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How To Make Curved Flanges On Sheet Metal Panels | Tipping Die

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Find The Tools I Use Here -https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefabforums On this episode of The Fab Forums I show you the technique used to create curved bends on sheet metal panels. Once you see the basic principals it actually a very simple process. Hope you dig it. KillFab Clothing Co. - https://www.killfab.com You can always find me here: Facebook: thefabforums Instagram: @thefabforums Twitter: @thefabforums SnapChat Username: vossperformance What I Use To Film: Canon G7x - http://amzn.to/2kAWnTe Canon 70d w/ 18-55 STM Lens - http://amzn.to/2kak7gr Canon 10-18 STM Lens - http://amzn.to/2kagirC Rode VideoMic Pro - http://amzn.to/2kaebnE SunPak Tripod - http://amzn.to/2kB4aR2 Camera Slider - http://amzn.to/2k4bKR3 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate - http://amzn.to/2jGwORu Fluid Head Tripod - http://amzn.to/2kxoAdM Camera Lights - http://amzn.to/2l5uShF
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Travis Bradley (1 month ago)
Just realized that's an s30!!
DJ Statyk (1 month ago)
Dude, i personally wanna thank you for these videos. You definitely inspire me to get out there and do a damn thing. Thanks again, you earned yourself a Sub!
The Fab Forums (1 month ago)
awesome...thanks for watching
Doug Jones (2 months ago)
Good demo,thanks
The Fab Forums (2 months ago)
no problem
Fatts The Bavarian (3 months ago)
Santa Cruz screaming hand... Brings back the memories
The Fab Forums (3 months ago)
yeah for sure...I used to live close
Myron Johnson (5 months ago)
That was a very educational video. I haven't been asked to make these yet but I'm sure I will be as I've been doing more fabrication with my Everlast lately. I'm bookmarking this video.
The Fab Forums (5 months ago)
awesome
Ken Sendelofski (5 months ago)
thanks for the video. Just bought a shrinker strecher. hopefully it Will work. Harbour fright 150 dollars. budget is limited.
NoSunBeach (5 months ago)
Awesome! I'd like to do this on a partial cutout of a van roof to create a LEAKPROOF OPENING for a custom 3'x4' pop up between my roof rack rails. Any mobile way to do this? I know I will have to weld in 90 degree corner pieces but the bulk of the opening will be seamless. something like this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/K9hWXUBv7A2MLnL5A
Robbie Rice (6 months ago)
Beautiful
sensei autotec (6 months ago)
HELLOOOOO!!! PARTY PEOPLE!!!!! XD XD XD
Jeremy hanna (7 months ago)
Top notch work as always
iambeeman1 (7 months ago)
Thanks for the video, its exactly what I needed. I'm about to make patch panels for the rear 1/4s on my 1980 Lada 2106.
The Fab Forums (7 months ago)
you welcome
davedonedis (8 months ago)
I want to add some breaks to a 6’ wide piece of sheet for a bed side on a trailer. Could I do this with a beadroller?
The Fab Forums (8 months ago)
yeah potentially
lester smith (8 months ago)
think out of the box buy the panels done
The Fab Forums (8 months ago)
lol...They dont make what I need
garydeandeery (9 months ago)
I’m making my own front splitter for car bumper how can I bend the ends up
Shakerhood69 (9 months ago)
Nice work, digging the Mustang too!
The Fab Forums (9 months ago)
thanks
Andre Post (9 months ago)
Thanks for the lesson. Very interesting.
askaboutcortexbomb (9 months ago)
It would be easier to cut a flat strip and tig weld 90 degrees to your curved bottom piece. This is too time consuming and easy to goof up.
askaboutcortexbomb (8 months ago)
It's possible, but insignificant.
The Fab Forums (9 months ago)
nah
David R (10 months ago)
Do you have a metal lathe too or you just don't need one .
David R (10 months ago)
Should get yourself a mill machine too there both handy to have, you be amaze what you can do with both machines .
The Fab Forums (10 months ago)
Dont have one yet
Andrew Wilson (10 months ago)
Thank you. Been working hard at trying to make some fender repair sections very similar to this but with a tricky double bend lip. I wheeled up the panel to profile but found it very tricky to get the two 90 degree bends on the lip satisfactory. It is very tricky to shrink/ stretch the metal after the second bend is made. I even tried shrinking/stretching using hammers,shaped blocks and pretty much every tool I could think of! I ended up making the flange separate and then seam welding it to the rest of the panel. There must be a way but it ain't easy!
The Fab Forums (7 months ago)
+mrjokuihminen I havent....but sounds like a good idea to try
mrjokuihminen (7 months ago)
have you tried stretching with 2 flat dies on a bead roller?
The Fab Forums (10 months ago)
That's what most do
medardo hernandez (11 months ago)
One day i will have i small shop like yours man great videos good work and thanks for the techniques you show 👌🏻
The Fab Forums (11 months ago)
thanks
CDNBaconRich (1 year ago)
Is it always a good idea to make the panel a little bigger so that you could cut off the part that you shrink/stretch?
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
yeah
Chad Blackshire (1 year ago)
Cool stuff!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
SVs Auto (1 year ago)
Awesome! I am needing to make some pieces for my Project Bus I am working on and this helps me a lot!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
awesome, glad I could help
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
sweet....glad i could help
Wendy Black (1 year ago)
Interesting, How would you curve "titanium sheeting"
Wendy Black (1 year ago)
The Fab Forums worth a try?
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
not sure....I actually have some, I wonder if it will shrink
I have to ask, can you help me figure out a easy way to form a rectangular box for a project, a fallen soldiers son asked me to make something for him, can I email you with the project?
john jackson (1 year ago)
Now I know!!
brad hieronimus (1 year ago)
I agree. Really cool stuff. Thanks man. Brad
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+brad hieronimus thanks
Robert Fontaine (1 year ago)
A hammer a beveled piece of wood and some clamps. I suspect every one has them in their shop.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+Robert Fontaine rock on
Jas B (1 year ago)
Awesome! Now I see a way to fix my rear fenders on the back of my 4x4... where to get a shrinker / stretcher by next weekend!?!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
right on!
colin miller (1 year ago)
Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and providing a practical demonstration. Thank you
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+colin miller no problem
axtra92 (1 year ago)
You can do the same thing with a hammer and dolly
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
not near as clean though
hasbeengood (1 year ago)
Thanks man!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
no problem
Craig Clement (1 year ago)
Thanks bunches for these great educational/motivational videos.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+Craig Clement thanks for watching
Austin Austin (1 year ago)
Yo Fam! Can you show us how to recreate a panel or restore one? I bought a patch panel for my 1984 short wide chevy , but it has rust on the right rear section of the wheel well bottom. The patch doesn't match the original any advice or tips on this would be dope. I'll keep looking through your videos incase they talk about it already. Thanks
Austin Austin (1 year ago)
Thanks for the vid man
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+Austin Hatcher no prob
L.E.S. Racing (1 year ago)
That's possibly the coolest sticker I've seen that is on your shrinker stretcher. My style! I need to get my hands on that
L.E.S. Racing (1 year ago)
The Fab Forums No the Shaka hand! By the way I was cruising YouTube the other day, ruffling threw all my usual channels and I came across one of yours. I believe it was the porting an intake vid and I was hooked after that. Great videos, awesome editing fun to watch, and always learning something new. I've been working on my own f100 project myself for a couple years, and can absolutely respect and relate to your self taught wisdom. Keep up the great work! Best regards and build on! -Tyler
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+L.E.S. Racing what one...Young Hustler?
Chris Warren (1 year ago)
how did u get start doing fab work
Chris Warren (1 year ago)
i wish i could do something like that it look fun
Chris Warren (1 year ago)
well that what up
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
I just starting making stuff
Chris Warren (1 year ago)
notting i have toruble with my mustang my lug nut keet coming lose
mtwalsh23 (1 year ago)
That could've made for a nice hammer form project as well. Ive made a similar piece that had 3 straight edges bent on the box and pan brake then sandwiched it between 2 pieces of hard wood and hammerformed the 4th edge over to proper curve. Clean up the stretched edge to the proper length and sand smooth to finish.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
very cool
Chris Warren (1 year ago)
what going on
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
whats up
ShepardIRL (1 year ago)
this was a good video, made me subscribe, love the format, simple and to the point. cut your intro time to 6 seconds from 12 though, my 0.02
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
Damon G (1 year ago)
who taught you how to shrink and stretch,  you apply so much pressure  like your in a hurry, eh maybe you were  decent work though. I must say.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+Damon G it was very little pressure
Eddie Atwood (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
+Eddie Atwood no problem
metalformrt (1 year ago)
I like the work you do, I congratulate you! Besides being inspiring, because I have my restoration workshop although with limitations by the tool '' great '' for example the English wheel or the planishing hammer but little by little I am acquiring or manufacturing my tool. Thanks for your videos
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
no problem...thanks for wathing
gavendb (1 year ago)
deep stretcher/shrinker changed my life.
Joe Schlotthauer (1 year ago)
Great segment, great channel, and I still think you need to be on Sunday morning TV so our young guns can see you.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks man
Joshua Honel (1 year ago)
Thanks for the tips!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
no problem
Zer01 (1 year ago)
Great video sir. On most countries you simply cannot come across live education on metalshaping. Videos such as yours are essential.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
CLPRPSD (1 year ago)
Inspired!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
awesome...i did my job then
Romanm1957 (1 year ago)
Excellent video! Now I need to buy more tools! LOL
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
lol
Zack Summa (1 year ago)
This channel is the only thing that keeps me coming to Youtube anymore. I bought the Jobber-Do you had on the Friday fool videos, made the intercooler piping on my mustang an absolute breeze! I have a lot of the guys at my dealership buying one since they saw how easy it is.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
glad I can help
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thats rad !
I_Own_A_miata Ye Ye (1 year ago)
Like be the stuff that u do. I live close to u in Anderson. Keep doing what ur doing its awesome.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thats awesome...Im in Anderson all the time
Joshua Clark (1 year ago)
How would you make a rounded curved flange?
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
you can basically shrink or stretch that flange to create the desired roundness in the panel
Charles Parker (1 year ago)
That one is super helpful !!! Thanks!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
awesome
RJIZZLE_03 (1 year ago)
im a union sheetmetal worker and i can truly appreciate seeing all the techniques used to build so many custom pieces from sheetmetal. keep up the great work.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
right on...thanks
zayres29 (1 year ago)
I work for a company that manufactures aircraft parts mostly our of sheet aluminum and I am very familiar with shrinker/stretchers and I have found that they are much more effective when yoiu only put 50 to 75% of the flange in the jaws also it keeps your radias free of pinch marks
Custom Creations Oy (1 year ago)
zayres29 i was watching the same thing. Going all the way looses effect. Much quicker if doing half or even the edge. Because there the flance is the most longest and needs to be most shrinked. Another thing is that with bead roller, could use solid flat die at the bottom. Much more sharp bend line. Then again if you are looking radius bend line, do it like that.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
yeah I move the shrink depth around depending on what I need
mike jones (1 year ago)
You do great "work son" !
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
mike (1 year ago)
Good Stuff....older man learning from a younger man.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
lol...thanks
Al Cyr (1 year ago)
I would not of thought of using a bead roller for that. Got me wondering if you could use it like an English Wheel, although seriously limited by the throat size.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
yeah probably not enough tension to wheel something
Urchfab (1 year ago)
Cheers bro il give that a go.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
right on
Ramsey James (1 year ago)
cool thanks great vids
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
Mission Gearhead (1 year ago)
Can you make a video on sheet metal thinkness-es, when and where to use what gauge metal and where/how to buy for the common man.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
Yeah I can do that
Vega Motor Werkz (1 year ago)
Im loving the frequency of these uploads!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
dont get too used to it lol. I wish I had the time to daily upload
dobblerdave (1 year ago)
love these education pieces, really useful. THANKS!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
no problem, I will have to work on some more
Alex X (1 year ago)
I just love the sound that these tools make!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
lol...thats the sound of money
ratgreen (1 year ago)
I learned something today. Thanks
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
awesome...no prob
Vaios Kaliakoudas (1 year ago)
Can I smooth out the curve of the piece with an english wheel?
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
It would probably smooth it but it would also stretch it basically undoing what you just did. I guess you could over shrink slightly
Ryan Wopat (1 year ago)
Great video as always Kyle. I love working sheetmetal, kinda my thing. A good low buck way to get the same results, would be a hammer form. Maybe you could do a tutorial on those? I've made some cool crap quick with hammer forms, especially if it's something I need to make more then one of. Keep up the great work.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
Yeah I dont have any hammer forms just yet but plan to make/get some for the bibbster build
Ramsey James (1 year ago)
would a hard bottom die work also
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
probably
elijahcbr 600 (1 year ago)
right on kyle thanks.
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
no problem
Billy Beane (1 year ago)
Yeah, I bought the tools out of order and got a planishing hammer first.....lol I use it but I got a deal on it so I jumped. Now looking for deals on the other shop stuff. It takes a long time to build shop tooling up when you start working from home. I crushed my spine and can't stand without assistance but I still do work son
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
good to hear your still at it...
shoecobbler08 (1 year ago)
as always enjoying the content! keep em coming man! I love the look of those rivets on that battery box too! watched the making of it yesterday very interesting!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks
TheMick26 (1 year ago)
Early for this one. Hey Kyle! 🙋
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
thanks man...a planisher and wheel are on my list of things to buy
TheMick26 (1 year ago)
The Fab Forums Boom!😆 Great tutorial, brother. I've used a bead roller just a little bit. Never used a shrinker/stretcher, but understand the concept. I actually have a pneumatic planishing hammer (it's loud af😲 hearing protection required). I've seen tons of videos on the subject and this one is well done. I like how you explained the idea, then executed the process realtime, leaving the shop sounds in. Gave it a good feel. Thanks again for doin' it and have a great day!
The Fab Forums (1 year ago)
first...!

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