“puddle, dip,move, puddle, dip, move, puddle, dip, move.” Your torch angle (travel angle) should be just slightly tilted back at the top as if to push the weld along. As for your filler rod, all that needs to be done is to simply work the filler into the puddle from the other side. As long as you are consistently getting filler into the puddle as needed the angle at which you put the filler metal in is not as critical.
For the most part two-door cars are more desirable than four-door cars. Many cars such as old GTO’s, Dodge Challengers/Chargers/Coronets , Plymouth Cudas/Roadrunners, and other muscle cars bring more money numbers matching (meaning the original engine, body, tranny, etc). If you are lucky enough to find one of these
We are excited to inform you that we also have a universal mounting system under development that will fit virtually any motorcycle and can be used on every one of our sissy bars as well as most others
I thought I would share a few pictures of the sissy bar I am making for a client right now. Maybe it will help with some ideas you may have of your own! I usually start off by drawing a pattern on poster board that I like and use it as a reference when I am shaping the metal.
This fender spent a lot of time between the English Wheel and the shrinker. This was where it got fun. I took time to get the length profile just right but when I used the wheel I stretched the metal. At the same time the side of this fender needed to curve down at a sharp angle.
The first thing to do was to cut the metal down to size. I happened to have several 10 foot sections of half inch round stock. A quick trick is to take a piece or small rope or string and lay it out in the general shape you want.
In this article I will cover the basics for fabricating Jaguar IRS into your hot rod. For my project I used a 1984 Jaguar XJ6. Any XJ6 1979 to 1986 will work for this. The IRS is comprised of a Dana 44 inboard-disc brake rear end with dual coil-overs.
This car is a 1951 Hudson Super Six. I found this by accident in Chinook, MT when I was 13 years old. After 4 years of harassing the owner I finally got the car. It had sat in the same spot since 1963. The original color was Texas Tan and it featured a 262 Flat-6 mated to a 3-speed column shift.