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Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-02-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,573
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I could look at hundreds of photos of different...

I could look at hundreds of photos of different thumbnail shrinking dies and not even be able to tell you if they shrink or not. The shrinking ability or lack of it is mostly determined by the ďhit...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-08-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
How about a closer, well lit photo of the power...

How about a closer, well lit photo of the power head of the 36" hammer ? Something different (non Chicago Pneumatic) is going on there for sure :confused: ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Individual Classifieds 03-11-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iíd say they appear to copies of Redís dies. A...

Iíd say they appear to copies of Redís dies. A bit harder to tune to perfection but when working correctly they mark up the metal considerably less than the Yoder style dies that most people are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-04-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You have actually done it this way or is this an...

You have actually done it this way or is this an idea you are presenting to try out ?? ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-25-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
If I had to drill 100 holes of the same size in a...

If I had to drill 100 holes of the same size in a plate Iíd certainly pop for that size annular cutter for 2 reasons. The annular cutters have a spring loaded center point that allows you to move...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have them but I certainly wouldnít consider...

I have them but I certainly wouldnít consider them a sheet metal tool, the magnetic base would have a hard time holding onto thin sheet although you could probably have some success if you backed the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Shipping will kill you :eek:. Find one locally...

Shipping will kill you :eek:. Find one locally on Craigs List. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not going to say you canít make improvements...

Iím not going to say you canít make improvements to machinery (I do it all the time) but with hand brakes heavier is very likely better. Look at the ratio of the height compared to the width of the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-20-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Adjust your upper beam forward so thereís room...

Adjust your upper beam forward so thereís room for only 1 metal thickness between the beam edge and the bend line (the split between the lower beam & the front apron). Remove the bumper bar from the...
Forum: Buck Building 12-20-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
A search of ďbuilding a wooden body buckĒ on...

A search of ďbuilding a wooden body buckĒ on U-tube came up with over a dozen videos. Watching all of them would be a great way to start learning about the hows & whys of bucks. ~ John...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-16-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Well for sure with that welder youíd be pretty...

Well for sure with that welder youíd be pretty near an expert tacker. Part of the way homeÖ. anyway. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-15-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Thatís more or less how I tack butt welded panels...

Thatís more or less how I tack butt welded panels together. However the welder having the timer is going to be more consistent than me bashing down on the foot pedal and instantly releasing it. Iím...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-26-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Extra slippery lubricant ???

Little Franky punched a bunch of 3/16Ē holes in 24 stair tread adapters he made for me today. He was having some troubles extracting the punch from the 1/8Ē metal, using the weight & play in the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-10-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Bar soap, Ivory to be exact. ~ John...

Bar soap, Ivory to be exact. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Looks like a pretty serious race car from back in...

Looks like a pretty serious race car from back in the day. What time and mph did it run ?? Got any action photos ? My Bantam weighed 1960 lbs. with a steel coupe body so Iím guessing your car...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Yes, for sure. I enjoy peopleís comments, good &...

Yes, for sure. I enjoy peopleís comments, good & even bad, it helps to keep me from overlooking something. But donít hold your breath, Iíve got a ton on my plate right now. I was pretty much back...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
What I did and why.

THANKS for the additional search ideas which did turn up some new information on early hemi engines but not the Street Rodder article I remembered reading. What I finally did after realizing the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Street Rodder magazine index ???

Does anyone know if thereís an online index of sorts for Street Rodder magazine ? Iím looking for a certain article I remember reading 10 or 15 years ago. Thank you. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 10-29-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,572
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
CHEAP 3/8" x 6' shear in the North East.

A real nice buy for a hot rod shop that also does frame fabrication besides sheet metal work https://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/d/wayne-shear-machine-great-shape-shop/7214639935.html . I would...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The first step is to post several photos with...

The first step is to post several photos with explanation notes, other than that most of us would just be guessing about your problem and therefore solution :confused::confused::confused: ~ John...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 08-27-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Once you punch holes you just never want to drill...

Once you punch holes you just never want to drill them anymore, especially in sheet metal. :) ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,539
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The worst thing is when real low life types rob...

The worst thing is when real low life types rob you they may burn down your shop just to try and cover up the robbery :mad::mad::mad:. Bars on certain windows isnít a bad idea. Did the fellow that...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
A way to cut curved windshields. ...

A way to cut curved windshields. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl5nm48pYFc
And another way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf63WOLvxAc
Iíve never been able to cut glass so this always...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-12-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 148,145
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Absolutely sweet looking drag car :eek::):). ...

Absolutely sweet looking drag car :eek::):). With that name on the side you should do a burn out & wheels up pass video for U-tube with AC DC playing Thunderstruck in the background. Could you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-05-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,262
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Some people that claim they donít use Bondo,...

Some people that claim they donít use Bondo, finish their metal work to a very high standard and then they or their painter use several coats of high build primers to reach perfection. Patching or...
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