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post #41 of 70 Old 08-23-2017, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel well and air vents installed.
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Wheel well and air vents installed.
Hello Senad,

What aluminum specification and grade are you using for the body parts? For example ASTM B209 grade 1060? Or maybe another specification and grade? (ASTM B209 Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate)

Did you heat treat (stress relieve) any of the parts after finishing their shaping?

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Wheel well and air vents installed.
Hello Senad,

What aluminum specification and grade are you using for the body parts? For example ASTM B209 grade 1060? Or maybe another specification and grade? (ASTM B209 Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate)

Did you heat treat (stress relieve) any of the parts after finishing their shaping?

Regards,
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Hello, Gianni

I use soft (99.5 %) aluminum, which is suitable for making car body parts.
The same aluminum is used in the
50's and 60's for making the car body of racing cars.
I used anealing (softening) only on two parts, front lower corners, which are high shaped panels.
After wheeling on the English wheel, the panels are stress-relieved.
If it is not able to finish the panel on the English wheel, I use an air-powered planishing hammer, or I hand-planish it with a hammer and dolly.

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Hello, Gianni

I use soft (99.5 %) aluminum, which is suitable for making car body parts.
The same aluminum is used in the
50's and 60's for making the car body of racing cars.
I used anealing (softening) only on two parts, front lower corners, which are high shaped panels.
After wheeling on the English wheel, the panels are stress-relieved.
If it is not able to finish the panel on the English wheel, I use an air-powered planishing hammer, or I hand-planish it with a hammer and dolly.

Regards,
Senad
Hello Senad,

Right, a 99.5% aluminum in a flat sheet would be ASTM Specification B209 Grade 1060 in the annealed condition (min. temperature 650F (343C).

What temperature do you use for stress relieving after cold working on the English-wheel? Or do you use a hand-held torch to stress relieve and "eye-ball" it?

I sincerely appreciate all of your detailed explanation and marvel over your craftsmanship.

Please continue to send more photos!

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The rear part is ready for installation.

Final welding, filing and planishing.
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Wow, really great job I will definitely follow this, very interesting.
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Hello Senad,

Right, a 99.5% aluminum in a flat sheet would be ASTM Specification B209 Grade 1060 in the annealed condition (min. temperature 650F (343C).

What temperature do you use for stress relieving after cold working on the English-wheel? Or do you use a hand-held torch to stress relieve and "eye-ball" it?

I sincerely appreciate all of your detailed explanation and marvel over your craftsmanship.

Please continue to send more photos!

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Hello Gianni.

There is no need for heating after the English wheel.

Wheeling or planishing is stress-relieving by itself.

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post #49 of 70 Old 09-20-2017, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Amazing talent!
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Amazing metal fabrication taking place here! Love to see how it was done when none of the modern day tools were not available. Truly a vanishing trade except for the few remaining. I would love one of these sofas but most likely way out of my budget. Cant wait to see it completed.
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Filing and planishing finished.

Ready for sanding.
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So much respect for the amazing talent you have - this is really awesome!

You should build the entire car
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A true Masterpiece in the making Senad. Amazing work. Bravo!

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So much respect for the amazing talent you have - this is really awesome!

You should build the entire car
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A true Masterpiece in the making Senad. Amazing work. Bravo!

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Frame is powder coated.
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Ready for clear coat and upholstery,
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Would be nice to see a GTO finished the same way. The aluminum work is beautiful.

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I have been following this thread from the start. If someone had said "You will be following a thread about furniture construction", I would have said "No way!". As others have said and as I have previously mentioned, what an amazing craftsman!

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