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Old 10-13-2013, 09:01 AM
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6 ton bench press fun

so my wife needs two lower control arms cause both sides have a bad bushing. It's the same one on both sides. I guess it's a common issue. So instead of paying $75 for some used ones on a parts car, I decided to get the $15 bushings and buy a press. I haven't started yet cause I need a bigger socket and washer and this is all stuff I can get at work, but in the meantime I have discovered some cool stuff on line on how to emboss metal with a press. I've seen really clean work ranging from using metal and carefully cut out shapes to people using 1/8" masonite and taping it to the metal for decent results. I'll keep you guys posted on some things I'll try. My first attempt will be with a coat hanger and will see what that gives me.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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Do you a remember that guy who use to post from India? I forget his name damn it, but he posted something about this and it was amazing how they did it. It was CRAZY how they were making car parts for sale, hand made headlamp bezels as I remember was one of them.

But yeah, I have never done it but seen it, a "die" made from tempered massionite, top and bottom dies then simply pressed together and it worked perfectly.

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