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Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-28-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Dodgefran
Where do I get an aluminum bar to make a metal press die for my truck

Thanks guys. I appreciate your help. and YES I do have fenders. :) Thanks again.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-18-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Dodgefran
Where do I get an aluminum bar to make a metal press die for my truck>

I have to fabricate a metal piece for the left quarter rear of my 38 humpback panel truck. It will go from the wheel well around to beneath the loading doors. It was damaged before I bought it. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-01-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Dodgefran
How do I make a channel with 18 ga metal?

Thanks for the thoughts guys. These are the little tricks that show why this forum works. Thanks

Fran
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-31-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Dodgefran
How do I make a channel with 18 ga metal?

Hello, I am trying to make support channels to help support my truck bed cross pieces. 24" long, 2" sides, 1 1/8" bottom. I don't have a break. I can figure out how to bend the first side, but...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-31-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dodgefran
How large should my patch panel be?

Thanks for your answers. The metal is in great shape just a few inches above the beading. I first thought of replacing the whole side at the body crease in the middle. So I beaded a whole panel on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dodgefran
How large should my patch panel be?

I have the bead shaping done on the new metal. My Problem is how many inches should I allow when I cut the old metal out? The metal on the truck is in great shape. The beading all around is rotted...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By Dodgefran
Rusted B Pillar Cutting?

I would like to ask all of you what cut off tool (electric, I don't have access to a big compressor for air tools) can I use to fit in this small area to cut the inside two sides of my B pillar. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,705
Posted By Dodgefran
Air compressor size info needed

Thank you all for your help. The Scottish in me says do it as cheap as I can, and the logical side of me says spend the money for the Big Boy and do it right. I'm retired and have to be as frugal...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,705
Posted By Dodgefran
Air compressor size info needed

After a few years, I'm actually going to start my patch panels on my 38 Dodge panel truck. My first enlightenment is that my 5 hp 25 gal Sears air compressor has only enough air to run my cut off...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-29-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,616
Posted By Dodgefran
'38 Dodge RC 1/2 ton Humpback Panel

'38 Dodge RC 1/2 ton Humpback Panel
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-26-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,616
Posted By Dodgefran
How Do I do This?

I hope that these pics help. I've got a big job ahead of me.12036

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,616
Posted By Dodgefran
How do I do this?

I have to construct a bead that will fit my rear fender to my truck. I have had a beading die made up that is nearly the same size as the original bead. I don't have enough of the original bead to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-15-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,591
Posted By Dodgefran
Hammer welding a MIG weld?

Is there any reason that you shouldn't hammer on a MIG weld while it is hot?
Forum: Introductions 08-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By Dodgefran
Hello from Cranberry Country; South Carver, MA

Hi, It's great to have a site to throw out thoughts and get right answers. I'm a beginner at metal work. I was directed here from the '39-47Dodge truck website.

I retired in 2001, but now have...
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