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Old August 22nd, 2016, 06:57 AM   #161
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I spent a lot of time on these. Forgot to take a lot of progress pictures of the front most panels. All the bent edges are first hemmed, so the lower exposed edges are nice and smooth. And really stiff.




I ran some 3/8" angle iron supports off of the cage and welded some tabs on from A&A. Also welded there small tube tabs on for the vertical panels. Saves so much time having the right tabs.




I can move the front of the vehicle by pushing/pulling on the outer edge of the inner fenders. They are very stout, and should hold up to lots of sand blasting.




Started out the weekend by trying out my crater maker die from hammerfab. Only to find (after I had done them in both panels) that it split the metal.... I was PISSED. You cannot bottom them out all the way I guess. Kinda lame for a "dimple die".












































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Old August 22nd, 2016, 06:58 AM   #162
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Cleaned up and riveted together.


























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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:48 PM   #163
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I finished it tonight. 25 hours into this thing.












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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:35 AM   #164
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Your next investment should be a TIG welder to finish up those corner seams!
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:54 AM   #165
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Hahaha.

Its funny that you say that...

Ive had this cart open all morning. I get paid tonight and ill click checkout
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 09:28 AM   #166
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That tig machine good for aluminum? seems low priced...
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 10:13 AM   #167
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That tig machine good for aluminum? seems low priced...
Check out selfmadefab on instagram or fb.

He uses the same one for all of his aluminum welding. He is the one that convinced me on it. Cant beat proof from a good fab guy.

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Check out selfmadefab on instagram or fb.

He uses the same one for all of his aluminum welding. He is the one that convinced me on it. Cant be proof from a good fab guy.
hmm, nice. Not sure how I missed that one when I was looking at welders. I like my Miller 211 Mig though. I'll have to consider this if/when I see myself getting into more and more aluminum work.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 11:34 AM   #169
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I think you might need the green, pure tungsten for tig welding aluminum. although I haven't had a problem with thin aluminum, with red tungsten.
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hmm, nice. Not sure how I missed that one when I was looking at welders. I like my Miller 211 Mig though. I'll have to consider this if/when I see myself getting into more and more aluminum work.
Ill let you know how I like it.

Ive only used a strike arc style tig, and very little at that.
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The pedal looks like it might feel strange over the traditional


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Old August 23rd, 2016, 11:51 AM   #172
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Id like it to match my beadroller pedal as much as possible. Similar usage of ligaments...
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Just ordered it.
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Added some 2" square tube cross supports to the table while it was flipped over to mount the casters and floor brake.

Then flipped it over and started playing with mounting locations for the brake and english wheel.

I think this is the configuration I will go with. For size reference, that brake is like 56" wide.... This thing is a monster lol.











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I finished up creepy bear. It wasn't a thing I had made for anybody. I just found the image online one day, and thought it would be a hard one for me to try. It turned out to be on of the most detailed pieces yet actually.

I welded the corners after bending the edges over. The welder works good to be honest. I have no experience with tig before this. But if I can stick 2 pieces of .040 aluminum together by just putting the machine to the recommended settings, I think it must work pretty decent.



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I got alot done on my table today too. Im super stoked about it. Finally going to have one place with all my things setup to work in a single work space.

English wheel and the brake are mounted. Also took a sander to the table and took all the rust off and then wiped it down with some oil to hopefully keep the rust at bay. Michigan is wicked humid.















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Oh, and I also worked on the bomber frame some more this weekend. Got it fully welded up, sanded down. Then played with some bluing with the torch, folled by clear coating.

I had stuck creepy bear behind it, just as a visual to how the final panel will mount. I think im going to make a beadrolled clock panel to put in it, and then make it functional, and add internal lighting, and maybe some copper inlays on the panel itself.

Im hoping to put alot of effort into this piece to make it really great. Its already at about 15 hours, and im maybe halfway done...





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I appreciate your pics. This thread is a nice thread, like the updates. Keep up the good work, your attention to detail is quite refreshing for someone your age. I thought your generation went to shit... You alone may have saved it!
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