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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-17-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,039
Posted By billfunk29
Plasma

I could never justify the space for a CNC plasma cutter. So I put a fiberglass(nonconductive) extension pole off the end of the CNC mill table. With a hand plasma torch attached, I can cut small...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-17-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,420
Posted By billfunk29
Flaking

Haven't noticed machine tool flaking on a car before. (cam covers) Was that the original process? What is the theory behind the long handle on the scraper? I have always used a short one that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By billfunk29
cones

sst at Mcmaster pn 45735K411, $12
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 284,627
Posted By billfunk29
Heating large sheets of plastic

This is messy and you have to be careful, but hot cooking oil can be used to soften plastic enough for forming. The heat is very uniform. If you make a box with the plastic sheet on the bottom, the...
Forum: Events 10-07-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By billfunk29
Great time

My second time at Steves meet in the North woods. Seems like I learn more every time I go to one of these. Steve is great host. Many Thanks.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-06-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By billfunk29
typo

My bad. 8 times h is correct. Spelling counts so often in life and I suck at it.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-05-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By billfunk29
Radius calculation

This may be easier for big arcs.
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Forum: Heads Up Announcements 09-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By billfunk29
Bandsaw for E-wheel

https://www.k-bid.com/auction/25757/item/1010?offset=10
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By billfunk29
Folding simulation software

This is a cool product to develop complicated folded (bending only) shapes in sheet materials.

https://www.foldstar.net/
One can quickly form an intuition on how complex shapes can be formed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,755
Posted By billfunk29
powder coat

I am curious where powder coating fits in the finishing spectrum? I assume you can't use filler because of the heat. And like wise the heat may produce warpage. I would think it is more forgiving...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By billfunk29
TIG tacking

I can't do the "no peek" thing. I use a clear gas cup. They break easier though if you push on a burr.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By billfunk29
caddie fins

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Nice parts Peter. I don't need any but I am tempted to try it just for practice.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-17-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By billfunk29
Salvage Teslas.

I don't think it is a sanctioned activity. this is the article about the operation.


https://www.fastcompany.com/90209541/meet-the-renegade-whos-teaching-the-world-to-fix-totaled-teslas
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-16-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By billfunk29
Tesla body repair

I have read that there is a body shop in Minneapolis that specializes in repairing salvage Tesla bodies. Anyone know who that is?
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,177
Posted By billfunk29
Dissimilar metals

I have used polysulfide sealer with great success on marine and automotive projects.

https://www.masterbond.com/products/polysulfide-adhesives-sealants-and-coatings
Forum: Events 08-04-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By billfunk29
North woods 2018

Count me in. Hopefully for more than just one day this year.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By billfunk29
solder steel

Old school for leading body panels; we melted solder on the panel and rubbed it in with steel wool to get it to wet. Tinning paste works better.


Once tinned, you can solder it with most...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By billfunk29
DQ steel

I have bought a few sheets from Dan Pate. route56wingnut (http://www.allmetalshaping.com/member.php?u=209) Southern MN.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 06-27-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By billfunk29
T-bird parts

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/4-shipping-containers-of-bird/6623023898.html
Forum: Buck Building 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By billfunk29
Hot wire

Ditto on the hot wire for roughing. Be sure to have ventilation though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By billfunk29
Thumbs

All that texting is good practice.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 284,627
Posted By billfunk29
parking brake

Awesome project. Is that an electric parking brake actuator?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By billfunk29
Forming Stainless

IF you are going to weld it, 304L has low carbon and less likely to crack.
Forum: Events 03-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,163
Posted By billfunk29
Rt 56

I plan to be there on Friday for sure, Maybe Saturday morning. If there is interest, I will assemble a Welding table kit. https://weldtables.com/collections/pro-series-welding-table-tops
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By billfunk29
radius measurement

Expensive but quick and accurate.
https://www.baileigh.com/index.php/inside-radius-gauge-irg-3600?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoemBqZrY2QIVjSWBCh3ilAK4EAQYASABEgJoGvD_BwE
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