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Old 01-15-2022, 03:19 AM
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Nice Work! I can tell a lot of love went into it...
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Nice Work! I can tell a lot of love went into it...

A lot of love and hard work/ preparation. Hopefully you will be able to use it for another repair someday, and not one of those use it once only tools. Of course, most of the fun/ value was in the actual build process, in order to get the final result.

Was this on your own vehicle, or are you doing this as a paid gig for a customer?


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Do you put in drain holes in the new pieces?
There actually is a drain hole on each side originally but it seems it does not ensure the area won’t rust.
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A lot of love and hard work/ preparation. Hopefully you will be able to use it for another repair someday, and not one of those use it once only tools. Of course, most of the fun/ value was in the actual build process, in order to get the final result.

Was this on your own vehicle, or are you doing this as a paid gig for a customer?


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Yes, I do love this type of work. It involves many aspects of metalworking all in one project. There is tool/process design, machine work and bench work all in one, I find it the most satisfying of all. It never ceases to surprise me how amazed people are by this ancient process. One would think that after hundreds of years projects like the one I have shown here would be typical. I suppose it’s another example of how we have lost perspective to the benefit of corporations.

I started hammerforming I the early 1980’s after Ron Fournier gave me a book he wrote about sheetmetal work. Like everyone else I started out simple and progressed to what I call hybrid tooling. These tools use hammering, prying and pressing to shape metal. I did this originally for antique car restoration and later for automotive prototyping.

This first set of parts is for my truck. I plan to sell these as repair patches in the future.
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