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    Hi Randal
    Hopefully, it won't be long before we get a proper forum, until then, I don't think it would hurt to put it up here. When the moderator gives us a site, they could then move the whole lot across, hopefully. I hope I helped with the reply in the welding section.
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    Hi Randal, that's what this is all about restoring a car would love to see your Goggomobile restoration W.I.P.Hi Kryn, the panels are done on a swaging machine, it is only a cheap one, but does the job,as there is several different wheels that allow you to do a few different types of panels,and you can buy further wheels for different tasks if you need them, I am still having trouble with, posting as the words are missing letters not all the time, but it is a pita when you have to keep going back,and put in the missing letters and this takes up considerable time and really try's my patience.it only happens on this restore cars forum, not any where else on the wood work forum , I have made a complaint but have had no answer as yet, I did decide not to post any more, but it just beats the objet of starting in the first place, it takes to long to post as it is, I'm sorry for the delay answering your Question. I had to make a few tools when I took the wheels off of the car to remove the bearings ,they were quite simple to make, and the screw thread was used to make a tool to remove and put back the coil springs, which is a lot better and quicker than using the four bolt method, I found also that it was difficult to find the castle type nuts , and the pins and spherical bushes that were on the door, and brake parts, so I had to make them a well, yes you can get them from the UK but at a price, with the heavy postage ,so I have had to make quite a lot of stuff along the way, it has taken me well over anhour to make up this post with the messing about ,it should of been about ten minutes work just ridiculous, it is a PITA.Eddie
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    Hi Eddie, nice work on the tooling and hinge assy. I've asked before about a draft button on the reply, best reply was to do it in word or notepad, fit attachments, then copy and paste into reply to thread. I know its a PITA, but what can we do. Any chance of a photo of the machine used for the floor panels? Not only for me, but for others to see the type of tooling people use for resto work.
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    Yes I will pull it out tomorrow.and send a pic.I started this restoration 2 years ago this Christmas, so looking up the photos in my computer is a pains taking job as I a not very good at keeping things together, so I will post when I can sort the pics out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    Yes I will pull it out tomorrow.and send a pic.I started this restoration 2 years ago this Christmas, so looking up the photos in my computer is a pains taking job as I a not very good at keeping things together, so I will post when I can sort the pics out .

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    You need one of the grandchildren or is it great children to help pop do the computer...........

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    Hi peter yes you are right I should get them to come and sort it all out.

    Sorry Kryn have not sent the pic of the swager because the shed was to hot
    to be in there when I had the time to dig it out, will do though.
    most of the running gear is back on the car, after finishing the underneath painting and the car was turned up the right way and put on stands.
    and was able to clean the engine department and prime and undercoat
    ready to put the finish coat on so that I could put the new petrol and brake lines in.

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    Well this is what I should of called it a bead roller that is what they are called,
    they have lot f different dies that do a lot of different forms and shapes, this one is only a cheaply for the DIY people but with a little practice it will do good work, I put it in the vice to take the photo but it needs to be on a stand to do a floor panel, but metal formers will do the job but a its a lot of work making he formers for a one off job,there are 4 sets of roller dies with this one, but on the Net you can buy many more types than you would use in a DIY work shop.
    also the net shows you videos on there uses.

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    Thanks for that Eddie, that is what I thought you used for making panels. Excellent work on the floor, can't even tell where the repairs were made.
    All the best for Christmas and the New Year, to you and the Family,
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    During the dismantling of the door window channels it was obvious that they would have to be replaced or repared I thought about the cost and where to get them,so I had a go at repairing them myself,it's a fiddly job to bend up so I made a former to the correct size so that it would match up with the old, I made the small pieces that fit to the door and fixed them with rivets, hope the pics explain, it seem there is not much interest in car restoring.

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    Hi guys
    I find this post quite interesting, and have contributed to the 1200 or so views the thread has received.
    I haven't been involved with the restoration of vehicles, but have had some experiencing in motor racing, rallying and the repairs that go hand in hand with such activities.
    I well remember a neighbour restoring a Vauxhall Viva and being fascinated in the way the 'drummy' doors were tightened by spot heating sections of the flat door panel then quenching with a very wet rag to shrink the metal.
    A friend has restored a Volvo 122GT and I can appreciate the time, effort and expense involved.

    There is a company in Picton NSW called Speedwerx that supplies equipment to the racing and restoration industries, and make quite a bit of their gear locally. (A bit unusual for any manufacturing in Australia these days!).
    Have a look at http://speedwerx.com.au/pages/product-catalogue You may find something useful in their range.
    The usual disclaimer of no financial interest etc. in this company applies.

    Happy restoring, Alan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    During the dismantling of the door window channels it was obvious that they would have to be replaced or repared I thought about the cost and where to get them,so I had a go at repairing them myself,it's a fiddly job to bend up so I made a former to the correct size so that it would match up with the old, I made the small pieces that fit to the door and fixed them with rivets, hope the pics explain, it seem there is not much interest in car restoring.

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    Pretty damn good for such a young bloke.........very well done Eddie....

    Have a beaut day tomorrow with family and friends celebrating Christmas....cheers Peter

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    Thanks for the contact to Speedwerx, Allan, as you say unusual to see gear like that made here. Definitely some nice equipment there
    Nice work on the glass trim Eddie, the moderator on here might as us to go to the motor vehicle section, if we don't get our own.
    Have you looked back through some of the post in there, there is one by zuffen, I've finished my project now what? Interesting vehicle to say the least. Don't know if he is still around, as I've not seen him come up on the forum. Could be a handy person to know, going by what he has posted.
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    Thanks Peter had a good Christmas, and hope you had the same, I am nearly back to normal now have managed to take the dogs for a walk at last, I think they thought I had forgotten them.

    Hi Kryn, yes I followed up on the Zuffen posting very interesting, It seems very quiet on the Weston front as the saying goes, and there does not look like much interest in restoring a car, what do you think ? is it a waste of time posting and looking at your own W.I.P.

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    Hi,
    1398 Views, I would not say no one is watching, it's not some thing that wants a lot of waffel and if you are not doing a rebuild there is nothing to show, but I think quite a few of us are watching with interest.
    Keep up the good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    Thanks Peter had a good Christmas, and hope you had the same, I am nearly back to normal now have managed to take the dogs for a walk at last, I think they thought I had forgotten them.
    YES Eddie, Good Christmas with Boxing Day our the Family Day....Good news to hear you are getting back to full health!!

    Hi Kryn, yes I followed up on the Zuffen posting very interesting, It seems very quiet on the Weston front as the saying goes, and there does not look like much interest in restoring a car, what do you think ? is it a waste of time posting and looking at your own W.I.P.

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    G'Day Eddie & Kryn;
    PLEASE keep the Car Restoration WIP going as I for one am enjoying seeing what you are doing, especially love the photos with the notes...
    Thank you gents for the time & effort to keep the thread going..
    Cheers Peter

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