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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,515
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Another bending option would be filling the tube...

Another bending option would be filling the tube with sand (must be dry!!!) and heating the area to be bent. Poor mans mandrel bender, works well when doing exhaust tubing, should work well for this....
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-29-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
John, I'm a heavy collision guy, and usually it's...

John, I'm a heavy collision guy, and usually it's from contamination on the backside. Usually happens to me if I'm plugging a used panel. Especially if I don't take the time to get it completely...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
5554 is the recommended alloy to use if you are...

5554 is the recommended alloy to use if you are doing any MIG welding on the Ford bodies. If memory serves me, Ford recommends using 1.2 mm 5554 when MIG welding on their trucks.

Here is a link...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Back in '07 or '08 on TheHamb that same rumor was...

Back in '07 or '08 on TheHamb that same rumor was going around. No evidence of an Obituary via a Google search I just did now.
Interesting thing about him, much like Cass Nowrocki he emigrated to...
Forum: Announcements 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Anyone here have any influential friends that...

Anyone here have any influential friends that might be able to help Peter get a Visa? Would be a shame if they denied his Visa for the second straight year.

Which class of Visa are you applying...
Forum: Announcements 05-17-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Peter there are Attorneys in Australia who...

Peter there are Attorneys in Australia who specialize in Visa help especially for an Australian Citizen trying to get a US Visa. Perhaps checking with one might help.
Forum: Announcements 05-16-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Say the right things Peter. Tell them what they...

Say the right things Peter. Tell them what they want to hear.:lol:
Good Luck.:)
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-15-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 251,710
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Glad your OK Jack.:eek: Don't beat yourself up...

Glad your OK Jack.:eek: Don't beat yourself up too badly, it could happen to anyone.:)
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Cliff this may clarify it a...

Cliff this may clarify it a bit:http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/23395987/terry-strange-driver-truck-crashed-killing-james-hylton-son-charged

Just a real sad situation. :( Older I get...
Forum: Introductions 04-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,393
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Peter I've seen you, spent a few days with you in...

Peter I've seen you, spent a few days with you in Pennsylvania, and I know one thing...when you are that age you are still going to be going strong. ;)
You are a Italian/Australian Energizer...
Forum: Introductions 04-29-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,393
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Go to handbuilt.net.au and find Peter's videos....

Go to handbuilt.net.au and find Peter's videos. Peter and Tom worked together and Peter's DVD's are packed full of excellent info. #'s 7,8,and 9 are the ones to get if you are on a budget. ;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-24-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Hammer, dolly, slapper and a gas torch. If you...

Hammer, dolly, slapper and a gas torch. If you have one a stud gun would be helpful as well. Start with one section and see how it does. Hand held planishing hammer will only get you so far (unless...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-24-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Pretty darn good shape for something 87 years...

Pretty darn good shape for something 87 years old. :cool:
Forum: Introductions 04-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
I thought it was this.:lol: ...

I thought it was this.:lol:
http://tacominibikes.com/
Forum: Introductions 04-23-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
I think it's a mini dirt bike, kinda in the...

I think it's a mini dirt bike, kinda in the spirit of the old Honda 50.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-27-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
John you can also get draw quality sheet from...

John you can also get draw quality sheet from Central Steel & Wire Co.:) They have it in various gauges from 20 gauge all the way down to 10 gauge. It is available in 18 gauge through them.
For...
Forum: Events 03-06-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,361
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Slightly off topic but I'm looking for a stump....

Slightly off topic but I'm looking for a stump. Having a hard time finding one of any decent diameter around here. If you have one and can bring it to the Roundup I'll be glad to pay whatever you...
Forum: Events 03-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,361
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Email sent.:)

Email sent.:)
Forum: Shop Safety 02-25-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Is that what it's called, "eye magnet"? Or is it...

Is that what it's called, "eye magnet"? Or is it called something else? I couldn't find it on Ebay. :confused:
I managed to get a 3mm long sliver in my eye once. Strange thing was I felt it go in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
It means genuine or authentic. Peter says you...

It means genuine or authentic. Peter says you look like a real Aussie. :)
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
John, try posting a shop space wanted ad on...

John, try posting a shop space wanted ad on Craigslist in your area (York Region??). It's free and you may find someone who will have a place available or who wants to sublet some shop space. Sucks...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
You probably already know this but Craigslist...

You probably already know this but Craigslist would be the place to start.

https://geo.craigslist.org/iso/ca/on
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,420
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
There is a difference as well in pay between...

There is a difference as well in pay between Collision guys and Restoration/Custom guys. Collision guys generally make more than Resto guys. Oddly enough Collision guys could make more 25 years ago...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-26-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 251,710
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Hope you feel better Jack.:) Losing 10 pounds...

Hope you feel better Jack.:) Losing 10 pounds when you don't have it to lose is tough. Plus it's usually muscle so make sure you get extra calories, protein shakes would help in building back some of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-10-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 251,710
Posted By Chris_Hamilton
Thanks for posting the leading sequence Jack.:) ...

Thanks for posting the leading sequence Jack.:)

Back when I was starting out Jack, that Caddy would have never been scrapped for parts. We would have rear "clipped" it and it would have made...
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