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Old 03-28-2020, 06:29 AM
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Great to see how this was made Robert.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:39 PM
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Thanks Marcus!


Progress on the hood, the bead details in the brace are offset on the ends to match the hood opening flange. So we use a Vernier protractor to find the angle, and transfer that to our panel. This is where the transition of the taper starts..





Once tapered, the excess is removed from the bottom side and the outer seams TIG welded in place.





A piece of round stock has a radius added to serve as a hammer form for the beads. They are hammered around and excess removed from the back side..





A piece of 16 gauge cold rolled steel is trimmed to fit and TIG welded in place.








Welds dressed and media blasted..





The bend line is transposed from the original. As this bend is slightly convex, it was started using a tipping wheel on the bead roller to a 45* angle, and then finished on the mag brake.











A reminder of the carnage we are repairing:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZyTTuUGVE


A profile template is made prior to cutting out the old....








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Old 03-28-2020, 08:04 PM
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Roberts Ribs just add your own BBQ sauce.
Looking great!

So who wins the cook off, i’d Say the customers!

Steve’s Ribs

Moral of the story........ when you have to stay home on-a sat., May as well make ribs.

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Old 03-28-2020, 08:35 PM
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Thanks Steve!
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:19 AM
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Those ribs are really impressive, Robert. Great work.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:13 AM
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Robert, you sure are a crafty young man. Nice work!
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:27 AM
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Really great post Robert.
Excellent pics and descriptions.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:20 AM
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Looks perfect! I am fixing an F1 and have a couple questions. Is the original brace made of 16 ga? Can you suggest an alternate method for those who wish to repair the brace but don't have the machine?
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:33 AM
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16 gauge on the brace part with the ribs, 14 gauge on the side pieces perpendicular to the ribs. Anything done here can be done by hand, just takes a bit longer. Similar to adding ribs to flat sheet for a floor pan, need to make a hammer form and a punch with the correct shape.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:58 AM
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16 gauge on the brace part with the ribs, 14 gauge on the side pieces perpendicular to the ribs. Anything done here can be done by hand, just takes a bit longer. Similar to adding ribs to flat sheet for a floor pan, need to make a hammer form and a punch with the correct shape.
14 also? Thanks, that is useful info. Don't know how bad it is yet on my project but will be using different hinges, too. Hoping that like yours, the rest of the brace is solid.
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