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July 02, 2020, 10:09:48 AM

centre cap straightening

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on: May 13, 2020, 03:03:01 PM
been busy with various buggy mending tasks but i finally got round to straightening a load of wolfrace centre caps,common problem as they stick in the wheel and get damaged when you have to belt them out.it helps that my brother is very skilled at wood turning and he made me some wood dollies to help straighted the very badly damaged aluminium.only light taps are needed to get most of the dents and wrinkles out.

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Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 08:23:55 PM
A bit of traditional craftsman work going on up there.

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Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 08:40:12 AM
I used to buy them new from the Reliant Scimitar place in Chester a long long time ago...
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Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 12:49:55 PM
Love those wooden formers. Who doesn't have a set of caps that need straightening!
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Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 05:47:40 PM
This has remided me of a local craftsman repairing 1950`s style long flowing wings. I would be about 14yrs old or so. I was fascinated as he proceeded removing dents using a small flat headed hammer and a long flat bar that was slightly angled for the last few inches. He used a leather bag filled with sand on the floor and it`s the very gentle tap tap tapping of the hammer and flat bar that had me mesmerised. Didn`t seem to be using enough force striking the metal but slowly the panel would go back to shape almost like magic.   I was well impressed.

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Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 10:20:20 PM

Still got me Dad leather sand bag from the shipyards 👍