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Old 11-20-2018, 11:16 AM
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Default AC Condenser bracket

I thought I was done with 16 gauge sheet metal when the hood was completed on the Biederman, but here we go again..


I have a couple radius bends to do on the AC condenser bracket, so a piece of 1/2" 4130 was added to the Magnetic Brake die.. This will help keep things from moving, and it is welded on what is usually the back side, so no interference otherwise...










This will be the mounting flange to the radiator..











1" rod is used to form the radius on the side "covers"







A test fit before we cut out the gaping hole for air flow.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIW1kyuTGI




The center hole is cut out and a flange tipped for wrapping a 3/16" rod for wire edge. This should add plenty of strength, if the 16 GA wasn't enough..







Our anvil we made up for stretching the metal in the corners for tipping..


















Wire edging complete:











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Old 11-20-2018, 11:26 AM
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I like that, Robert. Thanks for posting.
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Very clean thanks for posting.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:02 PM
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Superb, Robert. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:33 PM
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Giday Robert,

Could you please give a novice like me a bit of a Description or Photos of how you used the Pipe as an Anvil to stretch corners before tipping?
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:53 PM
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Excuse the sound quality of this video, the iPhone sucks ass for trying to do noise cancelling or something. This shows how the inside corners were stretched for tipping.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkfr...ature=youtu.be




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Old 11-22-2018, 11:41 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



We drilled out mounting hole pattern in the AC condenser to the radiator, and added AVK style rivet nuts to the radiator cross bars to secure..











Installed, this will be the profile of the upper mounting bracket (about 24+ inches wide), that will share the AC condenser upper mounting screws. Not sure if we want to do this in polished stainless or paint. Thoughts?







The upper bracket will be attached to the core support also using rivet nuts, mainly from the back side to hide some of the hardware..








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Old 11-22-2018, 06:21 PM
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Thanks for posting the Video Robert.
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Our last piece for this puzzle...

Using 18 Gauge, the upper radiator mount / core support cover is cut out and bent to fit. Still needs some minor trimming around the radiator top and then we’ll make some threaded spotters to mark our rivet-nut holes.




We used our "pipe anvil" once more to tip the flange and provide the round relief around the fill neck.











https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZbACO-IHY4

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Old 11-29-2018, 04:07 AM
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Nice work Robert. Looks pretty good and factory.
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