trying to straighten a panel with an existing beaded lip

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:07 am
Hi:

I'm trying to straighten and clean up this nose piece to an antique Heinkel motor scooter. It is a curved piece with a lipped edge that makes it hard for me to work. I have hammers and dollies and also a shrinker/stretcher, but the piece doesnt fit easily into it. I want to make the nose less of a bullet shape and more like a semicircle that transitions into straight sides.

I've gotten it symmetrical by gently hammering it against a buck I made. I don't know how to get it the rest of the way. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Shawn
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the piece i'm working on
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nose showing how much it it out of whack
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what nose should look like
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:13 am
Your gonna need more than just a few Hammer and Dolly's and a Shrinker stretcher to pull that off.
You would have been better to start with fresh sheet.
You'll need a big Stump with a bowl cut into it big non marring mallets and a English wheel and a Planishing Hammer would help a lot too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGQ7JKpMIs0
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Yeah, just cut out the offending metal, and replace it with a fabbed piece that fits your style. With your equip. it shouldn't be hard to do.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:45 am
That would be a Lot easier way to do it.
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