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Forum: Buck Building 07-09-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,203
Posted By vroom
bucks

I have spent a lot of time and some money building a buck for my 166MM project and have a couple conclusions:

Using scan data AND learning to manipulate it is WAY too expensive and involved....
Forum: Events 09-08-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,041
Posted By vroom
???

Dare I mention Metal Meet in Oblong?
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 08-25-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,934
Posted By vroom
So here is a dumb question. How do you make a...

So here is a dumb question. How do you make a flexible shape pattern when you don't have a shape?
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 07-06-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,200
Posted By vroom
yikes!

This is really bad news! I had just designed a custom set of dies I was going to order. I'm not sure what to do now.

Actually I didn't think Hoosier Profile's dies were that expensive AND they...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,669
Posted By vroom
So Bill now you want to build a GTO? I have...

So Bill now you want to build a GTO?

I have it on good authority that Gilco Autotelai in Modena made all the frames from that period. Ferrari, Maserati, Stanguellini, Alfa specials. etc.. And...
Forum: Buck Building 12-11-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 36,297
Posted By vroom
Here are the fotos:

Here are the fotos:
Forum: Buck Building 12-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 36,297
Posted By vroom
I don't have many fotos. In the first one you can...

I don't have many fotos. In the first one you can see where the 1/4" stations are doubled where the buck comes apart. The wire is for clipping partial panels to when forming The second foto shows the...
Forum: Buck Building 12-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 36,297
Posted By vroom
Buck

I built a square tube frame just smaller than the outside surface. (rigid and light weight) Then I covered it with 1/4" baltic birch plywood (very stable and stiff)
Then I cut away the inside...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-01-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By vroom
Thanks Kent A little more clarity

Thanks Kent
A little more clarity
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-31-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By vroom
valley forming

I am making a panel to form 4' long valley. So far I have rolled the bottom of the valley using my e wheel and slick tire set-up. Next I began forming the wings (sides) in my hammer using a linear...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-12-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,729
Posted By vroom
Hmmm. I've tried this a number of times with...

Hmmm. I've tried this a number of times with smaller diameter tungstens without much luck. I would be interested to know what difference the 1/8" tungsten makes.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,118
Posted By vroom
TIG tacking aluminum

I could use a few tips on how to TIG tack .050 aluminum but welds.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-19-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 522,737
Posted By vroom
Love the Mohawk hood detail.

Love the Mohawk hood detail.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,210
Posted By vroom
If you are looking for a data cloud of most any...

If you are looking for a data cloud of most any car you could try Hum3d.com
I bought some data bases from them which I have yet to use.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-01-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 224,087
Posted By vroom
Thanks for marking the weld lines. Figuring out...

Thanks for marking the weld lines. Figuring out where to split panels always takes me two or three tries and a lot of posted fotos of panels are painted so you can't tell how they were made.
...
Forum: Introductions 07-01-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By vroom
Cool! Check out the Pullmax and Mechammer they...

Cool! Check out the Pullmax and Mechammer they need endless special tooling.
Forum: Buck Building 06-13-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,690
Posted By vroom
Some good info on what not to use Kelly. For...

Some good info on what not to use Kelly. For coating and bonding I always use West System epoxy and their fillers. It is slower but predictable.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 33,313
Posted By vroom
Mike Good idea I hope you let us know how it...

Mike
Good idea I hope you let us know how it works out. A really tightly wrapped cable might be best.

Bill
Looking at your construction again I wonder if the plan is to wrap the panels around...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-09-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 33,313
Posted By vroom
Really nice work Bill. Thanks for the detailed...

Really nice work Bill. Thanks for the detailed how-to. I always get a bang out of the guys that say our predecessors just bent these tubes over their knees. The voice of experience ? NOT!
Forum: Buck Building 06-07-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,824
Posted By vroom
Thanks guys. This is probably only a problem in...

Thanks guys. This is probably only a problem in one man shops so I came up with this idea. I bought some little plastic hangers for attaching coax cable to things and replaced the nails with #6...
Forum: Buck Building 05-31-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,824
Posted By vroom
wire buck problem

4761447614I'm building an aluminum body using a wire buck and have just formed a couple of panels which I would like to scribe and trim for welding. My problem is that I can't fit clamps in to hold...
Forum: Introductions 05-22-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By vroom
Mineral Point, Center of the Driftless Universe

Mineral Point, Center of the Driftless Universe
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,568
Posted By vroom
Thanks Frank I ordered those dies. My only regret...

Thanks Frank I ordered those dies. My only regret about the machine is that I haven't yet seen a live demo. Maybe Ben would like to visit the lovely Driftless region of Wisconsin. Free room and board...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,568
Posted By vroom
thumbnails

I am having a little difficulty with shrinking some small details. Too small for the medium sized thumb nail dies I have for my power hammer. So I wonder if any Mechammer owners have any experience...
Forum: Introductions 05-19-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By vroom
Would this be Benton WI?

Would this be Benton WI?
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