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My home made jig for rolling 16 gauge sheet metal.


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#31 classic ONLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Thanks Chris, this is the hardest thing that I ever had to make. I have to make another and it will be much easier, now that I know how to go about it. Here's the "state of the art" tools I used to make the curved disc.

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Posted July 16, 2017 - 05:19 AM

That came out real good!


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Posted July 17, 2017 - 01:17 PM

Looks very well done!


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Posted July 17, 2017 - 04:12 PM

Thanks! I had some time to weld the other disc in place and finish off the corners. I cut out two sheet metal triangles for support at the corners like the original hoods had. I welded one in place and hit the hood with some primer to see how it will look. Now to make the cut outs and fit the hood.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:07 PM

I'm just about done with the hood now. I just have to make two small oval holes in the top and front, mount it on the tractor, then drill the mounting holes. This was a difficult project, but I had fun with it! Here's the hood in primer now and one of the pics that I used to help guide me with fabricating the hood.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:16 PM

looks good  :thumbs:


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Posted Yesterday, 06:37 PM

jim that came out awesome. nice to see restoration work on the site.
fabrication of sheet metal is one the most rewarding things you can do. I have picked up some great tractors over the years just because certain parts were missing. I have no formal training but if you can see past a flat rectangular sheet you can build just about anything.
one thing I do is build it out of cardstock first to get all my parts aligned and I also do a 3 view drawing with notes and dimensions in Autocad for future use. my next fabrication project is the elusive bolens belt guard for my ride a matic. it's all designed and ready to be constructed all I need....... TIME!!
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Posted Yesterday, 07:39 PM

Thanks Jay! It's fun to make things like this since they are scarce and I most likely would have never found one. Formal training, what's that? "That looks just about right" is my motto, heh! Looking over pics of other tractors gave me some reference points and that really helped in fabricating this. The Ride-A-Matic belt guard project that you are working on sounds great. Be sure to post your results when you find the time to get to it.
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