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McRuff

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I built this awhile back to bend some brackets. I needed some U shaped pieces bent for some alternator brackets I was reproducing from one that hadn't been made in nearly 30 years. I also make some jeep spring/shock plates for a swap that is common in older cj jeeps.
This was built in a weekend from scrap from work and has served me well since I built it.

Trying it out before I paint and finish it.
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After painting it and adding a mag mounted drop indicator for repeatability.
It will bend up to 1/2" thick by 6 1/2" wide A36 hot rolled steel with a 20 ton bottle jack.

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A set of the Jeep spring plates made with it, my 9" South Bend and Kent mill. I have made about 20 sets of these over the last 2 years.
3/8" x 4 1/2"wide material.

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Nice job. What kind of steel did you use and what rod did you use to weld it?

Jeff
 

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Nice job. What kind of steel did you use and what rod did you use to weld it?

Jeff
Its all made with 1018 and 1045. Its Tig welded with er70 mild steel. Its literally scrap I dug out of our scrap barrel at work, it used to be old mounting brackets for water and hydraulic fittings to go on some old tooling we discarded.
 

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I built one from Mike's plans.
It works great,
The tooling cost more than the steel to make it.

Andrew Hurt. 1970CJ6
 

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I found some dies at the junkyard and made me one up... Press brake.JPG
 
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