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Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By Reno
We did the reverse of this when I worked for a...

We did the reverse of this when I worked for a gas tank installation and removal company in the 1960's. After degassing the tank we would cut the ends out and then cut the 8' diameter tanks into 8'...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-27-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
I hung the Dorset doors and the one with the most...

I hung the Dorset doors and the one with the most damage came out the best. Rookie mistake. I should have cut the B post out and tacked the door together in place. Anyway I had to cut the...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 09-25-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By Reno
Little Giant

I know it is more a blacksmith tool, but looking back in the power hammer thread I saw some mention of Little Giant
Fallon NV craigslist...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-11-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
John, it was a Craigslist find I picked up in a...

John, it was a Craigslist find I picked up in a weak moment because it is a 1962 so smog exempt here. It was a California car, but had the typical rusted floor pans. I replaced them and the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
I shaped a skin patch to complete the passenger...

I shaped a skin patch to complete the passenger side and then removed the old remaining section. It was too wide for my slip rolls, so I bent it over an old rim.


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With the hinge bolt...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 578,368
Posted By Reno
Very nice Jack. I had thought of using the Camaro...

Very nice Jack. I had thought of using the Camaro interior in the Austin. As it is I think I'll be able to use the window regulators so your experience with the track and having to shift to the wing...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
The passenger side was the worst damage. I used...

The passenger side was the worst damage. I used the hinge locater again and metalworked the crease on the right. It was pretty well pitted, but I probably could have gotten by with a single vertical...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
Since the door is longer it gets thinner so a...

Since the door is longer it gets thinner so a section was taken out.

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Then the infill 7" piece fitted between the original skins.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-13-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
I started on the doors by making a fixture to...

I started on the doors by making a fixture to position the hinge bosses since the lower boss on the Dorset door was shot.

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Then I set them up using the Devon door. There was a slight...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-10-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
Thanks guys. I confirmed that the Dorset doors...

Thanks guys. I confirmed that the Dorset doors fit the Devon, then sent them to be blasted. The Dorset passenger door will take most of the sedan door plus a center infill section since they are 7"...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-10-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 38,270
Posted By Reno
Congratulations on being MSOTM for August...

Congratulations on being MSOTM for August Antoine. There are some fabulous craftsmen on this site, but your project and the results you have achieved convinced me I could reconstruct the doors of the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-10-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
I received the Dorset doors, so they will be my...

I received the Dorset doors, so they will be my next challenge.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 07-29-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
Yep, that is what I thought, with the added bonus...

Yep, that is what I thought, with the added bonus in that only 15000 were built from 1947 until early 1949.
They both had the same wheelbase so I'm optimistic that the door will match the cowl....
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
The firewall will need to be recessed, and with...

The firewall will need to be recessed, and with the setback I thought longer doors were in order. I was going to stretch these, but located a pair of
Dorset doors that are 7" longer. I will need to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,139
Posted By Reno
1950 Austin Devon

I was happily working away on the 1/4 scale Willys when this popped up on Craigslist. Finding this site and seeing the fabulous work prompted me to build a street rod.

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I settled on a 2016...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-18-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,516
Posted By Reno
I went through Jim Stabes build log of the...

I went through Jim Stabes build log of the widened MGB and at the end of the second and start of the third page he discusses sandblasting and then the roto zip.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-16-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By Reno
Lazze's you tube videos show the aluminum Willys...

Lazze's you tube videos show the aluminum Willys being made in Sweden by a series of four day classes.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 10-31-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,703
Posted By Reno
Planishing Hammer

https://reno.craigslist.org/tls/d/burns-raleight-ph-18-plenishing-hammer/7005106443.html

Spotted this on Craigslist.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-16-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,742
Posted By Reno
Travis, I took a look at my Delta and the main...

Travis, I took a look at my Delta and the main thing I see on that back plate is the need to protect the edge bead where it is good, and restoring it where it looks distorted. Otherwise you are doing...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-14-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,976
Posted By Reno
Is it a conical taper, or a dish? What is the...

Is it a conical taper, or a dish? What is the radius?
I agree with your comment about the different CAD programs. I was a legacy Alibre purchaser, but never got very good with it, and then when they...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,976
Posted By Reno
Carey, I recently bought CamBam to use as a...

Carey, I recently bought CamBam to use as a CAD/CAM program. It seems complicated at first, but the free download has a generous trial period and there are Utube videos that help with understanding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-20-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 626,910
Posted By Reno
That's slick Marcus. A little tune up on the...

That's slick Marcus. A little tune up on the contact surfaces helps reduce the effort it takes to shrink or stretch. I stoned out the grind marks on the jaws where they were perpendicular to the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,882
Posted By Reno
Matt, I tested my disc on the 24 gauge I use for...

Matt, I tested my disc on the 24 gauge I use for the Willys and it worked great. I'll take a shot of the sample when I get to the shop this morning.
Forum: Shop Safety 06-02-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,187
Posted By Reno
I have used short lengths of 2" pipe as rollers...

I have used short lengths of 2" pipe as rollers to move heavy equipment. Theoretically it would only take three sheets of strong plywood, but a longer run speeds the process. One sheet under the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,882
Posted By Reno
That is slick Robert. I had a cutoff from...

That is slick Robert.

I had a cutoff from some really nice hardwood plywood so I made one up. I stepped with the Forstner bits for the nut and then from the back for a washer. I had cut it on the...
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