 05-06-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Dave. :)

Welcome, Dave.
:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-05-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bart, I'm looking and looking at your pix...

Hi Bart,
I'm looking and looking at your pix and I am not seeing your trim lines marked out.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-03-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By crystallographic
Another thing maybe worth mentioning is the size...

Another thing maybe worth mentioning is the size of the dies.

Since leverage over the panel is needed for making the ruffle and trapping it down.

Small 2inch dies are ideal for small panels...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paloma, Your work is looking smoother and...

Hi Paloma,
Your work is looking smoother and more confidence is showing.
Glad you got the #4 tip. Big soft flame is helpful.


Re: Tacking:
There are two basic - and very different - situations...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-28-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By crystallographic
Sure looks good, Jim. Proportions can be a...

Sure looks good, Jim.
Proportions can be a headache to deal with. I guess keeping the RR shell is a "must" - sigh. Not an ideal shape to lead what follows behind it, in any proportion. At least the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-25-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paloma, Yes, larger coupon.:) Steady hands...

Hi Paloma,
Yes, larger coupon.:)
Steady hands ... one hand can support the other. Or, I use a smooth wood broom handle to support my wrists. Parallel to my front. Above the work. Slide along to get...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-23-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paloma, Sorry to take so long responding...

Hi Paloma,
Sorry to take so long responding .... :o
Thank you for your purchase of the Meco torch. :)
(I still like using this little torch .... once in a great while I try something different -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By crystallographic
Yo Dave, Glad delivery is speeding up! (psst...

Yo Dave,
Glad delivery is speeding up!
(psst - don't lube the sliding faces, but you already knew that. :):))
yeehaw,
Forum: Introductions 04-11-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome to the forum Steve, Driving the 1974 GT...

Welcome to the forum Steve,
Driving the 1974 GT twin cam was a lot of fun. Was the last year with wood wheel and dash. Peppy cams were also available. Our car loved 75mph+.
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-08-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Steve, Jerry B. is looking for you, and for...

Hi Steve,
Jerry B. is looking for you, and for these hammers.
Please call me or PM?


Kindest regards,
Kent
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-05-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By crystallographic
Fun project. Antoine and his Karmann project...

Fun project.
Antoine and his Karmann project would be very instructive, as the vintage, type of const. and process to duplicate and repair = harmonious. :):)


Channel shapes in arches, curves...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-30-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,708
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Eugene, Speed onto the hot metal helps after...

Hi Eugene,
Speed onto the hot metal helps after welding.

...speed almost always helps when slogging too slowly .... but your technique looks good.


Maybe these will help you gain some speed...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-29-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,708
Posted By crystallographic
Very nice work, Eugene. Sectioning door...

Very nice work, Eugene.

Sectioning door skins can be some patient effort.
... And problem solving if prior "metalwork" has been thrown in ..... ;)
Your welds show a proven method. Good to see....
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-26-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By crystallographic
Ah, Skoda. Was waiting for Zil.?? :):) ...

Ah, Skoda.
Was waiting for Zil.??
:):)


.... Rover was called "Churchill's Revenge" by the Post War Germans.:)
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-25-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By crystallographic
I was going to guess "Tatra" .... Not De Dion...

I was going to guess "Tatra" ....
Not De Dion in the transaxle dept....
...BUT 2.9L V-8 hemi makes it tour very nicely, as Ben Swig found for himself. :):)
Forum: Beginner Projects 03-25-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By crystallographic
It's never simple. :)

It's never simple.
:)
Forum: Beginner Projects 03-24-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By crystallographic
Might want to clamp your panel down so you can...

Might want to clamp your panel down so you can gather up the metal around the corner with your body hammer. A dab of heat helps keep the metal soft so it goes into place accurately and easily. Smoke...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-23-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Dave, "What fun those would be to dig...

Hi Dave,
"What fun those would be to dig through." Yeh, but after the first 10,000 it gets to be a slog.
And it still takes me an hour to find, select, P'shop, and upload 6-8 of them.
I'll see...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-22-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By crystallographic
HAND Tools for cutting aluminum sheet

Here's a list of cutting tools for aluminum sheet that I compiled for aircraft builders, waaay back in 2002. Some of these tools shown I have owned since 1983-4-5 ... so not absolutely CURRENT models...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By crystallographic
I've used both CE tool in Lost Wages, NV and...

I've used both CE tool in Lost Wages, NV
and Cleveland Tool.
Both are good, and for different machines.
:)
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome aboard, Matt. Old Ford pu = 292 or 352,...

Welcome aboard, Matt.
Old Ford pu = 292 or 352, and you have open country to practice most anything with zero complaints ... :):)
Forum: Introductions 03-13-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome Edwin. Glad you can write so well. :):)

Welcome Edwin.
Glad you can write so well. :):)
Forum: Buck Building 03-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,531
Posted By crystallographic
Yep, ... and for another great photo of "356...

Yep,
... and for another great photo of "356 Buck at factory" ...
see "Excellence Was Expected" ... almost a centerfold pic ...
worth serious scrutiny for .edu purposes:
1) buck looks new - no...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By crystallographic
....in oz.....:) :):)

....in oz.....:)
:):)
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