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Old 02-08-2018, 05:37 PM   #1
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Can anyone advise the correct thickness, width and length of
ORIGINAL body-to-frame welting. A source for this welting would also be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:58 PM   #2
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The welting I used on my 2 model A's is 1/16" thick. I bought it from Bratton's or Bert's. I used Weldwood real contact cement (not the water based crap) to bond it to the frame. I used sharpened cast iron pipes (3 different sizes) and a block of wood to "punch" the holes for the body to frame bolts.
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Here you go:

http://www.plucks329s.org/pdf/studie...EAKARTICLE.pdf

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:39 PM   #4
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Harbor Freight has a nice, reasonably priced hole punch set. I used it on all my frame welting. Nice crisp round holes with no back side fray.

Lay the frame welting in place; secure it with good sticky tape; layout hole distances and centers; remove tape; place on wood block and PUNCH!
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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They also make the welting in a self adhesive version, solves all the issues of sticking it to the frame.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #6
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I use double sided carpet tape just to hold it in place. Then mark where the holes in the frame you are going to use and take small ballpeen hammer, lay the ball into where the hole is going to be, then hit the ballpeen with a big hammer and bingo, you have perfectly round hole. This would be for the largest holes for body bolts, use small small ballpeen for the small holes and smack that with your big hammer. Same results.
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When I did my huckster, I had some advise to use duct tape for the welting. Whatever you do, do not use duct tape. Like mentioned above, get a good quality welting from one of the vendors.
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:07 PM   #8
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Hi Larry:

Checked with Harbor Freight for the punch se. They have several types. Which one did you use that gave you the correct results?

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I use double sided carpet tape just to hold it in place. Then mark where the holes in the frame you are going to use and take small ballpeen hammer, lay the ball into where the hole is going to be, then hit the ballpeen with a big hammer and bingo, you have perfectly round hole. This would be for the largest holes for body bolts, use small small ballpeen for the small holes and smack that with your big hammer. Same results.
This suggestion is almost exactly as inspired as it is dangerous!!!!!!!
I met an old carpenter at Home Depot about a year ago who has only one eye because he did the precise same thing. Hammers face-to-face.
As he described it,
"That's when the head of the 'down'-side hammer exploded!"
Exploded!!!!!!
Major eye and wrist (!!!) surgery.
Think it over:
Safety goggles won't keep the shrapnel out of the rest of your face, or your hands, or your helpers...
So if you just can't resist doing it this way, and I know how easy it sounds, you should probably wear a welder's mask, and the gloves, and do it by yourself...
Sorry to be a safety drudge, but......
Happy New Year
Work Safe!!
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