Few body work questions....

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Craig

Guest
I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?
 
C

Craig

Guest
I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?
 
D

dave bennett

Guest
A big box of band aids and a bottle of asprin. "Stitcher"

Craig <taylorcm@alyeska-pipeline.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"> <div id="ygrp-text"> I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and
leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?

</blockquote>



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dave bennett

Guest
A big box of band aids and a bottle of asprin. "Stitcher"

Craig <taylorcm@alyeska-pipeline.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"> <div id="ygrp-text"> I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and
leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?

</blockquote>



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gtpeterp

Guest
Historically, the tool that has worked best for me has been my credit
card. ;-)

Honestly, no idea, but good luck!

Peter

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Craig" <taylorcm@...> wrote:
>
> I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
> of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
> panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
> replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
> What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
> old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
> lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
> out there that might make the job easier to do?
>
 
G

gtpeterp

Guest
Historically, the tool that has worked best for me has been my credit
card. ;-)

Honestly, no idea, but good luck!

Peter

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Craig" <taylorcm@...> wrote:
>
> I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
> of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
> panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
> replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
> What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
> old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
> lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
> out there that might make the job easier to do?
>
 
J

John

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Craig" <taylorcm@...> wrote:

> What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
> old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
> lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
> out there that might make the job easier to do?
>

Invest in a set of good spot weld cutter bits.
 
J

John

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Craig" <taylorcm@...> wrote:

> What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
> old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
> lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
> out there that might make the job easier to do?
>

Invest in a set of good spot weld cutter bits.
 
J

Jeff Collins

Guest
<table><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">This may sound strange but
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">You need an old but good quality wood chisel about 1/2 " wide. An auto body car did my car about six months ago. He used the chisel to separate the spot welds between the two pieces of stell "literally like splitting wood. The chisel will be no good for wood when you are done but it cleanly separates the spot welded pieces. Sharpen the chisel as you need to, but it won't be much good for wood by the time you are done. He keeps a chisel just for steel work.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">It seemed odd to me as well but it works great.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Jeff Collins
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">amphijeba@yahoo.com


<div style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 5px 0px 5px 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----
From: Craig <taylorcm@alyeska-pipeline.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:30:59 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Few body work questions....


<div id="ygrp-text">


I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?


<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">


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Jeff Collins

Guest
<table><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">This may sound strange but
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">You need an old but good quality wood chisel about 1/2 " wide. An auto body car did my car about six months ago. He used the chisel to separate the spot welds between the two pieces of stell "literally like splitting wood. The chisel will be no good for wood when you are done but it cleanly separates the spot welded pieces. Sharpen the chisel as you need to, but it won't be much good for wood by the time you are done. He keeps a chisel just for steel work.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">It seemed odd to me as well but it works great.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Jeff Collins
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">amphijeba@yahoo.com


<div style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 5px 0px 5px 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----
From: Craig <taylorcm@alyeska-pipeline.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:30:59 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Few body work questions....


<div id="ygrp-text">


I'm just about to start trimming the rusted portions from the tail end
of my amphicar. This includes the inner rear fenders, battery tray
panel and portions of the rear wheel wells. I have most of the
replacement panels now and want to do the work as cleanly as possible.
What's the best tools for the job? Just wondering how to separate the
old seams and leave them clean for welding in the new panels. I see
lots of cut off wheel and grinder time in my future. Any other tools
out there that might make the job easier to do?


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