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gonna build some tube doors!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    just bought a m-tech bender and 2" DIE. gonna start start building some tube doors:D i will make a couple sets with the stock door profile, my truck is getting the boatside treatment so doors will be different. once i get the basics down for the doors i have a few ideas you all will like:D
     
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    Congrats. That is the bender I use. I love it. I just wish the friggin dies wouldn't mar up the tube so easy.
     
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    That's what paint is for ;)
     
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    whats a bender cost? I cant wait to see some pics.
     
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    after a few cages and bumpers the dies put in some heavy scratches and we have tried every lube out there. It does a lot better now that we beveled all of the edges down (1/16" rounding on the edges) so it is a more gradual connection between the die and the tube.
     
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    so would you recommend do that from the start? thanks:D
     
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    Ya I would reccomend that. Don't use an abrasive wheel. A very soft sanding wheel would do fine. You don't want to remove too much, just round all of the strait edges (sides, top and bottom)
     

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