TUBING Benders ????? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
TUBING Benders ?????

Hey guys. Just a few questions that more experienced fabricators might have the answer to.

1. What's the cheapest REAL tubing..(not pipe) bender that anyone has found that works well? (hydraulic..I assume)
2. What tubing size is the most popular to use for cages...i.e....1 5/8"..or 1 3/4"...or 2"?
3. How about wall thickness? ..... .098 or larger?
4. I own an exhaust shop w/a pipe bender that can bend up to 3"...so I'm pretty familiar w/the angles and degrees of bends and placement along the piping. So I thought I might get into custom-fabbing some econo/safe/good.....roll cages. And I know that cage tubing and exhaust tubing are 2 seperate worlds.
5. I'm assuming that I'll wanna work with seamless tubing and don't really want the expense of chrome-moly...is this correct?
6. Any input/ideas/questions on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS EVERYBODY !! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
FaTbOyS_JeEpErS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:25 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

Here is a link to JD squared.
From what I understand Nascar teams like DEI enterprises and Rousch racing and Joe gibbs are using the jd2 and they build their cages with 1-1/4. Here is the link
http://www.jd2.com/
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:33 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

yell at me on aim or yahoo sum time ive got abuddy in richmonda witha bender
u may be able to hook up with on bending.. sum tubing..


payton
aim-payton669
yahoo- jeepin-in-indiana
payton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:36 PM
Pooh-Bah
 
pbmcauliffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
Posts: 2,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

1- Manual JD2 Model 3, or Pro-tools 105
2- 1.75" seems to be most common for me, 1.5" for smaller things and 2" for larger rigs
3- I usually always use .120 wall, sometimes .095 for non-structural items
4- Yes they are different, design of the cage is a major factor as well as the welds.
5- I use HREW for most things, and DOM for the main hoops.
6- Search on benders, it is convered here fairly often, and over on POR.
pbmcauliffe is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

Thanks for all the info everybody.

[img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
FaTbOyS_JeEpErS is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

Thanks payton.....my YIM....is BUDWEISER62...or budweiser62...lol...whichever u prefer. I know alot of people in Richmond....maybe I know your buddy ?!?
FaTbOyS_JeEpErS is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 12:07 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 279
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: TUBING Benders ?????

I just bought a protools 105 and 1 3/4 and 1 1/4 dies. I love it. I had heard that the dies are a little better than jd2. Call [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] Alan at www.rockbuggysupply.com He has the cheapest prices on protools benders and he has been using his for 5 years and can probrably answer any question you have about one.
lumpy85 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome