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Old 10-31-2017, 10:57 AM
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Default 35 Ford Truck Door skins

In progress, but started on them over the weekend...

I gotta make two lower skins for a 35 ford truck. Here's where im at so far.

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test run.. still needs tuning here..
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before I did a test run, i scribed lines 6" apart. after running i noticed they drew around .125 closer... this was the amount of pre stretch I put in after.
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door hinge detail.
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as of last night... still some work to do, and i gotta make the opposite door.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:17 AM
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Beautiful work Steve!
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:05 PM
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Very nice clean work!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:48 PM
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Nice work! out of curiosity why did you go for male+female press tools rather than just a female and use a urethane pad? Do the dies you made coin at the end of travel?
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Thanks everybody for the kind words.

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Nice work! out of curiosity why did you go for male+female press tools rather than just a female and use a urethane pad? Do the dies you made coin at the end of travel?
I have a CNC mill is the main reason. I can CAD/CAM and send it away and walk back in an hour. The dies I made are designed with .035" clearance all around.
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:43 PM
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Really nice clean work. You're using 20 gauge?
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Looking good steve. That is a door skin to be very proud of.

I agree very clean details.

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Nice work. Did you weld the upper and lower dies to square shanks or put them in setscrew type holders so you could move the pressure point by moving profiles fwd/aft in the machine?
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In progress, but started on them over the weekend...

I gotta make two lower skins for a 35 ford truck. Here's where im at so far.

Attachment 43837
Perimeter buck made with captured sweep info

Attachment 43838
rough skin wheeled up
Attachment 43839
machining belt line dies
Attachment 43840
test run.. still needs tuning here..
Attachment 43841
before I did a test run, i scribed lines 6" apart. after running i noticed they drew around .125 closer... this was the amount of pre stretch I put in after.
Attachment 43842
close
Attachment 43843
door hinge detail.
Attachment 43844
stamped
Attachment 43845
as of last night... still some work to do, and i gotta make the opposite door.
That is a peach, Steve! Clean surface and crisp details. Very good to see.
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Steve, you just go from strength to strength. Congratulations!
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