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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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HOW-TO

How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends - Page 3

Photo 12 — The tubing vise is firmly held in the bench vise and the tubing is supported from kinking or bending. The tubing is locked in the tubing vise with some of the tubing protruding out the side.

Photo 12 — The tubing vise is firmly held in the bench vise and the tubing is supported from kinking or bending. The tubing is locked in the tubing vise with some of the tubing protruding out the side.


Photo 13 — Close up view of the tubing held in the tubing holder. Note it protrudes the holder by the thickness of the forming insert per the flaring tool instructions.

Photo 13 — Close up view of the tubing held in the tubing holder. Note it protrudes the holder by the thickness of the forming insert per the flaring tool instructions.


Photo 14 — The first flaring step is performed using the flaring insert with the forming dowel inserted into the tubing. The Cone vise is locked down onto the flaring insert and compressed into the tubing. Extensive pressure is applied to form the flare ends with the help of an extension.

Photo 14. — The first flaring step is performed using the flaring insert with the forming dowel inserted into the tubing. The Cone vise is locked down onto the flaring insert and compressed into the tubing. Extensive pressure is applied to form the flare ends with the help of an extension.


Photo 15 — The forming insert is seated against tubing vise to ensure the flare angle has fully formed.

Photo 15 — The forming insert is seated against tubing vise to ensure the flare angle has fully formed.


Photo 16 — Close up view of the 'bubble' flare.

Photo 16 — Close up view of the "bubble" flare.


Photo 17 — The cone vise is again employed this time without the forming insert. The cone will form the inside angle for the double flare.

Photo 17 — The cone vise is again employed this time without the forming insert. The cone will form the inside angle for the double flare.