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Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Joe Hartson
You need to work on the panel to get the back...

You need to work on the panel to get the back flat again. Don't worry about how the sides, flange, moves as the panel is flattened. Once it is flat you can clamp the panel to a flat surface and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-14-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Joe Hartson
You have made a lot of progress and it is looking...

You have made a lot of progress and it is looking very good. Can you feel the bumps on the inside of the panel? If so, you can either hammer on the inside with a curved face hammer against a steel...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Joe Hartson
The marks do appear to be from a shrinker. What...

The marks do appear to be from a shrinker. What you want to do is shrink the high sections first and then smooth the surface out once the highs are removed. Hammering hard on hard will stretch,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-31-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 402,920
Posted By Joe Hartson
Jack, here are your gold stars and cookies. ...

Jack, here are your gold stars and cookies.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 07-30-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 402,920
Posted By Joe Hartson
Jack, I have followed this from the very...

Jack, I have followed this from the very beginning and have been amazed by your attention to detail and craftsmanship. The project is coming together as planned, you have solved the problems as they...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By Joe Hartson
Not sure I know exactly what you are trying to...

Not sure I know exactly what you are trying to do, but maybe and steering wheel off of and older car might work for you. You could drill out the center and weld a nut to the center hub. Measures...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-23-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Joe Hartson
Take a look at this thread. ...

Take a look at this thread.
http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=2926

Also use the SEARCH function in the header, lots of information that will help you get started and answer other...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Joe Hartson
Richard, 5005 does work similar to 3003 because...

Richard, 5005 does work similar to 3003 because both have very low alloy. To my knowledge 5005 has not been produced in the US in a long time. The rolling mill I work in produced it a long time ago...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Joe Hartson
You are welcome.

You are welcome.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Joe Hartson
5052 will not anneal like 3003. I don't think...

5052 will not anneal like 3003. I don't think you are dealing with 3003 either. If it cracks when you bend it past 90 degrees probably 6061. 5052 will bend but will work harden when bent.
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Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Joe Hartson
Is the side of the sheet polished under the white...

Is the side of the sheet polished under the white material you removed?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-09-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Joe Hartson
Daniel, If you have a brake, take a small piece...

Daniel, If you have a brake, take a small piece and try to bent it to 90 degrees with a tight radius at the bend. Look at the bend and see if there are any crack in the bend. If there are no cracks...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-06-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Joe Hartson
6061 is a structural alloy and is not designed to...

6061 is a structural alloy and is not designed to be shaped. You also can't annealed like 3003 and 1100 series. If you heat it and then try to bend it you will crack it.
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 09-13-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Joe Hartson
Mr. C is 100% correct in take this storm...

Mr. C is 100% correct in take this storm seriously. Growing up in New Orleans, La and presently living 1500 feet of the Gulf of Mexico and having experience Hurricane Katrina first hand it is not a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,145
Posted By Joe Hartson
Jim, You car is perfect in every way, a perfect...

Jim, You car is perfect in every way, a perfect example of less is more. The attention to detail is unbelievable. It looks like a factory prototype that might be built tomorrow. Thanks for sharing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Joe Hartson
Peter, Those are beautiful, great job. What...

Peter,

Those are beautiful, great job. What gauge metal did you use?
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-17-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By Joe Hartson
Sent you a PM (private message)

Sent you a PM (private message)
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By Joe Hartson
I don't know what the entire B panel looks like...

I don't know what the entire B panel looks like or where you intend to make the cuts. I would suggest that you start making some of the panel that you know will need to be replaces, make them longer...
Forum: Introductions 06-18-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Joe Hartson
Take a look at this link,...

Take a look at this link, http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=2926

You need to learn how metal moves when you apply pressure to it. As said earlier there is a lot of good information on...
Forum: Introductions 06-13-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Joe Hartson
Alan, welcome to the site. I bought my first...

Alan, welcome to the site. I bought my first Magna-Bend in 1981. I have long said if you can only have one brake this is the one to have. I wouldn't be without one.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Joe Hartson
My guess is an assembly press to insert round...

My guess is an assembly press to insert round objects in round holes. Some parts are missing. Could have been used for hot work.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-24-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 51,546
Posted By Joe Hartson
Robert, very nice work on the hood and side...

Robert, very nice work on the hood and side panels. Like the improvement for the mount of the side panel Identification plate. Thanks for sharing this and your other works with the group it is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By Joe Hartson
Steve Dussemberg message sent.

Steve Dussemberg message sent.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By Joe Hartson
Steve, check your PMs

Steve, check your PMs
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By Joe Hartson
Every time I loosen the draw bar on the...

Every time I loosen the draw bar on the Bridgeport I hit it with a brass hammer to break the taper. The tapper is R8 and not 5C, the tappers are different. You should be able to break the tapper on...
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