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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-07-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By crystallographic
For aluminum box - once cut, deburred, folded up...

For aluminum box - once cut, deburred, folded up and fit, drilled and pinned -
I'd definitely-no question-100% go for "bonded structure."
Devcon makes a good line of glooos.
(Using aviation...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-07-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By crystallographic
Well then, since you have made a model from...

Well then, since you have made a model from pattern board/chip board/poster board, can you not determine the bend requirements from bending up the pattern? Not an uncommon practical step, in the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 516,857
Posted By crystallographic
Hey Marcus, When we built up the old Wagoneer...

Hey Marcus,
When we built up the old Wagoneer at HAC years ago, we had a "visibility-through-the-grille" prob, too. The engine was jammed right up behind it so's you could see all the belts...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-05-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By crystallographic
Very slick.

Very slick.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By crystallographic
Metal is what alloy, thickness?

Metal is what alloy, thickness?
Forum: Buck Building 04-04-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By crystallographic
First off Manny, You just build the top "half"...

First off Manny, You just build the top "half" using the equator as your stop point - unless a panel has the natural "want to go full" nature built in. Usually not, though.
The old envelope body...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By crystallographic
Nice fits, Rob't. I've seen dental work not...

Nice fits, Rob't.
I've seen dental work not fitting as well ... :D
Forum: Buck Building 04-03-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Manny, Beautiful steel buck. Looking forward...

Hi Manny,
Beautiful steel buck. Looking forward to seeing your progress.


For escaping panel entrapment, another common way that I see when restoring the vintage racers, is to break the panels...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-02-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By crystallographic
Ditto in other shops - tack all - then hammer...

Ditto in other shops - tack all - then hammer HAZ, skip weld, hammer that, skip weld, hammer, weld, hammer... done. Keeps it flat and in control all the way.



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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-31-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By crystallographic
Way to go, Rob't. Differing gauges helps...

Way to go, Rob't.
Differing gauges helps prevent casualties.


(as a side note re: diff. gauges - I recognized several different gauges, finishes, and qualities when restoring bulk #'s of autos...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By crystallographic
Not made with olive press: 55867 ...

Not made with olive press:


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:)
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By crystallographic
Good to see that shop still doing production. ...

Good to see that shop still doing production.
Love the work.

Thanks.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-29-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,558
Posted By crystallographic
Cute ride and fun to watch progress.

Cute ride and fun to watch progress.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By crystallographic
Hot Dog!

Haught Dawg:
55775

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Reverses are kool!
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Will, This is huge good news to see. Very...

Hi Will,
This is huge good news to see. Very anticipating progress reports, and of course "items of particular racer interest."
YEEHAW!
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By crystallographic
translation: "The devil is in the details." And...

translation: "The devil is in the details." And righty-O, Jaro.
(Personally, I think that an olive press could be nudged to produce reverses ...)
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bill, I attended a "1930's coachworks" auto...

Hi Bill,
I attended a "1930's coachworks" auto show in Houston a few years back, and spent way too much time studying the Delage, Delahaye, Talbot, Alfa, LaGonda, and etc .... contours for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By crystallographic
Torch for welding aluminum - I've publicly...

Torch for welding aluminum - I've publicly demonstrated that any torch can be used for welding aluminum, using a dozen different torches.
Sometimes I even use a 1934 Victor cutting torch to weld...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By crystallographic
Nice old film of the old shop tools. Funny, but...

Nice old film of the old shop tools.
Funny, but the place reminds me of a museum, with the craftsmen doing the work with the tools in that shop on a "display" basis .... just somehow does not feel...
Forum: Introductions 03-17-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By crystallographic
Hi John, Welcome to the forum. There is a load...

Hi John,
Welcome to the forum. There is a load of info here.
:):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-15-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By crystallographic
Hey Jim, You've got some work for the winter, eh?...

Hey Jim, You've got some work for the winter, eh?
Man, that makes me glad I quit that stuff back when I got transferred over into the easy stuff - old vintage race and antique cars, instead of the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By crystallographic
Most start by buying a "spinning lathe," and...

Most start by buying a "spinning lathe," and probably not an automatic one.
Find some spinning tools.

Then get a half-inch carriage bolt, chuck it up and spin a copper cover over the head of it....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Ken, Here is an example of making a part by...

Hi Ken,
Here is an example of making a part by shrinking by hand - and also by using a simple aluminum form to work against - as an anvil. The two blocks clamp together leaving the copper edge...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By crystallographic
22 Mil/16 Ounce Copper...

22 Mil/16 Ounce Copper (https://basiccopper.com/22mi16ou24ga.html) (.0216") 24 gauge: 16 ounce copper sheeting


So, we are discussing hand shrinking "oh 2 thin" soft copper sheet.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,318
Posted By crystallographic
That old Caddy turned out really well with good...

That old Caddy turned out really well with good lines and confirmation.


The bent glass worked up really well too. Used to be guys back years ago who would cut down bent glass for chops but they...
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