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  • John Jones
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    Mike does some great work!!!👍🏻

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊

    MikeK
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    Thanks, guys!

     

    I just worked my way through a little problem on a project I’m working on and thought that this technique might come in handy for those working on a truck bed or a floor.  Some of the corrugated panels available for floors are generic stampings without the finished ends.o

    For example:

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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    E71ED92E-B330-4333-88F8-91A8F4CA9E76That leaves a big curl in the panel as the metal needs somewhere to go.  This extra gets  tucked with a tucking fork, then the panel is clamped to the table, the tucks are heated and tapped down flat.

    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    Some planishing and a little sanding.
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    John Jones
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    fuck me that looks like alot of work…   I can’t swing a hammer like that anymore.. No way…

    Mike your awesome at that shit..  ambitious still..  😎

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊

    MikeK
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    Five hours from start to finish.  The rivet gun saves a lot of swinging, but I can definitely feel it at the end of the day.

    volksaddict
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    Wow! Nice work.

    alykat
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    Excellent !

    Ragtop Ron
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    Well done!

    Vwfool
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    Holy crap!  That’s some nice work.

    MikeK
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    Thanks fella’s!  I never thought I would be putting this much time into restoring an 80’s Toyota truck bed.  The owner really likes his truck!  My car friends shake their heads when they come see the progress, but maybe the owner knows something I don’t?  I know several guys who are Toyo truck fanatics.

     

    There’s only a couple of trucks I would want, and they all have a big VW  emblem on the front.

    MikeK
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    Figured I’d post up some content while JJ is on the mend.

    I have a 56 Porsche in the shop that I’ve done a bunch of work to, including a new nose from Restoration Design.  A really nice panel, but the headlight openings are too big by almost a 1/4″.  I verified that the buckets were the correct size, so the problem lies in the nose.

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    MikeK
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    I was dreading taking a hammer to that pretty nose skin and tightening up the flange until I came up with this simple (simpler?) solution.

    I traced out the rim of the WW bucket to have a reference as to where the rim sat.  If this opened up, it would be a bitch to get the headlight rims on.

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    Then scribed a line on the inside of the bucket where the flange will attach and stretched just inside of the flange.  A few rounds and there was enough material for the bucket to fit snug.

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