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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted November 11, 2002 08:21 PM  
Where's the best place to buy a sheet metal brake. Are there any plans on the internet for building one myself?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted November 11, 2002 08:29 PM  
chevy..i think jammin has been workin on some plans for one...i'm hoping he has them up in a week or so..

Dirt Maniac

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posted November 15, 2002 05:17 PM  
Sounds GREAT! I've been trying to get plans or ideas myself! Thanks.. loojack

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 30, 2002 10:40 AM  
We just got done making one ourselves and it was no fun at all. It bends short piece 2ft or shorter pretty well, but it tends to bow out on longer pieces. We were bending 20 gauge it would probally do aluminum better, but I can buy 20 gauge for $4.00 a sheet compared to $50 for aluminum. Good luck with making one hopefully jammin puts some plans up.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted November 30, 2002 10:15 PM  
I built a brake by some plans once and it bent ok for awhile on short and some long pieces but when i tryed using it for 20 gauge steel instead of aluminum i warped it. I ended up buying a manufactured brake that bends steel or aluminum fine and can do more things than the one i had built to some plans.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted December 01, 2002 02:57 PM  
bought a L&T brake off the dirt fourm add.nice brake work good on the stuff that we used.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 154
posted December 09, 2002 10:51 AM  
I go around to heating and air conditioning businesses that bend their own duct until I find one willing to let me put their mame on my car in return for a few bends. If your are not pushy and wait for your bends until they are not busy, I find most will do it.

[This message has been edited by Pickles (edited December 09, 2002).]

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