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

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


what is up fabrication nation welcome
back for the third day in a row for thinner of how many everybody days
anyway got some total education for you today no major fabrication if you were
along for the ride yesterday work on the battery box yesterday we built this
battery box for the goose of bead roll some aircraft rivets nothing too crazy one of
the things that we did making that battery box is we used a sheet metal
break which basically does straight bends so my question is what if you have
to do a curved then a curved Bend well if you need a curved Bend may not be a
question you ask very often because some people don’t know it’s possible but
there is a way to make curved bends you know if you need a flange that is curved
on the same panel without cutting or welding or whatever there’s a way to do
it and that’s what I’m going to show you today so when I say curved Bend this is
what I mean now you could take with a break and I
could bend a straight piece right I could Bend this flange up but what if
the flange needs to be curved like this line here there’s a way to do this
obviously you can’t do it in the break because the break would just come
straight across here there is a way to curve this and that’s what I’m about to
show you alright the way to do this it’s going to take two pieces of equipment
and these are probably not your average pieces of equipment not probably
something most of you would having a shop but I still want to show you these
things and so you know that they’re possible and that maybe one day when you
do invest in some of this kind of stuff you understand what you can do with it
this is a bead roller you’ve probably seen this thing on
how much times it will take this and the shrinker stretcher because we’re going
to shrink some this metal now this is the thing so we got the curve curved
flange going this way on this panel this curved flange can actually go the other
way as well can be the same process here the only difference is when it curves
this way we’re going to shrink some of the metal pit curve this way we’d have
to stretch some of the metal and you’ll see and understand here in just a minute
so basically all you do on this particular piece your top die is what
they call a tipping die style die it’s basically this a sharp edge the bottom
die is a flat soft die a lot of times we use skateboard wheels that sort of thing
this is the one I’ve got say rubber it’s really soft
probably a little too soft for this procedure but I think it’ll work so this
is do this think you want to do just going to slide this thing in here line
it up on your mark give it just a little bit of tension and as you roll this
thing through come on a lift up okay you’re just going to follow that line
entire way you can already see it’s starting to bend a little bit I think
you can see you can see it’s starting to bend just a little bit it’s a slow
process and take several passes the next go-around you just give it a little bit
more tension as you can see we got a little a little
bit more Bend on that one a little bit more Bend now what you’ll
see is the panel itself they’re starting to curve this way and that’s because
this metal here is is basically you’re bending it and it has nowhere to go
that’s where the shrinker is going to come in we’re going to come back in here
and shrink some of this and then it’ll allow us to keep bending it do one more
pass then we’ll go over the shrinker alright let’s take you to the shrinker
we’ll shrink some of this out what will happen is when we shrink some of this
out here this panel will get flat again and then maybe we’ll come back and make
a couple more patches on this bad boy all right this hole here is a shrinker
stretcher being a Friday video on this thing not too long ago and if you missed
it basically all it does it has an upper it has an upper and a lower die that
clamp the metal and as it clamps it then it squeezes it together okay and it just
basically shrinks it through a process of just going doing that over and over
and over it also has another set of dies that does just the opposite it’ll grab
it and stretch it so we can do both what I’m doing – as I shrink this I’m kind of
pushing on it a little bit just kind of bend it at that edge all right so you can see that I just
come together shrinking it shrinking it up and it’s also making this panel flat
again cells doing that can see how that’s working all right so
once you get to this point there’s a couple things you can do it really
didn’t need another pass on the bead roller you can come in here with a
handheld planishing hammer or a body hammer with a buck it’s curved on the
back so basically this lady’s in there like that and then you could just kind
of pound it out right or come in here with a pneumatic planishing hammer and
just kind of really clean this whole edge up now it’s got some teeth marks in
it’s got a couple riffles in it I could work it with this body hammer and get a
lot of that out or if I had a pneumatic platic planishing hammer I could really
clean that up and it just looked like it was never even massaged to begin with so
there you go if you didn’t know now you know how to make bends and a curve bin
in the same panel now you might ask what would you use for this well there’s all
kinds of things you could do you know fenders if you need like a fenders a
piece that kind of wrapped around the top of a tire on the inside and then
you’re going to tax your fender to it you need to roll that in there
cowl pieces Brie there’s all kinds of stuff you could basically use this
technique to get the job done it’s trying to educate you on some of the
equipment out there and the possibilities in hopes that maybe I can
inspire you at some point to get out there and try some of this stuff
yourself as always thank you for joining me I’ll see you guys some more this week
go do work son

Danny Hutson

76 thoughts on “How To Make Curved Flanges On Sheet Metal Panels | Tipping Die

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Like be the stuff that u do. I live close to u in Anderson. Keep doing what ur doing its awesome.

  9. 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.

  10. Great video sir. On most countries you simply cannot come across live education on metalshaping. Videos such as yours are essential.

  11. Great segment, great channel, and I still think you need to be on Sunday morning TV so our young guns can see you.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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?

  19. 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?

  20. One day i will have i small shop like yours man great videos good work and thanks for the techniques you show 👌🏻

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. thanks for the video. Just bought a shrinker strecher. hopefully it Will work. Harbour fright 150 dollars. budget is limited.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

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