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Torch out the piece. Pick it up with vice grips, heat it a little more. Then clamp it to fit the frame and hammer if needed. After its shaped I clean the peice with the grinder. Welding a bit then hammering is also a good method. I try to use the heat from cutting or welding to help shape the steel.
 

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Originally posted by SERIOUSHYDROS@Aug 27 2005, 02:08 AM~3701932
Torch out the piece. Pick it up with vice grips, heat it a little more. Then clamp it to fit the frame and hammer if needed. After its shaped I clean the peice with the grinder. Welding a bit then hammering is also a good method. I try to use the heat from cutting or welding to help shape the steel.
than i am doin it the easy way..lol :cool:
 

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make a big c clamp with box tubing and a cylinder jack

voila
 

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Originally posted by biggeazy-e@Aug 27 2005, 09:26 AM~3702501
:cheesy:
right next to the jackstand..
thats a little fancier then mine...but on the bright side mine cost a total of 0$ to build :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by One Luv@Aug 27 2005, 08:11 AM~3702447
i try not to use heat at all if possible, clamps and a hydro powered bended is what i use
heat is ok as long as you dont rapidly cool it
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Originally posted by ROCKSOLID84@Aug 27 2005, 02:10 PM~3702972
heat is ok as long as you dont rapidly cool it
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And as long as you dont use too much or too many times. I've been meaning to make one of those clamps for awhile now. I have all the stuff. Just too lazy to build tools.
 

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Originally posted by ROCKSOLID84@Aug 27 2005, 07:55 AM~3702152
than i am doin it the easy way..lol  :cool:
Shaped a piece for the front in less than 5 min the other day. The proccess goes pretty quick from cutting to a little heating then fitting to the frame and shaping. Easier than what I used to do :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by SERIOUSHYDROS@Aug 27 2005, 02:11 PM~3703704
Shaped a piece for the front in less than 5 min the other day. The proccess goes pretty quick from cutting to a little heating then fitting to the frame and shaping. Easier than what I used to do :biggrin:
on the belly?..... :confused:
 

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Not the belly. The side from the the spring pocket to under the rocker. Has sort of an "S" shape in 1/4". Not one of the easier places. I'll take a quick pic of it tomarrow. Its just shaped. I haven't cleaned it or welded it yet
 
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