I don't know whether heating will help bend your material or not, what I do
know is that it is very difficult to see when aluminium is hot and melted
comes right along and creates a blob about
[ ] this long after! ;-)
To tell when you have the right temperature with ally have a match stick (or
similar) to hand and keep wiping the end on the metal, when the temperature
is right the match will leave a mark like a crayon!
Some Alloys will anneal with heating and quenching in cold water, you might
try this, Note some will harden from the same treatment!
----- Original Message -----
From "David Templeton"
Subject: Microsoft Truck, the TR3a and other thoughts (longish)
> Evening all,
> Some may remember, I asked about a bracket to mount an electric brake
> on the TR. Tonight I finished taking measurements and making a cardboard
> mockup. My current plan is to transfer that to some aluminum stock (
> x 1" x 36" ) that I have. I want to heat up the AL to make bending easier
> without melting, what would be better a propane torch, a micro torch or
> something else? I am making diagrams if anyone wants the plans. Also,
> JB Weld or adhesive hold together aluminum? There will no stress on the
> bracket. Will "roughing" the contact surfaces help?
> Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any answers.
> David Templeton
> '59 TR3a
> '74 Spitfire
> '95 GMC K2500 HD LB Ext Cab
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