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Forum: Automotive Projects 11-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
These past few days I've been working on the...

These past few days I've been working on the crescent shaped wing. A lot of stretching was done along the leading edge of the upper and lower panels. Getting these heavily worked edges to align and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By Mike Motage
Looking good! Do have any way to blend/ planish...

Looking good! Do have any way to blend/ planish the walnuts? A post dolly or cheap air powered planishing hammer? Running the lumpy/ walnuts through an English wheel can be kind hap-hazard. Watch...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By Mike Motage
Rob, I would work the areas on both sides of your...

Rob, I would work the areas on both sides of your lump. You've got a good start but a ways to go to finish that piece. You need to get that to drop down further on the buck. I would make that almost...
Forum: Introductions 11-16-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Mike! We live in the same...

Welcome to the forum, Mike! We live in the same city. We should connect. I'd love to see what you are planning to do.
Forum: Introductions 11-14-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Trevor!

Welcome to the forum, Trevor!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Thank you, Steve! Your tips on the return flanges...

Thank you, Steve! Your tips on the return flanges and details have been very helpful.

Thanks Kerry!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Jeff, this drawing shows my method of sealing the...

Jeff, this drawing shows my method of sealing the lense. For me it was the easiest and simplest, without a ton of small work around the openings. This was my 7th design. It's not water tight, however...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Thanks guys. I do get down sometimes when I think...

Thanks guys. I do get down sometimes when I think about the amount of time spent so far. Designing the mundane structural pieces is tedious and easy to procrastinate on. I've been working around the...
Forum: Announcements 11-01-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mike Motage
Will, I'm sorry to here this. I know how much you...

Will, I'm sorry to here this. I know how much you enjoy yours friends and like minded people. This must have been a difficult decision. I hope our paths continue to cross at other meets. I think we...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Marcus, I find that I spend the most time on...

Marcus, I find that I spend the most time on concept, sketch, verify function and serviceability and then templating. Fortunately, this car is amazingly symmetrical and the template for one just gets...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
49452I been working on the front inner fenders. I...

49452I been working on the front inner fenders. I wanted these to serve as structure for the bonnet and still provide access to the engine bay. So I split them similar to C4 Corvette. The angled...
Forum: Introductions 10-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Mike!

Welcome to the forum, Mike!
Forum: Events 10-07-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By Mike Motage
It was a fantastic meet! Steve and Sue are...

It was a fantastic meet! Steve and Sue are wonderful hosts. The beauty of the area, their and his shop is hard to describe. Count on us returning next year.
Forum: Announcements 09-07-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Mike Motage
Wow, that's cool!

Wow, that's cool!
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,565
Posted By Mike Motage
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-31-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
I've been working on the inner wheelwells up...

I've been working on the inner wheelwells up front. These panels need to provide support for the bonnet when open and closed bouncing down the road. They also close up the engine bay forcing the...
Forum: Introductions 08-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum, Michael!

Welcome to the forum, Michael!
Forum: Events 08-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,511
Posted By Mike Motage
Due to scheduling conflicts this year's Great...

Due to scheduling conflicts this year's Great Lakes metalshapers event is cancelled.
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Motage
Welcome to the forum Shawn!

Welcome to the forum Shawn!
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-02-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,088
Posted By Mike Motage
Congratulations, Robert on MSOTM!

Congratulations, Robert on MSOTM!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-27-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
The front bulkhead is my next target. There's a...

The front bulkhead is my next target. There's a lot to consider here. This bulkhead, provides most of the structure for the bonnet, the nose, the headlights, radiator ducting, and the hinge for the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-14-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Motage
That's very cool!

That's very cool!
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Here's a picture of the tooling that used to get...

Here's a picture of the tooling that used to get the radius and then stepped edge on the dash and waterfall. The tool on the left provides the radius with a little extra material that allows me the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-27-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,175
Posted By Mike Motage
Thanks Scott and Rick, Clint, I'm planning on a...

Thanks Scott and Rick, Clint, I'm planning on a late 60's competition type gauges. I'll probably order some custom made to order units with matching color for the interior. Nothing too extravagant,...
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