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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2003, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is that a decent price? I don't have a welder or a tube bender (I'm know, it's shameful), so my options are either ot have one fabricated for me or to buy one like this.

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by the time that thing is shipped to your door, you could have the welder part out of the way [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

do you have to have a bender to build a cage? why couldnt you cut at whatever angle and weld it instead...? it seems like bends create natural fail points to me anyway... hmmm [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]
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i was wondering how strong emt say 2" would be i can use the one at work but would have to use either emt or imc (like rigid pipe very heavy) i could make what bends i need then cut to fit and weld
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you dont want to use very rigid pipe a cage should be able to flex with the truck a bit this way it doesnt sheer in half and punch large holes in small people or your truck. as far as cutting at angles and welding i think the same thing i just said applies to that it would probably stress on the deformed metal next to the weld sheer in half there and break whereas a bend may bend even more but not break and do damage.
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Check to see if you have a local 4X club. They may have a welder and tubing bender for use to members and help from someone who has done it before.
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I'm looking for a local club, but I haven't found any yet. I got a shipping quote, and this would be about $260 or so! I'm sure I can find another alternative, now that I think about it.

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pipe bender [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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If he bends tubing with a pipe bender I bet it will collapse the tubing... pipe and tubing are two different things [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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I didn't know there was a difference between a pipe bender and a tube bender. I thought they were one in the same.

That's seems like a fairly decent price to me. Anybody else with some ideas on this?

EDIT: Come to think of it, the tube benders I've seen are hand operated pieces, kinda like a giant, box end wrench.
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A sharp turn (like a cut-&-weld) is easier to bend than a long slow one, and welding hardens the metal, making it more likely to crack instead of bend.

Tubing usually has a thinner wall than pipe, and is usually a higher grade of material.
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