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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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heating and forming steel

i want to make some custom spring hangers but i've never heated and formed metal for anything that has needed to be strong if i heat the metal and bend it then let it cool will it still be strong enough for the front spring hangers?
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Re: heating and forming steel

I know if you heat it really well, then cool it quickly, i.e. drop it in a bucket of cold water, it will be plenty rigid; but I don't know what temperatures you should target. You don't want it to be too brittle.
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Re: heating and forming steel

I don't claim to be a expert but I've built a lot of home made log trailers and low boy trailers.When forming metal with a torch I usually covered it with sand to let it cool down slow or let it cool down to a wheat or tan like color and then dip it in oil.When I made hangers I just welded the parts together and then welded it to the frame.When welding always grind the joints to a v so so the weld will be all the way thru to make it one solid piece.
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Forming steel

I went to a JVS for welding! By heating the steel it changes the carbon content in it there for making it stronger to wear! but after you form it and apply it to use it wont bend when it gets under a bad bind ; it will snap! For your project it will be fine!
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