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Old 01-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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Yea, I may make some forms, and try some bending with a little heat... we shall see...
Going to talk to my father as he has some forms he uses for copper, so I might employ his router services to make me up some forms =)
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Click the link. About halfway down the page under 'Creating an inexpensive tube bender'. The guy fabbed up some quick dies to bend 1" square tubing. Pretty trick!

http://www.hotrodders.com/scratch-bu...g_the_Skeleton
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:23 AM
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I bought the bender as pictured above. I too have yet to use it. My plan was to fab a cargo box and a trailer frame with it. The problem with it (as noted on a few websites) is that it needs to be mounted on a VERY firm stand. My plan is to use my truck's trailer hitch and get a trailer jack to support it when bending. It is not suppose to wrinkle the tubing because it is fully supported while bending.


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I bought the bender as pictured above. I too have yet to use it. My plan was to fab a cargo box and a trailer frame with it. The problem with it (as noted on a few websites) is that it needs to be mounted on a VERY firm stand. My plan is to use my truck's trailer hitch and get a trailer jack to support it when bending. It is not suppose to wrinkle the tubing because it is fully supported while bending.
weld on.......
What I did was made a hitch mount then got an adapter and welded it to the frame support by the door of my shop that way it just slips in or I can throw it in the truck and use it at a friends house.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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Well, I decided to see how tough it really is to bend the square tubing, I started with 3/4" tubing with about .062 wall I think.
I grabbed an old rotor, a piece of scrap tubing and scrap brackets to keep the tube from slipping off the rotor. I used the propane heater to warm up the pipe some, and I think it went well for a first attempt. I think I will start making some templates this week for the floor, and make some forms to bend the tube around at work, and use the acetylene torch next time to make it easier to bend.

One other note, I had studs in the holes on the rotor so it wouldnt spin in the vice...
Inside radius is 3.75" or 7.5" diameter on the inside of the tube.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:27 PM
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That is great! Thanks, I'm sure a number of us are watching anxiously to see how this turns out.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:45 PM
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May could make a handle and pilot roller to help it bend. Here are some vids. Im working on a slow bend roller from looking at vids.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZoE...893DA7C7D6B02E
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Hi guys, Ive always used just a hand conduit bender for half by half inch tube it bends nice.. I have used it to make roof frames, and driveshaft tunnels. thanks Denny
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I use my ring roller for 3/4 square in a tight bend. When you get up to 1 inch sq, it starts to get tougher. I can make a chunk of 1-1/2 look like it is bent to a 4 inch radius, by slot cutting the tube with a series of 1/8 inch cuts then bending, and welding the slots shut, grind to suit. This works well on 1-1/4 too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:51 AM
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I saw this a long time ago on the pork...........



How about something like that??
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