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  1. bobs77vet

    Amazing XKE Restomod - "Making Headlight Lenses" Update 1/15/23

    I just had a time to scroll through this entire thread again and I am simply amazed at this build, what does that guy do for a living? When I grow up I want to be him.
  2. bobs77vet

    Amazing XKE Restomod - "Making Headlight Lenses" Update 1/15/23

    i like those vise grip clamps
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    Plastic Fantastic 2

    a good friend of mine is an SCCA national champion, based on my conversations with him the politics in racing make junior high girls look friendly. i dont know how you get by the favoritism aspects
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    Long Overdue Progress!

    that will be really cool, it would be interesting to think what you could put there since you probably have wires all ready in the steering column to support the airr bag set up. maybe a red light to mark RPM limit or a green light for shift points, I wonder what the formula one cars have...
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    Long Overdue Progress!

    do you have an air bag set up? is that hard to do?
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    1958 MGA Coupe

    lets wrap up a few projects after some contemplation I decided to go with two removable tubes so like Mark suggested you could use the crank handle if you had a flat on the road. the tube is easy enough to remove it you want to use a breaker bar and socket in the hole instead time to...
  7. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    lets move from proto type mock up to a nice one idea is to stop me from feeling guilty for beating on my first new set of chrome knock offs, and to use leverage to remove them. Using a socket breaker bar and round stock concept worked so now to make them pretty, only change was to make...
  8. bobs77vet

    Amazing XKE Restomod - "Making Headlight Lenses" Update 1/15/23

    I am in love with this car, the work is out standing
  9. bobs77vet

    Bloverlanding in a Blazer

    do you have a lot going on there, can you modify the drag link length for the sway bar to make it fit?
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    Bloverlanding in a Blazer

    i am always amazed at how quickly you make stuff happen.
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    Bloverlanding in a Blazer

    3/4”. grade 8 should never fail, that’s why you ordered it
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    Bloverlanding in a Blazer

    i must have posted twice by accident
  13. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    Interesting I could just use short strand fiber glass body filler or even bondo with some wax paper or sacrificial intermediate piece as a mold. would the urethanes from fibreglast be the actual pressing dies?
  14. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    I have been watching his processes. I am not sure i understand the reason for such really heavy dies, I am getting close to having the panel done, today I did wonder if I put a stop in the lower die if that would help
  15. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    thanks guys, I know next to nothing about these processes and i will look at that website. i keep reading that the epoxy gets really hot in the curing process doesnt that melt the wax? those are original 37 ford louvres, i didnt make them , looks like i was fixing a repair spot on it time to...
  16. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    vertical then lay it on its side? I can visualize the clay mold aspect and with the clay I can push it into the louvre opening and make sure its straight and eyeball it before it dries to make adjustments. With the wax paper will I get a nice straight line or is it likely to rip or snag...
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    1958 MGA Coupe

    Pop i think I have to use an intermediate step with a clay mold that is not fluid so that I can form it to make the louvre opening have the upward push in the lower die at the same time it has the downward depression,Then I use the epoxacast on that mold
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    1958 MGA Coupe

    I do recall that episode, I have a planishing hammer and an English wheel and can use them on this, maybe slice it, stretch it then press it, well you guys got me thinking Grand pa plays with the 4 yr old grand daughter in the garage with kinetic sand all the time Why not make a casting...
  19. bobs77vet

    1958 MGA Coupe

    i like it, i need to visit that other thread more often today we got back to the task at hand. It does work with a manual die and press and the challenge remains getting a really clean straight line. For this side I cut the lines one at time then pressed them, the idea being that you needed...
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