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Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-17-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Watervliet fender planishing hammer up for grabs.

Iím always happy to offer up one of my own personal favorite hand held fender planishing hammersÖÖÖ the Watervliet Watervliet planishing hammer. Vintage Auto Body Fender Hammer. Power Hammer. N.R...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 430,792
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
OUTSTANDING JackÖÖ.. certainly way beyond the...

OUTSTANDING JackÖÖ.. certainly way beyond the scope of the average body man. I wonder how many old timers will end up squinting their eyes trying to remember what year car they saw those taillights...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-04-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Milwaukee planishing hammer.

If anyone might be interested I have a Milwaukee fender planishing hammer power head up for auction on eBay MILWAUKEE PLANISHING HAMMER. Vintage Auto Body Fender Ham......
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
spray head ???

After a way too long hiatus Iím finally back to working on my 33 coupe (photos & updates after I make a bit more progress). Iíve been abrasive blasting and priming parts as I go. Iíve been flooding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-30-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,957
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Looks greatÖÖÖ. like thatís how the factory...

Looks greatÖÖÖ. like thatís how the factory should have built it. You certainly should be proud. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-29-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, I believe the other hammer they are making...

Rick, I believe the other hammer they are making is the most improved Pettingell, the #2M. The #2M has 2 pairs of strut rods, one pair below the crank and the second pair above the crank so the frame...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-29-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím kind of surprised they bothered reproducing...

Iím kind of surprised they bothered reproducing the #1 hammer, it really doesnít have much of a hit. Also note the drawing of the Pettingell spring via the link in post #1, you can clearly see the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-22-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Thanks guys, I didnít even know what name to...

Thanks guys, I didnít even know what name to search forÖÖÖÖ.. saw the advertisements better than 10 years agoÖÖÖ. memory isnít 100% anymore. Seems like getting a brush for my tig torch and cleaning...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-19-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Removing heat discoloration on stainless ??

Most people know you can remove heat bluing from stainless steel by polishing it. However for years I used to get a used machinery publication that had an advertiser than claimed they could remove...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-01-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Itís highly advisable to try these techniques on...

Itís highly advisable to try these techniques on some extra sheet or scrap. Donít practice on the car even if itís yours. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
To be honest itís the first time I ever cut cast...

To be honest itís the first time I ever cut cast iron with a plasma cutter so I have no hands on experience to base a answer on. However being the base isnít going thru heating & cooling cycles and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
One thing I forgot to cover in my previous post...

One thing I forgot to cover in my previous post on the arbor press was the modification I did to the round plate with the 4 different sized slots. It pivots on a short pin, I pressed that out and...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-31-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
IMO your tig bead is too proud with very...

IMO your tig bead is too proud with very inconsistent buildup causing you a lot of extra work and less than desirable results. Iíd suggest taking a flat sheet and scribe deep straight lines across...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
My new (for me) arbor press

Maybe 8 or 10 years ago I bought this cast iron base (used for who knows what ?) at the Thompson, CT. race track swap meet for $30. I brought it home where it was was stored outside and had become...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, the short stroke bodies are completely...

Rick, the short stroke bodies are completely different so the only practical way to do it is build a second hammer frame that mounts the hand held head. Years ago I tried a short barrel in the long...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-18-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kerry, I always wondered how you made those deep...

Kerry, I always wondered how you made those deep cuts on all that rectangular tubing……. so now I know. I’m glad you don’t live closer, otherwise I’d probably be over there looking at that saw. At 71...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-08-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,257
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not going to knock it because thatís the way...

Iím not going to knock it because thatís the way I used to do it and itís structurally sound. However I donít miss for one second all the grinding, the grinding dust & grit all over the shop & on my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The missing link (well bushings) for home builders.

Check out from 6:24 on in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5WFKp3omEg&t=388s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5WFKp3omEg&t=388s)
this 31 Chevy rat rod build for a way to make your own custom sized...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-20-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,664
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not a big Eastwood fan but Winfield has...

Iím not a big Eastwood fan but Winfield has certainly paid his dues so this is worth watching :). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87fuTnBS2bE&t=107s...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-12-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kent, this is what my CP hammer experience has...

Kent, this is what my CP hammer experience has been. I picked up 3 pedestal hammers plus some parts (one 24Ē & two 12Ē) when Edkins air tools closed. I bought 8 CP hammers from Grumman (one 36Ē,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Another neat idea done with minimal tooling....

Another neat idea done with minimal tooling. Thanks for sharing. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-09-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
CP fender hammer up for auction

I have a hand held CP fender hammer listed on eBay now Vintage auto body fender hammer. Chicago Pneumatic planishing hammer. Pettingell...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-07-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 430,792
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Absolutely sweet idea Jack. Once again very nice...

Absolutely sweet idea Jack. Once again very nice results with inexpensive and or shop built tooling. I love it and thank you for sharing. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 430,792
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kind of a short related story. Some 10 or 15...

Kind of a short related story. Some 10 or 15 years ago I read a story about stylists written by a retired GM stylist. After they get the clay body pretty close to what they feel is correct they cover...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Having a window slip down at high speed and the...

Having a window slip down at high speed and the accompanying blast of air would be very unnerving for me & likely most people. So I just have to believe thereís got to be some type of positive way to...
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