All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > General Metal Shaping Discussion > Basic questions and answers
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-19-2023, 11:08 AM
gashammer gashammer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 93
Default Corrugated to flat transition

Hello Friends,

I'm doing a job on an older Toyota Truck. Unfortunately, the panels which were provided for the bed are generic stampings and do not include the transition from the corrugated segment to the flat flange which is welded to the frame work.

For example:


I'm looking for suggestions/ideas on how to make this transition to flat without a lot of cutting and welding. I have a relatively well equipped shop, but no heavy machines (Pullmax, etc...)

Thanks for your expertise!
__________________
Mike K
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-19-2023, 12:26 PM
Marc Bourget Marc Bourget is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Ca
Posts: 688
Default

Can you provide a photo of the "transition" you're trying to duplicate?
__________________
Marc
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2023, 09:02 AM
steve.murphy steve.murphy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 632
Default

Iím guessing you want to make the end edges flat.
Perhaps you could make a fixture of sorts that allows you to clamp a bar under the raised corrugated part. Attached to the bar would be a wedge shaped piece that fits the inner corrugation that can allow you to hammer and tuck shrink the excess material down to a flat surface. Doing one at a time.
I seem to recall that the experimental aviation association had an article years ago about doing this on thier ford trimotor aircraft restoration in their Sport Aviation magazine.
__________________
Steve

śrugo nunquam dormit
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2023, 09:53 AM
gashammer gashammer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 93
Default

Not the same truck, but a good representation of what I'm up against:


I've been thinking of different ways, it's a lot to shrink. I'll get some images of the panel along with some measurements. I'm trying to avoid a bunch of fiddly welding and grinding across this panel.

Is there any chance of a link to the article?

Thanks!
__________________
Mike K
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2023, 10:36 AM
Marc Bourget Marc Bourget is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Ca
Posts: 688
Default

Check out the thread entitled "GrandWillysProject"


Marcus documents this point and much more.


It's worth reviewing the whole thread, but he does address bed issues
__________________
Marc
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-20-2023, 11:18 AM
steve.murphy steve.murphy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 632
Default

Im hoping someone else has done this, Iím curious about the process too.
Iím no longer a EEA member but they had excellent archives available to members.
__________________
Steve

śrugo nunquam dormit
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.