Unclejake

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  1. AllTorque's 1970 Buick Sportwagon

    It's best to get wire advice from a proper welder mate. I'm a noob too
  2. AllTorque's 1970 Buick Sportwagon

    I'm no welder, but if you can get away with it try 0.6mm. I use 0.8mm as I do more fabrication than panel work. I have all files, hammers, dollies, shears, rotary burrs, long boards etc, and also a wee hand held pneumatic thing that does stuff that helps with patches (but I can't remember what it's called). Happy to make them all available if it helps. EDIT: It's an air panel flange punch tool. Yeah baby. You didn't even know Flange needed an air punch in the tool
  3. AllTorque's 1970 Buick Sportwagon

    Tip #1: Heat distorts the shit out of the parent metal as well as the patch you're adding, so use as little heat as possible for the shortest time possible. Thin MIG wire, short welds with a cool down time, and practice will help. Failing that; smash it all down with a huge hammer and bog over the lot Tip #2: UJ has just about all of the tools, but he never works on cars because mint slice. If you wanna borrow anything just arsk.
  4. Brocky41's 1963 Ford Cortina MK1 - Discussion

    A link to the project thread in the first discussion pot would be great brocky
  5. Sod's 64 Cortina Cosworth

    Agreed, especially given that it's going into a pre-airflow two door
  6. Unclejake's 64 Fintail Mercedes

    Yeah/nah/I dunno. I almost gave him a ring last week but work/failed land deals have left me with almost zero free time. I shall call him soon. He only has two doors though. I need to get him two more
  7. Unclejake's 64 Fintail Mercedes

    It just goes on, and on, and on, and on Much like this Mercedes project.
  8. Unclejake's 64 Fintail Mercedes

    Proof! BA wagons are the ultimate BTW
  9. Unclejake's 64 Fintail Mercedes

    He's cleared a space inside for the job. This has been pending for several months. Admittedly he can only do two doors at a time in his 490 sqm shed, but it's a start
  10. Unclejake's 64 Fintail Mercedes

    OK. I admit partial (and I mean only partial) defeat The doors are going to a panel guy on Wednesday morning. Many of you will be familiar with The Pinga/Mr Miyagi. I trust him comprehensively. He will do as good a job as I would in getting them perfectly straight... but I think I will do the painting as that's not his strong point. I am so time poor these days it's staggering though. Gah! Wednesday is still April BTW, and not May. Kisses. UJ
  11. RXSUMO's Indian

    Good werk son. I did not know about this. You continue to impress. As luck would have it I saw a dude riding a black one up Willis St today. I can't recall the last time I saw an Indian under its own steam. It must be fate
  12. Joe's 1976 CB400f

    I'd try paint stripper. I'm pretty sure I've done it in the past but I can't actually remember for sure (I've had a lot of past you see) EDIT: Oh, you mean the outside of the barrels? In that case oven cleaner is pretty good and relatively cheap/easy
  13. Joe's 1976 CB400f

    With a bike you could probably just tip it upside-down to protect the engine from carbon ingress when scraping at stz
  14. Kicker's RD 4 Hunnid

    Spanny? I must be getting old. I don't even... Edit: Expansion chamber(s)? Yeah probably. I'm figuring on some stretch too... but all that can wait for its own thread so I won't spam this one further.