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Forum: Individual Classifieds 09-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Chicago Pneumatic part wanted

I need a trigger lever assembly for a Chicago Pneumatic hand held fender hammer. Can pay cash or will swap for vintage auto body toolsÖÖ.. your preference. ~ John Buchtenkirch
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Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Parts prepared to the degree of perfection...

Parts prepared to the degree of perfection required for polishing or chroming always require extra hours of tedious work compared to painted parts. Iíd say itís sage advice to start out with one or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Guys who didnít come up thru the auto body trade...

Guys who didnít come up thru the auto body trade may not agree with this but after you block out plastic (Bondo) on auto body panels for a year or two you end up with a fairly advanced understanding...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,423
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When Dan Pate picked up the CP planishing hammer...

When Dan Pate picked up the CP planishing hammer he bought from me he informed me that my lighting wasnít up to snuff. I had already played with the idea of going the T5 route but thought that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-09-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Planishing (particularly with a pneumatic hammer)...

Planishing (particularly with a pneumatic hammer) is just blending highs & lows into a smooth panel. Initially there can be a slight amount of shrinking during the smoothing process because you are...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-01-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Actually ending up with a small pinhole in the...

Actually ending up with a small pinhole in the center of the weld that pretty much resembles a volcano in most cases. I donít think itís always structurally that bad but you hate having the customer...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Volcano plug welds ???....... (Mig type)

My longtime friend and swap meet buddy “Big Mike” is still banging out heavy collision work. He asked me why plugs welds (rosette welds) sometimes get a volcano effect. I told him contamination but...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-10-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have listed 6 more auctions tonight. This will...

I have listed 6 more auctions tonight. This will probably be it till the Fall, many people donít bother much with searching eBay during the Summer. Also Little Frank is cleaning them up faster than I...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-03-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I started 5 more auctions of auto body tools...

I started 5 more auctions of auto body tools tonight, all 5 are vintage and all 5 are long out of current production.

VINTAGE PORTER FERGUSON Auto Body SPOON. English Wheel, Pexto, Yoder, ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I couldnít agree more, it just looks bad because...

I couldnít agree more, it just looks bad because the damage covers a lot of area. The only area that might be tuff is the corner of the window on the door and only there because of possible lack of...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have listed some vintage dollies and a hammer...

I have listed some vintage dollies and a hammer on eBay if anyone might be interested.
VINTAGE AUTO BODY DOLLY. English Wheel, Yoder Powe Hammer, Pettingell...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I donít know, I can certainly see some knots...

I donít know, I can certainly see some knots (collision damage) on the uni-body rail in the upper photo and possibly the lower photo as well. And you also hear stories about coach built cars not...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
IMO you could straighten most of what you have...

IMO you could straighten most of what you have there with a heavy general purpose dolly (sometimes called track dolly) or even a piece of RR track 4 or 5Ē long with also a nearly flat faced body...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
vintage tools up for auction

Iíve listed some vintage auto body tools on eBay. A real decent Chicago Pneumatic fender planishing hammer CHICAGO PNEUMATIC PLANISHING HAMMER, fender hammer. Yoder, English wheel ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-11-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Basically you weld temporary bracing into the...

Basically you weld temporary bracing into the rear window opening and then cut it out and reposition lower in the car or lean it further forward. Big concerns are being able to remove the glass for...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,906
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When you hold the shrinking disc flat on the...

When you hold the shrinking disc flat on the panel (about Ĺ of the disc touching) it searches out the high spots and letís say for example heats 5 to 15 of them in one shot with lows remaining cool....
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-06-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,906
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Style wise a challenge for sure. To me the car is...

Style wise a challenge for sure. To me the car is begging to be sectioned. If you look at photo #5 there seems to be way too much metal above the front wheel opening. The roof already seems low...
Forum: Events 04-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,216
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Neat idea on the trim straightener Will. Kinda...

Neat idea on the trim straightener Will. Kinda reminds me of a hand taping tool. Actually someone could make a tap holder and T handle that swaps out for part of whatís there to end up with a dual...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-31-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Actually in my opinion it should be mounted in...

Actually in my opinion it should be mounted in the welder so it would work with the foot pedal as well as with a tig torch mounted hand controller. Not my idea at allÖÖÖ thatís just the way my Miller...
Forum: Buck Building 03-30-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Also you end up with a ďclosed back buckĒ when...

Also you end up with a ďclosed back buckĒ when youíre finished. Itís just so much easier to shape using a buck thatís open. Lay the partially shaped part on a bench (crown down) and lay your buck...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,905
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
With all the P21 extra features there is a strong...

With all the P21 extra features there is a strong argument that it’s the most suitable Pullmax model for our type of work. Not all P21 had the pneumatic tool lift so you could consider that icing on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-14-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You might consider trying something like what I...

You might consider trying something like what I did some years ago http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=406&highlight=cent+dies...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,369
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The knockoffs or copies will eventually happen,...

The knockoffs or copies will eventually happen, the only question is if itís here or China. Iím pretty sure once the patents are used up time wise thereís not much the lawyers can do about it...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-10-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,369
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Doesnít it make you feel good to have to deal...

Doesnít it make you feel good to have to deal with a company thatís going out of their way to keep prices artificially high like that ? I remember early on Eckold wouldnít even sell you their tooling...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-09-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,660
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Eventually when the time arrives in the build a...

Eventually when the time arrives in the build a lexan glass will be shaped up (it's a fairly flat glass for the most part) a custom glass window will be made (for money reasons, this may be unlikely)...
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