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Paul-S 11-11-2017 04:47 AM

MG F magna radiator shell
I have been spending some time last summer in making a polyester copy as a buck for an MG brass radiator shell.
I want to gain experience in working with brass and like the challenge .
Finally started with making the paterns and first panels.
Here some pictures!
Happy with it so far.

Greetings Paul

Gojeep 11-11-2017 06:38 AM

I take it you are going to be making more than one of these?

Looks like a good way to make repeatable shells. Are you able to do some shaping on the buck as well for fine adjustments?

Peter Tommasini 11-11-2017 06:44 AM

Very nice !!:D

Paul-S 11-11-2017 06:53 AM

Hi Marcus

Well lets see what my end product will look like!
If it's good enough wich offcourse is my goal I would like to make a few of them:)

Thanks Peter:D

Greeting Paul

cliffrod 11-11-2017 09:43 AM

Looks very good.

Is the polyester buck solid polyester or formed over a wood/metal core? Approximately how much polyester did it require- the entire 20kg, more or less?

Gareth Davies 11-11-2017 03:49 PM

Nice job on the buck, looking forward to seeing progress on this one.

Paul-S 11-12-2017 11:51 AM

Hi Cliffrod
The buck is solid polyester mixed with fiber as filler add.
About how much I've used.
Less then the 20 kg becouse of the fiber add.
I estimate about 17 kg

Gareth thank you!


Paul-S 12-17-2017 07:42 AM

Hi Shapers
Yesterday finally had some time left do make a little progress on my shell.
Finished the second side and made a start on the bottom.
Here some pictures.
Greetings Paul

Metal man bryan 12-17-2017 04:43 PM

Hi are you gas welding or tig are you using parent metal as filler or something else or is it fused with no filler thanks bryan

Paul-S 12-18-2017 11:59 AM

Hi Bryan
Im gonna use tig on this with a filler rod.
Can be done with both.

Greetings Paul

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