Why Bead Roller’s are a must… Bead rolling has been around for a very long time. Being used whenever rigidity is needed and to give panels extra strength. If you are new to bead rolling or if this is your first article about bead rolling, you may be asking yourself […]
Pre-Stretching a Panel Isn’t it nice when you have a flat panel with all your beads rolled out perfectly straight with no issues? However, in some cases you might think everything is great until you pull your panel out and it’s just like a tin can all warped and out […]
When fabricating a panel bead rolling is a must. In this article we will be discussing the top 5 most frequently asked questions about bead rolling, and go into explanation of each. #1: What is Bead Rolling? Bead rolling is a process when you use two opposite dies to make […]
In the last update I was working on cutting out metal to make the firewall and mocking up my new brake pedal setup from Speedway. Since then I’ve been pretty busy making something from nothing. I had to initially tackle how I was going to mount the brake booster and […]
After getting the old swiss cheese firewall removed from the truck I started making the new firewall for Project Pile House. I started by having one of our tech advisors Sean help me make a cardboard pattern. Once the pattern was made we scribed out the shape onto our metal […]
After the seam was welded, Gene and the crew went ahead and made a new panel for the one rear corner to make it all fit seamlessly. He used Eastwood Plastic Metal Shaping Hammers and Sandbag to form the panel and get the rough shape that was needed to fit the roof.
Metal working is definitely an art that takes a lot of practice to master. In the grand scheme of things I am definitely wet behind the ears when it comes to metal working. It seems each time I tackle a new project, I learn a little more. A common misconception […]