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Old 11-23-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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New cornice

While waiting for the forums to get back on line, I made a new cornice for the door. Old one is on the left, new one on the right
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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Looks great!
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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Most excellent job. I am impressed. How did you do it?
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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SWEET!!! Man it is great how something small like that can make you feel so good. I will have do import you to do a little work on the Wreck.
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:41 PM   #5
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Excellent job.

That part by Airstreams lingo, is called an "eyebrow".

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Old 11-23-2004, 05:42 PM   #6
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english wheel?

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Old 11-23-2004, 09:37 PM   #7
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Nope. I cut out a piece of 3/4 plywood the shape of the arch, clamped the aluminum in between, then fluted the flange and bent it over with sheet metal pliers.

Finished it by hand with my rivet gun fitted with a planishing head. Only took two tries!
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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How did you flute the edge? And what did the planishing head do?

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Old 11-24-2004, 12:44 PM   #9
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I fluted the edge with two pairs of needle nosed pliers. The reason to flute the edge is to stretch the metal, so that when the flange is bent outward from the convex surface it bends without collapsing.

The planishing head is a hammerhead that fits into the rivet gun, or a regular zip gun. I used it (gently) to flatten the flange and remove surface dents and dings.
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Ok - I get it now, very nice job!

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