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Handmade Merc front bumper

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Irrational Metalworks, May 2, 2012.

  1. Irrational Metalworks
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    I wish I had taken more pics as I was building it, but this is what I got! Made from 16 ga. CRS. Pullmax dies were made for the final profile, but the corners had to be shrunk and formed before I could start the final profile. This was a fun job!


    Tim@irrationalmetalworks.com
     

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  2. "T'RANTULA"
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    Im diggin the bumper and the car. Nice work!
     
  3. damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    NICE,looks really good!
     
  4. Anderson
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    Wow Tim, you are the man.
     

  5. Jim J
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    I've never seen paint job like that. slick.
     
  6. Torchie
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  7. Irrational Metalworks
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    I forgot I had these in another folder! A few more showing the dies and a few progress shots. I will post the finished pics when my customer gets it back from the chrome shop.


    Tim@irrationalmetalworks.com
     

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  8. Excellent man!
     
  9. Royalshifter
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    Dammm nice work do you have a side shot of the Merc?
     
  10. swissmike
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    Did you need to do any relief cuts to get rid of excess material in the inside radius at the ends?
    I'm impressed...
     
  11. Jim Stabe
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    That's really nice! How many passes through the dies did it take to get the shape? How are you going to finish it? I like the look it is right now, maybe a satin nickel or a smoke chrome powdercoat.
     
  12. Roger53
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    man I could look at this kind of work for hours . damned nice!
     
  13. temper_mental
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    Amazing car and work!
     
  14. yetiskustoms
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    amazing work. nice and clean!
     
  15. Doctor Detroit
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    Very cool. I'm interested in seeing more pics of the bumper fabrication and Merc if you have them.
     
  16. 32rick36
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    Great work, thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Irrational Metalworks
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    Thanks guys! There were no pie cuts in the corners, just lots and lots of shrinking. Royalshifter, that's the only side shot I have. All I did on this car is the bumper and mounts.


    Tim@irrationalmetalworks.com
     

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  18. redo32
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    WOW!! I'm guessing that you shrunk the ends with thumbnail dies in your pullmax? That's some pretty heavy shrinking. What size pullmax do you have? Any more pictures?
     
  19. Skrap metal
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  20. stealthcruiser
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    CRS, and you're chroming it as well?

    How well does that plating work with a stainless alloy?
     
  21. Smokey2
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    s to IT ....

    Tim, tanks fer the Post...........Beautiful Merc, whomever ? belongs Toit.
    Bumper is work of (art ) Craftsmanship, good Job !
    An, Torantular, I likes tha' Paint Scheme also, Looks Great ......

    Chrome ??? More Pics :cool:

    Smoke'
     
  22. Irrational Metalworks
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    CRS= Cold Rolled Steel. That would have been next to impossible to shrink that much stainless. That was the hard part, metalfinishing it so it could go to the chrome shop. No body filler allowed!
     
  23. stealthcruiser
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    Got it!

    When I see "C R S " where I work, and in documents, it is referring to "corrosion resistant steel", one of a number of alloys of stainless.

    Bad Ass bumper, nonetheless!!!
     
  24. ntxcustoms
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    Awesome Tim! Good to see some of your work.

    Tyler
     
  25. Royalshifter
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    Thank you for the photo and beautiful car....it is screaming for some Cadillac hub caps. ;)


     
  26. desotot
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    very nice bumper, lots of talent there.
     
  27. deto
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    Holy crap man... Did you have another guy on the other end feeding it with you or did you have a fence set up? Very very awesome metalwork man...
     
  28. Nice skills, man thats a beautiful car.
     
  29. I really like the look.
    Nice workmanship as well!
     
  30. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    very nice work and the bumpers look nice but machining dies and using a pullmax is hardly my idea of "handmade". more like machine made. not knocking the work but using tooling few people have is hardly handmade. cool idea though.
     

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