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Forum: Automotive Projects 11-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 130,980
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks so much for taking the time to detail the...

Thanks so much for taking the time to detail the design. The only limitation I see for me with this method is the bend radius of the gasket material but I think it might just work. Thanks again!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 130,980
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks again for the gas welding lesson in...

Thanks again for the gas welding lesson in Cumberland.



The quality and quantity of the work is incredible!


I'd like to attempt a tail light assembly for a motorcycle project, can you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By sandmanred
I think that idea will help. Here's a cheap...

I think that idea will help. Here's a cheap bas****s attempt at a light with a little tape spaced out on the shop window. The multiple line help a lot in locating the offending areas. I've never...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks. I don't have a huge assortment of...

Thanks. I don't have a huge assortment of dollies but I can give your suggestion a try with what I have.



It's 5052 0.060 inch thick. Yes, I agree in static photos it looks pretty good. But...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By sandmanred
I should mention I only use a flat file when...

I should mention I only use a flat file when looking for high/lows. I have a home made bending radius file that's a little better but it won't bend enough to find all the high/lows on this piece. ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-24-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By sandmanred
I'm a relative newbie too and the slapper is my...

I'm a relative newbie too and the slapper is my new favorite tool, I add that to your list.


I use a mapp gas torch for annealing, not sure a propane torch for soldering will cut it unless you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-24-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By sandmanred
Methods to get smooth reflections

I'm working a practice panel for the tail cone of a motorcycle. I want to improve my ability to make the panel with no or at least very little ripples in the reflection. I also wanted to practice...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By sandmanred
5052 vs 3003

I'm trying to get some data on the two alloys with respect to shaping and the properties that are important to shaping. 5052 is readily available to me but it seems 3003 is the alloy of choice for...
Forum: Events 10-15-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,101
Posted By sandmanred
Steve, Thanks for organizing and hosting...

Steve,


Thanks for organizing and hosting this meet. I was only able to make it for day but I had a great time. I hope to be there longer next year.


Thanks,


Jeff
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-29-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your help and comments!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
Here's the finished bike. Thanks again...

Here's the finished bike.


Thanks again for all the help!



https://s6.postimg.cc/a5e6l6i1t/IMG_10831.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/4h7vuadp9/)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By sandmanred
5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I...

5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I think 80 thou should be ok. It's used in marine applications because of it's corrosion resistance. It typically comes with some temper but it's easy...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike....

Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike.

Any tricks for doing a nice even brushed finish on the aluminum?

https://s6.postimg.cc/xtkuxe9td/IMG_10720.jpg...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-19-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the...

It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the corners would roll over before I chased the entire length. It actually held up pretty well.

Here's a bit more of the fender. Thanks again for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great...

Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great website!

I combined a couple of the ideas that were mentioned and came up with this. Hammer powered hand chaser?

I think it's going to do the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandmanred
How to bead the center of this fender?

I'd like to do a small bead down the center. I can only go 1/8 inch high or maybe a bit more, width maybe 1/2 inch or so. Any suggestions on how to do it with simple hand tools on simply made...
Forum: Events 03-20-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,761
Posted By sandmanred
I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're...

I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're both in the twin cities so we'd drive down.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-09-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By sandmanred
finished

There's a half inch of neoprene foam under the vinyl. All layers held together with 3M 77 spray and there's a 1/2 inch that wraps under the lip and it bonded with contact cement.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-29-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By sandmanred
I agree. There's something very satisfying about...

I agree. There's something very satisfying about making a complex shape with simple methods and tools.

Jaroslav, i'm not sure of your question, are you looking for dimensions on the design?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By sandmanred
I copied except that I mounted the tool in a...

I copied except that I mounted the tool in a vise. Thanks to all!

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By sandmanred
I practiced on a piece of scrap with a spanner...

I practiced on a piece of scrap with a spanner this morning. I think that will work great. Pics to come when I get back to it. Thanks!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-25-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By sandmanred
Seat pan

I need some suggestions on some simple hand tools to turn down a flange around the perimeter of this seat pan. I want to turn down about 90 degrees a flange about 3/8 inch wide. Thanks!

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By sandmanred
Wow, so many ideas. Too many to MQ. Thanks to...

Wow, so many ideas. Too many to MQ. Thanks to all that responded. I'm always amazed at all the possible ways to achieve a final form. I need to digest all the suggestions. I'll keep you posted...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By sandmanred
I could probably cross-wheel but not wheel the...

I could probably cross-wheel but not wheel the long axis. And no shrinkers so I think maybe a really small pocket in a stump for shrinking edges?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By sandmanred
Method for making bicycle fender?

What methods might work for a bicycle fender? I'm thinking about 2 inches wide with 1.25 inch profile radius and a wheel diameter of 26 inches. It's too narrow for me to get on my wheel.

I have...
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