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Old 05-10-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

I need to bend some sheet metal 90* for my radiator support, but don't have access to a brake and don't want to pay out the *** for a metal shop to do it. The best solution I have come up with is using a grinder to make a little notch where I want to bend, then just bend it by hand around the side of my garage until its the right angle. Any other suggestions?

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You have a torch?? Heat that bastard up.... a hot metal is a flexible metal :thumbs2:
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that was my other idea, lol.
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that was my other idea, lol.
Thats what id do... head it up and slowly bend it.
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Thats what id do... head it up and slowly bend it.
I bet that's what you do....
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

if u really dont want to spend the money use a zippo and heat it over night
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

Brent and I will have to come over some weekend and help wrench on that thing this summer.
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

sounds like a plan, my goal for this summer is too get the body work DONE, completely, maybe even paint if I am lucky.
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

a guy on the local forums has a brake at work and he will do it for me
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

could of made ur own brake, couple 2x4 or 2x6's that are longer then the metal, screw them together ( but not through the metal ) and bend it over then hammer it to have a sharp 90
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oh and dont forget a razor knife to score the back of it
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Re: easy way to bend sheet metal 90 degrees without special tools?

torch,bench vise & some muscle Put that crack torch to some other use
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All you need is the metal and brawn.
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