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Unread 07-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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corner guard press brake die.

I'm looking to make my own TJ corner guards, and don't want to do bends every 1/2". So, I'm calling on all my metal fab experts to guide me. This means you SWAG... how would I go about making a die for bending a 3" radius? I have access to a press brake, and all other tools needed.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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DIY corner guard thread I saved from Pirate a while back....

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...ner-armor.html





There is a link to a second thread on the same subject in there too.

While I am always happier with making things myself, most find that corner armor is cheaper to buy with so many vendors offering their version for not much $$$. If I had the parts laying around to make my own die, I'd make them too.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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Scavenging for parts to make my own as we speak.
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OK, so figure out the radius of your corners and find a piece of pipe/tube or whatever you can find to match, clever! I am hoping to replace my CJ5's diamond plate corners this way.

Thanks for the info guys.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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After searching my shop for a 6" diameter pipe and coming up empty, I called our steel shop... 6" DOM tubing us $175/ft. That's the only pipe/tube that is 6". All others are 6.625" or under.

So, I'm going to roll some 1/4" plate into a half circle and weld in some gussets to make the die. I'm only doing 1 set for now. But if others in my area show interest, I can see buying a chunk of 6" dom
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It might even work to do something similar to this... slots and tabs to make a round die..

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I looked into making myself a set last year and never got around to it. I did all the math and drew it up in cad with all of the bends...


It was difficult to maintain consistency throughout the test piece with all the bends. If I were to run a production version it would be with just like the first pic, but with a built in depth stop.
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It might even work to do something similar to this... slots and tabs to make a round die..

Off topic, but just saw that you're from Newport News. I'm on active orders at Ft. Lee right now -- doing some port operation training at Eustis in like 7hrs. Is there any wheeling within like 4hrs? I haven't had any luck with this area
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Not really...

Some of the guys in our club go up to "ShoeCreek" once in a while for some mild wheeling.


Funny you mention the Port Training at Fort Eustis... that's where I work. You're not part of this Reserve Unit that's down here doing SPOC Training are you? I'm actually a DA Civilian Instructor for the Transportation School. I'm training a group of Reservists on the 10K Rough Terrain Forklift at the moment. I also teach the KALMAR, 40T Crane, and Hagglund Crane Courses.

If you happen to get down to Training Area 15 (KALMAR and 10K Training Area), look me up. I'm the 300lb Bald Guy with a white hardhat..
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look me up. I'm the 300lb Bald Guy with a white hardhat..


shouldn't be to hard to find!!!HAHA
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Not really...

Some of the guys in our club go up to "ShoeCreek" once in a while for some mild wheeling.


Funny you mention the Port Training at Fort Eustis... that's where I work. You're not part of this Reserve Unit that's down here doing SPOC Training are you? I'm actually a DA Civilian Instructor for the Transportation School. I'm training a group of Reservists on the 10K Rough Terrain Forklift at the moment. I also teach the KALMAR, 40T Crane, and Hagglund Crane Courses.

If you happen to get down to Training Area 15 (KALMAR and 10K Training Area), look me up. I'm the 300lb Bald Guy with a white hardhat..
Nope, I'm in TC BOLC at Ft. Lee. We were only there for one day of vessel familiarization.





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Too cool! I work on that Landship all the time. Been on all those boats a bunch of times over the years too.

We usually give you guys a tour of the simulators and a demo of our Material Handling Equipment when you come down too.. but I guess Furlough Friday precluded that.


Sorry about the Highjack.. we'll get back to our previously scheduled programming momentarily..
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Sorry about the Highjack.. we'll get back to our previously scheduled programming momentarily..
No hijack Eddie, only AWESOMENESS in those pics!
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For the benefit of the group; based on my measurements it is 11" from the center of the bend to the end of the guard for my TJ. 2.5" to center of bend (5" total bend area) + 8.5" to start of tailgate.

Drew a jig in CAD this evening. Plan to try this out soon, thanks!
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For the benefit of the group; based on my measurements it is 11" from the center of the bend to the end of the guard for my TJ. 2.5" to center of bend (5" total bend area) + 8.5" to start of tailgate.

Drew a jig in CAD this evening. Plan to try this out soon, thanks!
Thanks Andrew, saving your drawing to my "info file". It'll come in handy.

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