Pressed Sheet metal

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Tony69
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Pressed Sheet metal

Post by Tony69 » Thu 28 Apr 2011, 19:17

While I'm at it.... I also need to replace the trunk floors in the Firebird & i really dont feel like importing one right now.
There are just a few details pressed into a flat panel. Where in JHB can I have this done?
I'm hoping I can cut the old floor out and have it duplicated. I'll only attempt it myself if I can't find a shop to do it. :)

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by barry » Thu 28 Apr 2011, 21:53

you can do it yourself in less time than it'll take you to drive to a place that will do it. Much less time, 'cause you probably won't find a place....

Hammer it in, or you could even press it yourself if you want to get fancy.....
just because you welded it - doesn't mean it's welded......

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by Tony69 » Thu 28 Apr 2011, 22:58

Barry... this is a pic of a replacement trunk, I only need to replace the section outlined in red.
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I need the impressions on the new panel to line up with the existing ones.
Please advise me as to how I should proceed.

The only thing I can do with a hammer is strike a nail, usually the one attached to my finger. :oops:

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by Tony69 » Thu 28 Apr 2011, 23:13

btw... Barry, you mentioned a CD I could buy to learn this kinda stuff. Where do I buy it from again? Looks like I have no choice but to learn more. :lol:

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by barry » Fri 29 Apr 2011, 04:49

Tony, it is David Gardiner's one: www.metalshapingzone.com

He has some Youtube vids up with excerpts. Best money I ever spent on metalshaping......
http://www.youtube.com/user/mindover3


For your trunk floor you can set things up with a piece of wood/metal below your panel the the thickness of the indentation you need. Then take a 50mm brick bolster, dull the business end so it doesn't cut though, and proceed to hammer the indentation down, working/guideing off the edge of the wood/metal . More advanced would be to set up both sides and possibly even run some angle sections on top, all registered in alignment and clamped together. Then work your way progressively all the way around.

If you don't have the arms for it, you can do this pretty effectively with a muffler-gun/air-chisel with a suitably modified bit. VERY easy to chew up the panel though. I prefer to play the tough guy and do it by hand........
just because you welded it - doesn't mean it's welded......

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by FOX MAD » Fri 29 Apr 2011, 09:29

Tony i think you and me both need to go do a class with Barry, the same time pick up my Ford :)
You either love em or hate em!!!!!!!

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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by HughMuller » Tue 01 Oct 2013, 17:11

Will be the best money ever spent doing a course with Barry
I had a ball and learnt a lot of smarter ways of doing things

So much so that I will. Be keeping a look out for the next course for a refresher
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Post by Garage » Wed 02 Oct 2013, 03:26

Thanks Hugh! Glad you are putting the knowledge into practice!

Next course is whenever there is demand for it. I am looking at doing a weekender type 'meet' at some point if there is enough interest, but will be restricting this to guys who have already done a course or can show that they have a fair amount of basic knowledge already - kind of goes against the original Metalmeet philosophy a little but I have burnt my fingers before....

There is nothing like working alongside other guys and picking up on little things that you would never have thought of on your own! I have traveled overseas a couple of times just to get to events like this.
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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by HughMuller » Wed 02 Oct 2013, 09:01

i am there like a bear when you do a weekender type meet
think it would be a great way to chat and share knowledge
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Re: Pressed Sheet metal

Post by Weasel » Thu 03 Oct 2013, 03:47

HughMuller wrote:i am there like a bear when you do a weekender type meet
think it would be a great way to chat and share knowledge
Second that!

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