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    BAM55: Your sheet metal work is amazing to me. Your slapper tool that you made, you use it mostly on large flattish surfaces so as not to get any dings like can happen with a round face hammer ?
    Love all that tig welding, wish I had a tig. Are you going to match the paint to your car ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    BAM55:
    Your slapper tool that you made, you use it mostly on large flattish surfaces so as not to get any dings like can happen with a round face hammer ?
    I find I use my slappers more often than I use a hammer. I like how it speads the blow out to the surrounding metal to lower the highs and raise the lows. I can use it on a flat or curved surface I just adjust my angle, or use the tip of the slapper instead of the whole surface.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    Are you going to match the paint to your car ?
    No I planned to totally redo the car after I finish the truck. I'm bored with the color on the color its 9 to 10 years old and its time for a change. I have many plans for the car and yes the paint scheme of the car will match the truck. Here is a test panel of the color I plan to paint the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
    I find I use my slappers more often than I use a hammer. I like how it speads the blow out to the surrounding metal to lower the highs and raise the lows. I can use it on a flat or curved surface I just adjust my angle, or use the tip of the slapper instead of the whole surface.



    No I planned to totally redo the car after I finish the truck. I'm bored with the color on the color its 9 to 10 years old and its time for a change. I have many plans for the car and yes the paint scheme of the car will match the truck. Here is a test panel of the color I plan to paint the truck.
    I missed the pic of the "slapper".....is it this thread or can you post another?

    The green looks cool! I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    I missed the pic of the "slapper".....is it this thread or can you post another?
    The green looks cool! I like it!
    Randy, check post #13 - 55/58 Chevy truck build
    Bam, the handle of the slapper appears to be hefty. Did you weld several layers of plate together and then sand to the contour you wanted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post


    Awesome!
    No my friend you are awesome, I'm just trying to get to your level. You do amazing work, simply amazing.
    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    I missed the pic of the "slapper".....is it this thread or can you post another?

    The green looks cool! I like it!
    Its in this thread post 13 and thanks for the comment on the green. It kind of makes me nervous because I'm very conservative when it comes to color but the truck needed a color that popped a bit more in my opinion. I was going burnt orange but man if you go to shows lately blues, orange, red, are everywhere and I want to be different.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Randy, check post #13 - 55/58 Chevy truck build
    Bam, the handle of the slapper appears to be hefty. Did you weld several layers of plate together and then sand to the contour you wanted?
    No I made it out of 1/4 thick metal. I also like the ones made from old leaf springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
    No I made it out of 1/4 thick metal. I also like the ones made from old leaf springs.
    So the handle is just tilted up for clearance, and one thickness of plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    So the handle is just tilted up for clearance, and one thickness of plate?
    Yes I did have it for clearance, It worked great that way for reaching around that big fender, but I bent it down like a normal handle once the fender was done. The reason I made it is because I bought a Martin slapper that was too light weight. You are not suppose to pound on sheetmetal to get it to move, just light glancing blows should suffice. I found with that martin slapper I was expending way too much effort, so I made that one and it worked great.

    By the way thanks guys I love talking this car stuff.
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    Hey BAM55 Whats going on with your truck ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    Hey BAM55 Whats going on with your truck ?
    I working on it as speak. I just took a break and saw this post. Nothing really to post as far as pics, just doing a lot of primer and block sanding. You know the dirtiest, hardest, and patience testing work.lol

    My wife just made it home so I have to get out of here before she sees how dirty and dusty I am in the house. Oh oh.
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    Oh no.. carrying in dirt to the house! Yikes... if she's like my wife her "bite" is worse than that Shepard dog! And the couch ain't that comfortable! 8-)
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    And especially that fine primer dust that flies and lands on everything. I don't mind that part of the job as long as I have a good mask to rear to stop the dust blocking the air passages .
    I maybe a little crazy but it stops me going insane.

    Isaiah 48: 17,18.

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    Keep us posted BAM, WE LIKE TO SEE YOUR WORK.

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    Here you go Navy7797,

    I finally got some color on the truck, well the interior. I could not wait to see want the color would look like so I just thought I'd shoot the interior just to see if I really liked it.
    This is my backyard paint booth.lol


    Here you go











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