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**Tech week** How to make a bumper

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mindover, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Mindover
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    Most of the ones I have made have been for Aston Martin (this is for a DB6) or Ferrari's



    Hi divco - Its mild steel. 16g (1.6mm)

    David
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  2. Lowrders
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    I also noticed you call them rail road "Sleepers". The reason it caught my eye is because I was reading a "Thomas and Friends" book to my kid last night and they called them rail road "sleepers" also. Here in the states we call them Rail Road TIES. funny.
    Impressive work. Be my friend so I can follow your posts. this was a very good read. Thanks!
     
  3. ChefMike
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    Very cool ! just proves you don't need alot of fancy tools to do the work
     
  4. Finnrodder
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    Thats really cool,thanks for posting this!
     
  5. Mindover
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    Thanks for your comments guys.
     
  6. Mindover
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    Cheers Mike that's pretty much what I am trying to show. Nothing wrong with using machines but you don't have to have them. Even with machines there is a need to hand finish things like these bumpers to get a good surface finish.

    David
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  7. Mindover
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    Here are the photos of another bumper that I mentioned at the beginning of the thread, this bumper is made in 14g (2mm) thick steel. It is for a Ferrari. I also made the center section of the bumper in these photos.

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    David
     
  8. NTAPHSE
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    Beautiful work! Can you explain how you made the center section of the Ferrari bumper? Was it a different process than the ends?
     
  9. johnny bondo
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    wow! thats cool i never really thought to do that before.
     
  10. Mindover
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    Hi, pretty much the same process. Less hollowing because the shape is less compound.

    David
     
  11. Mindover
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    Thanks, hope the thread gives you ideas, the same process can be used for most parts. It works well for these because there is quite a small area that actually needs to be shaped. Much of it is untouched. I show a shot of another bumper I made on my YouTube video.

    David
     
  12. brandonwillis
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    fantastic work man. looks great
     
  13. s55mercury66
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    I can't wait to get home and start making some more tools and sheet metal parts.
     
  14. Mindover
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    Cheers guys, good of you to comment.

    David
     
  15. Woob
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    In a word, "Inspirational!"
     
  16. sr808
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    This is a great post, David. I already have your video. Everyone here should buy it.
     
  17. Mindover
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    Thanks Woop! glad you like it.

    sr808 Thank you, I am glad you like the DVD so much. It was a lot of work to make but comments like yours make it all worth while.

    David
     
  18. s55mercury66
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    I got home and got my hands on the video. Just watched it for the second time, some really good stuff in there. I have 2 weeks off, might even get something done in that time.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012
  19. mink
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    I do not see any pictures. Any one else have this problem
     
  20. bonez
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    In a strong south London accent: Thats the dogs bollocks mate!
    Ace work, i dont think i could ever make it. Too much patience needed.
     
  21. linkstar69
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    Great tech, thanks for posting.
     
  22. Mindover
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    Now it's all over I can say thanks for your interest and thanks to everyone who voted for my tech.

    Cheers!

    David
     

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