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Technical Model A after market rain cutter bending

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rod Ari, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Rod Ari
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 68

    Rod Ari
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    from Finland

    My Pal is trying to figure out what kind of tools to fabricate to bend alloy rain cutter. He is building cool Tudor. Do you have any tips for that?
     
  2. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 960

    Pete Eastwood
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    from california

    anneal the area you are planning on bending .
     
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  3. Isn't anyone going to tell him it's "rain gutter"?
     
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  4. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
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    Mat Thrasher
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  5. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 670

    Bugguts
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    I did mine by creating a simple wooden buck from plywood, matching the rear curve. I left the new gutter length longer than needed for the bending and cut to fit after.
    I did not anneal mine or use anything other than a couple C clamp vice grips, wooden blocks to hold it in position and my hands.
    The gutter bent super easy, but wanted to slightly twist in the bend area, but some gentle massaging and manipulating with my hands formed it well. I than applied masking tape to car to keep from scratching paint and cut gutter to length. I used sliding wood clamps with windows rolled down to hold it in position while I finalized the fit.
    Mine were aluminum copies.
    Super easy to do. Don’t overthink it.
     

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