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tool i saw on a tv show

Postby hillcountryflt » Sat May 10, 2014 5:10 pm

We were watching one of those auto repair shows recently an the repair guy used a tool that allowed you to create a butt joint on a body repair panel but it created an overlap of about an inch or more behind the part being joined to. Seems like this would make a pretty strong joint.
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby sargentrs » Sat May 10, 2014 7:10 pm

Are you referring to a panel flange? http://www.eastwood.com/ew-panel-flanger.html
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby hillcountryflt » Sat May 10, 2014 8:52 pm

Yes sir, that would be the tool. Are they useful.
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby tsherry » Sat May 10, 2014 11:47 pm

I love mine, but it can leave a portion of raw metal inaccessible to primer and rustproofing. I'll tell you in 30 years if it's a problem. :wink:
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby hillcountryflt » Sun May 11, 2014 7:26 am

One would not necessarily crimp all the way around a repair piece correct? Perhaps just to create some tabs to hold the panel in place?
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby undertakerman » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:26 am

I bought the same tool a couple of years ago. If you're planning on using it on 18 and have a strong hand grip it won't work very well. 20 it works a little better. The higher the gauge it works better. As you know the higher the gauge the thinner the metal. The lower the gauge the thicker the metal is. The best gauge to use it on is 26. I bought an air powered flange tool and it works better on 18 than using a the hand operated one. I use weld through primer on the flanged piece and on the patch panel to insure rust protection. :thup: :thup: :thup:
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby BobbyFord » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:25 pm

tsherry wrote:I love mine, but it can leave a portion of raw metal inaccessible to primer and rustproofing. I'll tell you in 30 years if it's a problem. :wink:

Weld-thru primers are available.

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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby undertakerman » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:42 pm

BobbyFord wrote:
tsherry wrote:I love mine, but it can leave a portion of raw metal inaccessible to primer and rustproofing. I'll tell you in 30 years if it's a problem. :wink:

Weld-thru primers are available.

I buy my weld thru primer from Eastwood. It runs between 10 and 15 dollars a can. :thup: :thup: :thup:
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Re: tool i saw on a tv show

Postby fordman » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:31 am

I mention thos tool on here before. And i was convinsed that having a lap joint could trap water and cause the joint to rust faster. Weld through primer in my opinion coyld be burnt through and not be as effective. The panel flange tool does seem like a really great butt joining method. But i would rather tact weld that kind of joint and rust proff the joint after welding. As far as that goes. They also make a panel glue. It like liquid nails. U glue ur new piece onto the vehicle. Possibly after makung panel flanges on the repair.


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