Page 122 of 175 FirstFirst ... 2272112120121122123124132172 ... LastLast
Results 1,211 to 1,220 of 1741

Thread: well, the darn thing is out

  1. #1211
    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    easter north carolina
    Posts
    890
    " bfh in German. " BUT DO YOU REMEMBER IT?
    i think that the passenger side of the jeep will look like a pond after a rock thrown in, but we will see? and there is still professional help at a body shop for specific areas, maybe, maybe not, then again might give it character, could also put a couple bullet holes in it with the garand?

  2. #1212
    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,624
    That is an option. Character bullet holes would be a good touch. Plus it might make you feel better. To pull some of the ripple out, you can heat the panel with a heat gun, then take a ziplock full of ice and rub the panel. This will cause the panel to shrink, reducing the ripple.

    I do remember the German version. The great thing about German, saying hello sounds angry. grober Ve*****ter hammer.



    The picture was of my father's M38. He found some bullet hole stickers that worked well on glass, but not so much on paint.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by gmwillys; 01-22-2019 at 01:51 PM.

  3. #1213
    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    easter north carolina
    Posts
    890
    " you can heat the panel with a heat gun, then take a ziplock full of ice and rub the panel. This will cause the panel to shrink, reducing the ripple." whoaaaa a heat gun, would provide enough heat??

    "Character bullet holes would be a good touch." maybe i should line them up with the ones in me, got more than a couple

  4. #1214
    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,624
    A good heat gun will. Direct the heat to the valley of the ripple. You can also put ice water in a bucket, and use an old towel. When the metal is hot, wipe the towel over the valley. The metal will shrink. This is how most paintless dent repair shops fix hail dents.

    Since you are still in bare metal, you can take a sanding disk, (paper backed) and flip it upside down in the DA sander. Run the back side on the metal to cause friction, but not remove material. Do this quickly, moving the grinder around, then let air cool. Watch the results, and apply more where needed.
    Last edited by gmwillys; 01-22-2019 at 09:41 PM.

  5. #1215
    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    easter north carolina
    Posts
    890
    Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
    A good heat gun will. Direct the heat to the valley of the ripple. You can also put ice water in a bucket, and use an old towel. When the metal is hot, wipe the towel over the valley. The metal will shrink. This is how most paintless dent repair shops fix hail dents.

    Since you are still in bare metal, you can take a sanding disk, (paper backed) and flip it upside down in the DA sander. Run the back side on the metal to cause friction, but not remove material. Do this quickly, moving the grinder around, then let air cool. Watch the results, and apply more where needed.
    will try both, or the side will look like a pond after a rock thrown in............................

  6. #1216
    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,624
    A cone tip on the heat gun works to focus the heat in a small area.

  7. #1217
    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    easter north carolina
    Posts
    890
    the passenger side of the jeep almost done, doing finishing touches, over 100 spot welds needed to be done, wheel well, floor, repair panel and welding in the circular portion to hold the 24vdc connector, tons of welding to be ground down.

  8. #1218
    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,624
    Forward progress!

  9. #1219
    Super Moderator LarrBeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    1,086

    Grinding On

    Quote Originally Posted by pelago View Post
    " tons of welding to be ground down. ..."
    Take a word from having been there, done that and gotten hurt -

    Get a good set of goggles, ones with side shields. When you are working down in close places, grit and spall bounce off things and find their way between simple safety glasses and your cheek - ending up in your eye.

    An eye patch spoils your "outlook" for a long time.

    As you well know, we're not bulletproof anymore!

  10. #1220
    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    easter north carolina
    Posts
    890
    "As you well know, we're not bulletproof anymore! " yeah, i know, but two years ago some yahoo tried to rob me at a atm and shot me in the hip, got pissed off and emptied the walther ppk in his chest.................
    got goggles

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •