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16 hours ago, Nominal said:

This guy in NZ does some nice work and provides plenty of pics with captions on how it is done

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Streetneat-LTD-236013136430931/photos/?tab=albums

 

I remember learning from Monaro threads of his 10yrs ago (when he was based in Oz).

Big fan of gas welding with a Henrob torch

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Bloody good work Roger!!! Very impressed that this is your first time doing sheet metal work! Good on ya, keep it up

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Yeah good work dude. When you can go get a sheet of cold rolled steel in 0.8 or 0.9 whatever that gauge is and you will be amazed that shaping panels just got 100% easier. 1.1mm zinc plated is for horse floats.

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Will do, Spencer. I think I will need to for the outer door skin. I will struggle to fold the edge over straight on this stuff. Might need to find someone with a bender too.

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Just now, AllTorque said:

Anyone have suggestions on where to get cold roll sheet metal in Welly by the part sheet?

@Nominal ?

I got some from Steel and Tube seaview. They only do full sheets and don't have the facilities to cut it, so you need a trailer. It was inexpensive.

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I had a sheet of 1mm delivered from steel and tube before lockdown. Sheet itself was $65. Could carve a chunk off for you if you like.

Last time I bought cut bits it was electrogalv from Kia Ora Sheet Metal on Adelaide Rd. I think they sold that site though.

 

Not sure if this is the same company? https://www.kiaorametalindustriesltd.com/

@grunta or @Steelies might know. There's probably a sheet metal trade shop somewhere in Porirua.

 

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How's this coming along there Rodgee? 

Or too busy in the new jerb at the moment? 

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I have been a lazy ass the last couple of weeks. Started on the outside of that corner.

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I got it a bit hot and it warped a little. Going to have a go at shrinking.

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Highly recommended a shrinking disk. Pretty sure you can make one out of an old stainless steel pot lid too

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