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Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By orwell84
Iím happy to say that I eventually sorted out my...

Iím happy to say that I eventually sorted out my door and got rid of the oil canning. I made a lot of errors in working on the door but I think it came down to misreading what the correct shape...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
48244I was able to find a used door in good...

48244I was able to find a used door in good condition. Sometimes you have to move on and focusing on one thing too long can become an obstacle to making any progress.

I am still working at it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Yes. Thank you. There isn’t any. I am in the...

Yes. Thank you. There isn’t any. I am in the process of welding in a new patch. I think the panel was not worked out enough when I welded it in “locking” the panel in the flatter shape. The patch...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Still trying to sort out the patch. It is very...

Still trying to sort out the patch. It is very hard to work compared to the rest of the panel. I tends to stay a low spot and when I stretch it out it gets lower unless I really stretch it out and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Thank you, I have a great excuse now to get some...

Thank you, I have a great excuse now to get some oxy/acetylene tanks and pull my torches out of storage. So much you can do with them compared to MIG.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I stretched out the patched area a lot because it...

I stretched out the patched area a lot because it was always staying low. I did this on purpose just to see if that was really the problem. Itís now a small tight bulge with lots of tension in it but...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I have some of your videos on VHS and remember a...

I have some of your videos on VHS and remember a segment when you welded a fender without filler rod and used a planishing hammer to smooth out the ditch and was really amazed. I am usually happy to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I actually have a piece of original metal from...

I actually have a piece of original metal from another repair, I used to bin that stuff but now I keep it in my tetanus bucket with scraps from practicing different things, Someone actually...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I might just give it a try. I think the patch is...

I might just give it a try. I think the patch is slightly thicker than the metal around it. I Shaped a curve in it side to side, but not top to bottom. If I patched it again, I would radius the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Possibly. But I might be wrong about it and find...

Possibly. But I might be wrong about it and find myself in the same place.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I think the problem comes down to the square...

I think the problem comes down to the square patch I welded to repair one of the holes. It creates a low spot that I can't move or stretch enough to keep it within the contour of the rest of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I was a little too optimistic about my progress....

I was a little too optimistic about my progress. It really seemed like I was getting a feel for this but ended up getting close but quite canít get rid of the oil canning. I did end up trying out the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Ok, I feel like I am getting somewhere. The panel...

Ok, I feel like I am getting somewhere. The panel looks like it is very close to contour. Much closer than I thought I could get it I had really flattened it out a lot before. I am still getting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Thank you! Actually, that's what I started...

Thank you!

Actually, that's what I started doing. I don't have a slapper with teeth, it's more like a small spoon. I have been working up the large shallow area slowly from all around the edges...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
At this point I am getting some flexing/oil...

At this point I am getting some flexing/oil canning in the area of the red circle when I push on the X. The circles are shallow low spots, the large one in the front being deeper. I am thinking I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Thanks, I appreciate that. I really enjoyed you...

Thanks, I appreciate that. I really enjoyed you videos. Really impressive craftsmanship.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I am still fighting with this door. I managed to...

I am still fighting with this door. I managed to get the large oil can out at the front of the door but am still fighting with some panel flexing in the center. I was able to remove the large oil...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
I have been working on raising the lows through...

I have been working on raising the lows through stretching as the panel was definitely overshrunk. The panel has come closer to contour with the oil canning softer and retaining their shape when...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Ok. I have read your explanation over and over...

Ok. I have read your explanation over and over and I think I understand now. Stretch the metal below the crease that runs along the top of that panel with a slapper while working the stretch toward...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Thank you for your responses. Here is a more...

Thank you for your responses. Here is a more complete photo of the door. Are you saying I should stretch the edges around the oil canned ares and move them inward? Or stretching the oil canned areas...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,156
Posted By orwell84
Help with an oil canning panel

I have been chasing an oil can across a VW bus door for the last few evenings. The problem started with welding up a couple smalll holes in the door where aftermarket van mirrors had been...
Forum: Introductions 10-05-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By orwell84
Hello, new here

Hello,

I have been doing autobody welding and metalwork as a hobb for about 20 years. I am not very good at it and it doesn't come easily but I still enjoy it and am improving gradually. I am...
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