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Old 11-23-2020, 12:26 AM   #1201
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Re: 55 Wagon Progress

So a few months back when we bought the Powell Hammer there was this tubing notcher sitting there. It was for sale as well and I knew exactly who needed it. One phone call and it was sold minutes later to my buddy Mike Phillips in Downingtown PA. I brought it to my shop to hold it until he had a chance to come pick it up..







In the meantime, Mike had some equipment he was selling. I had my eye on a press brake and Cousin JB (upholster in Fairfax SC) could use his jump shear. So Saturday was the day for equipment delivery/swap, Mike and his wife Stacy made the trek to Southern Maryland to the shop and dropped off my new press brake, dropped off JB‘s new foot shear (until it can make it to SC) and picked up the tubing notcher that I’m sure will be a welcome addition at Phillips Hot Rod & Customs for the next cage install.



















So once we get the new press brake hooked up we will likely have one or both of these leaving...







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Old 11-27-2020, 03:04 PM   #1202
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Nice manchine swaparooni you did there Robert ..just saw the video you put up...could you futher explain the new press dies?..
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JQM5xUd6vpw
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:49 PM   #1203
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Nice manchine swaparooni you did there Robert ..just saw the video you put up...could you futher explain the new press dies?..

So the lower die in the latest video is one I got with the second 24" manual press brake.....so I've had it for awhile, but didn't use it that often. It is many times used with a radius die, and all the sorted details are in this post here.....



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Old 11-28-2020, 08:50 AM   #1204
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Ahhh..ok...I see now...thanks Robert..!!
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:03 PM   #1205
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More progress on the wagon, more bumper action. Part of the problem with using three pieces to form the bumper with a nice wide bumper guard to hide the overlaps, is there is less of a smooth transition from end to end. So in using those individual parts to make a single bumper, we need to trim to correct this. While on the car, painters tape is used to lay out a smooth transition from end to end.











An air body saw is used to cut off the bulk and roloc sander for cleanup afterward...











Jared has been helping out with the bumpers, here making tight fitting plugs to fill in the old bolt holes for a smooth look on the outside.











Our front bumper center section had a bit more damage to repair, the center section showed it had been used to pull/tow/?? in a previous life... As the car was pulled, it added some creases as the center pulled outward..







A bit of off-dolly with a rather large hammer and we're much better now.







The center section also had a stepped flange on either end so the outer pieces would be flush when mounted. As we are making one-piece bumpers, the step is trimmed to length and the step is flattened using a precision flattening device..







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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCuKjivvr7Q



Next, we wanted shaved fasteners but also still wanted some fine-tune adjustability. So that eliminates the old weld bolts on the back side caper.. Next option was a bracket that accepted the carriage bolt but also allowed some adjustment side to side. This design was graciously shared with us by Laszlo Nobi (aka Chevynut) as he had done on his 56 Nomad build (see here: https://www.trifivechevys.com/showth...final-assembly ). So we started with 2 x 2 x 1/4" thick square tubing. The 1/4" thickness allows for the height of the "square" of the carriage bolt, and we cut down on the width to just enough for the carriage bolt diameter, both to minimize size of the bracket and also to minimize the tendency for the center of the bracket to pull outward.



Square tubing is cut to length and sliced and diced as shown...











Adjacent parts are beveled to insure full penetration on the 1/4" thick material..











A 7/16 hex nut is used to maintain the 3/8 width so our weld does not close up the slot when the weld shrinks while cooling..











The part is then cleaned up, here is our finished part that will weld to the back side of the bumper...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFZePcoMK-U



Meanwhile Mike has been working on electrical wiring, here getting the interior light wiring in place so we can load up and take to the upholsterer for headliner installation..







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Old 12-03-2020, 05:49 PM   #1206
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Man, it just keeps getting better and more betterer..
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:07 PM   #1207
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Man, she is looking so nice! Congrats on the new to you shop tools! I'm surprised the suv towed that stuff. That first machine looks pretty heavy?
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:47 AM   #1208
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Thanks guys! Ryan, he did say it was a bit "hairy", mainly dealing with A-holes on the road..
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:49 AM   #1209
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The new press brake is up and operational, so I've got two press brakes in the shop available if anyone needs to do last minute Christmas shopping for the wife/girlfriend..


Brake #1 is Diacro 16-24 MANUAL press brake, 8 ton, SN J-1500. Comes with the home-made stand you see it on, and the dies that are installed. This one has the fully functioning back gauge, a must have for repeat bends. None of the junk laying under or next to it is part of the dealio. Modestly priced at 2100, about half of what they're on eBay for. Diacro makes good product and they hold their value.

















Back gauge in operation:

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Brake #2 is Diacro 16-24 MANUAL press brake, 8 ton, SN J-1353. Comes with the home-made stand you see it on, and the dies that are installed. These are radius dies, two sets. Yes they are different heights, just installed both sets to show them. This one is missing some parts to the back gauge. None of the junk laying under or next to it is part of the dealio. Modestly priced at 1800, about half of what they're on eBay for. Diacro makes good product and they hold their value.




















If someone would want both, which would assist in fabricating the rest of the backstop for the second brake, package deal for 3750. No shipping, prefer you come and kick the tires. We can load onto your truck/trailer. Located in Leonardtown MD
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:19 AM   #1210
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Lowered price and offered shipping...


Year end sale, last chance for a tax deduction for the year.

Diacro 16-24 MANUAL press brake, 8 ton, SN J-1500. Comes with the home-made stand you see it on, and the dies that are installed. This one has the fully functioning back gauge, a must have for repeat bends. None of the junk laying under or next to it is part of the dealio. Modestly priced at 1900, less than half of what similar ones are on eBay for. Stand has a full shelf for storage of dies. These brakes are 24” wide and rated at 16 gauge capacity. Ideal for a small shop or home garage where space is a premium.

I would prefer the buyer come and kick the tires, and we can load onto your truck/trailer. Located in Leonardtown Maryland. We can help prep for shipping if needed, buyer pays all shipping costs. I also have a second one if someone would like a package deal..

















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Old 12-30-2020, 12:36 AM   #1211
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Lowered price, shipping offered, second machine…


Year end sale, last chance for a tax deduction for the year.


Diacro 16-24 MANUAL press brake, 8 ton, SN J-1353. Comes with the home-made stand you see it on, and the dies that are installed. These are two sets of radius dies. Yes they are different heights, we just installed both to better display what goes with the machine. This brake is missing some parts of the back gauge. None of the junk laying under or next to it is part of the dealio. Modestly priced at 1600, less than half of what similar ones are on eBay for. Stand has a full shelf for storage of dies. These brakes are 24” wide and rated at 16 gauge capacity. Ideal for a small shop or home garage where space is a premium.


I would prefer the buyer come and kick the tires, and we can load onto your truck/trailer. Located in Leonardtown Maryland. We can help prep for shipping if needed, buyer pays all shipping costs. I do have two available if someone would like a package deal.

















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Old 01-06-2021, 09:26 AM   #1212
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Well we are about to get started on some automotive electrical work when the wagon returns from Upholstery, and in an attempt to limit/eliminate any need for butt splices, I was looking around for various automotive "W" crimp terminals that were available. I found a gem of a store, www.repairconnector.com that carries much of the old style crimp on terminals, as well as some of the newer stuff. We do have some new light fixtures going in, and to help in eliminating excessive connections (ie: butt splices) I found they carry the replacement terminals for lamp base sockets.. (and terminals for fuse blocks, and.....)


Some of the terminals we just picked up from Repair Connector





Typical replacement light housing has pigtails that will require some type of splice...





New lamp base terminals from Repair Connector









These terminals will help us get rid of some splices..





If you have a need to repair/replace any of your automotive electrical wiring, give them a look, they may have something you can use..
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:02 AM   #1213
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Wagon update, we stopped by Norris Upholstery on Saturday to check on the progress and go over some door panel design ideas. Getting closer!


































Back in the shop, Mike and I got the assembly line action going on the hidden bumper brackets. These weld to the back side of the bumpers for hidden fastening and the slot allows for slight adjustment side to side. This idea was shared with me by Laszlo Nobi.























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