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Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-08-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Steve, Jerry B. is looking for you, and for...

Hi Steve,
Jerry B. is looking for you, and for these hammers.
Please call me or PM?


Kindest regards,
Kent
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-05-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By crystallographic
Fun project. Antoine and his Karmann project...

Fun project.
Antoine and his Karmann project would be very instructive, as the vintage, type of const. and process to duplicate and repair = harmonious. :):)


Channel shapes in arches, curves...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-30-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,457
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Eugene, Speed onto the hot metal helps after...

Hi Eugene,
Speed onto the hot metal helps after welding.

...speed almost always helps when slogging too slowly .... but your technique looks good.


Maybe these will help you gain some speed...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-29-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,457
Posted By crystallographic
Very nice work, Eugene. Sectioning door...

Very nice work, Eugene.

Sectioning door skins can be some patient effort.
... And problem solving if prior "metalwork" has been thrown in ..... ;)
Your welds show a proven method. Good to see....
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-26-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By crystallographic
Ah, Skoda. Was waiting for Zil.?? :):) ...

Ah, Skoda.
Was waiting for Zil.??
:):)


.... Rover was called "Churchill's Revenge" by the Post War Germans.:)
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-25-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By crystallographic
I was going to guess "Tatra" .... Not De Dion...

I was going to guess "Tatra" ....
Not De Dion in the transaxle dept....
...BUT 2.9L V-8 hemi makes it tour very nicely, as Ben Swig found for himself. :):)
Forum: Beginner Projects 03-25-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By crystallographic
It's never simple. :)

It's never simple.
:)
Forum: Beginner Projects 03-24-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By crystallographic
Might want to clamp your panel down so you can...

Might want to clamp your panel down so you can gather up the metal around the corner with your body hammer. A dab of heat helps keep the metal soft so it goes into place accurately and easily. Smoke...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-23-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Dave, "What fun those would be to dig...

Hi Dave,
"What fun those would be to dig through." Yeh, but after the first 10,000 it gets to be a slog.
And it still takes me an hour to find, select, P'shop, and upload 6-8 of them.
I'll see...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-22-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By crystallographic
HAND Tools for cutting aluminum sheet

Here's a list of cutting tools for aluminum sheet that I compiled for aircraft builders, waaay back in 2002. Some of these tools shown I have owned since 1983-4-5 ... so not absolutely CURRENT models...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By crystallographic
I've used both CE tool in Lost Wages, NV and...

I've used both CE tool in Lost Wages, NV
and Cleveland Tool.
Both are good, and for different machines.
:)
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome aboard, Matt. Old Ford pu = 292 or 352,...

Welcome aboard, Matt.
Old Ford pu = 292 or 352, and you have open country to practice most anything with zero complaints ... :):)
Forum: Introductions 03-13-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome Edwin. Glad you can write so well. :):)

Welcome Edwin.
Glad you can write so well. :):)
Forum: Buck Building 03-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,350
Posted By crystallographic
Yep, ... and for another great photo of "356...

Yep,
... and for another great photo of "356 Buck at factory" ...
see "Excellence Was Expected" ... almost a centerfold pic ...
worth serious scrutiny for .edu purposes:
1) buck looks new - no...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By crystallographic
....in oz.....:) :):)

....in oz.....:)
:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By crystallographic
Joel, This is very good practical info for car...

Joel,
This is very good practical info for car builders. :):)

I might add a couple hints for faster easier results:
(from my own experience - not theory, not "heard someplace" ...)

6061 =...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By crystallographic
:) Minor considerations: (Having restored a...

:) Minor considerations:

(Having restored a few dozen old "significant" race cars)


Typical thickness (race, not sport) of "majors" = 1mm
Cobra = 1.25mm
Rebodied for street/sport = 1.5mm...
Forum: Introductions 03-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Marty. Had a 36PU with a 59AB in it....

Welcome, Marty.
Had a 36PU with a 59AB in it. Went uphill great. Juice brakes helped downhill.
Had a lot of fun with that old growler.
Sold it and got another oldie.
Yeehaw,
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 03-08-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By crystallographic
NLA - still. Good luck.

There is NO alternate source. (We have tried for many months)
Maybe Reno can make the repair parts for anyone needing them?
:):)
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 03-06-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By crystallographic
Yep, that is one way to skin that catfish.

Yep, that is one way to skin that catfish.
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 03-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By crystallographic
Jackson WA60 headgear - NOT elastic strap goggle !!!

Maybe Kent can direct you to an alternative source or run cheater lenses in a conventional pair like the WR-60 in place of your glasses.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, Chris -
Sourcing the old WA60 Jackson...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-04-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By crystallographic
body design

Hi Greg,
I think, from what I see so far, this will be a good project for you.


Design wise :

The 550 has a folded sheetmetal inner structure, rather than a bunch of tubing/angle/channel...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-22-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By crystallographic
Yeh, the powered but non-clamping version of the...

Yeh, the powered but non-clamping version of the Cole Drill.
:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By crystallographic
Great tool for drilling square down/sideways into...

Great tool for drilling square down/sideways into thick metal.
Used high quality always best economy, IMO/experience.


"Cole drill." ??:);)
http://ssf.f15ijp.com/wiki/index.php/Cole_drill
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By crystallographic
The metal must be clean prior to welding,...

The metal must be clean prior to welding, brazing, soldering.
This means "bright and evenly-colored" and achieved by sanding, wire wheel, vigorous brushing.
any residues of "solder" or "braze"...
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