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Handmade rear SWB bumper

Here is a few photo's of a rear bumper i made for a short wheel base Ferrari.I made tooling for the Pullmax to craft this piece.The bumper was then metal finished to a high standard in preparation for plating.
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A few questions if you do not mind.

What is a pullmax
How did you get the lines so crisp
How did you do the curves and round the bumper at the same time to fold along the fender line?
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Will you do the chrome plating in house or send it out to another shop?
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Very, very nice !!! Would be even better if you can post pics of in-between works. w/ smiles Jimmy
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A few questions if you do not mind.

What is a pullmax
How did you get the lines so crisp
How did you do the curves and round the bumper at the same time to fold along the fender line?
The picture below is of pullmax.The top tooling moves up and down and the bottom stays fixed.So this being said you can make any shape tooling you want as long as its welded to a square shaft that fits up into the pullmax housing.Your limitations on tooling size is around 8" square due to support from the shaft (7/8" square).You can run shrinking and stretching/cutting dies as well.Its a very versatile machine.

I made the bumper in 2 halves.Tig welding together and metal finishing.I ran the flat material thru the tooling,turning the material at each pass making the curve to follow the fender line.I wish i had taken more photos to show you the process.If i make one in the future i will take more for sure.


hope this explains what you were asking.Thanks for looking.
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Parts? We do not need any stinking parts. Surgeon can just make them.

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Parts? We do not need any stinking parts. Surgeon can just make them.

If its metal,i'd be glad to be of assistance.We handle paint and mechanics too.

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Jon- Some really fun projects. I ehjoyed the 356C and battery charger especially.

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Will you do the chrome plating in house or send it out to another shop?

we send chrome out.Depending on quality required ie Pebble Beach depends on where we send it.



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I took a class with Ron Covell as the instructor, he made everything look so easy and I know its not, of course I flunked. My hat is off to you sir!
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thanks for your posts

Great stuff,,I have Ron's books and always wanted to rebody a Ferrari chassis..MS,,you have great skills, supershop and tools..Are you using Glasurite and do you tint your primers? Im a painter and still love nitrocellouse for pre 1967,,grazie
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