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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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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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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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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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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 :)!
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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 :)! View attachment 396146
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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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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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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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.


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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Mika
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