Hey folks, it has been a while since I have posted. But I thought I would share some big news with you.
As most of you know the largest cost and most difficult part of making wings is the trim that wraps the wing. I have been using a double trim design that looks very good, but is also very expensive and time consuming.
Well I have decided to make a very significant investment which I think will benefit the Shasta community as a whole. I have designed (I am a mechanical engineer) and purchased a custom aluminum extrusion die to make retro wing trim, which is also perfect as counter top/table trim. The 3 line design is very indicative of the era and looks amazing on all years and sizes.
Have a look at the attached image. The trim is super soft, and bends with no kinking. It is brite anodized for a high finish and corrosion resistance. I am very excited about the new trim and hope to have wings using this trim available for sale in the next 6-10 weeks. visit www.nastyshasty.blogspot.com. You may also see my wings available on another major vintage supply website in the near future!
I will post an image of a completed wing soon.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2013 18:54:52 GMT -5 by tylerbes
Ross: Very soft, I purchased the softest grade I coud get in order to make the tight bend at the nose. No annealing required.
Mobiltec: The inner dimension of the "C" is 1 9/16".... thats 1 1/2" for the counters wood and 1/16 added for the formica... perfect. In my case its 1 1/2 for the core of the wing and 1/16 added for the front and back aluminum.
Cowcharge: Of course it does... I tried my sons playdoe factory but no luck . I contracted an extrusion house to make the die (which i now own) and they will make my trim on their machine. I then buy my trim from them.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2013 20:19:34 GMT -5 by tylerbes
Thanks folks. Its been quite a learing process. Just when I mastered making the wings my old way, I went and redesigned them. But again its well worth it. I have 288 pcs of the new trim being delivered mid-May. THey are long enough to make 7X27, 8X36, and 9X42's.
Tyler sent me my new wings with the new extrusion and they are awesome. Great job on the construction, service, communication, etc. They showed up in great shape after their journey across the US. Can't wait to get them on the trailer... two weeks! I am starting the painting of the trailer now...