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Unread 09-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
qlfarm
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YJ Windshield Hinge Light Brackets

I am getting my YJ ready to paint this weekend and decided to make a pair of window hinge light brackets.

I used 3/16" metal that I had left over from another project. They are welded to the hinges on the bottom side. They were easy and fun to make. I think I had about an hour and a half from start to finish designing, making and painting the finished project. Once I paint (Monstaline) them; they will look pretty good.

Pattern on a piece of paper:

Transfered to the steel:

Cut out with relief cuts for the bends (it isn't square, I had issues with the die cutter):

Making the bend for the lower support:

One bend completed:

Completed bracket:

Ready for welding:

Finished weld (cleaned up with a small grinder wheel):

Right side completed:

Finished pair:

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Unread 09-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Looks good. Simple to make and effective.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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Looking great. Nicely done!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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Good idea. I just might do that myself. Thanks for posting
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Unread 10-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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great idea thanks for posting the dimensions im going to make some this weekend for me and my friend
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