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Tube bender, What is available for small projects?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by foxman, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. foxman

    foxman 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to bend some 1.5" conduit or 1" fence post to make a swing out tire carrier. I've seen these "Tube benders that look like a half moon on a stick, (almost like a large fuel line bender) Do these things work? I think the're pretty cheap at Home Depot Just wondering if I'm dreaming or not...

    Thanks


    Jeremy
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I don't have experience with them but I think you will be better off buying real tubing and having a race shop bend it. Hot Rod shops usually have a bender for cages that they can do something for you.
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    with a name like that I'll help ya,LOL

    I honostly don't see that kinda tube holding up to being a tire carrier. You'd be better off with a heavier wall and having a shop bend it up. also some metal shops maybe able to bend to your needs in house so you don't have to go all over town looking for a guy to bend it.

    -Jeremy
     

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