Cadflat Bead Roller Project.

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Postby Oddbod » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:19 am

I think that I have become a little lazy during this current lock down and my old age.

I have spent quite a bit of time fooling around with the sheet metal portion of my hood project with little to show for it.

I have removed all the surface rust from both sides of the inner and spent much time test fitting the inner and outer skins to a point where I am happy with the fit. I have tried to ensure that one skin is not stressing the other and the fix is more a naturally compatible.

I have gone over the inner and tried to remove or should I say reduce the number of highs and lows in the sheet metal.

Since the outer face of the inner sheet is not seen, I have basically ensure it is flat or with only lows that I can fill with body filler.
Body filler is a necessary evil IMHO and I always aim to use the minimal amount.

While the outer surface of the inner skin has been primed and painted roughly with some old spray can paint I have no further use for and decided to use it up as a rust preventative.

The inner face of the inner skin is coming along nicely, considering my skill level and next week I hope to be ready to purchase some spray on primer high fill that will hopefully remove most of the minor scores and marks in preparation for further work later.

Next steps will be to cut the air cleaner opening in the outer skin and press the lip into it and the do some more body filler work in readiness for the mating of the two skins to make the hood.

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Postby Oddbod » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Progress has been slow, I have focused on other stuff as I am in the process of losing a finger nail due to mis-adventure in my shop.
I also had to do some slight re-work to the outer on one side to improve things.

Recently I have cut out the twin carb opening in the outer panel and prepared it and installed this panel into my die ready for pressing.
I am already to press it now, but remain at the mercy of the guy who owns the press that has the throat capacity to accept my job.
Turns out he is really busy right now being one of the rare business's that has seemingly benefitted form the Covid19 out break.
His business is working 7 days per week at double shifts.

I say good for him and I can wait.
However, I will look else where in the meantime if I can find another press capable of taking my job.
It is a really simple exercise with the press and only takes one go at it and it is done...

I actually feel happy for this press guy as he has struggled to survive in his business for years and I wondered if the virus event could be enough to close his business for good, but to his surprise it has done the opposite, he definitely deserves it.
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Postby Oddbod » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:50 am

Well, I decided I could not wait for access to my buddies press.
I found a brick garage door opening with a high gable over head and a steel lintel supporting it all and it had a good concrete floor.

I took a bottle jack and cut a length of 2 inch pipe, capped the ends, placed the jack on my die setup, levelled it up and jacked away.
I watched as I raised the wall while jacking.
No just joking, the die pressed nice and slowly.
There was a fair weight of bricks and roof above.
It got a little off square early, but a big hammer sorted that out and the pressing was done in a couple of minutes.
I am happy with the result and so now will continue on as planned.
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Postby Oddbod » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:44 am

Just a change of pace for a few minutes...

Anybody know this hot rod or has more pic's of it, particularly the front. :think:
Any details appreciated. :?:

Russ. :pray:
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