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Old 10-19-2016, 06:23 PM
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Thank you all.

I am bad about getting progress pictures now that I only have a phone to use. And many of my projects don't even get photographed before they head out the door I am going to try and change that though.


I don't own an English wheel or planishing hammer so I don't have a way to smooth out any "panel beating" one day I would love to though. All of the shapes were formed with a brake and a bead roller.

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Old 10-19-2016, 06:39 PM
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Here are some more of the bumper.
[*] the entire corner of the bedside is cut to allow the bumper to sink into it. Then I bent and tacked in 3/8" square bar to finish off the edge of the sheetmetal.[*] I had to form the curves around the license plate with the handle of a dolly and my hands.[*] here you can see where I was using tape to mimic the bead rolling to figure out what looked best.[*] the corners of the bumper are formed from 2 pieces of sheetmetal each to retain a faint body line near the bottom

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Old 10-19-2016, 08:55 PM
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So Zach, how do you access the radiator cap?
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:34 AM
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Zach,
I'd like to see some pics of your bead roller and what dies you use.

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Old 10-21-2016, 01:00 AM
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Very nice Zach. Sometime I'd like to see the whole layout and metal forming process to make those panels under the hood.
If I do some more I will make sure to take more pics. I will say though I usually make as many pieces out of cardboard as I can so when the sheetmetal Needs minimal final trim and fit.


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So Zach, how do you access the radiator cap?
you can see my cardboard version was going to have an access hole but the owner said no. 10 stainless #10-24 and that panel can be lifted out of the way.

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Nothing special. Just the guts of a harbor freight roller in a new frame. Here is a pic shortly after I first modified it. Now it has a wheel instead of a handle. I can take some pics of the dies it comes with if you would like but I haven't made any custom ones yet.

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:54 PM
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Thanks Zach,
I have my eye on the HF bead roller and have been reading all of the modification threads over the net and have a few ideas of my own to make it a useable tool. I'll most likely pick one up the next time I get up HF way.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:19 AM
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Thanks Zach, I have my eye on the HF bead roller and have been reading all of the modification threads over the net and have a few ideas of my own to make it a useable tool. I'll most likely pick one up the next time I get up HF way.
if you end up with one I would like to see the modifications to improve it. Honestly mine is a bit neglected in the modification department and is just good enough for the stuff I build out of steel but I think it would wreck some aluminum. One big thing mine needs is a good way to control lateral movement of the shafts when using the step dies. The width/height of the step can vary if you don't pay attention to it.

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Old 09-16-2019, 07:53 PM
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i Made a bandsaw stand with a HF portaband a few years ago: pic 1 price was right ($99)and I needed it thrown together quickly at the time. I have since acquired a m18 Milwaukee cordless portaband so I can afford to have my old corded Milwaukee portaband permanently mounted.

Fabbed up a stand from some scraps of 1/4”x8” flat bar, 2”square tube, and 3x3” angle

The Milwaukee is soo much quieter and smoother running. I am giving the old setup to my dad so that it doesn’t go to waste.
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You've always done good work...
Far surpassed my abilities, that is for sure.
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