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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-01-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,423
Posted By skintkarter
Well deserved Matt! Please keep posting, I miss...

Well deserved Matt! Please keep posting, I miss the inspiration when you are not.
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By skintkarter
Hi Shane Welcome. Lots of very clever people...

Hi Shane

Welcome. Lots of very clever people and inspiration on here. I'm currently doing a Group 5 BMW E21 in aluminum over an MDF buck- not very well, but learning as I go.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-29-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By skintkarter
Hi Paloma, whilst you can sort of create a ruffle...

Hi Paloma, whilst you can sort of create a ruffle or pucker with a sand or shot bag, you really need a solid surface to hammer the pucker down onto. This is where a stump is handy for both parts of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-17-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 865,215
Posted By skintkarter
Absolutely stupendous job in every respect Marcus!

Absolutely stupendous job in every respect Marcus!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-28-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By skintkarter
Ian, are you just wanting to fill the radius...

Ian, are you just wanting to fill the radius between two bits of 4x2?

Would these not just disappear when you carve the shape?

Some clever folk on here re hammerforms. Perhaps a picture of the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,211
Posted By skintkarter
Kent - the old pick hammer to the cranium trick....

Kent - the old pick hammer to the cranium trick. I can just hear Spike Milligan in the background...

Reminds me of a story, not a panelbeating one, but a hammer story nonetheless.

I spent some...
Forum: Introductions 04-03-2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By skintkarter
Oooohh, Pullmax build, old aircraft. Welcome Dan....

Oooohh, Pullmax build, old aircraft. Welcome Dan. Please bombard us with photos.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-10-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,622
Posted By skintkarter
Kenny, on that basis I'd be looking for a big old...

Kenny, on that basis I'd be looking for a big old static unit from a disposal sale. Generally speaking none of that stuff costs very much as none of us as Countries make anything any longer, so many...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-06-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,622
Posted By skintkarter
Kenny, does it have to be a handheld unit, or can...

Kenny, does it have to be a handheld unit, or can you take the part to a static welder?

How many welds do you have to do overall? And over what timeframe?
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-29-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By skintkarter
Lovely job Bernhard! Nice to hear it run at the...

Lovely job Bernhard! Nice to hear it run at the end also. Thanks for sharing and inspiring again.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By skintkarter
I bought a Melamine bowl (like a soy sauce...

I bought a Melamine bowl (like a soy sauce dipping bowl) and a bag of brushes from Kent. The bowl is heavy enough to sit where you place it in use, indestructible should you drop it. The brushes come...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By skintkarter
Thanks Kent. Pretty much the prep process...

Thanks Kent.

Pretty much the prep process I've been using, is the same as my prep for Tig - wipe down with either Acetone or Isopropyl, quarantined stainless toothbrush and scrub both sides.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By skintkarter
Many thanks for the detailed reply Matt. ...

Many thanks for the detailed reply Matt.

Pretty sure that was my process, but the flux not sticking to the panel and balling up like water on a waxed car, is a definite pointer that I was being...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By skintkarter
Very impressive Matt. Did see a video somewhere...

Very impressive Matt. Did see a video somewhere of presumably some gnarled old roll-your-own smoking, smock wearing Englishman, welding up an alloy flare for a Group 4 Mk2 Escort, with no tacks and...
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-24-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By skintkarter
Do you have any pics of what you did to the 440...

Do you have any pics of what you did to the 440 Ron?
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-24-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By skintkarter
That came out well Ron. I have something similar...

That came out well Ron. I have something similar to make for a 1982 Kawasaki KZ440 I was given. I should have left it strapped to the trailer and taken it straight to the metal recyclers, but it...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-06-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 84,764
Posted By skintkarter
Cheers Marcus. I can't believe what you guys have...

Cheers Marcus. I can't believe what you guys have been put through. Unfortunately Cindy and Dan are from the same mould and I suspect she won't wish to be outdone.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-06-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 84,764
Posted By skintkarter
Well Iím apparently here, yet to succumb to the...

Well Iím apparently here, yet to succumb to the Ďflu or the bioweapon. Auckland is still in lockdown after 80 odd days, I still have half a bottle of argon, the Chardonnay stocks are holding up, Iím...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-22-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By skintkarter
Thanks Jaroslav

Thanks Jaroslav
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-21-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By skintkarter
Laying out and Forming a wheelarch return

I'm trying to think ahead as to how I'm going to lay out, trim and roll the wheelarch returns for the Group 5 project.

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Needless to say, I've never done this before.

My current...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 84,764
Posted By skintkarter
Haha - thanks Cliff. There will be a leading edge...

Haha - thanks Cliff. There will be a leading edge of some 30mm protrusion attached to the bottom of the air dam, which will extend rearwards into a full undertray and rear diffuser - ground effect...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 84,764
Posted By skintkarter
(Repost from the Facebook blog on the build, so...

(Repost from the Facebook blog on the build, so apologies that some of the terms are a bit basic for AMS :) )

Week three of lockdown and quite a bit going on in the office with insurance claims...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-23-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,557
Posted By skintkarter
Very nice result Neil! Some good learning there...

Very nice result Neil! Some good learning there for a number of us.
Forum: Introductions 08-07-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By skintkarter
Welcome Dominik. "Until 10 years ago i was...

Welcome Dominik.

"Until 10 years ago i was passionate about motocross and enduro, but had to give up with broken bones."... A very common complaint!

Look forward to seeing some shots of your...
Forum: Introductions 07-18-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By skintkarter
Hi Meretaka - welcome. A heap of clever and...

Hi Meretaka - welcome. A heap of clever and giving people on here. Would be good to see some shots of your work and processes. We love photos of processes, fails and successes - we all learn.
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