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My first Tube Bending Project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by perp, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. perp

    perp 1/2 ton status

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    Like the title says, first try. I think they turned out pretty good, what do you guys think? sliders are 2 x 4 x 0.25 and the nerfs are 2.0 x 0.120. they are all done, only need to weld at the frame and body. for right now the C clamp is holding this one up as i checked for fit.
    BTW, i am doing a solid body/cage/frame setup, "space frame chassis" type build, so please don't flame me for the weld to the frame/body with rubber mounts.:D

    Also, the JD2 model 4 is awesome:waytogo:

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    looks good, any reason you want to do a tubing space frame vs just a simple rectangle tube frame
     
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    no real good reason, just read about it and wanted to try one. i did cut off the roof, tapers the bed, and some day would like to link the front/rear, so from what i read the full tube/almost truggy seemed best for my application
     
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    isn't bending tube fun. i love it, cant wait to bend some more myself. this comming weekend for sure. very nice job on the rock slider. like the kick out too. that how im going to be doing mine also. im with ya on the cage design too. eventually mine will end up a truggy anyways so i will truggy tube the cage through the body pannels and as they get dammaged just cut them off, vualla.....a truggy.
     
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    Nice clean bends. Looks really good. They're next on my list!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys, i thought they turned out good too, but i always like to hear others thoughts. I am hoping to have time this weekend to start the cage, but i think i should get seats first. i do not want to find out they need more space after its welded up
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    What did you use to bend them?
     
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    Model 4 bender from Van Sant tools - this thing kicks butt
    the air over hydraulic pump makes it seemm real easy

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    I also have a 200.00 notcher from the same place but when i went to use it (first time) i realized i was missing an adapter. so i dug up an old link here on chop saw notching angles and i got to say after using the old chop saw i am going to sell that notcher without ever trying it. my chop saw notches worked out perfect and needed no grinding, just like the post said it would work. i could repost the link if you want.
     
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    That thing looks nice. I have the Harbor Frieght manual version and another that uses a hydraulic jack/ram. I know they are both POS but between the 3 of us working in the shop and drinking beer all night and maybe a few shots we get creative and do some damage...:doah: :haha: :rolleyes: And warming the stuff up in our home made forge helps some.
     
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    Hmmm... I would be very interested on notching with the Chop-saw.
     
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    Sliders looks great, good job man.

    And yes chop saw tube notching is great, who needs a slow notcher hole saw setup.
     
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