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Old March 12th, 2014, 10:59 AM
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yep! - I got the same Booster as you did...but the Tower is wrong for it.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Sounds a bit hokey...
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Old March 13th, 2014, 11:18 PM
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Old March 21st, 2014, 07:31 PM
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this arvo I rewired the brake and indicator lights in the back, refitted new to me original lenses with the chrome surrounds, sorted the tailgate out, go it on, mounted the clamshell and the latch thingy for it and got the chains on for the tailgate...oh and put the license plate on!!!

Pick up the booster bracket from Lelo Fab this weekend......

oooooooooh it is getting closer!!!!!!!!!!
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Old March 21st, 2014, 10:08 PM
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What are you putting the top on for? I'm about to take mine off!
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Old March 21st, 2014, 11:44 PM
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Haha...paint job! Then your sorry arse is gonna help me put the hoop set on
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 08:33 AM
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Don't we need to have a fender bending party before paint?
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:09 PM
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I plan on doing another test tomorrow. I first tried with a 1" lip which didn't work as nicely as I want. I'll try 1/2" and then 1/4". I'd like it as tall as I can whilst being able to make nice bends. Bill used a smaller lip which is probably the key - that or he's an aluminium Jedi.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 09:55 PM
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Well I am a padwan when it comes to that...but I am ready for you Jedi Master! I got the bracket from Huff on Saturday..you missed some awesome ribs up at Church - albeit a Saturday sermon. And watching Kang miss measure his bends TWICE! for the front exoskeleton roll cage he is doing.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:39 PM
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Old March 24th, 2014, 08:55 PM
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I guess I'm inching towards the point of being confident enough to do this to my fender. I tried a narrower lip and drilled two holes and cut up to them to relieve stress and still managed to crack it a little. but I figure a few more holes and slightly narrower at the corner should do it.

It still seems like yours came out much better Bill.

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Looking good. Once I sell my disco I might be in the market for a project...
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Old March 24th, 2014, 09:14 PM
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Yes and no.

I did try annealing a piece, but didn't try using it on a bend like this. I will say it feels a lot more malleable though. I'll certainly give it a try, but the jig is made out of wood so I wouldn't be able to anneal it in place and I'm not sure it's going to be a good idea to keep trying to position it in the jig the dame way.
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I guess I'm inching towards the point of being confident enough to do this to my fender. I tried a narrower lip and drilled two holes and cut up to them to relieve stress and still managed to crack it a little. but I figure a few more holes and slightly narrower at the corner should do it. It still seems like yours came out much better Bill.
Two things that might help. First clamp the boards really tight. Second don't try to bend it all in one shot, work it with lots of small blows in the tight area. Also you can try annealing the metal before clamping it.
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Yeah a need to get more clamps and larger ones. I was probably working a little faster than I should since it was just a test piece - i am sure I can do better.

I will try annealing first. My gut says this should be enough. But I'll keep practicing. Just short on time these days.
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keep practicing - then you got it down when you come over and take care of my fender
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:17 PM
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Well - it has been a while. I have been pretty hard at it getting a friends 88" - 1966 Marine Blue done for him as a surprise anniversary gift from his wife. Turned out he is extremely pleased - and looking fwd to showing it off at local NOVA events. So 3 months of that and no dent in my own project!

Well, the last few weeks after he got it, I have been able to work on mine. NEARLY THERE!!!

With some help from a good mate...there may be a few who will recognize those hands - aka silly attempt always done to keep dirt off his hands...we were able to cut my fender and get it done.

Thanks to Bill Adams (o2batsea) template we managed to figure out the cut, bang it down and make a real nice mod to allow for the booster.

Couple of important things...
1. Drill bend relief holes at the arc's
2. take your time - go slow and use something else to beat on - preferably not fingers

The cut and bend came out great! For each Series wing cut for the booster you will need to cut a custom gap in the splash guard that bolts in. No point using a template for this, as it is dependent on how you run lines etc.

Here are some pics.

I am hoping (fingers crossed) that I get her on the road this weekend and be able to drive to Happy Hour on Thursday in her!!! Enjoy the pix.
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Sweet! Looking forward to seeing a picture of it installed. Bill's jig truly is the shizzle.
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Dammit - I guess that gave it away as much as putting his mug on there!!!!
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