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Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By metal manny
Sadly this is all true and even worse, as is the...

Sadly this is all true and even worse, as is the case here in South Africa, the all-knowing government decided that trade apprentices were inferior to university degrees and scrapped the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By metal manny
Biggest swager/beader I've ever seen. Well done! ...

Biggest swager/beader I've ever seen. Well done!

Unfortunately, here in my country, many old machines like this one end up as scrap because there's no demand or interest on the dealer's part to...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Mitch. Can't wait to see some of your...

Welcome Mitch.
Can't wait to see some of your projects...;)
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By metal manny
Thanks for the heads-up and the voluntary effort...

Thanks for the heads-up and the voluntary effort on your part and that of the admins;) Most appreciated...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-04-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By metal manny
Hi Josh According to my P-21 manual which...

Hi Josh
According to my P-21 manual which includes your model with pneumatic lift, the seals you'll need are as follows: (metric sizes)

(17b) Seal 65 50 8 PMax part # 616.622.21
(18b) O ring...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By metal manny
As previously stated, grinding sparks and welding...

As previously stated, grinding sparks and welding spatter are particularly lethal as they get projected away from one's immediate location, setting fire inconspiciously to materials stored even at a...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,520
Posted By metal manny
Quick answer is that you will most probably need...

Quick answer is that you will most probably need to acquire both as they perform entirely different roles and both are extremely useful.

That said, I have a 700lb lift table and love it as it...
Forum: Buck Building 07-07-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By metal manny
Thanks Mike. Please share with us some of the...

Thanks Mike. Please share with us some of the bucks and bodies you have built from these nicely crafted plans.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,027
Posted By metal manny
Well deserved Kent! More like metal shaper of the...

Well deserved Kent! More like metal shaper of the millennium;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 211,045
Posted By metal manny
Well deserved award - congratulations, Mike. Love...

Well deserved award - congratulations, Mike. Love the look of your car....
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-20-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,050
Posted By metal manny
Lovely work there, Kent. Did you weld the fenders...

Lovely work there, Kent. Did you weld the fenders on or are they removable so they can be replaced in an accident?
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-11-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By metal manny
Norman, for hammer forming, absolutely! For...

Norman, for hammer forming, absolutely! For planishing, I don't think so; I'd bet it'd be too fierce, with little or no modulation of BPM on the trigger.
An air riveter looks very similar, but it's...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-11-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By metal manny
Hi Ian If you don't come right here, you can...

Hi Ian
If you don't come right here, you can order from the US. I bought my 3x & 4x used and refurbished from Yardstore and both work fantastic. Alternatively, you can ship it to your address off...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,027
Posted By metal manny
Fascinating work there, Kent. Definitely not an...

Fascinating work there, Kent. Definitely not an 'everyday' job!

Did the sheet stiffen up some as the shape was induced? Also, did the final product need to be smoothed, and if so, how did you...
Forum: Buck Building 04-06-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Steve, Dave- thanks Kent thanks again,...

Steve, Dave- thanks


Kent thanks again, now I understand.

Naturally, one wishes to pre-think and pre-empt all the pitfalls, both big and small. And although I haven't foreseen every possible...
Forum: Buck Building 04-04-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Thanks, AC. I guess that's why most steel...

Thanks, AC. I guess that's why most steel 'wire-frame' bucks use round bar instead? In my buck, although I used square bar predominantly, I did also use round and flat, and also varying thicknesses,...
Forum: Buck Building 04-04-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Kent, thanks a ton for taking such trouble to...

Kent, thanks a ton for taking such trouble to share your knowledge.
Splitting the body along the "waterline" is a good solution, and would definitely work in my case - particularly for the rear...
Forum: Buck Building 04-03-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Thank you Jaroslav.:)

Thank you Jaroslav.:)
Forum: Buck Building 04-03-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Marcus, Chris, Robert, Richard & Kerry, thanks...

Marcus, Chris, Robert, Richard & Kerry, thanks for the compliments.








Kerry, you're absolutely correct about the possibility of the body getting trapped on the buck, and I looked very...
Forum: Buck Building 04-02-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By metal manny
Building a new body for a classic Alfa GT

In the reconstruction of the Alfa GT, I needed to make a buck on which to fit and weld the collection of individually shaped aluminium panels and also perform limited hammer-forming of some details....
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-23-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,405
Posted By metal manny
Lovely work there Robert. Your client must be...

Lovely work there Robert. Your client must be delighted. Great write up and pics too - thanks a bunch.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By metal manny
I think they're both great machines produced by...

I think they're both great machines produced by knowledgeable experts wheeling out fantastic products on both. It just boils down to personal preference... and that's OK!

I have a self-fabricated...
Forum: Introductions 03-11-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By metal manny
Warm welcome, Bart

Warm welcome, Bart
Forum: Introductions 03-10-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By metal manny
Welcome here, Ken!

Welcome here, Ken!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-09-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By metal manny
I own a rotary, but would imagine that a bead...

I own a rotary, but would imagine that a bead roller would probably cover most eventualities.
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