Flange pliers help!!!

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  1. rusty76

    rusty76 Veteran Member

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    I am trying to find a pair of flange pliers. I have a guy coming to weld the patch panels on my 76 this weekend and I cant find a pair of flange pliers. I dont have time to order them onlline. Is it possible to make a pair out of vise grips? Or is there any other tool I could use to make a flange. Thanks
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Northern Tool carries an air powered one.

    There's a Northern Tool in Madison, TN
    Give them a call, they may sell a hand operated one too. 615-865-8920
     
  3. rusty76

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    I just called them, They only carry the air powered. It looks like it might be pretty simple to get a couple pieces of steel and weld them to a pair of vice grips. What do you think?
     
  4. BondoSpecial

    BondoSpecial Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The manual flanger pliers, ARE vice grips w/ welded on die. literally. I bought a set locally and it still says vice grips on them. If your local paint and body supply store does not stock manual flanging pliers, it's not a very good paint and body store. I'd call around and see if someone has them.
     
  5. Cardinal

    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  6. rusty76

    rusty76 Veteran Member

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    I have literally called every store in town, I even called a few body shops to see if they could help, still comin up empty handed. I think making them may be the only choice at this point.
     
  7. rusty76

    rusty76 Veteran Member

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    How wide should the 1/8" flatstock be ?
     
  8. krabben1

    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Harbor Freight has many things good for one shot deals.These are there.
     
  9. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Check HVAC stores, not your home depot (although they might have them) but stores that caters to the HVAC companies in your area. They should have them since we use them to make ducts with.
     
  10. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    When I read this I think of the seamer hand tool, or do you want the clamp action also?

    If you want the seamer then check the HVAC store and i also just saw on Home Depot that they carry it.

    If you want the vise grip go to a welder supply store.
     

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