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#2385561 - 10/11/17 10:25 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: astjp2]
moparx Offline
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Originally Posted By astjp2
Andy, what did that press brake cost and what brand is it? I am looking at a 60 ton for some home projects!

a regular cheapo 20 ton hobo freight h beam press will do that with ease on small items. you just need to be creative with your clamping and support pieces. not hard at all with a tiny bit of practice.
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#2385621 - 10/11/17 11:50 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: astjp2]
AndyF Offline
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Originally Posted By astjp2
Andy, what did that press brake cost and what brand is it? I am looking at a 60 ton for some home projects!


I have a 4 foot Diacro press brake. It is about 50 years old. You can find them on ebay for $3000 to $5000 depending on condition. I think they are like old pickup trucks. The value just stays constant year after year since there are always people who want those old press brakes.

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#2385763 - 10/11/17 03:39 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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We surplused 8 each 60 ton 72" accurpress cnc machines at work, they went for 6-7K and were shipped to mexico...
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#2385835 - 10/11/17 05:48 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: astjp2]
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Yep, fully depreciated machine shop equipment usually sells for scrap price. The company that is selling the stuff doesn't want it and doesn't want to mess with trying to get top dollar for it. The asset is fully depreciated and anything they sell it for gets taxed. Lots of people make money buying that kind of stuff from folks who don't want it and selling it to people who do want it.......

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#2406007 - 11/19/17 03:10 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I built some more parts recently. Here is a gauge panel for my Coronet and a bracket to hold the Tach. These are both prototypes, will most likely redesign both of them but they seem to work for now.


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#2412311 - 12/02/17 02:37 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Latest project is an adapter that holds a 727 transmission on my engine stand. This makes it really easy to work on the trans.


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#2412551 - 12/02/17 11:53 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Sure looks like a better idea than having them all unstable on a flat bench.

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#2413650 - 12/05/17 01:48 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Is this something your going to produce? If so, sign me up. up

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#2417660 - 12/12/17 08:13 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Very nicely done, Andy. You are one of my Mopar Heroes.
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#2417905 - 12/13/17 10:31 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: Jwilli500]
AndyF Offline
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Originally Posted By Jwilli500
Is this something your going to produce? If so, sign me up. up


I'm not sure. I made one for myself and I had some extra blanks cut out so I could make more. But, the first one was a lot of work and it didn't come out looking like something I could sell so back to the drawing board.

I'm working with the guys at US Car Tool on some of these tools so if there is something that you really want or need then give them a call.

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#2417906 - 12/13/17 10:35 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I just came up with this rear end carrier so I could safely remove and install the Dana 60 in my Duster. It was unsafe to use the floor jack since the rear end was unstable on it so I designed this carrier. The carrier bolts to my trans jack so it can't flop around or tip over.

I sent the info on this over to US Car Tool so if people want a carrier like this just call them and they can make them. I don't think I'll make them in production since it is a too big for my brake press.


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