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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 336,565
Posted By AllyBill
Loving this build. Makes me nostalgic for when I...

Loving this build. Makes me nostalgic for when I messed with cars - almost.
Did a lot of stainless for the yacht-types too as I live on the coast. Best answer I found to the awful distortion...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-03-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 90,412
Posted By AllyBill
Well and truly earned, that was....

Well and truly earned, that was. Congratulations...

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By AllyBill
1100 doesn't have an old BS spec. The old...

1100 doesn't have an old BS spec. The old American military spec is QQ-A-250/1

1200 is BS 1C and in sheet form is L16 or L17

If you have the composition I'll be able to dig out a little more...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By AllyBill
That will be correct. Will

That will be correct.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By AllyBill
It's pretty much all 2XXX for anything structural...

It's pretty much all 2XXX for anything structural in varying degrees of hardness/temper, much of it Alclad. (a thin layer of 1XXX rolled over the underlying alloy for corrosion protection, the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By AllyBill
It's a two way street, I find. Each year I...

It's a two way street, I find.

Each year I am given a group of engineering students to mentor and it's a very gratifying thing to do. This year I set my team to measuring a vehicle so they could...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Bill, Let me know what you need and if l...

Hi Bill,

Let me know what you need and if l don't have it l will know someone who does.

Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-23-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By AllyBill
I use a Lincoln Electric Linc Screen II with a...

I use a Lincoln Electric Linc Screen II with a pair of cheap reading glasses and that works well for me for TIG even when welding very thin material.

Will
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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 386,711
Posted By AllyBill
This is without question my favourite thread in...

This is without question my favourite thread in here. What a beautifully executed piece of work but I'm sure I'm not alone in my feelings of inadequacy at how tidy and clean that workshop is. :lol:
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By AllyBill
Worked with these guys once on a project and I'd...

Worked with these guys once on a project and I'd be surprised if they can't help you.
Good luck.

Will


http://www.jswl.co.uk/
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-15-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Kent, I thought I had. I set out the...

Hi Kent,

I thought I had. I set out the process but if there's any part of it about which you want to know more please ask. I didn't test the welded material at the time as it was a real struggle...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-14-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By AllyBill
Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair...

Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair of 7075 skins for a restoration project a few years back and I glued them back together using strips of native material harvested from an unseen...
Forum: Introductions 02-12-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Viktor, I worked a few years in Moscow,...

Hi Viktor,

I worked a few years in Moscow, St. Pete and Kiev and used to speak the language fairly well but not so much now.

Modified 2018 Lada, I think.

Welcome.

Will
Forum: Posting Pictures 02-10-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By AllyBill
Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker?...

Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker? That would get you a nice straight edge leaving a small crown behind it that would heat shrink out easily enough. Can do you a set of pics if that would...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-31-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, 316 will push around for a while...

Hi Chris,

316 will push around for a while with a hammer but it work hardens very quickly. If you can get it a dull red with heat it is like putty and works really easily. You can pickle the welds...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-30-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, If you really don't want it to...

Hi Chris,

If you really don't want it to rust, ever, do it in 316 and TIG it together. Just be sure with 316 to do everything slowly, drilling, cutting, pushing it around, because it work-hardens...
Forum: Introductions 01-28-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Rick, Some amazing things going on in...

Hi Rick,

Some amazing things going on in here, you'll love it!

I have one of those cellphone things. Being a devout technophobe I went and bought a top of the range Samsung Galaxy S9. Not...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-26-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By AllyBill
Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have...

Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have settings for gas welding and brazing. I use a Miller one and it works perfectly.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-14-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By AllyBill
I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do. ...

I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By AllyBill
As most of it appears to still be there and fit...

As most of it appears to still be there and fit for purpose it's always an option to blast it with ally oxide, kill any rust with phosphoric acid then give it a first class surface coating and bond...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 82,358
Posted By AllyBill
Result! And richly deserved. Will

Result! And richly deserved.

Will
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-29-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,449
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Dave, I agree. I'd carefully wash out the...

Hi Dave,

I agree. I'd carefully wash out the panel around the wheel arch opening and it'll come flat. Maybe a tiny amount at the other end of the rule too. I'm looking at the pic of the humped...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-28-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,449
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Dave, Yes, I'm watching from afar and...

Hi Dave,

Yes, I'm watching from afar and willing you on. The word 'can't' is forbidden in my shop. It's considered the worst profanity so I'm glad you put 'yet' after it. :) The other thing we...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,449
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Peter, I couldn't agree more but making a...

Hi Peter,

I couldn't agree more but making a panel in one is a daunting task unless you're an old pro. You can do it to an incredible standard and hats off to you. I can do it to an acceptable...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,449
Posted By AllyBill
Making a panel in one piece is great if you can...

Making a panel in one piece is great if you can do it but it's not big and it's not clever if it's beyond your skill set, and it's certainly not the Holy Grail. Often it's quicker and more efficient...
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