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Forum: Introductions 12-13-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By crystallographic
Hi Mr. Fabulous, Welcome to the forum. ...

Hi Mr. Fabulous,
Welcome to the forum.
(melting with open flame, too:))
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-12-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By crystallographic
S'okay .... ........ how about a query on...

S'okay ....

........ how about a query on stripping electroless nickel from a nice old steel prop spinner? I got it straight, while the shattering nickel sprinkled everywhere - then I sanded a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-12-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By crystallographic
You can bypass the gauge thing (stainless,...

You can bypass the gauge thing (stainless, aluminum, etc are different...) by simply using decimal inch or metric (mum'd'mum), .041", .039", 1.5mm etc etc.

The salespersons in any metal dept....
Forum: Shop Safety 12-12-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By crystallographic
Haha, loved reading this one ... :lol:

Haha, loved reading this one ... :lol:
Forum: Shop Safety 12-12-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By crystallographic
Make? Model?

Make? Model?
Forum: Introductions 12-10-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Rob,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-10-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Richard, Welcome to the forum. (I made...

Hi Richard,
Welcome to the forum.

(I made a tank one time for a V8 Ford/Bristol, and the owner called me up to say, "This tank does not leak!"
"Fine," I replied. "Send it back.")
Forum: Introductions 12-10-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Joe, Welcome to the forum. (rattle A's are...

Hi Joe,
Welcome to the forum.
(rattle A's are cool, but I also enjoyed driving a 1 ton 3 pedal T, for a time.)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-10-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Chris, I was just untangling some 18 ga...

Hi Chris,
I was just untangling some 18 ga steel fenders with wired edges ... and remembered your question about this stuff.
Now that I have my mind on it, wired edges are more tender when on thin...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-09-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By crystallographic
Torch workshop - a report

Our annual "torch workshop" was held here last weekend, and we had 8 victims, making it a full house with 5 torch sets going, and an oxy-propane set and an O/H setup standing by...

We started with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By crystallographic
Don't think so - he is on the right track with...

Don't think so - he is on the right track with the ER70 or ESAB "easy grind"
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-08-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,399
Posted By crystallographic
Yeh, but I can afford to buy a new can. ...

Yeh, but I can afford to buy a new can.

Safely tigging on the thick ends I see. :rolleyes:
Forum: Introductions 12-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Damien, Welcome to the forum. I have...

Hi Damien,
Welcome to the forum.

I have curved stainless window channel for olde cars by making a wooden press form.
You need two side boards, a finger thickness each. These are blocked apart...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-08-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Pat, You are very welcome. Sometimes...

Hi Pat,
You are very welcome.
Sometimes archaic fastening systems just refuse to fade away - or improve themselves.
A stainless nut in the cage would sure improve that gizmo .... ;)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By crystallographic
Maybe, like Guinness, the "export grade" is best...

Maybe, like Guinness, the "export grade" is best ...??:rolleyes:
Yes, this hood is also a bonded structure, and fairly early for that process to be used, at least in automotive mfg.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By crystallographic
Hood, top side

44441
44442

Aston has always had such very nice metal work .... :):):)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By crystallographic
Hi David, You are very welcome. Here is a...

Hi David,
You are very welcome.

Here is a close-up view of the hood when slit open :
44440
I am seeing some sort of chromate-looking primer, probably laid on before hood assy. This car has been...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By crystallographic
When I was doing work for Griswold & Co,...

When I was doing work for Griswold & Co, Berkeley, CA, in 1981-2, he was restoring 4 of the 250 GTO's. Their metal dept. had built up a fabbed version of the Maglio, full size with what looked like a...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By crystallographic
Aston Martin hood welds (1978)

Back side of hood, showing narrow even O/A welds on the aluminum skin:
44435
44436

These welds show an alternating penetration, suggesting skip welding.
Probably planished somewhat on the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-06-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By crystallographic
Aluminum Body Repairs - Aston Martin / Lagonda

The hood of this Aston attaches to the hood hinges via hidden nut plates w/ trapped square nuts. After time and weather seize the threads enough that the square nuts rotate within their cages, it's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By crystallographic
Hi William, Welcome to the forum. You have...

Hi William,
Welcome to the forum.
You have provided some wonderful photos. I think you will get some nice responses here as the Helve has been popular in the US for a number of years.
I do know...
Forum: Introductions 12-05-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Al, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Al,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-05-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bruce, Welcome to the forum. ( .... me...

Hi Bruce,
Welcome to the forum.
( .... me too.)
Forum: Introductions 12-04-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Shawn, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Shawn,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-04-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paul, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Paul,
Welcome to the forum.
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