I'm thinking of making a couple new door skins and possibly a rear tub for my touring. I'll need a bead roller to do this correctly, anyone out there with a used bead roller for sale. I'm assuming I'M not the only one crazy enough to try this so any suggestions or help I'd appreciate. I'm a project guy and have had and worked on many old cars. However, this is the first wood wheeled one I've had a chance to really restore from the frame up. Dave
Where Are You From? Custer, South Dakota
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1927 Star Touring
I tried to use a bead roller to make new cowl side panels for Cathy's Star (see pics in Following a Star), but the beads were not the same as the ones on the car. I messed-up a lota new metal trying!
I then carfully bent the bead in the full length of the panel with a metal break and split, dollied and welded the ends to the correct shape. This worked out very well!!