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Old 07-17-2018, 06:52 PM
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I bought a few dozen of those magnets Robert. Thanks. I am look for metal cabinet knobs to act as handles. Real powerful.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:48 PM
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Robert. I solved the handle problem for the powerful magnets. I used solid rubber inexpensive golf balls from Walmart. A number 10 brass wood screw in a predrilled hole holds the magnet securely. Easy to grab and remove from metal.

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for all the comments guys!



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Robert. I solved the handle problem for the powerful magnets. I used solid rubber inexpensive golf balls from Walmart. A number 10 brass wood screw in a predrilled hole holds the magnet securely. Easy to grab and remove from metal.

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Mike, I find these magnets almost in the same classification as vise grips. You can never have too many!
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:36 PM
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Right. They are a real help.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:59 AM
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An update on the Biederman truck, John came across a donor truck with an authentic 1947 Galion dump body, which matches his 47 Biederman perfectly.





It needed some repair work on it but it was a good one to start with. He took it to a local shop and had the tailgate rebuilt, added a cab guard and replaced the floor. It will show a few authentic dents when finished but he says he prefers that to a new edition body on an old truck.











These next pictures really show why we need to add the skirt between the cab and running board.








The skirt will rest on top of the running board flange, with a rubber edge trim to save some paint rubbing. Here's our sample bend that will rest on top of the flange. (it's shown upside-down...)





The dump body and other remaining parts will be also be painted blue, he plans to paint this spring.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:43 PM
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It's great to hear that a period dump body in decent shape was sourced. That's quite a truck and it keeps getting better. It'll look even better with the skirts you're making.

Thanks for the new pics, Robert.
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Been tripping over the 8 linear slide on the Lennox for the past couple months, time to knock out these Biederman skirts so we can break the linear slide down. This will likely be the last Metalshaping done on this machine before it goes out the door and the replacement comes in.





These two bends were done in the magnetic brake, the final fold for the U-shape is done in the Lennox using these dies..








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Here's the folding process...


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Next we took them to a local machine shop, Triton Defense, to hem the U-shape. They used a knife blade in the press brake.





The only thing left for these is to fold the top flange for bolting to the underside of the cab, fit, and paint.
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Very nice result.
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Nice bending. How did they squish the hem after knifing?
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:50 AM
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Very nice Robert!
Thanks for showing us the how to!

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