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Forum: Introductions 05-05-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Marty, And welcome. I specialise in...

Hi Marty,

And welcome. I specialise in fiddly, small stuff these days so if I can help just ask.

Will
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,014
Posted By AllyBill
Beautiful work. Hope you're very proud of how...

Beautiful work. Hope you're very proud of how that turned out.

Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,298
Posted By AllyBill
Best I found are worn out 2" Roloc discs that...

Best I found are worn out 2" Roloc discs that used to be 36 grit then, having ground to needle sharpness, polish off the dust on your shirt and you're good to go.

Will
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 663,540
Posted By AllyBill
Marcus, Have you considered a PRC sealant as...

Marcus,

Have you considered a PRC sealant as used on aircraft? Totally watertight, flexible and will stop any dissimilar metal rot in your joints.

Can send you a spare tube of this to play with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 627,664
Posted By AllyBill
Loving this build. Makes me nostalgic for when I...

Loving this build. Makes me nostalgic for when I messed with cars - almost.
Did a lot of stainless for the yacht-types too as I live on the coast. Best answer I found to the awful distortion...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-03-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 131,395
Posted By AllyBill
Well and truly earned, that was....

Well and truly earned, that was. Congratulations...

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,966
Posted By AllyBill
1100 doesn't have an old BS spec. The old...

1100 doesn't have an old BS spec. The old American military spec is QQ-A-250/1

1200 is BS 1C and in sheet form is L16 or L17

If you have the composition I'll be able to dig out a little more...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,966
Posted By AllyBill
That will be correct. Will

That will be correct.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-27-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,966
Posted By AllyBill
It's pretty much all 2XXX for anything structural...

It's pretty much all 2XXX for anything structural in varying degrees of hardness/temper, much of it Alclad. (a thin layer of 1XXX rolled over the underlying alloy for corrosion protection, the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,172
Posted By AllyBill
It's a two way street, I find. Each year I...

It's a two way street, I find.

Each year I am given a group of engineering students to mentor and it's a very gratifying thing to do. This year I set my team to measuring a vehicle so they could...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,966
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Bill, Let me know what you need and if l...

Hi Bill,

Let me know what you need and if l don't have it l will know someone who does.

Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-23-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,771
Posted By AllyBill
I use a Lincoln Electric Linc Screen II with a...

I use a Lincoln Electric Linc Screen II with a pair of cheap reading glasses and that works well for me for TIG even when welding very thin material.

Will
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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-21-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 663,540
Posted By AllyBill
This is without question my favourite thread in...

This is without question my favourite thread in here. What a beautifully executed piece of work but I'm sure I'm not alone in my feelings of inadequacy at how tidy and clean that workshop is. :lol:
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-18-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By AllyBill
Worked with these guys once on a project and I'd...

Worked with these guys once on a project and I'd be surprised if they can't help you.
Good luck.

Will


http://www.jswl.co.uk/
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,977
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Kent, I thought I had. I set out the...

Hi Kent,

I thought I had. I set out the process but if there's any part of it about which you want to know more please ask. I didn't test the welded material at the time as it was a real struggle...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,977
Posted By AllyBill
Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair...

Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair of 7075 skins for a restoration project a few years back and I glued them back together using strips of native material harvested from an unseen...
Forum: Introductions 02-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Viktor, I worked a few years in Moscow,...

Hi Viktor,

I worked a few years in Moscow, St. Pete and Kiev and used to speak the language fairly well but not so much now.

Modified 2018 Lada, I think.

Welcome.

Will
Forum: Posting Pictures 02-10-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,861
Posted By AllyBill
Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker?...

Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker? That would get you a nice straight edge leaving a small crown behind it that would heat shrink out easily enough. Can do you a set of pics if that would...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, 316 will push around for a while...

Hi Chris,

316 will push around for a while with a hammer but it work hardens very quickly. If you can get it a dull red with heat it is like putty and works really easily. You can pickle the welds...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-30-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, If you really don't want it to...

Hi Chris,

If you really don't want it to rust, ever, do it in 316 and TIG it together. Just be sure with 316 to do everything slowly, drilling, cutting, pushing it around, because it work-hardens...
Forum: Introductions 01-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Rick, Some amazing things going on in...

Hi Rick,

Some amazing things going on in here, you'll love it!

I have one of those cellphone things. Being a devout technophobe I went and bought a top of the range Samsung Galaxy S9. Not...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-26-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,210
Posted By AllyBill
Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have...

Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have settings for gas welding and brazing. I use a Miller one and it works perfectly.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By AllyBill
I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do. ...

I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By AllyBill
As most of it appears to still be there and fit...

As most of it appears to still be there and fit for purpose it's always an option to blast it with ally oxide, kill any rust with phosphoric acid then give it a first class surface coating and bond...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 101,914
Posted By AllyBill
Result! And richly deserved. Will

Result! And richly deserved.

Will
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