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Old 04-07-2021, 06:53 AM
Josandra Josandra is offline
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Location: Lake Macquarie nsw Australia
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Default Ladies restoration singer roadster

Enjoying sheet metal challenges....

Making do without those wonderful looking English wheels - stretch shrink machines..

It took us over a dozen door skins but it felt great to achieve.

After reading many helpful pages on your site.

Our roadster doors I think. Are called reverse compound curve.

What worked for us & we learned was.

When rolling curve over top was against the grain.

Dull side of aluminium to stretch..

We annealed with better results with dove soap...candle soot took much longer.

Our roadster came with fence colorbond running boards..

So no templates..

We made a radius brake for curve

The running boards increase in curve when attached to front guard..

So we made a timber form to curve metal.

Any help always welcome please..

Green singer is what we are trying to achieve





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Old 04-08-2021, 06:06 PM
Charlie Myres Charlie Myres is offline
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Nice work Jo,

Cheers Charlie
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Old 04-09-2021, 05:34 AM
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Great to see you trying everything out yourself.
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The more brains you use, the less materials you need.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:37 AM
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Very cool. Nice to see your progress. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:50 AM
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Steve Hamilton Steve Hamilton is offline
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Hi Ladies
Good to see you are making progress on your panels. With great success I might add.
All panels can be made with very limited tools, but it will take more time.

Thanks for sharing your simple but effective methods and tools

Steve Hamilton
Hamilton Classics
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:15 AM
Jaroslav Jaroslav is offline
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Welcome, a long time ago an old gentleman tell me. Don't make a drama out of it. There was a bodybuilder in the village, with a wooden log and a sandbag. If someone's torn roof tore, they turned the convertible into a closed car using these methods. In a week, the convertible was a coupe. And you're still thinking about some machines ...... Good luck.
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