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#541 d.p

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Posted Today, 05:18 AM

Yeah neil so when you make mine use spring steel ok?

 

In all seriousness I admire how much work you put into this thing, I don't have the patience to do all that.  



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Posted Today, 05:22 AM

Yeah neil so when you make mine use spring steel ok?

In all seriousness I admire how much work you put into this thing, I don't have the patience to do all that.


I'll see what I can do, i need to look into if it bends easy and if I need to heat treat it too.... maybe Santa will be nice to you....

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Posted Today, 05:28 AM

Feel free to order me a sheet of the spring metal for me... text me and I'll give you some info about what I. Think we need... I'm sure we can work something out....

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Posted Today, 05:48 AM

I think spring steel needs to be heated up red hot to be bent. 



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Posted Today, 05:51 AM

I think spring steel needs to be heated up red hot to be bent.


Well that could get interesting then....

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Posted Today, 06:58 AM

You can probably order it in bar form in about the right width so that you don't have to cut it from a sheet.  


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Posted Today, 07:02 AM

complete guess on thickness and width, but here's an example to get you started.  Not even positive this is the right stuff, but it sounds about right.

https://www.mcmaster...074k51/=19u6bn5


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Posted Today, 08:37 AM

Ya that's close, and a good though buying a piece like that, then I just need to trim to length....

Actual measurements were
1 1/8 width
About .065 thick.. ( I think 14 gauge)
And a piece about 5 1/2 long....

I'm gonna test the 2 I made when I test fit my doors before I paint the doors and the fenders.

First I need to see if they function like they are suppose to, more proof of concept then anything....
Then I'll deal with strength and/or using different material.....