How to Make Custom Floor Pans + Custom Dash using Eastwood Bead Roller & Forming Dies

How to Make Custom Floor Pans + Custom Dash using Eastwood Bead Roller & Forming Dies

everybody Randy here in East will garage in their live video on facebook youtube and at Eastwood calm then I’m here with Matt is going to help demonstrate our bead roller and the bead roller forming guys if you have any questions as always Scott’s over here everybody’s favorite lead tech in my favorite shirt and Scott what’s going on yeah not too much just make sure you guys you know any questions you have get them on here and get them taken care if I can shoot them over to Matt and and Randy and also this month make sure you go to our website the contour SCT we’re giving one away there’s a link right on the main page all you have to do is go ahead and click on that link you can enter in and maybe these one of these could be yours so and we’re giving it away this month younger by March 31st you have till the end of end of exactly the end of the month end of the month you I was going to say that day but never mind I guy I got so if you have any questions post them as a comment on facebook or youtube and Scott will answer will throw them over to us so today what we got going is the east would be drover it’s got a 17 inch throat it’s going to do metal up to 34 inches and it comes with some bead roller dies this set over the set of bead roller dies over here is what it comes with you get 10 dies that’s gonna that’s going to allow you to roll beads or output flanges of metal stuff it’s a great for doing a floor pans especially but we really want to talk about are these forming dies right here which are going to allow you to do hemmed edges it’s going to allow you to put some shapes contours and some other cool stuff so Matt’s going to demonstrate and show us give us some tips and show some of the stuff we can make so what are we doing first here yeah so I think first what we’re going to show you guys is hell too if to recreate the like if you have a floor pan or side of a bed of a vehicle that has kind of a press look to it you know that would have been stamped originally into a panel but by using these these offset dies here we can actually lay out our panel and run the panel in a manner in which we can recreate that so we’re going to show you the same thing so you can’t you do with the typical yeah normal bead roller or dies you cannot this set right here what you do that any configuration here so these you can separate these dies down left Joe you can get in close to show just the dyes themselves but we can offset these dyes to change how much of a step is in the is in the panel there’s extra room here on the shafts that we can change the offset of these and actually create a more gentle step in the panel or change the angle of the steps so right now I am tight together so that they have it will have a pretty steep step to them and these dies will fit a bead roller is 78 or 22 millimetres yeah yeah any any of the similar-looking be drawers have been out for a long time so I ready I think so yeah go ahead so we have the the just light pressure on this so you notice I didn’t use a wrench to even tighten that down we just let a little bit of slack in it in the panel and then the material thickness actually go ahead you’re good creates the creates the the depth of the of the step so you don’t want to tighten them down too tight like I kind of forgot to and we were tested earlier today or it’ll make it really difficult to crank and it’ll also distort the panel some because you’re just trying to move to me too much material in one shot I’ll show you guys the slack in the panel or in the in the dots so there’s the first one done some guys may have got to do this at her store too yeah we had ms yeah we added that demo station if you’ve been to our retail stores where you can do kind of the same type of thing and if you ever use these post it as a comment let us know how you like them what everybody else now and here you can see this is the slack that i actually have set up in the bead roller so I don’t have a crank down tight if we had a crank down tight it’ll too tight it’ll be too much material to move and one shot so we have about that much play in it but when we run it through it’ll create that so flip this around this way this time all right yep so I notice you’re using the Murray squint here yeah that’s been my my patented squint I don’t know why I do that but apparently my left eye is we are left-handed right yeah I don’t know why helps me focus I need to wear maybe I’ll wear a patch over my eye like a pirate when I do this I would go I would ya we’ll do a pirate themed episode 1 these times go ahead are and we need our ratings grab walking to plank down the bead roller die all right oh did you try to slow up around the bends it’s a bead rollers life for me you gotta pass a time when you’re rolling beads though yep so there we go we got a nice pressed there we go Hey look at that so a nice crisp line again I I put the bead roller die so the steps are almost touching and what that does that gives you that real steep sharp bend like that if you want something that’s a little more gentle we could separate these and open up the gap a little bit and that would create more of a gentle step there we go so you guys see is this how much we’ve dropped the center in there so depending on what you’re doing you can flip the panel either way so if you want the design to be down like it’s pressed in you could do that so if you’re doing floor pans or something like that where you don’t want to raised profile in it you would set it like this if we were doing like say you know sometimes on the exterior of a vehicle like a bedside or something maybe press the other way you could see how much this is raised out here and you can see a design i drew the left before with another designer that was the one we decided to not do it in the center there we go a little bit of pre you’ll make that disappear but yeah it’s cool thing is need to see how sharp you can get what that’s really define comes out pretty nice before we we’re going to switch up and do the dash put it forward we’ll go over here to Scott and see if Scott has any questions sure a couple questions first one is is it possible to start in the middle of the panel yeah it is possible basically the only difference would be that we would have to loosen this nut up and slide the panel in and then crank it down tight and that’s where you actually have to count the number of turns that you’re doing on the adjustment screw here just like you would do when you’re using a normal beating die it’s the same process so yes you can start in a middle of the panel no problem or you know generally you are you’re not running off the edge like that so most times you’re going to be starting somewhere you crank it down and you would count your tenants sure the other one is Cummins for life as is there a process of less is more or is the other way around when you talk about adding strength with it well the thing you’ll come across is that if you start adding too many beads or too much beadwork and too tight of an area it’s pulling too much metal and will distort your panel so when you plan out your beads you’re just trying to make the panel stronger you don’t necessarily need to put a ton of lines or shapes in there unless you’re trying to do you know an art type thing where you’re making a design you may do that but in those cases when you’re seeing guys doing you know like a face or some kind of crazy artistic thing they’re actually using a real thin die with the rubber wheel here and they’re putting barely any pressure on it’s almost like what we do in the first pass to just score a line that’s all they’re doing so it’s not actually moving much material then so yeah you don’t need to put a lot in there a little tip you can do if you are putting a little bit of additional beads in a panel we’re afraid of it warping leave a lot of extra material it won’t pull his hard because it’ll give it it’ll kind of walk it in a little easier and we have a cool video on prestretching we did a little while ago a couple months ago using the English wheel and if you guys look up on our youtube channel you can see that seeing else Scott we’re good for the time being so right he just about changed out we’re ready to roll if you have any questions again you post them as a comment that will take care of your home to us so our bead roller here if you’re not familiar with it you can do pieces up to 34 inches since it has a 17 inch throat so basically any kind of floor pans I think God will handle easily and it’s going to do a steel aluminum up to 18 gauge and over here are get six sets of dyes which you get bead roller dies that matchup we can get in here and flanges oh you know a lot of stuff you’re going to use for floor pan so you can roll flange on the side so your sheet metal lays nicely in it will roll the beads for strength we’re going to show you it but we’ve shown you today is our forming dyes which are more than for the typical Roman beads for strength you can actually make and right here they are there’s ten of them including this on this wheel which will be showing you how to use so we just did a little design here but you can see some of these other shapes we have trans so you know beyond thinking this is basically to show you like beyond using a bead roller just for beads for floor pans some of the stuff you can make like a trans tunnel if you want to do Thunder arcs fender flares arches I mean even if it’s just a patch an offender where a lot of stuff rust out you know you can use these die so you really expand the abilities of a simple bead roller or what we’re going to do now is if you have a dash insert or any kind of shape like this you actually be able to do it let’s show them real quick before we do a will show you guys just before we get into something like a little higher end we’ll just show you just a simple what you can do with this if you get we have the different dyes for the top to have different widths I was looking for this one so depending what you’re looking to do as far as the shape of the bend or we’re lining you’re putting panel with the soft lower wheel we have all different size the intermediate one here so i’ll show you just tipping an edge on this so with this one what we’re going to do is we tighten it down so you taking it down basically so there’s no slack it’s just snug and then again the the thickness of the material will actually dictate you know what’s happening and because it’s a software lower wheel it will kind of dig in a little bit and allow you to do that so we’ll show you you can tip an edge so if you’re just doing a bent edge on a panel I just freehand it a line there and we’ll just roll this through and the top dye is going to actually dictate the shape of this rolled edge so if we use the sharper one we’re going to get a nice sharp radius and I’ll run it through one two three one more time so each time you’re going to push up a little more as you go and you’re kind of rolling it around that top wheel so the larger diameter role you’re going to do but what this does see this one produces a nice rounded real nice rounded line that you set this here so you’re breaking that edge there but it’s rounded so if you wanted a sharp line you could use the the die that’s more squared-off and is more narrow and that’s going to give you more of a broken edge like you would see with just a normal break but this mean but versus a break you can do something that’s curved the line and curve kind of like we have here so if you plan out your paddle correctly you can actually move metal and because this is actually was going to do to make a rocker panel because this is kind of what you’re going to show is you put an arcane you know rocker panels out of times front to back have a lot of an arc and so my original plan was was to imitate that yeah then I started rising eyes other shape so he’s a shrink or stretch yeah but if but if I was just doing a small a small patch and you have to match that these bead roller forming dies because you can be a lot of guys don’t have that upper if you don’t have a shrinker stretcher you can actually do some of that you know with these forming dies yep yeah so we have a it’s all in the in the line that you draw and the angle that you fall so if you put an arc trying to get there we go get rid of the glare so we put an ark in the panel and I have us the same thing in the back side and what we’re actually gonna do it’s going to end up because of the the way we drew this and the way we’re bending it we can actually make this move metal in two different directions which we’re going to show you so after I have it set up just the same in the we good yep so again i’m just kinda just scoring the line here we’re not i’m not pushing up real hard so this first pass you’re just kind of setting the line in the panel and then as we do the other passes will will follow that line it’ll kind of want to follow the train track almost your first one’s pretty important to make sure you get on that line and if you got if you want to see more we do have a few videos on the bead roller and the forming dies on our youtube channel or if you just want to get any of this at Eastwood com any questions Scott yeah I have a good one how much do you charge per hour for your cranking that’s been asked nothing he’s going to talk about a salary on a penis you know if Matt was if you were billing Matt for that but what somebody obviously knows it you’re only as good as your crank er yeah exactly it’s been said oh but it’s been said over and over but you really can’t say it enough now on a serious note though someone did ask I was serious if you’d be able to use this to write roll bead on the edge of Interpol or piping I was just actually talk about somebody with that if you have a large enough diameter pipe that could fit in this and you use a real use like the tightest die what I would probably do is I’d probably actually go to one of our bead dies or smallest one here and use one of our smallest bead dies the male and female side we actually had someone here did just that James did it you built one for a replacement section yeah so you can use this and really the most difficult part is how you grab the tubing to spin it you know to hold it and spin it it’s kind of difficult so but but otherwise because if you’re just spinning the wheels just going to go in one spot so you got to grab it and kind of help it so it’s possible yeah it’s just not it’s not super easy we do so a a higher-end tool if they’re looking to do production work we’re on a website but it’s obviously a little more pricey about five times the price yeah but if you’re doing it over and over again so we got the line set so now I can kind of start tipping a little harder here with my pressure and what will happen is and you are using hey this isn’t just the dyes forming it like a typical bead roller this is you’re actually putting upward pressure yeah yeah each time we’re putting a little bit of upward pressure you don’t want to try and do it all in one shot because what will happen is it’ll actually slip out from the rubber wheel if you try and do too much of it at one shot and you want to kind of gradually get it to go into that sheep we’re looking for and like I said since we already kind of squirt a line in here I don’t have to watch it quite as much because it’s going to kind of want to follow that that line there so we’ve got another one coming there so it’s starting to come in we got our shape so now that we got this kind of run I can change my position here I look good so I’m going to change my position with how I’m standing out cuz I kind of need more leverage to push up now we got a real nice line scored in here we don’t have to worry about and if you’re at home thinking you know I don’t have any friends with awesome biceps that can crank a handle at that steady of speed we do offer a motorized yeah roller as well so but maybe I should hire myself out after that comment there yeah it was good really can’t take too much Rouge said that he he employs his 12 year old son to crank it so sorry exactly just putting it down Wow okay is well I’m assuming his 12 12 year old son is held up a prodigy he’s above out oh yeah again the show he’s yeah he’s not a typical 12 year old if he’s doing what I’m doing so what you noted what you’ll see here is when I turn it like this you can see we’re getting some curve actually into the panel going that way now and when we start doing the second pass to really get or this next pass router to get this to fully fold over you’re going to really see it add that additional so the key with this stuff is just doing multiple passes here right again yep so as I’m pushes you can actually kind of feel and see it getting picking up that curve in the panel as we bring it up I think this will be the last one we could probably so right here is we have to be careful you start pushing up too far to take it to 90 which is very tempting it’ll start it’ll really want to start slipping out of the dye and then you start having trouble give all that leverage there you go that so it’s bringing that curve up there and I think we might try one more pass to get it to see if I can get ahead a little more any questions are Scott I’ll be too crazy but I mean remember if you’re just tuning in that this month we’re doing my PT is a giveaway yes you know we’ve been pretty far in the video so we probably new guys so make sure you visit the website we have this up for the month ends at the end of the month so make sure you get your name in there got a chance to win an SCT one of our most popular yup I all the tools now is the time to have it with paint season coming up get your car stripped quick and primal way alright we gone yep all right now is where we’re trying to push a little further so now that we have this Bend kind of made in this you could hand you know use your hand and kind of help the band a little bit if you get beyond you know if it starts curving too much it won’t fit in the bead roller die and we have that we have a kind of the line set now so it’s kind of following that line we’re like one doing there so I will communicate like we’ve done a couple times so now you can see the curve that’s picking up this way pretty sweet and then you can see there so I mean that could even become a patch panel for a Fender cordial I mean we’re basically trying to imitate the dash insert that we had sitting here on the table but you can see I mean just that you know it gives you the idea of all the possibilities yeah yeah this is something you’re bending in two different planes here so you could make you know a panel with two different curves in it so like you said if it’s a wheel tub insert or something like that you could do that it’s all it’s all in the this radius that you draw on here that’s going to change this whole shape on how much it bends on the top and on the front so take some practice to get something that’s actually going to fit whatever you’re doing you may want to do some small pieces as practice ahead of time but it’s pretty cool I mean you can do that like we say we went from just tipping a tipping an edge just normal you’re making you know multiple shapes of the precedent a panel from that we did first so if you’re just tuning in you want to see some of the other dies in use you’ll be able to watch us recorded and you’ll be able to see how we just did that earlier so we start off with so this is that it that’s all i got for four little tricks today we don’t want to bore anybody too much but anything else before we got here Scott last question is if there was any way to make louvers and we actually have a set of louvered eyes for this exact unit Elijah do it all we do have a set of louvered eyes and in fact we’re probably going to be doing a video on them in the next month so stay tuned subscribe to our YouTube channel and when you subscribe don’t forget to click there’s a bell icon the top corner that means you’ll be notified of all this stuff so if you subscribe you’ll get to see the the video on the louvered eyes when it comes out and like I said if you’re just joining us make sure you can always watch us recorded and if you’re interested any of this stuff our bead roller here 17 inch throat will do up to 18 gauge aluminum 17yrs throat means you’ll be 0 to a 34 inch wide piece so you’ve got to do all your fuller pans everything else comes with six sets of bead roller dies and flange and eyes and today what we demonstrated besides a bead roller was our bead roller forming dies which is this right here you get 10 of them and it’s going to allow you to do a lot of stuff like you see here on the table you know trans tunnels flares just put hemmed edges which is something else you know we’re starting to make there on the trance on we’re starting to fold some edges but you can do complete hemmed edges and yeah or dash inserts so b-roll is a pretty cool thing it’s really handy and if you’re restoring a car you’re definitely going to need ya need one in the shop and I guess we’re get out here don’t forget to tune in every monday tuesday wednesday at three o’clock eastern time and tomorrow is rust rust we’re going to do some rust and talking about rust how to how to take care of it and all the different rough solutions we have and when and where to use them because we seem to get Scott and his crew gets a lot of questions about that yeah so well cover for you guys hopefully answer a few of your questions so save some rust questions for us yep and I guess we’ll see you guys tomorrow alright catch you guys later you

19 Replies to “How to Make Custom Floor Pans + Custom Dash using Eastwood Bead Roller & Forming Dies”

  1. Thanks Guy's , I go to the Alsip store in Illinois , a must for any custom work , Great Tool πŸ”©πŸ‘

  2. Great video, love the tools that you guys put out. Is there a reason that we don't see more video's on the motorized bead roller?

  3. Matt: squinting and focusing with your left eye is called eye dominance (or ocular dominance). Here's a couple of links:

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