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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:28 PM
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Fabrication Question: Brackets

Hello all,

I need a few random brackets for some stuff I want to attach to my 110. I have a sheet metal brake, a press, a couple of dimple dies and a nibbler. I want to know what the name of the die or tool is that makes this reinforcement notch in these 90 degree brackets. I have an idea of what it could look like but haven't been able to find the tool itself online.





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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:00 PM
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side question but what part of the body are you trying to attach it to and what are you attaching with these brackets?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:50 PM
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I have a small heater core/ fan combo that is going to go above the right rear wheel well tucked close to the tub side. Its likely not a necessity to have the reinforcement "notch" or whatever it's called but I have at least three other brackets to do and figured why not start with this one.
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I'm no help on the proper tool, but if I had to do that, I'd cut a notch out of the side of my vise anvil, and smack that bracket with a blunt chisel in the notch.
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Just make the brackets from angle stock.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 02:41 PM
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I want to make the brackets from sheet metal since I can form the brackets into more complex shapes than I could with angle iron. I also don't have a welder at the moment.
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Plus angle stock looks like poo


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I want to make the brackets from sheet metal since I can form the brackets into more complex shapes than I could with angle iron. I also don't have a welder at the moment.
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Plus angle stock looks like poo
There's that too.

Oh well instead of working I've been google'ing. They are called darts or gussets.



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Plus angle stock looks like poo
Not if you throw enough love on it. Little taper here, little radius there...
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couldn't your local weld shop tack on a bit of metal to your brackets before you coat them?
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those brackets are press formed and requires some serious equipment and software to produce

i'm sure you would be able to come up with something but it wouldn't be worth the time

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I just read the sheet metal me article a few minutes ago. Seems like there are more articles on how to make a gusset on CAD than on metal.

I was hoping it would be two blocks of steel with a v mating surface and a captive punch I could just whack with a hammer and be done with it. If someone wants to make one I'll give you $49.95.
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I just read the sheet metal me article a few minutes ago. Seems like there are more articles on how to make a gusset on CAD than on metal.

I was hoping it would be two blocks of steel with a v mating surface and a captive punch I could just whack with a hammer and be done with it. If someone wants to make one I'll give you $49.95.
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