I'm not a metal man but...

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    OldWarHorse300 Active Member

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    Dutchman panel waiting for shrinking disc tool , there is some heat distortion in tig welded seam and I'd like to test that disc tool here ( already ordered from Wolfes metal fabrications). Also front radiator frame corner done. Regards
    Mika
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    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    For someone who says he’s NOT a metal man!! I think you’re BULLSHITTEN us....:stop: your work is looking sweet.
     
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    Thank you Sir! I take this as a compliment :lol:!
    But must say, I still think that wood and paint are much easier materials to work with...
    Mika
     
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    Small steps here, now working on passengers side quarter panel and at the same time drivers side too. Drivers side need some body work before rust repair. There was old repair and it was done mainly with bondo. I bought spot welder for this job ( cheap Chinese model, this time there was no change to buy 1500 euro pro tool..) and it seems working ok. Both sides still under construction..
    I tested alcohol based wood stain for showing high and low areas on that damage, works ok!
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    Mika
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    Looks great Mika, well done.
     
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    What is this?
     
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    @live4theking
    It's pulling hammer for pulling dents out. First you spot weld that "snake" wire in place and then you can stick that fork on that and use hammer.
    You can spot weld different tools and use different hooks on that hammer. Hope you can follow my explanation :)! 20200817_195418.jpg
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Makes perfect sense. I had never seen that set up before. Thanks for the explanation.
     
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    What do you need when you start working on lower quarter panel? Ofcourse heavy duty CNC router, block of plywood and some sheet metal! Okay, you can do this many ways but for me this is easiest way. First I did model out of MDF and then some 3d modeling and programming. After that routing with CNC and now I had surface model for the panel. This model helps me to do all the edges not for surface curvature, that is made with English wheel. When you do this kind of panel with curvature only one direction you need to cover upper wheel with wide rubber band, then it will stretch only one direction....to be continued...
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    Awesome! Thank you for sharing, we all are envious and are looking forward to seeing your continued progress and craftsmanship!
     
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    amazing work. how about making correct panels for the rest of the c-body world? :poke:
     
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    Maybe if you asked nicely $$$$$$$$ lol
     
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    Why not! I only need one piece of every c-body mopars , tons of plywood and few weekends to make them!!! :rolleyes:
    Thanks guys,
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    Recent progress...old dent from driver side repaired. Dent was about 4-5 mm ( 3/16") deep but now it's straight enough. I used to have old files and my friend helped me and bend them and now I have very nice straightening tool, works very well!
    Right side quarter panel ready for welding and driver side I'm still working. Original panels used to have one water outlet but I think two is better than one! Btw..short "haired " wire brush is good lead remover...
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    You sir are certainly a craftsman, artist, and a great teacher. I think I speak for all who are following this that we are all taking notes. I love the idea of making a wood buck (or jig) to model the panels. I am not sure why I hadn’t thought of that before. It is how we would build the landscapes for architectural models. Brilliant! I am sure it takes a lot of planning and time.... the results show for it. Not all of us have a CNC to borrow....but certainly could layer plywood to create. Nice work. I look forward to your updates. Class dismissed.
     
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    Thanks a lot! Like I said: for me this is easiest way to do this and yes, it's not a fastest way to do this but it's also replace some tools/machines which I don't have.
    Btw...driver side waiting for welding and rear quarter panel started...
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    Finally...driver side rear quarter panel ready for welding. Inside panel already welded and ready for sandblasting and paint.
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    I respectfully think you’re full of shit when you say “you’re no metal man”. The work you’re doing is fantastic. :icon_fU: :)
     
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    :lol:..first time for anyone saying that I'm talking BS, but ...Thank You Sir! :icon_fU::thankyou:
    Mika
     
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