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Dual shock hoops

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by grizzlyoffroad, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. grizzlyoffroad

    grizzlyoffroad 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys here are some dual shock hoops I just built. They are one of the first projects I have built with my new Model 3 bender. Seems to do a great job for as simple and affordable as it is. What do you think?

    raw hoop small.jpg

    Close hoop small.jpg

    Bottom mount small.jpg

    Hoop on Truck small.jpg

    hoop support.jpg
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    :D swwweeeet.
     
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    lets see pics of the bender and it in use
     
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    looks good, even if we arent ifs guys...;)
     
  5. grizzlyoffroad

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    Hummmm

    What is that supposed to mean? You don't think I built them...or do you really want to know about my bender?
     
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    No, really, we would like to see the bender being put to use. And info on it, too.

    If I can get some measurements and specs on some triple shock hoops that Rancho makes, would you be willing to fab up some for me?

    BTW, how does your bender keep the tubes from kinking when bent?
     
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    well i justwanted to see it and in use looking at a bare metal pic to power pic and all the stuff i can tell you made it nice work sorry for the confusion
     
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    Was the first pic a test fit or something? Top mounts are different and resevoir mounts are different in the rest of the pics
     
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    looks sweet man!
     
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    No that I feel like I have actually gotten my truck somewhere with the drivetrain its gonna be time to get to the fun stuff like bumpers, shock hoops and a cage. Lets see some bending action!
     
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    Kind of..

    The pics are a combination of the driver and pass side. I should have know that fellow gear heads would notice that they aren't identical. I am still perfecting the design. Thanks guys for all the compliments...I am excited to start on bumpers and the roll cage for my 72 Blaze.
     
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    Here ya go

    I would love to build you a set, but the shipping from Alaska to Kansas would be incredible...thats the bad part about living in the last great frontier.

    As for the bender....I am very impressed so far. You can buy it at Van Sant enterprises or right from www.JD2.com. The bender is only $300 but each set of dies is over $200...it adds up fast. Especially if you added hydraulics.

    The bender compresses the tubing in-between two dies that are slightly smaller than the tubing itself. The compression is what keeps it from wrinkling. It only leaves a hardly noticeable size variance in the bend.
     
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    so you like your jd2?
     
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    Yes, I love it so far...I just can't wait to add on hydrolics. That will help with the big projects.
     

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