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Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-12-2021, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Joe Hartson
You will need to shrink some of the metal at the...

You will need to shrink some of the metal at the end of the wheel opening to get it to go in. Push the end of the panel in a little and where it tries to bent outward that is the area that needs...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Joe Hartson
Here is a link to Cleveland punch and die: ...

Here is a link to Cleveland punch and die:

https://www.clevelandpunch.com/

They will make you anything you want.
Forum: Introductions 02-19-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Joe Hartson
Jim, welcome to the site, glad you joined. ...

Jim, welcome to the site, glad you joined. Looking forward to seeing some of your work. Thanks for joining.
Forum: Introductions 02-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Joe Hartson
Phil, welcome to the site. Hope you are able to...

Phil, welcome to the site. Hope you are able to find what you are looking for here. Lots of good info on the site.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-03-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,553
Posted By Joe Hartson
Robert, "Make your Pullmax/Lennox dies for those...

Robert, "Make your Pullmax/Lennox dies for those bead details snug enough that you can clamp them tightly in a vise in order to hammer over the flanged edges at the beads."

That is a very...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,535
Posted By Joe Hartson
https://www.trick-tools.com/

https://www.trick-tools.com/
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-29-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By Joe Hartson
I have had some luck using a hammer impact and...

I have had some luck using a hammer impact and penetrating oil. Don't hit the hammer impact hard and start by trying to tighten. One hit to tighten followed by one hit to loosen. Continue until it...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-22-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,404
Posted By Joe Hartson
Here is where you can buy dead soft brass sheet. ...

Here is where you can buy dead soft brass sheet.

https://www.monsterslayer.com/Pages/Metals/CopBrasSW.aspx
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-22-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,404
Posted By Joe Hartson
What is the quality problem you have? I notice in...

What is the quality problem you have? I notice in the pictures that the small hole end is also recessed, what is the depth of the recess? Do you polish the brass or does it come to you polished?
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,404
Posted By Joe Hartson
What is the diameter of the tube and hole sizes?

What is the diameter of the tube and hole sizes?
Forum: Introductions 02-13-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Joe Hartson
Motorcycle Projects section will be fine.

Motorcycle Projects section will be fine.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,783
Posted By Joe Hartson
Make it out of copper tubing and fittings. Check...

Make it out of copper tubing and fittings. Check out the links below.

Tubing
https://www.petersenproducts.com/Copper-Tubing-Sizes-s/1979.htm

Fittings...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,841
Posted By Joe Hartson
Take a look at this link. ...

Take a look at this link.

https://bataviamachinery.mysimplestore.com/products/rotex-turret-punch-mdl-18ak-18c-20c
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
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: 2,962
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: 2,962
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 07-30-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 627,425
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
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: 3,252
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: 3,817
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: 3,817
Posted By Joe Hartson
You are welcome.

You are welcome.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,817
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.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,817
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: 3,817
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: 2,950
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.
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