The workshop starts with a brief discussion of metallurgy, leading into the types of steel used for auto body work, and selecting the appropriate thickness. Next is a discussion of the different hammers and dollies used for auto-body work, followed by an in-depth demonstration of their use, clearly showing the difference between hammering on and off-dolly.
Next is a demonstration of the hammerforming process; making a replacement grille bar for a '39 Ford. The English wheel will be discussed next, and a demonstration panel will be shaped. This panel will be heavily dented, and then repaired using only hammers and dollies, showing the strategies for repairing different types of damage.
Next, heat shrinking will be demonstrated, followed by shaping, fitting and welding a patch panel. Last, the repaired, patched, and welded panel will be carefully metalfinished, making the repairs ready for paint.
The project for this workshop is making a 1934 Ford rear fender. We start with a discussion of the ideal number of pieces to make it from, and where to position the joints, keeping ease of fabrication in mind. Next, patterns are made, and the steel panels are cut to size.
Mallet and sandbag shaping is shown, coupled with hammer and dolly smoothing. The beading machine will be utilized for some of the detail work. The English wheel will be used for a good portion of the shaping and smoothing.
After the panels are formed, they are welded together, and the welds are finished. Next, the bead and wired edge are added the fender, and the last step is the final metal-finishing (smoothing) process.
This workshop is offered by All American Auto Parts, and can be purchased only by contacting All American Auto Parts directly.
Phone: +49 (0)6464 93 44 839
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