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Old 08-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up This is the hobby in Russia

When you've got no money and A parts are not falling out of the sky like in the USA, you do what you've gotta do.


































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Old 08-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Hey, Parts fall out of the sky, IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO MAKE THEM FALL! A parts aren't so cheap any more!. But that young man is doing great! Making his own fenders out of oil drums! There was a time when we did things like that in the USA too. I 'd like to donate a can of Bondo to him. Or a fender "Buck" to get the dimensions correct. A fender "Buck" is just a wooden frame that tells you what the dimensions should be at a certain point. I have some pics in my profile that show some of my woodwork and how I made seat springs from an old mattress bed spring. and some of my patch panels. Take a look Terry, NJ, My
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Bravo, indeed....
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:31 PM   #5
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Damn-that's good.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:30 AM   #6
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I like that fender, probably not the way i would have cut it, but functional.
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Dam good job!!!


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That is fantastic! Beautiful work! Necessity is the mother of invention. I heard the story on this board that someone's Grandfather during the Great depression, needed new engine bearings for his model A. Could not afford them so, used thick bacon slices in each bearing and was able to run his car. I wonder how long that lasted? I wonder if any farmers learned to pour their own babbit bearings, using molten lead only, which was commonly available even during the depression?

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Old 08-06-2018, 07:16 AM   #9
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WOW! I am impressed. "Necessity is the mother of invention", someone said. I would have not begun a task like this, this young man is to be admired.
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Love this young man's determination and ingenuity, creating a fender from an oil drum is amazing!
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I notice a lot of rust on that AA, Is that the one they got off the bottom of the lake? Lake Lagoda, Leningrad/St Petersburg.
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Making his own fenders out of oil drums! There was a time when we did things like that in the USA too

Before my time but from what I've read the hobby in the USA/Australia in the 1960s seems to have been similar, see:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90677


No, this isn't the truck found in Lake Lagoda, see:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235201


This young guy is in Khabarovsk (5000 miles east of Moscow).
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Necessity is the mother of invention. It's an old saying but just as true today as it was when the quote was first coined

You'd have to be impressed wouldn't you.
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Hey, I'm a little disappointed. He Rushed that fender! It needs more work. The two sides have to match. Also, Henry Ford put a 1/8 (3mm) wire under the entire outside edge and the rolled the edge over it. This wire provided extra strength. I see he is using a small MIG welder. This machine is the kind that uses "Fluxcore" welding wire. Not good! He is probably not getting enough heat from it. He'll need a better welding machine for what he's doing. That Lathe, Is that a Polish AIS? (ANC) It looks so similar to Kris' that made me wonder.
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Hey, I'm a little disappointed. He Rushed that fender! It needs more work. The two sides have to match. Also, Henry Ford put a 1/8 (3mm) wire under the entire outside edge and the rolled the edge over it. This wire provided extra strength. I see he is using a small MIG welder. This machine is the kind that uses "Fluxcore" welding wire. Not good! He is probably not getting enough heat from it. He'll need a better welding machine for what he's doing. That Lathe, Is that a Polish AIS? (ANC) It looks so similar to Kris' that made me wonder.
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I always heard the wire prevented rumbling-----not so?
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Sorry Eric, I don't know what it was for but any reinforcement always adds some strength. I assumed that was what it was for. I know that a model A with a four banger, idled way down sets up a terrific moment in the car and fenders. I once watched a beautifully restored A at a low idle from head on and the car looked like Disney's elephant, Dumbo. I felt if the car were idling little faster it would have absorbed some of the moment. Now I know how the fenders crack and that 1/8 " wire and rolled fender edge are not sufficient to prevent it. I've never seen a fender that didn't crack about 3/4 the way up the slope. I wonder when it started, in a year,? two years ? Four years? six years?
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