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Forum: Beginner Projects 04-21-2022, 06:32 PM
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Right side reverse

I've made some progress and had some setbacks.

I've done some planishing and fine adjustments to the side pieces but the main thing I've been working on is the right side reverse. I'm trying to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-17-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 69
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It looks like you've done this a few times! ...

It looks like you've done this a few times!

With all the small spots you're uncovering have you considered stripping the whole body and sending it to media blast?
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-17-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
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The symmetry's definitely making me nervous, I...

The symmetry's definitely making me nervous, I know it's going to make a big difference. Good or bad I'll learn something from it
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-17-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
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If I was judging, I'd have plenty of thoughts. If...

If I was judging, I'd have plenty of thoughts. If the person wasn't finished, I'd hold them until I have the whole picture.



If I found myself rushing through steps out of boredom, I would stop...
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-17-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
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Yeah, there's no time to be saved skipping this...

Yeah, there's no time to be saved skipping this step, but I had to try. It's patterns from here on out.



What do you mean by this? Like a mirror or inside out?
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-16-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
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Sides

I've decided to make the front in 5 parts- Two sides, two reverses, one crowned panel in the middle, this time actually making templates.

The two sides went well, being simple shrinking and...
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-16-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
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Forming the roof

Next I started on the roof piece. It has two troughs that come in from the front and taper to flat at the back.

First I made bends to put the troughs in, then I started shrinking down around the...
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-16-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
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Forming the back panel

The first panel I made was the back. I picked it because it's just some bends and simple shrinking along one edge.

These are the reclaimed panels I'm working with:

63346

After stripping off...
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-16-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
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Tools

Here are some of the tools I've made throughout the process:

Here's my bending jig, I stick the panel between the two 1/2 rods. They're mild and bend easily but it will work until I can get...
Forum: Beginner Projects 04-16-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Shaping a toolbox topper

Hey there

This is my first real shaping project. I'm making a small cabinet type deal to sit on my toolbox. I've designed it with with some tough curves for faster learning. I don't have much...
Forum: Introductions 04-09-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
My special, unique introduction

Hey there,

My name is Rocco, I live in Michigan. I have less than a year of sheet metal experience.

Initially I wanted to work in the collision shops for the high earning potential. Two years...
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