View Full Version : Hi from Houston, Tx.
09-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Wow, this is a great sight. I'm a Machinist, so I understand metal some what. My project for now is a 68 Dart 2 dr. ht. that was given to me. Unfortunately, I'm not a bodyman. I have some dolly's and a couple of body hammers and know just enough to be dangerous. I'm getting a real education on shrinking body panels. Having read quite a few posts, I know the DVD and a shrinking disc are in the immediate future. The doors on the car have been bumped, both sides, by a forklift. The floor boards are a little tweeked as well. Any suggestions on other tools, DVD's, or reading would be appreciated. Thanks.
09-15-2006, 01:09 PM
Welcome to MetalMeet Phillip, keep reading here. Learn to use the Search Forums feature, and just look around. You may want to start with Randy's '40 Willis project here: http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4366. There is a wealth of knowledge in this one thread.
You might consider attending the Internation MetalMeet in Oblong Illinois October 16-23, where there will be dozens of free seminars on all subject relating to metal shaping, body and fender work, including TIG, MIG, and O/A welding, and many other subjects. Take a look at this thread: http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5703&page=1&pp=10
Registration for MM06 is here: http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4994
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