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Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By topher5150
So this is what I got so far. It is the mirror...

So this is what I got so far. It is the mirror part of the one labeled 162A. The top has a cut every 5 inches and bent 90* following the curve.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-24-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By topher5150
bead rolling floor

So I am attempting to build a 1947 Ford coupe, and one of the major things that I need to do is rebuild the floors. Right now I'm just taking measurements and making 3-D models...my question is how...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By topher5150
So I took some more measurements and it looks...

So I took some more measurements and it looks like there is an arc from both sides that meet somewhere in the middle. Some one suggested that instead of bending that part that I weld it in place.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-06-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By topher5150
:dunce: I was to busy drawing cars in class that...

:dunce: I was to busy drawing cars in class that day:lol:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By topher5150
yes in inches

yes in inches
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-05-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By topher5150
reverse engineering sheetmetal parts

48670As part of my training at my new job, and I do this because I must, not because I want to, the boss wants me to design and make some parts out of sheet metal. Well i have some car parts that i...
Forum: Introductions 09-05-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By topher5150
back again

cuz i know you all missed me :lol:
When I first joined a couple of years ago, and i almost forgot that i was a member on this site, I had a job where I had to do some sheet metal design, but they...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By topher5150
I finally bit the bullet and got a welder..I went...

I finally bit the bullet and got a welder..I went on Craigslist today and found a nice, used Miller sidekick mig and picked up on the home from work. Thanks for talking me out of getting junk.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-25-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By topher5150
What do you guys think of this one? There is...

What do you guys think of this one? There is another site that sells them refurbd for even less money.
https://www.weldersupply.com/P/1472/HobartHandler130MIGWelde
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-24-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By topher5150
It's amazing what kind of help/advice you can get...

It's amazing what kind of help/advice you can get when you bring beer into the equation.
It's like the old Lynard Skynard song, you give the man some drinking money, and he'd play his guitar all...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-24-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By topher5150
A couple more questions... can you run a gas...

A couple more questions...
can you run a gas welder outdoors, I'm working out doors.
Someone mentioned Tractor Supply, what about the Lincoln entry level brands they sell at NAPA?
I just have a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-20-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By topher5150
sell me on a welder

So I picked up a 47 Ford coupe awhile back for a hotrod project. I will be needing to do a wide variety of repairs from frame repairs, and sheet metal. The guy I work with has been telling me how...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,847
Posted By topher5150
Ok I'll check with the people above me about what...

Ok I'll check with the people above me about what our vendors capabilities are. It is a wall mounted phone so everything is made a little heavy duty to keep darn kids from doing stupid things with it.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-06-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,847
Posted By topher5150
how small can welds go?

I'm working on a design for a new product at work, and space is critical. I'm trying to get a mounting plate welded (.125" thick) to the back of a face plate(.109" thick stainless steel) I was going...
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By topher5150
The plan is to get a 3D printer, and a desktop...

The plan is to get a 3D printer, and a desktop CNC mill one of these days. They had a purging at the company before they brought me on board. So my job is maintaining all the drawings, but also...
Forum: Introductions 01-17-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By topher5150
New guy from Michigan

Hey all I'm Kris from Michigan.
My experience with sheet metal forming is limited to the tool box that I made in high school (which held up quit nicely for 15+ years). Now that I'm a big boy I got...
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