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Tube Bumpers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have been wanting to do this for a while, after seeing all the pictures lately i really want to make some tube bumpers. I dont have a tube bender though, i know it would be a lot of extra work but i was thinking of manually bending them.. say heat them up a ton and bend them with a jig system in a work bench. Do you guys think it would work out alright? money is a big issue so a tube bender is completely out of the question. Also whats the perfered tube dia and thickness?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    it would be MUCH easier to have a local shop make a couple of bends to your specs and then weld it together yourself...

    bending tube without a bender aint gonna work out right, thats why they invented benders. ;) Besides, steel tube is not cheap at all right now, dont waste it!

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    doh! :crazy: well hopefully sometime in the future then i can do that. thanks for the tips.
     

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