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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:22 am    Post subject: 54 kombi "Dahlströms grävmaskiner" build thread... Reply with quote

I just realied that I should put my 54 on here. I have posted a bunch of pictures to the gallery but never collected them in a forum post...

Ok here goes:

as we found it:

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In the garage with the roof sorted.

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Getting some basic measurements back to were they should be...
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Supports welded in:
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Out with the old floor pans...
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Oh no... The rear stayed on the ground as the bus was lifted up in the air...
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Making my own side panel...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Collected some material for the chassis.
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I need to replace the bottom of the metal between the engine compartment and the loading area. I made my own pressing tool for this. I hope it will work. The pressing procedure warps the metal a bit but hopefully I can address that somehow.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!! Very Happy keep up the good work Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Nize, excellent progress! Cool I would love a press like that at my place, really handy! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alo,
thats the way to do it Razz Razz Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..inspiring work- keep it coming Very Happy Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Thanks for making a thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yessss, very good job on the pressings. that keeps me going on in my totally rusted out projects, thanx!
Nothing said against Gerson, his stuff saves a lotta buses and I have seen the quality, but it's cool that you build it yourself !!! Try to use a 'shrinking disk' on the warping, it's a stainless steel disc that you use on the angle grinder, applying heat to the panel while softly touching it with the disc. It works very well, you get them on ebay.com.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

djfordmanjack wrote:
Yessss, very good job on the pressings. that keeps me going on in my totally rusted out projects, thanx!
Nothing said against Gerson, his stuff saves a lotta buses and I have seen the quality, but it's cool that you build it yourself !!! Try to use a 'shrinking disk' on the warping, it's a stainless steel disc that you use on the angle grinder, applying heat to the panel while softly touching it with the disc. It works very well, you get them on ebay.com.


Thanks for that idea. Will look in to that.

Thanks guys for all the kind words...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked with fitting my home made panel today. It was not easy since I had to get rid of the warps in the metal. I managed to get rid of almost everything by using my shrinker and stretcher. Now most of the warping in the metal is on the down fold were the floor pan is going to be attached so that will not be visible anyway.

Before cut...

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Finally in place but only by a couple of spot welds so far...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats hardcore~ making your own panels!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work. way to bust it out on your own!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now thats hardcore~ making your own panels!


Hardcore or stupidity... I dont know Smile
It shure is a nice satisfaction though.
But there are some funky green metal in my garage waiting to be welded on too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way... Has anyone got a god picture of how the pressing for the heater tubes looks in the part I am making? I have nothing left to look at Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad youve started a thread on this one Very Happy
That press does look like a nice thing to have about in the garage
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Glad youve started a thread on this one Very Happy
That press does look like a nice thing to have about in the garage


The press is a very handy tool. I bought mine really cheap. Its based on a simple jack.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I absolutely love builds like this. Especially ones that save vehicles that would have been thought to have been beyond repair and scrapped.

I am very interested in hammer forming and want to try this myself. Can you post pics or explain what technique you used to get the radius in the side panel after the initial flange was hammered? Thanks and keep up the amazing work!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovalteen wrote:
Hi, I absolutely love builds like this. Especially ones that save vehicles that would have been thought to have been beyond repair and scrapped.

I am very interested in hammer forming and want to try this myself. Can you post pics or explain what technique you used to get the radius in the side panel after the initial flange was hammered? Thanks and keep up the amazing work!

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Its not difficult at all and when you get god at it its so much fun. But you need some good tools. You need a shrinker and stretcher to shape metal in an easy way. The panel above had its curve made by the shrinker. By using the shrinker on the flange I get the whole panel to curve.

Check this out on Youtube:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is cool too...

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I would like this guy in my shop...
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