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Unread 09-25-2011, 11:35 PM   #16
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For the bend location... leave your corner big then bend it. After its bent ... hold up to the Jeep and mark where it needs to be cut for a perfect fit...

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Unread 09-29-2011, 04:34 PM   #17
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Saw this pic on Pirate... it might not be too difficult to increase the size a bit to get the proper radius.

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Unread 09-30-2011, 08:59 AM   #18
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Here is my solution to bending plate steel, as for a ~6" radius I would agree for this one off part it is cheaper to buy than to fabricate Jeep corner armor.

20 Ton Press Brake DIY Builder Kit












Press Brake kit comes unassembled, you do the final assembly and welding.

Designed to fit the Harbor Freight 20 ton press.

Press Brake includes adjustable back stop and side top for accurate repeatable bends.

Max Bending Radius (deg.) 110

Max. Bending Capacity 3/8" plate

Max Bending Width 19.25"

Tools required for assembly, welder, grinder, level, small square.

THe DIY builder kit includes the following parts:

Press brake base plate
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Bottom die
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Top die guide rail DOM tubing
Top die ram center 1.75" dia tubing
(2) 3" threaded rods
(2) Shaft collar locks
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Unread 03-31-2012, 11:38 AM   #19
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Well, I found a company that will fab the blanks up for me. I'm working on the minute details now for the CAD drawing. The cost is minimal compared to what it would cost me to do myself. $200 shipped, and then I can cut the excess off. If it works out, I might see about having more made for the JF crew if they are interested in diamond plate steel corners.
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Unread 04-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #20
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Please keep us updated, I have been wanting a pair of steel diamond plate corner guards also. But the only ones I've seen are the thin aluminum ones.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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Hey athos76, any updates? I tried to pm you but you're box is full.
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I'll tell you what I use, but beware it probably isn't the safest way, and it is certainly a miss use of equipment. I bought one of those cheap harbor freight pipe benders for $80 with one of there 20% off coupons. As a pipe bender, it sucks, but I use the 3/4 in. die, place a 4 in. piece of 3/4 in square tube in it with the edge up. I then place the flat plate cross ways thru the bender. I place a couple of c-clamps at the top of the bender to add a little strength, and bend away. I have bent up to 1/4 x 4 in plate into a 90% angle this way. It beats the way I used to do it by a long shot, I used to clamp the plate to my work bench, heat it with my torch, and bear down on it with long crescent wrench handle. I'll post up pics of anyone is interested. PS. I really like the press picture from pirate, I'll have to make one of those, it's probably much safer.
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Well, I found a company that will fab the blanks up for me. I'm working on the minute details now for the CAD drawing. The cost is minimal compared to what it would cost me to do myself. $200 shipped, and then I can cut the excess off. If it works out, I might see about having more made for the JF crew if they are interested in diamond plate steel corners.

When I got these done a few years back using the local company...was about $120 bucks. Rather than "having the jeep"...I used cardboard across the top of the rear corners and traced. Gave them the tracing with the measurements needed. You can see how the broke it ever couple inches. 3/16" plate. Fit like a glove.










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You can bend up to 5/16" A36 with a large arbor press. I did some that was 20" wide with some gentle bends in it. You can bend 10ga at a fairly sharp 90 using three pieces of angle iron, two welded side by side on a piece of flat plate and the third piece of angle iron used to push down the piece you want bent between the welded angle iron.

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Unread 03-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #25
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When I got these done a few years back using the local company...was about $120 bucks. Rather than "having the jeep"...I used cardboard across the top of the rear corners and traced. Gave them the tracing with the measurements needed. You can see how the broke it ever couple inches. 3/16" plate. Fit like a glove.
Any chance on getting contact info for that company? I'd love to get a quote from them.

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Hey athos76, any updates? I tried to pm you but you're box is full.
Sorry about that. I had to put the project on the back burner for a bit due to my wife deploying. I got a new quote for the company and they upped the price to 285 from 200. So I decided to shop around. My local welder might let me use their brake to attempt it myself as long as I buy the steel through them.
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Any chance on getting contact info for that company? I'd love to get a quote from them.

Harold Butzer Steel in Jefferson City, MO. I can tell you that there recent price increases were the driving force behind getting my plasma cutter....and it wasn't the steel costs..lol. Ask for dan. He's going to want something to go off of so I'd get some measurements and send him an email after talking with him. Then mail him a template cut out of cardboard.

I've got a buddy whom we just put crusher corners on and I could probaby get a template and get some made for you...but with a new plasma table showing up today....it would be a few weeks before I could start on it if you weren't in a hurry.
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