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Forum: Automotive Projects 12-10-2017, 11:18 PM
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Posted By preston
Been following the build since the beginning just...

Been following the build since the beginning just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your techniques and thought process. Learned a ton watching this thread, and I'm really digging the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-14-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 594,988
Posted By preston
I don't have personal experience with cable...

I don't have personal experience with cable driven wipers but I know guys in the pro-touring community are using some variants that work well. I would suggest avoiding the "hot rod" versions they...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-04-2015, 10:48 AM
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Views: 594,988
Posted By preston
Wow that's a harrowing story. Talk about a close...

Wow that's a harrowing story. Talk about a close call. So happy you didn't suffer a catastrophic loss - just think if the fire had hit the garage and damaged the jeep project !

Joking of course...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-24-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,340
Posted By preston
Thanks for the tips >Also you will have...

Thanks for the tips

>Also you will have waves in sheet from over lapping slightly for the rest of the pass. In other words you end up with thin strips across sheet that were rolled twice but...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,340
Posted By preston
Basic e-wheeling technique question

I've had some success with the wheel, although I find its working better for me to rough stuff in with the shot bag and just smooth it but my question is -

when I see people wheeling, the panel...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 96,772
Posted By preston
When I first opened this thread I was like "Oh,...

When I first opened this thread I was like "Oh, boy - amateur metal shaper trying to recreate a classic Ferrari !". Even when the shaping of individual panels goes okay these first attempts usually...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-04-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 252,344
Posted By preston
I used to use a 4" hand grinder to do that kind...

I used to use a 4" hand grinder to do that kind of thing too. Its okay for starting the cut but I find I have much more control overall using an air body saw. Also an air cutoff tool can use a much...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-10-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,479
Posted By preston
Thingsthatfly2, I love that you are sharing the...

Thingsthatfly2, I love that you are sharing the learning process with us. I fight some of the same TIG and welding issues you do, just doing it at home though not trying to make a business. I follow...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-26-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,507
Posted By preston
Okay sorry for spamming the thread you are right...

Okay sorry for spamming the thread you are right the pictures are just blocked at work for some reason, I don't normally have a problem with it.

Great work - love to see flares being built. I've...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-23-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,507
Posted By preston
I'm really into building flares myself and would...

I'm really into building flares myself and would love to peruse this thread but can someone help me why I can't see his pictures ? I am logged in, and I can see pictures on other threads (but not...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 01-27-2010, 11:47 PM
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Views: 3,085
Posted By preston
This item has been sold.

This item has been sold.
Forum: Individual Classifieds 01-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,085
Posted By preston
Aluminum Gas Welding Kit from Tinman

I bought what I needed to do aluminum gas welding, and then only spent about 15 minutes messing with it. I did actually weld some .050 aluminum together pretty readily, but I was knee deep in a big...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,974
Posted By preston
When you say the undercut, are you referring to...

When you say the undercut, are you referring to the fact that since you're not using filler rod, the weld bead is the opposite of proud ? I don't think so because on that last photo I still see a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-08-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
How strange, I threw that part # into Google and...

How strange, I threw that part # into Google and got back to the exact same URL I posted above except this time it also printed teh part #'s. I wonder how that works ?

So if you click on the link...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
Is that a 60 grit flap disc or a true flat...

Is that a 60 grit flap disc or a true flat surface sanding pad ? Not sure I've even seen a sanding pad for an angle grinder.

This site lists tyrolite secur rondella discs but still not sure which...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-08-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
Kerry I looked around that web site for awhile...

Kerry I looked around that web site for awhile and could not find these discs - its also a very "industrial" website, not really oriented towards individuals. Do you call them on the phone ? Can you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-07-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
Why the heck aren't you using clecos instead of...

Why the heck aren't you using clecos instead of sheet metal screws ?

Also, have you mentioned how you are knocking down the TIG welds ? You probably did but can you mention it again - file ?...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-06-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,119
Posted By preston
If you make a die from fiberglass, how do you...

If you make a die from fiberglass, how do you reinforce it so you can beat on it ? Do you eventually pour concrete into it ? The fiberglass on top would still crack.....How do you surface the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-29-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
Interesting that you say annealing is not...

Interesting that you say annealing is not necessary because the 3003 is so nice, and only needed if you are deep forming, when it seems to me half the panels on your car could be considered "deep...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,779
Posted By preston
I'm still not clear on what specifically to use...

I'm still not clear on what specifically to use for the wire ?

For example I'm at the "store" and I need to buy some "wire" to edge an alum panel - what am I buying ? Is it as simple as using an...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-24-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,779
Posted By preston
Thanks for the information. I'm still...

Thanks for the information.

I'm still unclear on what is the wire ? Ie what specifically is it ? I realize a lot of different things could be used but when people say wire I think of a large...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-23-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,416
Posted By preston
I'm probably violating a forum rule since I just...

I'm probably violating a forum rule since I just thew this question in at the end of another post in the beginner section, but this might be a better place to ask - what actual material is used for a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-23-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,779
Posted By preston
Is a bead roller hem die equivalent to a tipping die ?

My primary need is to tip flanges. I actually built a tipping die using a washer and duct taped beading mandrel (on the lower) and basically it mostly just creates an impression line that I can then...
Forum: Introductions 09-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By preston
Hot rodder from Kirkland WA

I've been working and re-working my '67 Mustang for about 15 years, been through every bolt on upgrade and at this point I am driving my 3rd full tube frame version of it. I hate working with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,859
Posted By preston
Since you haven't mentioned it I assume you are...

Since you haven't mentioned it I assume you are not annealing the panels ? I further assume that you don't feel its necessary with the 3003 ?
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