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Author Topic: Schimmer and Son "I" class fuel lakester:  (Read 50163 times)
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« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »

Rex:

Now I know why I run a SBC in a Camaro... you guys have way more engineering brain capacity than I could ever hope for. Looks great.

Very impressed, can't wait to see it on the salt. 

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« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2017, 07:04:09 PM »

Visited Paul and the guys at New Metal Kustoms, he is building the new rear body work for the lakester. He has one side of one piece roughed out and hopes to have both done by the end of next week, then I have to make sure that I don't screw them up mounting them on the car! Sure does nice work.

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« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2017, 11:25:46 AM »

I respect that forming skill. I miss it.

I would get a weekly fix when Target 550

was being built.

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« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2017, 10:59:15 PM »

Look good. But the skill that I envy is the guys who can create shapes that have compound curves.
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« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2017, 12:24:48 AM »

Look good. But the skill that I envy is the guys who can create shapes that have compound curves.

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« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2017, 10:09:12 AM »

What about the female compound curves  huh
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« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2017, 10:17:35 AM »

What about the female compound curves  huh

Hammers, heat and English Wheels only goes so far . . . Now you're talking Divine Intelligence.
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« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2017, 11:00:59 AM »

It sure looks to me like there are some really nice subtle compound curves in that tail piece. That's nice work.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2017, 01:26:03 PM »

Top Shelf. Experts of a dying art at work here.

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« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2017, 03:27:22 PM »

Much to my surprise there are a few "youngsters" learning this skill.

Industry has a place for them also.

It isn't all done with programmed machines.

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« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2017, 06:33:20 PM »

Paul, the owner of New Metal Kustomz, is a very talented guy, in talking with him the last time I was there we were discussing one of my old metal beater friends, now passed away, Don Borth and I was telling Paul that Don had 3 Yoder hammers and never used an English wheel and Paul said that he has almost stopped using the English wheel and uses the hammer for almost everything. Now that is real old school, a lot like the young guy that worked on the Target 555 car, learning the old ways and keeping them fresh. Anyway as soon as Paul has one of the sections complete I will have some pics.

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« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2017, 11:45:49 AM »

All of the tail section of the Target 550 streamliner

was done at Steve's Auto Restoration in Portland,OR

with a Yoder hammer. Coulton Hardison  had many

years of experience with that piece of equipment.

When the Yoder is at work, everyone in the shop

knows for it is impactful. The multitude of dies that

are available, or the new ones that the operator makes,

allows shapes that an English Wheel can not do.

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« Reply #87 on: May 15, 2017, 10:22:43 PM »

Looks good Rex. cheers cheers cheers cheers
That's skill for sure. I think guys are born with it. cool
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« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2017, 02:34:14 PM »

Still making progress, got the tail sections from New Metal Kustoms today. I plan to get them fitted and all of the Dzus fasteners located and then back to NMK for some final touching up. Probably will run as bare aluminum this year, painted next year.

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« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2017, 03:23:20 PM »

Looking good Rex!

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