dimanche 24 juillet 2016

Calandre sur frégate cubaine

Pour les 67 000 vues, voici un post lié à une photo de frégate, apparemment cubaine, dont la calandre est "surprenante" :

Vu les roues et la hauteur de la frégate, il est probable que les dessous soient ceux d'un 4x4 local.

vendredi 22 juillet 2016

Autre frégate custom (22) : frégate lowrange (34)

Du côté de Lowrange de Ratatouille, ça avance toujours, avec l'habillage de la plage arrière :

Fait maison avec du matos d'époque :

Les accoudoirs/poignées de portes :

Et une petite photo de l'extérieur :

A suivre....

mardi 19 juillet 2016

samedi 9 juillet 2016

article technique Custom Rodder : fabriquer son parechoc (9)

Pour les 66 000 visites du blog, voici la suite et la fin de l'article technique custom rodder sur la fabrication d'un parechoc kustom :

Clamped in place, one half of the side section looks like it fits fine. From here the top and bottom side section pieces are welded together.

All five pieces (sides, corners, and centersection) are then welded together, and the welds are as clean inside as they are outside.

Marc finishes the bumper by fabricating mounting brackets on both the center section and the ends, placing them in the same locations as on the original bumper.

Side by side, you can see how close the new bumper and the original are. Have you figured out the application yet? The bumper is for a '60s-era Maserati, although, as noted earlier, Marcel's methods could be used to build all kinds of custom parts. Any brave souls out there?

Fin de cette série de posts.

dimanche 3 juillet 2016

article technique Custom Rodder : fabriquer son parechoc (8)

Tacked together, the end and center begin to look like a bumper.

The next section to be created is the bumper's outside edge (the piece that runs toward the rear wheel). After tracing that template to the sheet, Marc trims it out on the power shear.

Marc uses the same dies as the bumper's center section to start with, but here finishes with the shaper to bend the ends over to the desired arc.

Not quite satisfied with the machine work, Marc goes to the stump to make it right.

vendredi 1 juillet 2016

article technique Custom Rodder : fabriquer son parechoc (7)

The top and bottom sections look like this after the seam is welded.

Marcel then grinds the welds to create a peak that runs the length of the bumper.

Once the center section and corners are made, they get clamped together over the old bumper. All sections are intentionally made a little too long or too wide, so Marc uses a scribe to show where cuts need to be made to fit the pieces together.

Marc trims the excess metal off each piece using hand shears.