Home Made Metal Break.....anyone done it? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 01:10 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: 99 soft tail standard I painted
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N.C.
Age: 35
Posts: 222
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Home Made Metal Break.....anyone done it?

Hey guys,have any of you ever made your own metal brake?If so do you have any pics,or plans.Im gonna build one with or without your help!....lolI have some ideas on how to do it,but your help would be great!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 01:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I made one using angle iron, pipe, and some rod! I'll have to take some pics of it.

I've used it to make various brackets with 3/16 inch steel and aluminum flat bar. Works well, but I need to make a few minor changes to it to work great!


Drew

http://firstgenfirebird.org/show/closeup.mv?CarID=642
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 02:11 PM
zonk's Avatar
Home Built Rods No Rules
 

Last journal entry: Home Made Sheetmetal bender plans
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: 2 acres country Iowa
Age: 57
Posts: 749
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Check my project journal, may help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 03:21 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: 99 soft tail standard I painted
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N.C.
Age: 35
Posts: 222
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dang Zonk!That thing looks great!Its a little more complex that what I had in mind,but it gave me alot of good ideas.I have made one that is small,2 feet I think,but I need something bigger for door bottoms and stuff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 08:57 PM
New Member
 

Last journal entry: Regrouping
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Shreveport, LA
Age: 36
Posts: 29
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just made one out of 2x3x1/4 angle iron. Welded it to a base plate, put some pins in the sides for pivot, and stuck a couple of handles on it. I made it 3 ft wide. It'll bend a nice crisp 90 edge in 1/8 easy. Haven't tried anything thicker, imagine it'd do it too. I'll get a picture of it tomorrow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2006, 09:47 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Latest picture
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 234
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will take a picture of mine in the morning and post it here. Dan
www.geocities.com/dantechfab
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2006, 09:01 AM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Latest picture
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 234
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's the one I made! I went to the store that sells this type of brake with my digital camera and pull-out tape, and that's where I got the plans. I built this about 10 years ago for about $100. The one in the store was around $1400, well worth the effort. The picture is a little dark, but you'll get the idea.Dan
www.geocities.com/dantechfab
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 091.jpg
Views:	4627
Size:	142.0 KB
ID:	9962  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: 99 soft tail standard I painted
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N.C.
Age: 35
Posts: 222
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dang Hemi43,you are the man!Thats one heck of a nice break! Thanks for the help and the pic!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 12:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bay City,Michigan
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Metal break

Has anyone ever made one ? do you have plans or some pics that may help me out. mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 01:13 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Skokie, Il
Posts: 159
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I made a 48" one for about $60. It's so easy, even a caveman could do it. No plans, just right out of my head. Angle iron, 1/4" stock, square tubing, a bunch of bolts, a couple of hinges is all it is. It works just fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 01:44 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Latest picture
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 234
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do you have machining abilities?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 03:31 PM
Shelby1's Avatar
Steel Dreams
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lillian,AL
Age: 69
Posts: 317
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilone
Hey guys,have any of you ever made your own metal brake?If so do you have any pics,or plans.Im gonna build one with or without your help!....lolI have some ideas on how to do it,but your help would be great!
Here is a small one that I made many years ago to bend mount brackets and tabs when I worked in a race car fab shop. It would bend up to 3/16.
Kenny
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0727.JPG
Views:	3293
Size:	118.4 KB
ID:	39725  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 03:40 PM
NEW INTERIORS's Avatar
Believe in yourself !!!!!!
 

Last journal entry: 41 WILLYS FRAME
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In My Shop..
Age: 49
Posts: 10,066
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 539 Times in 399 Posts
Here's a press break I built..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0015.jpg
Views:	1418
Size:	192.9 KB
ID:	39726   Click image for larger version

Name:	0026.jpg
Views:	1486
Size:	187.2 KB
ID:	39727  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 03:47 PM
Jon's Avatar
Jon Jon is offline
Hotrodders.com Administrator
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Colorado
Age: 37
Posts: 3,206
Wiki Edits: 7314

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Anyone have plans? Can we post them to the wiki?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 03:50 PM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,856
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 150 Times in 137 Posts
That's a pretty ingenious trigger you've got there Randy! Is that just an air powered gear motor connected to the hydraulic jack?
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Welding Books Magnus_Jager General Rodding Tech 6 11-29-2005 03:57 PM
Dent Repair Randy Ferguson Body - Exterior 25 11-26-2005 09:00 PM
my doors got stretched nomad57ry Body - Exterior 17 12-02-2004 06:51 AM
Kustomsledd fuel tank, how I made it... DrChop General Rodding Tech 4 10-28-2003 12:47 PM
Synthetic for break in? What weight ? (engine and cam break in that is) sizemoremk Engine 5 08-14-2003 04:50 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.