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Old 08-30-2019, 05:49 PM
BigR BigR is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Prescott, AZ
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It took a couple of days to make the patterns, adjusting and fitting, then removing the old bumper brackets, etc. The prep work, assembling the press, cutting the wood, making the wood triangles, figgern' everything out took another half day.

The actual bending only took a half hour or so. I think I made maybe a half dozen tries. What surprised me was the amount of distance the metal needed to be moved before it took a set. These bumpers were nice and thick and I was careful to spread the pressure to the left and right of center, not working the same area over and over. Resulting curve is smooth, with no discontinuities.

Now I need to bend the ends more "inward" to conform to the curve of the car fenders. I want to keep the distance from the body consistent the full length of the bumper.
John in Prescott, Arizona
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