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Forum: Heads Up Announcements 04-22-2020, 05:22 PM
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Views: 2,220
Posted By Stevemo
English Wheel near Ottawa, Ontario

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tool-other/ottawa/english-wheel/1497295522

I have put in a question for the seller to list what brand wheels are on it.
Forum: Shop Safety 09-02-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,745
Posted By Stevemo
I have gone a different direction for the time...

I have gone a different direction for the time being:
https://www.proeagle.com/collections/all/products/3-ton-big-wheel-jack-kratos
This also resolves the difficulty of lifting my van by the frame...
Forum: Shop Safety 08-26-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,745
Posted By Stevemo
I'm really conflicted with the minimum lift...

I'm really conflicted with the minimum lift height of the tables. If I could lift something by hand 15" to get it on the table I could probably lift it into the back of a truck/van.

Perhaps I...
Forum: Shop Safety 08-25-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,745
Posted By Stevemo
High Lift Pallet Jack or Scissor Table?

When it comes to lifting heavy stuff higher or lowering it down what do you use?

I have two needs for either one of these:


Removing 500# table saw from raised shed into a vehicle
...
Forum: Shop Safety 06-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,669
Posted By Stevemo
A local construction company may have a loader...

A local construction company may have a loader with forks.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
Here is a video showing some of the sheet metal...

Here is a video showing some of the sheet metal work which I neglected filming on the first panel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijneidcAOLk
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-28-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
Things are happening with the door skins. I'm...

Things are happening with the door skins. I'm unsure how to get the contour of the door skins but hopefully this works. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaJRRPhQTsM
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By Stevemo
The factory was very impressive. Lots of rotors,...

The factory was very impressive. Lots of rotors, casings, and monster sized machines to look at!
I popped into Dealz Pawn Shop but it was pretty lacking in old tools. They did have some modern...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 658,288
Posted By Stevemo
Has anybody tried using the pickling acid in a...

Has anybody tried using the pickling acid in a one piece fiberglass tub/shower enclosure? Putting the enclosure on its side would make it large enough for a door and hood parts.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By Stevemo
Anything interesting around Schenectady, NY?

I am going down to the GE factory for a couple days next week. Any metal shaping / flea market / tool joints I should go check out?
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-19-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
Oj, I have considered building a tip-jig for...

Oj,
I have considered building a tip-jig for the body but I'm afraid to take it off the frame. There is a lingering concern that I may tweak it in some way and never get it lined up properly...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-17-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
The car is going to have a 5.0 liter engine from...

The car is going to have a 5.0 liter engine from a 1987 Ford Van so nothing too crazy. The body is part Ford so I decided to get a related engine as it didn't come with an original engine.

...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-16-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,330
Posted By Stevemo
There is a portion of the Ron Covell Shop Tours...

There is a portion of the Ron Covell Shop Tours Volume 3 DVD where Marcel De Lay used one of these machines. I nearly fell off my couch seeing it in action. The production you can get out of it is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-16-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
I'm all over the place on this car but I've made...

I'm all over the place on this car but I've made some progress. This video is from last night on how I'm making a template using both sides of the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXU1GbReuHc
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 04-12-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,905
Posted By Stevemo
10 DVD's turned up today totaling 9 hours of...

10 DVD's turned up today totaling 9 hours of video. There may be a total of 25 DVDs that have been produced by Ron based on a list I've put together? Regardless, I need to find some serious seat...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-30-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,905
Posted By Stevemo
Ken from Canada, Covell DVDs

Ken is liquidating some Ron Covell DVDs at more than reasonable prices:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cd-dvd-blu-ray/kawartha-lakes/metal-shaping-dvds-ron-covell/1318119640?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true...
Forum: Resources - Learning Material 03-25-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 36,321
Posted By Stevemo
Jeff Lilly Restoration Tips & Techniques ...

Jeff Lilly Restoration Tips & Techniques

http://www.tachrev.com/JeffLilly.htm
http://www.tachrev.com/JeffLilly/
Forum: Resources - Learning Material 03-24-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 36,321
Posted By Stevemo
Here is a link to some EU training resources: ...

Here is a link to some EU training resources:
http://local.ecollege.ie/Content/APPRENTICE/liu/html/vbrnotes.html
http://local.ecollege.ie/Content/APPRENTICE/liu/html/index.html
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-17-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 658,288
Posted By Stevemo
FYI, you have a special power steering system...

FYI, you have a special power steering system because of the hydraulic fan found in some of the Jeeps. You will need to use the special clear hydraulic fluid to fill the system (only available from...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-16-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
I am thinking of making a couple bucks to capture...

I am thinking of making a couple bucks to capture the shape of the rear wheel wells. They have a simple arch so all I need to do is make one rib with a sander and then pound out a dozen duplicates...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-13-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,224
Posted By Stevemo
1934 Hupmobile 417W

I have had this car kicking around for a number of years and I'm finally getting past parts-collection and ready to start metal shaping. This will be my first metal shaping project.



That...
Forum: Resources - Learning Material 03-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 36,321
Posted By Stevemo
I was able to get a few hits from this list at...

I was able to get a few hits from this list at https://www.archive.org


https://archive.org/details/metalworkenamell00mary
https://archive.org/details/weldershandbook00finc...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-01-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,168
Posted By Stevemo
I guess I missed my chance but will provide a bit...

I guess I missed my chance but will provide a bit of input for anybody else who is looking to buy a machine and has a look in this thread.

If I were to do it again, I would take an evening...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,682
Posted By Stevemo
I haven't had any luck figuring out strength...

I haven't had any luck figuring out strength requirements for the dies but I have found some youtube videos on embossing parts with dies. It is pretty interesting that the non-industrial videos are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-19-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,682
Posted By Stevemo
I am glad to hear that the Smooth-On material is...

I am glad to hear that the Smooth-On material is a good product so I will go with that if it is strong enough. Adding a vacuum kit to the operation is not horribly expensive and may come in useful...
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