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    Default Poor Mans Jig, Revisited.

    Here are my "Poor Mans Tools". I have seen several others using thinner metal and having problems with deformation, I think that thicker metal makes a big difference in getting crisp bends and keeping the flat areas flat, especially the bottom.

    I went to a scrap metal dealer and bought as much as I could find in different sizes and lengths @ $0.30/ #. After much contemplation, reading and a few ideas from others,
    this is what I came up with. Cost wise, I have less than $15 cash invested.







    I started out making all my bends with a 4# hammer, which worked pretty well but was time consuming. After more contemplation, I got some box tubing, 4 long bolts, 16 nuts, drilled some holes and came up with this.



    I thought about welding it all together, but decided not to.
    If I ever needed to loosen or tighten it up, I can, or if for some reason it warped during welding, or if it spread out from use... I would not be able to adjust it.

    (more pics to come, 16 in all, Please stand by)


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    The rounded inside corners, of the form, help the flat start to bend. I have not had any shearing issues from being tight. Being tight help make clean square bends.



    After setting the mandrel and flat onto the form, I take a 0.030" feeler gauge to help center the assembly.



    Press it in.



    And through...



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    Off the Upright Mandrel



    Onto the Top Rail Mandrel



    Into the vise with a pair of 2" Angle Iron and a blue paper towel to protect the faces of the receiver, ready to hammer over the top rails.




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    Top rails bent.



    Removed the cap plate, note the alignment pins.





    Ready to start trimming the rails.








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    Fords and Chevy's kill more people than guns do, let's ban them.

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