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Forum: Automotive Projects 01-06-2022, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Sean in CT
The originals went up to the chrome trim on the...

The originals went up to the chrome trim on the fender and had horizontal
grooves(recessed beads?). My father had a 48 Caddy - the stone guards were very pitted when he bought the car in the 80s,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-23-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,707
Posted By Sean in CT
Have a good slapper is really important too ...

Have a good slapper is really important too

Here is a video from Wray at Proshaper that shows an easy and inexpensive way to make one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIm1WGe9LNw&t=4s
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-29-2021, 07:39 PM
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Views: 17,707
Posted By Sean in CT
awesome project How do you put a distributor...

awesome project

How do you put a distributor in the front of a chevy?
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,618
Posted By Sean in CT
Hi Kerry - My day job is a podiatrist - i...

Hi Kerry - My day job is a podiatrist - i fabricate to maintain sanity. Every week, I do surgery on joints, run a wound clinic as well as my private practice. Everyone who has posted has given good...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 02-02-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sean in CT
Hi Dave - it is still available. I have been so...

Hi Dave - it is still available. I have been so busy lately that i forgot that it was still listed
Sean
Forum: Individual Classifieds 12-29-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sean in CT
I just changed the video to public.

I just changed the video to public.
Forum: Individual Classifieds 12-26-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sean in CT
Watervliet Planishing hammer with HP dies

Hi Guys i am selling my watervliet planishing hammer with a set of 6 HP dies plus an watervliet original lower and upper.

here is a quick one-handed video demonstrating that it works great
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-19-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Kent! the machine flexes about .150 when...

Thanks Kent! the machine flexes about .150 when punching the louver. I was able to maintain 0.005 die clearance which seemed to be the "sweet spot" Before adding the side gussets, it flexed...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
So, I finally joggled my cowl for the door...

So, I finally joggled my cowl for the door opening. Did it by hand, annealed a few times, kept checking the shape with a radius gauge and got it really close. Once the panel is fully attached ill...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Kerry - my car is supposed to look like a rally...

Kerry - my car is supposed to look like a rally car patterned after the 1953 Kurtis 500B indy car. They had 1 seat and no doors. Kurtis also made the 500S, which was their 2 seat street car -...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Kent - Thanks for the pic - the door...

Thanks Kent - Thanks for the pic - the door opening shape looks like my car.
i did the trunk opening a while ago and it went well, though took a long time I should have annealed the tighter areas...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Chris - Great point. i don't have Peters...

Thanks Chris - Great point. i don't have Peters videos, but i do have David Gardner's (Excellent BTW) David shows how to do everything by hand. Ill have to re-watch.....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Guys - Steve - i thought of that after...

Thanks Guys -
Steve - i thought of that after i posted. I might run it through tipping wheel to get it started
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By Sean in CT
Best way to put joggle in cowl for door opening

I am working on the door openings for my Kurtis inspired project. I need to joggle the side of the cowl so the doors fist flush. I made tooling for my pullmax to make a .250" joggle. I am afraid...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Kent and Steve - glad i asked! BTW...

Thanks Kent and Steve - glad i asked!

BTW Kent, I have been practicing my gas welding
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By Sean in CT
Hammerform tips

I am starting to get ready to finish the nose of my car today. I made a hammerform that is attached to the chassis. The nose is currently in 3 pieces - center, left and right. I am planning on...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-17-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sean in CT
So.....i wasnt happy with my 6061 0.060" tank. ...

So.....i wasnt happy with my 6061 0.060" tank. Kept getting little cracks > rewelded = shrinkage......scrapped it

Bought some 3003 0.125" Cut it up with table saw. Got the fits really nice,...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-30-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sean in CT
Wow Kent. Thanks! Have to make a...

Wow Kent. Thanks! Have to make a supercharger coolant tank for under the hood. Iíll definitely copy that design.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-29-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sean in CT
I ended up with some oil canning on the bottom...

I ended up with some oil canning on the bottom after i welded the filler "neck" on the side. I am going to flange the baffles to make it all more rigid. Thinking of drilling holes and plug welding...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-28-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sean in CT
Thanks Guys - welded it up this afternoon. Not...

Thanks Guys - welded it up this afternoon. Not going frugal - just wanted to get it done. It seemed to weld really nicely. It is 20 x 17 x 8" Im going to weld a pair of baffles across the 17" side...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sean in CT
Welding 6061 sheet with 1100 rod

Hi - building a fuel tank for my Kurtis inspired rally car. I have some 6061 sheet, 0.062 thick that i brake formed. Its only a 12 gal tank (20x17x8), very well supported. Will Tig welding with...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-12-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sean in CT
Any offers? keep tripping on these things.....

Any offers? keep tripping on these things.....
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sean in CT
Watervliet Planishing hammer arms/hoops

I have 2 original watervliet planishing hammer arms/hoops that i do not use. One is 33" the other 17"
5329153291

$500 for pair.

Located in Connecticut. Local pickup or buyer pays...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-17-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By Sean in CT
Ben Starr - "Starr Metalcraft" (contact via FB...

Ben Starr - "Starr Metalcraft" (contact via FB page) is first rate by any measure. Super guy, super skilled and works efficiently. He lives in Sacramento. I think he is on vacation at the moment.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-17-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sean in CT
The Machine Thinking channel on youtube had the...

The Machine Thinking channel on youtube had the story of Lavoisier - saw it recently, funny you brought it up here. MT has a bunch of really interesting videos
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