More progress on the GT
Filed up and planished
The aim is to try for this size tack every time..... still practicing
Welded in, I had to resort to a bit of mig in one place
Another update, today we are making a door skin...
I folded the swage line on the box & pan folder, then started to fold the edges, nothing fancy.. a pair of pliers
Needs a bit of dollying
There is a recess for the door handle, do you know what time this is?.......
Smashed it, the recess anyway
Enthusiasm on the MG has been a bit lacking for a little while, mainly due sorting out a new set of anvils for my Wheel.
I'm not a machinist, neither do I feel the urge to become one either, so I ordered them, I asked the guy what tolerances he works to, answer 0.001, so I place the order for custom made radii, no flats, top wheel to, made from EN9 hardened
(You can skip the next paragraph if engineering bores you, along with my woes and go straight to panel making pictures)
They took a while to be made, hence why I ain't posted anything, movin on, when I got the new set I was keen to check how true they were, oh dear, the top wheel bounced 0.020. so much for 0.001, so sent it back, I was initially happy with the lower anvils, that was until I checked the radii I specified against what was actually delivered, 3 of the 8 anvils were wrong, I'm not a pedantic customer, I was ok with 2 wrong ones, but needed 1 to be made again, eventually the resurfaced top wheel arrived back along with the new lower anvil, however the second attempt to true top wheel failed, now its only 0.008 out and the new lower anvil gets damaged in transit, I sent the top wheel somewhere else to get ground, sorted
Right, wake up, enough prattling on, down to business....
Today I will be making an aluminium wing, never done it before and still learning tig weldin ali....
The next photos are the individual sections offered together for scribing and cutting before welding
Wing welded, filed & finished
Nice work, you must be pleased how you're getting on. Need a couple of guys like you round here who are into metal shaping.
Are you thinking of going to the 10th anniversary Viking metal meet this year?
are you taking orders maxakarudy? a pair of alloy wings would go nicely on my scirocco
I'd love to go, but running my own small business, time off to go on a jolly, wouldn't go down well with the family, but one day I will, it seems like a great event.
I am surprised there aren't more of us on here, hopefully the hobby restorers on here will see that making things is within their capabilties if they want to learn.
I have seen some really good restos on here, yours inc
I'm just an amateur/just for fun metalshaper and fellow Brummie
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