An alternative to the 6M7JHV antenna for 6m / 50MHz
Bend the ends of reflector and director 1 towards the loop. The reflector is bent +47mm and director 1 is bent -5mm.
Mark the reflector along its length so that you can align it while bending and when reassembling.
Place the reflector in a vice, mark upwards.
Place a second long length of 1/2" tube on top of the reflector to act as a guide.
Now bend the reflector where it emerges from the 1/2" tube 47mm.
When done, it can be mounted on the boom
Now bend director 1 in the same way 5mm and
One last thing!
As the reflector has been bent forward, its needs to be lengthened a little. A little triangle maths shows that it needs to be lengthened by 1.3mm on each side to keep the length the same as in the design.
X2 = Y2 + Z2