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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Just adding a couple more pics of "fixing the hood". Also had to replace a big piece of inner structure, and after making the piece, my buddy Kenny, punched some flared holes in it, for extra cool-ness. Also added some 3/4 square tubing to reinforce the hood, as it was a bit "floppy", probably do to removing the hood bird, and the support rods that attached it to the hood sides.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:52 pm
How did you form That Tapered Hump into your patch for the hood?

And

When Did you contour the Patch to match the Hood before or after forming the Tapered Hump?

Something tells me you formed the Hump first then wheeled it to match the Hood contour? At least that's how I would try to make it?
Not so sure how you made the Tapered Hump though?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:15 am
Lucky for me, the tapered peak (he said 'hump' hahaha), was on a relatively flat part of the hood, so I did the peak first, using the offset die on a bead roller, then bent the curve in the front, shrunk it a bit, and finished in the Wheel. Just bending the front part I could put a small amount of curve at the very front of the peak to match the curvature of the hood.

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I truly appreciate the craftsmanship of those like yourself that produce such fine metal work.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:13 pm
chopolds wrote:Lucky for me, the tapered peak (he said 'hump' hahaha), was on a relatively flat part of the hood, so I did the peak first, using the offset die on a bead roller, then bent the curve in the front, shrunk it a bit, and finished in the Wheel. Just bending the front part I could put a small amount of curve at the very front of the peak to match the curvature of the hood.


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Offset die in a Bead roller? Hmm now you got me thinking I know what you are talking about and a Bead roller is on my Want list of new tools for my own shop.
Just not so sure how you got that much crown and shaped like that that's a real trick.
I have played with many a Bead roller with different dies in many sheet metal shops that I have worked in a various Airlines and I have never seen anyone pull that off before.

Now that I stop and think about it it gives me Lots of new ideas of what can be done with a the Bead roller, Its more than what it was designed to do BUT what you can do with it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Awesome build, LOVE the craftsmanship. :worthy:

BTW, I am a Caddy guy and I think (my opinion) that your design is better looking than the Cadmad Ridler winner.

Again, very nice and thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:02 am
Wow! Now that's a compliment! Though I don't know if I deserve it. Thanks OldFatBald. The build isn't going to be nearly as detailed or super-engineered like the CadMad, but I still hope to make it unique and head turning.
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