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    More post dollies

    For profiling/shaping metal sheet



    Page link: https://knoba.wordpress.com/2014/06/...-post-dollies/

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    Thanks knoba! I've added your Post Dollies to our Metalworking category, as well as to your builder page: knoba's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Hi knoba, Do you put them in a vise to use them? I have never seen these before.
    Also can you give an example of some parts you have made with them? Thanks .....:O)
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    Either vice mounted or hand-held.

    I've been using them vice mounted with my metal horse to make new body panels, from 1.0mm zintec sheet steel, for my old rust-prone van (originals/replacements are no longer available). They did an outstanding job!

    These 2 panel sections, shown bordered by white, had to include the seal profiles at the bottom, lower style line & original right angled joining seams for spot welding;



    Hand-held, they allowed me to shape & redress, in situ, the metal roof (originally entirely corrugated) to fit both these sunroofs, as there was no provision for them in the original design (I have a good collection of bodywork dollies, but none that would properly address the shapes the new roof openings needed);



    They're like mini shaping anvils. Great too for new panels, that never seem to fit like they should.

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    Wow That's great Thanks for sharing I love to learn as much as I can Really nice job by the way!!!!!!

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    Great job on that bodywork, knoba! I like the solar panel array too.

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    Thanks for the compliments, guys! I love learning too. It's always impressed me; the unstinting generosity of other engineers I have met, that have given their time and knowledge so freely. I hope, one day, to be as good as any one of them.

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    Those lines are neat! Nice job. Mine would probably look like the amazon river especially if the lines are that long!


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