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Old 04-18-2018, 12:40 PM
crystallographic crystallographic is offline
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Originally Posted by kjohnfj40 View Post
Was that formed mostly with hand tools, being a newbie trying to visualize how you formed the corners.
Yep, hand tools - but for the leaf brake to make the 4 edge flanges.
Pretty basic part, actually.

The 4 piece method was faster for me because of that little quote:
"It's either going to be a lot of shaping and a little welding, or a little shaping and a lot of welding."
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(I've also heard this loudly quoted, "But for you, welding is a non-event!!!")

The circle flange was just tap-tap-tap with a light finishing hammer supporting with a track dolly. Basic stuff, except for the photos - they took up some time.

"All it takes is a little practical experience to blow the he!! out of a perfectly good theory." --- Lloyd Rosenquist, charter member AWS, 1919.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:50 PM
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Default Love those front wheels!

I used to live right down the street from Hildebrand and when I built my funny car we bought a full set, had them all polished then put into what they called the "pickle Tank". Ended up with polished yellow gold wheels and all you had to do was spray with "Lemon Pledge" to make them look sharp. Fred26t
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