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Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 12:04 PM
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Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Okay guys, I was really only trying to console...

Okay guys, I was really only trying to console Jack over a bit of a rough patch in his build. Let’s not change his excellent build thread into one about plating metal, that could easily be another...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 313,027
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Norm, I’m not a plater myself and know very...

Norm, I’m not a plater myself and know very little about the business but I’m told that cyanide copper plating is like the Bondo of the plating business, a very high build plating that can fill pits...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-12-2019, 05:20 PM
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Views: 313,027
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Don't be too hard on yourself.

Jack, I feel your pain………. however just about any parts that are being plated or polished to perfection are not novice level. While a really good polisher may be able to polish out some minor...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-29-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’m into Meco torches and definitely Kent’s...

I’m into Meco torches and definitely Kent’s lightweight hose but I prefer the Aviator Jet torch. The more conventional looking & longer torch gets my hand further away from the heat plus you can use...
Forum: Business Classifieds 12-20-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,450
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I'd like to buy one for my sister as well. ~ ...

I'd like to buy one for my sister as well. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-11-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree...… 19 gauge drawing quality is perfect...

I agree...… 19 gauge drawing quality is perfect for most of the Ford repairs from the thirties, maybe a smidge heavy when it comes to latter cars. So much nicer than working the usual cold rolled 18...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-02-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Yes, I have done small areas where my CP dies...

Yes, I have done small areas where my CP dies were too big to work well. It doesn’t work as well as a planishing hammer where the dies work in a constant state of pinch but it’s faster and nicer than...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-29-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have used stainless steel wire from...

I have used stainless steel wire from McMaster-Carr. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The advantages of gas welding aluminum sheet have...

The advantages of gas welding aluminum sheet have been posted here many times but I guess I missed it, what are the advantages of gas welding steel sheet over tig :confused::confused:?

I used to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Yes, thanks, that's even much better footage of...

Yes, thanks, that's even much better footage of them using the Magee machine :). ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
And if you’d like to see them wiring fenders on...

And if you’d like to see them wiring fenders on Magee machines at the Ford plant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfAJAUfuqAg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfAJAUfuqAg)
it starts at 2.49 but don’t...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I would think “hard as a file” would be too hard...

I would think “hard as a file” would be too hard and crack for sure when hammering however I don’t claim to be a metallurgist. I’m thinking Rick’s idea of case hardening the face with Kasenit would...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I had a Magee at one time and after I realized...

I had a Magee at one time and after I realized how tooling intensive it was I let it go. A really neat machine but a production machine non the less and I never had any dreams doing runs of wire...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’m better at showing someone the shape – form...

I’m better at showing someone the shape – form idea than writing to explain it. The bicycle fender in all 3 of my photos has the same shape……. only different forms. The first photo is factory stock....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
No one has seemed to ask you...……….. do you...

No one has seemed to ask you...……….. do you understand the shape & form idea and how it relates to working a panel ??? I had to have someone explain it to me (thank you Mr. Scott Knight) so don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, I believe you can even get a certain amount...

Rick, I believe you can even get a certain amount of case hardening with good old mild steel with Kasenit, I’m thinking tool steel isn’t necessary ??? Body hammers are a tuff call anyway with their...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Thanks for helping us save a few dollars……….....

Thanks for helping us save a few dollars……….. very helpful. Hard to believe they wouldn’t make the batteries replaceable :eek:. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Personally if I were you I’d hold out for a shear...

Personally if I were you I’d hold out for a shear that cut at least 48”, the width of a full sheet. Some people might consider it a squaring shear only if it has a back-gauge not that you couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
"Metal Union" shop feature

Metal Union Speed Shop in Lilburn Georgia is featured in the new issue (Jan. 2019) of HOT ROD magazine. Five pages of sheet metal shaping machines are featured and not one engine rebuilding machine...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 11-04-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
So now you can see why the Whitney brake is the...

So now you can see why the Whitney brake is the favorite of smaller stainless kitchen shops. They bend all the soft radius straight run bends on the fronts & sides of kitchen sinks on the Whitney and...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 11-03-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Jaroslav, the upper beam of a Whitney combination...

Jaroslav, the upper beam of a Whitney combination brake is mounted on heavy V-ways so it can slide back approximately 9”, this is why you can mount shop built radius dies (a piece of pipe welded to...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I listed a few more auto body / coach building...

I listed a few more auto body / coach building tools on eBay last night if you might be interested.
First is a Stanley / Bosch Unishear. These were built to last a lifetime and will cut thru 18...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-25-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
What you should really be looking for is a...

What you should really be looking for is a Whitney or Roper Whitney (the later version) combination brake. That is what all the smaller stainless kitchen shops use to do radius bends on sinks, the...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-19-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kerry, I really doubt that’s the factory’s...

Kerry, I really doubt that’s the factory’s correct name but that’s what a lot of body men here on Long Island refer to that style hammer as. I can tell you for sure that (the rear wheel houses) is...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
My vintage tools on eBay.

I have some more vintage auto body / coach building tools listed on eBay if you might be interested. All of these tools were aluminum oxide blasted before they were polished & painted, something I...
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