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Unread 12-03-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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cnc plasma cut rear corner guards tj

Hi all, I was thinking about cutting my own rear corner guards for my tj. want to do the cj tailgate conversion and the round led taillights. So after all that I wouldn't have to draw holes for the hinges. just the round taillights, license plate and the fuel cap. anyway, I was planning on using our cnc plasma cutter in class to cut from some 14 or 16 gauge steel. you can either draw your cut paths on the computer program or you can cut using a picture from the internet (to some extent). I am probably only a little less than an expert at the operation and could probably eventually draw the shapes I need BUT

I was wondering if anyone could give me ideas on how to go about it. Like should I measure from tailgate all around to where I want the guard to end and go from there? how should I go about the wheel arch? Does anybody have a flat layout picture of their corner guards before bent?
anyone familiar with cnc plasma cutting or the DesignEdge program any input?
I guess I could draw it out on paper or something but any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread 12-04-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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Start with cardboard and tape. Mock up what you want to do, then lay it back out and take measurements
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Unread 12-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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wow thanks guess I should have just thought about it before making the post.
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Do you have a way to bend the radius?
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Do you have a way to bend the radius?
I was planning on using an oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and slowly bend it around something with a similar bend. I have plenty of materials so if that doesn't work I can figure something else out. Do you have any better ideas to bend it?
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I was planning on using an oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and slowly bend it around something with a similar bend. I have plenty of materials so if that doesn't work I can figure something else out. Do you have any better ideas to bend it?
I've seen guys on here do it that way...I know it was a PITA making a die for production repeat-ability. A press and a 6"OD pipe would be a good place to start!
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