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post #31 of 51 Old 03-08-2014, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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post #32 of 51 Old 03-09-2014, 06:19 AM
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Gotta say, I'll be stealing the look too. Been between making my own (damn that's a lot of time), or buying (damn that's a lot of money). Love metal cloaks high lines from certain angles, but a straight side-on view, and I don't like em. Yours have a different profile from the side that I DO like.

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post #33 of 51 Old 03-09-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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I used PVC with duct tape to work as a "flexible" joint. That allowed me to find the angles I wanted and let me stand back and look at them before anything was bent. Hit me up with any questions when your building yours. I'll help as much as I can.
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post #34 of 51 Old 03-10-2014, 01:17 AM
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Great work as usual! I'm getting ready to finally get some tube fender work started on my YJ. Planning on keeping with 1.75" (what I used for the hoop and pseudo-stinger) for the inner structure on the fronts as it will potentially carry from the grill hoop back through the firewall and, in the future, to a full cage.

What diameter did you use for your flares? I've always thought I'd order a 1.5" die set for my flares, but have lately been thinking about 1.25". Just looking for examples of flares in both sizes before I invest in more dies. Thinking the 1.50 will be more useful for other applications, but that the 1.25 would be better for this flare work. The rears will be simple flares off of full length armor blanks.

Thanks in advance!

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post #35 of 51 Old 03-10-2014, 05:05 PM
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These turned out awesome man. I'm really digging these. Definitely makes me re-think my idea I had for tube fenders that I had in my head lol

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post #36 of 51 Old 03-10-2014, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Great work as usual! I'm getting ready to finally get some tube fender work started on my YJ. Planning on keeping with 1.75" (what I used for the hoop and pseudo-stinger) for the inner structure on the fronts as it will potentially carry from the grill hoop back through the firewall and, in the future, to a full cage.

What diameter did you use for your flares? I've always thought I'd order a 1.5" die set for my flares, but have lately been thinking about 1.25". Just looking for examples of flares in both sizes before I invest in more dies. Thinking the 1.50 will be more useful for other applications, but that the 1.25 would be better for this flare work. The rears will be simple flares off of full length armor blanks.

Thanks in advance!

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I used 1.50" tubing. You can find 1.50" and 1.25" tube flares for sale. Usually the more "high end" brands are 1.50".
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I used 1.50" tubing. You can find 1.50" and 1.25" tube flares for sale. Usually the more "high end" brands are 1.50".
Cool. Thanks for the info. I haven't had much chance to see many examples first hand. Most of the guys I wheel with drive trailer queens and just cut off what they don't want rather than work with what is there. I just got it in my head that 1.50 may seem a bit large, but then again, I have no first hand reference. Knowing what yours look like being 1.50 really helps me out.

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post #38 of 51 Old 03-17-2014, 11:40 AM
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awesome work, we got the same bender painted the same color haha
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post #39 of 51 Old 03-18-2014, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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awesome work, we got the same bender painted the same color haha
After I welded it, those were the colors I had enough of. I didn't want to go to town, so it's white and some odd yellow/green color.
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post #40 of 51 Old 07-02-2014, 05:42 PM
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Is this the finished frame work or will that piece on the tire be fit in at one of the bends? Very nice work by the way, if it's OK with you I may try and pattern mine after these. Of course I have to finish my hydraulic bender conversion first and make a few practice bends before I attempt these...

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post #41 of 51 Old 07-03-2014, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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There's a short piece that goes in between the flare and the inner tubing. Feel free to copy. I copied off Metal Cloak.
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Great job on those fenders! They came out awesome!
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