Author Topic: Inspecting my Isetta front floorpan  (Read 14887 times)

Bob Purton

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Re: Inspecting my Isetta front floorpan
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2015, 07:35:53 PM »
A new floor is a wise decision I think now all the rot is exposed.
Hope you have more joy than I did trying to hire a spot welder.

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Re: Inspecting my Isetta front floorpan
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2015, 08:19:32 PM »
I think they pressed out aren't they, rather than the ribs being hammered or rolled in?

correct. Gosbert has a large hydraulic press (that he made) that makes quick work of things like this when using the proper dies.
I visited his home (and shop) back in 2002 while traveling through Germany, I have a pic of the press someplace, the frame is all made of big heavy I-Beams, it is quite a beast.

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Re: Inspecting my Isetta front floorpan
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2015, 08:30:32 PM »
When some of my drums were in production in Texas, USA the first stage was pressing them. The press is 2 storeys high and produces 750 tons of pressure onto a $40,000 die. It is an awe-inpiring sight to see. How much would it slow down if a person got into the work area? Not a particularly significant amount!
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