curved Shelby braces

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the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
2,950
Planet Mongo
Making a couple of those super cool curved Shelby braces
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for the back of the Roadmaster rat. Bent a hunk of 1/2" metal electrical conduit and ripped it lengthwise in half.
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Love the look of those heavy curved braces. If you attempt this, cut them longer than needed, so you clamp in a vice while working on them, and trim to fit.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,621
Central Arizona
Wow! Did you use a right angle grinder with a cut off wheel to rip the tubing in half? Q^Q
 
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the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
2,950
Planet Mongo
One rough peaked fender for the front. Will make two more curved Shelby braces for it. Lots of dents in this fender. . .
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Turned out real nice. My original fender roller was number 3. Joe Cargola did a nice job making them.
 

DonChristie

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 4, 2009
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Waxhaw, N. Carolina
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Nice handy work! Just so happens I need a set of curved struts also. Are you making another set, you know, for practice? I would buy a set. Good job!
 

Herman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 23, 2009
287
Jeannette, United States
Did you use any particular type of tubing bender or just bend it around a convenient round object ?
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
2,950
Planet Mongo
My son-in-law is an electrician. I gave him a pattern drawn on a piece of cardboard and he bent the pipe for me by hand, using a standard conduit bender. Took him under a minute. If I did it, it would of had some flat spots. I intend to paint these, but since the pipe is already zinc plated, they look factory. Sorry, I'm not going into business making fender braces or fender rolling. I am retired. Decided to place this post in the restoration tips section for reference. They're easy to make .
 
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