Skinning in copper sheet

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Skinning in copper sheet

Postby rmblefsh » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:30 am

Has anyone ever skinned a TD in copper sheet? What would be the downfall in doing this?
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby dguff » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:38 am

Cost and weight.
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby Redneck Teepee » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:58 pm

dguff wrote:Cost and weight.




Boy Howdy!..........Would be unique though, shine like a brand new penny. :D
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby MtnDon » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:27 pm

dguff wrote:Cost and weight.



... and the potential theft issue. It would also be a devil to keep shiny.
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby Gunguy05 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:27 pm

I just wrote a check for $$$ aluminum for my build yesterday... but I can't imagine what copper would be?
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby MtnDon » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:34 am

0.020 copper, 36" x 48" about $230
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby migal0412 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:18 am

I saw a 1920s car in a New Zealand motor museum years ago that was completely covered with copper sheathing.
Try this link for some pics
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=copp ... d=0CEoQsAQ
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby dales133 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:05 am

migal0412 wrote:I saw a 1920s car in a New Zealand motor museum years ago that was completely covered with copper sheathing.
Try this link for some pics
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=copp ... d=0CEoQsAQ
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Was that just out of wellington?
Southwards or something g, I remember seeing a copper car somewhere in my travels
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby coyote » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:09 am

MtnDon wrote:
dguff wrote:Cost and weight.



... and the potential theft issue. It would also be a devil to keep shiny.

Come on Mtn Don.....my wife watches The Road Show and that unkept look is "patina", and apperantly it is priceless!! :lol:
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby MtnDon » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:08 pm

Yeah, it is patina, sought after by many. However to me it might make a TD look more like a rat rod. ;)
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby danlott » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:32 pm

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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby dales133 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:45 pm

Amazing
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby migal0412 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:17 am

dales133 wrote:
migal0412 wrote:I saw a 1920s car in a New Zealand motor museum years ago that was completely covered with copper sheathing.
Try this link for some pics
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=copp ... d=0CEoQsAQ
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Was that just out of wellington?
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Yes I think it was Southwards.
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby rowerwet » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:44 pm

Just glue two overlapping layers of pennies to the walls of the tear... :lol:
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Re: Skinning in copper sheet

Postby H.A. » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:57 pm

Very unique !

Going to the expense of copper would be wasted if one did not take the step of constructing a theme higher than an all too common "Handymans Trip to the Hardware Store" or "RV Supply"

I can envision Steampunk or Moonshine Still theme of its construction.

Just think, All soldered joints too !
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