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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-03-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By Kabous
I had the same problem with stick welding - if we...

I had the same problem with stick welding - if we are talking about the same thing - where the last second of welding ends up looking like a microscopic vulcano. I guess under magnification the...
Forum: Buck Building 05-08-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Thank you for the compliments Manny. Next...

Thank you for the compliments Manny.

Next time I have a feeling to do something similar, would go and lie on the bed and hope it goes away...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By Kabous
Ok, thanks David. Googled it and those swiss...

Ok, thanks David.

Googled it and those swiss files are almost surgical in appearance and quite pricey, but they look the ticket.

I guess if hard-to-get headlamps are to be made from steel to be...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By Kabous
Nice job David. Just a question on which...

Nice job David.

Just a question on which file you used to flatten the inside welds. See you used a pencil grinder as well but the wide scraping marks either side of the weld suggest something like...
Forum: Buck Building 04-30-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Thanks Charlie. Definitely not making another...

Thanks Charlie. Definitely not making another one.

Hi Barry, thanks. Will contact you.

Yes me too Marcus. The buyer is a dealer in Cobras and wants this one for himself and is not reselling it....
Forum: Buck Building 04-28-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Just to finish this thread I started more than 2...

Just to finish this thread I started more than 2 years ago.

I completed the body three months after I started the project bar the hinges for the doors, boot and hood.

Had to start a new job...
Forum: Introductions 07-09-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Kabous
Welcome Willem There are quite a few South...

Welcome Willem

There are quite a few South Africans on this forum. Loads of info here.
Forum: Posting Pictures 06-25-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,291
Posted By Kabous
Kent, how thick would you make the male and...

Kent, how thick would you make the male and female molds?
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kabous
The largest metal shaping project ever?

As a non-US citizen, always thought Statue of Liberty was made up from thinly cast copper parts but found she was made from 300-odd copper sheets of 2.5mm which weighed 88 tons. Inner steel structure...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Ok Kerry, thanks for the info and warning. Just...

Ok Kerry, thanks for the info and warning.
Just as an aside, there is an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreement between America and some African states of which South Africa is part of...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Yes, that is the plan.

Yes, that is the plan.
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Kerry, the pics posted were the first ones taken....

Kerry, the pics posted were the first ones taken. The main reason for that was I wasn't too sure about the integrity of the buck on a millimeter basis as I had only a day to copy the data from a...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Frank, from a longevity view, would do the same...

Frank, from a longevity view, would do the same but in future would rather use the buck more to weld up the panels to sit proportionally correct as opposed to see if the shape is good. For that I...
Forum: Buck Building 05-20-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,657
Posted By Kabous
Getting underway

Six weeks ago I started building the body and this is how far I got.

I have never made a crowned panel before and began by making the nose first with smaller panels but as confidence grew,...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-22-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kabous
Thanks a lot :D

Thanks a lot :D
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-22-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kabous
Kent, we are stuck in South Africa with very few...

Kent, we are stuck in South Africa with very few alloys, only 6082 and 1050 are readily available, no 3003 at all. I am trying to source 5xxx and after I read your answer on another thread especially...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kabous
Hi Manny Good to hear from you. I am...

Hi Manny

Good to hear from you.

I am trying to stay away from 1050, it is really too soft and once polished might get scratched easily.

Trying to limit the weight so dont want to go more...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-21-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,857
Posted By Kabous
Alloys 5052 and 5086 for automotive panels

Researching 5052 I came upon this thread http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=1898&highlight=5xxx specifically wanting to know the suitability of it for body panels and this quote:


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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-20-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kabous
Richard, can you give an idea which alloys is...

Richard, can you give an idea which alloys is lighter in color and those who are darker?
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-19-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kabous
Ok, will watch out for that.

Ok, will watch out for that.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-19-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kabous
Thanks George, after reading your post I found...

Thanks George, after reading your post I found some videos and the best looking was when the guy did all the polishing in one direction like you said, make sense when you think about it. He was using...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-18-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kabous
Aluminum alloys with highest reflective finish

I've searched but couldn't find much on the subject of which aluminum alloys will produce the highest reflective finish. Read somewhere that the harder it is the more luster can be had by polishing....
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-18-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kabous
Didn't see it when using the TM2000 lens but it...

Didn't see it when using the TM2000 lens but it was when I flipped it up, had a look at the weld and per chance saw the orange brightening of the flame next to me. Didn't happen too often so I...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-17-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kabous
Thanks Mark and Gareth, it sure helps knowing...

Thanks Mark and Gareth, it sure helps knowing this.

Will try that Frank, at one time had the HAZ swimming in flux to see if that would help. Hopefully less is more.

Ok Richard, seems a good way...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-16-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kabous
6082 and 1050 gasweld

I am teaching myself gaswelding ali and according to info on the web, 6082 (1.2mm sheet, 16ga i think) has good weldability but that has not been the case with me.

Some years back I used tig to...
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