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Old 08-17-2004, 05:12 PM
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Bending material?

what material can I use that will be easy to bend something similiar to plexiglass without any fancy tools, that will withstand drilling a few holes, also to accept paint? Doesn't have to be thick at all, thinner the better, just has to be durable, thanks, Dana

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It would help to give an idea of what you are trying to do with it. Maybe someone here has done the same thing, and has some ideas.
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Whoops, your right, I want to make a shroud but there are a few weird bends that I want to make so I can enclose it all in completely, thanks, Dana
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I have to tell you, plexyglass can get pretty brittle under that hood. How about metal or fiberglass?
What kind of car? Maybe there is something in the aftermarket that you could at least start with.

My brother and I did a nice shroud on his '22 Buick using a "universal" shroud from a street rod store. It kinda looked like a big shallow cake pan. We cut it to the depth we wanted, cut the circle in the middle for the fan and bonded some brackets to it to bolt it in. We even made a piece of aluminum that covered the top tank and bonded that on as well. Came out real cool (no pun intended)
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I kinda drew a blank, but the cake pan sounds like I can do something with that idea, thanks, Dana
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