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06-16-2019 07:04 PM
BlackDobe Looking at my old post I noticed a few details that I left out.

Number one is that I used #6061 aluminum bar stock. The dimensions are 5mmx15mm by a length between that I can’t exactly recall but that had to be estimated manually kind of old school.

To get the first pass of the curved profile I used a cheap Harbor Freight ring roller.

The least possible curve was a bit to much so I had to do a little straightening afterward that I did with a bench vise and a heat gun to help the bar to relax a little. It was pretty easy to get it to the correct profile because the ring roller did not make it so over-curved that it took too much correcting.

I recall using some hand files to get the correct angles on each end to have them mate while I may have used my bench grinder a bit but either one would work.

I’d like to hear an idea as an alternative to using the ring roller for future reference but that’s the way that I thought was the best to get a clean profile. I would have preferred not buying a $70 ring roller though.
06-03-2017 07:00 AM
BlackDobe
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Nice fab work on that support strip - looks great!
Thank you - it was very gratifying for it to come out exactly as I had envisioned it.

Grill fix will be next
06-03-2017 06:56 AM
BlackDobe
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IIRC they are still available and not "stupid money" as Rowdie calls it.
I stopped panicking once I found them reasonably priced
06-03-2017 06:17 AM
cushjbc Nice fab work on that support strip - looks great!
06-03-2017 05:44 AM
reno4u2 IIRC they are still available and not "stupid money" as Rowdie calls it.
06-02-2017 08:08 PM
BlackDobe
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Some no good rotten barstard broke yer grille slat? Lowbrow scalawags, no doubt....


you spotted that for me
06-02-2017 07:29 PM
BlackDobe Looks like my last post had no pic so I just uploaded this:

06-02-2017 07:26 PM
isthisdave .




Some no good rotten barstard broke yer grille slat? Lowbrow scalawags, no doubt....











06-02-2017 07:20 PM
BlackDobe Notice anything?




06-02-2017 07:07 PM
kennedy I also used a rubber strip from the rear bumper, cut to length, fits perfect no problems
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