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    40D Plasma and 16GA

    All I can say is "WOW". Needed to cut some small panels for my project 1966 Toyota FJ40. Needed to rip a couple of small sheets of 16GA steel.
    Lined up a 1/4" thick scrap of wood as a guide. Left the 40D set at 40A and 70PSI from a prior job.
    Did a drag cut and pulled as fast as I could. Took less than 2 seconds to cut the 18" length.
    As you can see from the pictures that follow, it was as clean a cut as a sheetmetal brake could have done.


    There's my straight edge and the cut sheet.


    I call that a clean cut. Maybe a hair to fast, but worked out great.


    And this is where they're being used.

    I should have purchased this plasma a 18 months ago when I started this project.

    Here is a little better view of the project:
    Smitty -- Western PA, USA
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    My '66 FJ-40 Build Thread: http://forum.ih8mud.com/pa-appalachian- ... -fj40.html
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    Looks very good, Thanks for sharing
    Last edited by KHK; 08-20-2009 at 09:48 AM. Reason: spelling
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    Looks like a fun project, thanks for sharing.
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    there are a couple of old toyotas like that around here. I like em!
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    I'd been looking for one for a while when a friend offered to sell me his pile of rust. I said "how hard could it be to fix it up". lol
    Well, I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Drivetrain is done and frame has been blasted and POR15'd. Tub is back on the frame and I have just a few small tub repairs to make before paint. Best part is that my tool collection is growing along with my fab and welding skills.
    Thanks for the comments!
    Smitty -- Western PA, USA
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    Longevity LP-40D Plasma
    My '66 FJ-40 Build Thread: http://forum.ih8mud.com/pa-appalachian- ... -fj40.html
    Appalachian Land Cruiser Assoc (ALCA)

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    Sweet. That thing really works.
    I see you are off road enthusiast in PA as am I, have you been here yet?

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    I haven't been there yet, Josh. When I'm not working, wrenching or welding, I spend most of my time at Rausch Creek in Central PA.
    Smitty -- Western PA, USA
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    Longevity LP-40D Plasma
    My '66 FJ-40 Build Thread: http://forum.ih8mud.com/pa-appalachian- ... -fj40.html
    Appalachian Land Cruiser Assoc (ALCA)

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    I just notice this post. Looks like your project has already come a long way. I like projects like that. Keep updating your progress. Looks great!
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    Nice project. Just wondering on rebuilding body panels like that - do you keep adding spot welds till it is all filled in, or do you run beads after spotting it in place? Does it all grind up nice and smooth?
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    I've looked around a bit at some autobody repair info, and figured out the basics of getting this kind of panel work done. I like all the replacement corners and other panels you can by to start with. I'll try some scrap to see how I do.
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