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JD2 series 4 bender... stand done..ready to bend.. retro scooters anyone

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by camiswelding, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Well... I finsihed the stand today and painted it and now Im ready to learn the fine art of bending... one thing I know.. you can break things if you aren't careful... really quickly and at great cost,, so Im going to step gingerly while I learn the tricks of the trade....

    One of my projects is to build a scooter this summer... a cushman repro on steroids.. with a vanguard 24 or 31 hp engine..comet drive...
    I would like to build the frame out of stainless.... and the sheetmetal out of stainless or aluminum... stainless is spendy but when you factor no painting it evens out...
    obviously I need to learn to bend before burning up 300 bucks in stainless.. I posted up an example of what Im interested in building



    comments welcome on benders or scooters
    cam

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  2. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Nice, cam. I can say I'm jealous. I would love a bender, I always wanted to build a Harley frame and build a sweet chopper, but that's so cliche now, I'm not as into it as I used to be. I'd love to be able to cage my Samurai, Toyota and K5, though.
     
  3. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Im just finishing up my frame jig.. I used ron covells frame jig design thats all over the interent... it was super easy and is flexible enough to build a minibike to a v8 trike frame.. from zero to 8 feet long... I built it for about 200 dollars using some store bought stuff I couldnt do (adjustable frame neck bushings...some trick adjusting handles)... I still have a little machining and then Ill post up...
    too bad youre so far away or we could play benderman

    cam
     
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    If its on casters, how do you stop it from moving when yoru bending?
     
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    Hydraulic, thats what the big yellow dildo on the top is.
     
  6. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    as posted ...hydro... and the wheels also lock... and its about 400 pounds with dies... it doesnt like to move
     
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    very cool cam, have fun with it. cool project to start with too.
     
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    Oh my bad, I totally missed the hydro. Sweet stand.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I wanna play benderman soooo bad, cam.:bow:
     
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    How do you like this bender? How slow is the hand pump on it? I have been thinking about getting the ratchet version but not sure how well it would do.
     
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    Looks like air over hydro to me
     
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    as quoted.. its air over hydralic... it will bend a 180 in about 20 seconds
     

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