Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

How far would you go to bend tube?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Posts:
    10,453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Trying to do some work on my cage this weekend. Air compressor blew a belt on Sunday. NOBODY had it....sooo....we took the York I had on the bench, rigged it to my buddy's Toyota, plumbed that to the tank of said broken compressor and kept bending.



    ...then it seized solid 20 minutes later. :doah:
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Posts:
    38,584
    Likes Received:
    266
    Location:
    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I need only to retire to the confines of my room to bend tube...:D
     
  3. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2005
    Posts:
    1,660
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Minnesota
    "soft tube syndrome", they make pills for that these days.:D
     
  4. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Posts:
    3,368
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Irmo, SC
    The toyota or the york?
     
  5. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Posts:
    10,453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Haha, the York. Heard the truck idle down, so I ran for the key, then the belt started squealing and I knew it was done.
     
  6. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin,TX
    Stop being a sissy and bend it manually??
     
  7. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Posts:
    10,453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I would have but I had already cut off the manual attachment so I could bolt the ram to it. I couldn't find it in the garbage or I would have welded it back together and went to town. :doah:
     
  8. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Posts:
    16,486
    Likes Received:
    1,192
    Location:
    So Cal.
    I go as far as my garage to bend tube. that is the only possible drawback of a hydro unit is IF it breaks your screwed. plus, I enjoy bending manually. it aint hard to do and it challenges you somewhat to get your repeatability down correctly.
     
  9. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Posts:
    2,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Billings, Montana
    There are so many good sig quotes in this thread I don't know where to begin! :haha::doah:
     
  10. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Posts:
    38,584
    Likes Received:
    266
    Location:
    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    And I was stumped for a witty reply...:doah:
     

Share This Page