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How do you bend dimond plate for corner gurads???

I'm thinking about all the mods for the new jeep when I finally get one. One thing I'm thinking about is home made corrner gurads when I put a tj filler on and move the tail lights to the bumper, the only question i have is how to bend the dimond plate. I've thought about bolting half of it to one side and just bending it but I don't think that would work w/o damaging the tub. Also the new jeep will probably be a yj.
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Re: How do you bend dimond plate for corner gurads???

I did mine this way. Bought 1/8 steel diamond plate from local steel supplier and use a torch,Big BFH and a comealong to bend. I clamp to jeep with many, many c clamps then i comealong to the other side around the jeep, heated metal red and tighten the comealong. as its bend to right shape clamp to jeep and continue with heating, once cool it be perfect and bulletproof

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Re: How do you bend dimond plate for corner gurads???

H8monday got me onto this. Take your measurements first at where you think you will need to bend it, then take a four inch pipe, put your feet on it and bend. Wasn't that hard at all.

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Re: How do you bend dimond plate for corner gurads???

put the metal under a door and lift thats how i bent some for my floor about ten years ago.

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Re: How do you bend dimond plate for corner gurads???

I used a 7in steel pipe and used a torch to heat it up and bent it around the pipe. I uses 3/16 diamond plat aound the corner and all the way down the sides. It looks cool the way it turned out.

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