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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
raycow 
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12-14-17 09:13 AM - Post#2717897    
    In response to tommy49

Tommy, as with Tim, almost all of your work also looks too good to have been done entirely with hand tools. What kind of equipment do you use for sheet metal forming?

Ray

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tommy49 
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12-14-17 09:53 AM - Post#2717899    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
Tommy, as with Tim, almost all of your work also looks too good to have been done entirely with hand tools. What kind of equipment do you use for sheet metal forming?

Ray



Ray, I don't have any real cool equipment. I have a cheesy Harbor Freight that can only bend tin foil. , an old 10" anvil that's been around since I was a kid, 2 lengths of train rail of unknown gauge, an assortment of hammers, files, grinders, a rotary shear, a 1930's band saw, and anything else that I can used to make what I need. I've made a variety of plywood forms to hammer out the inner rear wheelwell splash panels and wheel opening arch. It's a slow process, but a rewarding one.


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.


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2ndtime50guy 
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12-14-17 08:13 PM - Post#2717988    
    In response to tommy49

Thank you for the compliments. I do have a $30 18 inch break from Harbor Freight now. I've only had it a month or so. My quarters, rockers, and the one floor pan are EMS. MY driver front floor brace was formed by hand with hammers, a vice, and a huge pair of industrial channel locks given to me by my father. Since that piece, was 16 gauge, I had to stand on a chair in order to get leverage to bend it. My chest hurt for a week like I had pluracy and I don't plan on doing that again. My trunk patches, door bottom patches, and one seat brace were all made with the cheap bending break. I just go slow and get creative until it matches up!

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 12-14-17 08:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tommy49 
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12-15-17 10:33 AM - Post#2718026    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

16 Gauge?! You could have hurt yourself bending that. My splash panels, trunk floor piece & braces were 20 ga. I just bough a 4x4 sheet of 18 ga to form a section of the rear wheel opening. My rear and lower quarter panel pieces were old repair panels I found under the bondo and they didn't make up a complete wheel opening. Keep up the good work.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.


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2ndtime50guy 
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12-15-17 12:43 PM - Post#2718035    
    In response to tommy49

My understanding was that all the floor pieces were originally 16 gauge. Like I said, I'm not doing that ever again! I'm buying the rest of the braces.

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

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