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In Topic: What did you do to your dime today?

Today, 07:51 PM

Punched my hood full of holes. 


In Topic: Bracing a hydraulic louver press

09 April 2018 - 08:43 PM

Sure it does, that's why you came on here to ask how to brace it, right ?

Here we go.  :sleep:

In Topic: Bracing a hydraulic louver press

09 April 2018 - 08:14 PM

LoL, a home type press....


I've been around industrial sheet metal equipment for many years, and that square tube frame stuff doesn't even come close on the strength scale.


Find a place you can pick up some 1/2" scrap steel plate, and cut some out to completely cover all the open air space on that frame, on both sides.


Move the pump to the back, as it will be in the way to plate over that frame.

LoL? every louver press for automotive application I've ever seen has been custom made. The machine punches fine and has been reliably used for over 20 years, just looking to stiffen it up. As far as tearing the thing apart to fully box, ideally sure? that would make it stiff, but not practical since it already punches fine. 

In Topic: What did you do to your dime today?

26 March 2018 - 08:55 AM

13s look perfect.  :thumbup:

In Topic: Potentially buying my first 510, could use some advice

19 March 2018 - 03:08 PM

I actually offered that to him. I told him if he would bend on price I would take it but he told me "I have a friend who said if you don't buy it he will so I can't bend on price". So I passed, but I took sooooo many detailed pics and offered to send them to him if the deal falls through and he wants them for selling purposes and when I texted him a couple hours later to offer that he informed me that his friend had bought it. So maybe it was a sales play, maybe it wasn't. but either way he was done with me haha. 

But yeah I definitely plan on getting one. I am currently selling my Scion XB. So as soon as I do that I can afford to maybe try to get into one that isn't quite as much of a project. Oh well... some day!

Yeah, I doubt it sold, it's still on craigslist. post up the pictures on here if you can. for 2k still not bad, depending on how soft the vynil top felt. I bought my last rusty 2dr rolling shell for 1500 5 years ago. I don't think pricing are going to go down any time soon. 

 If I were to buy a project 510, my main concern would be how complete the trim is and the condition. It gets expensive quick trying to piece it together a 510.  fixing rust is a lot less work.