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  1. #1
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    Finally finished.

    Finally had some garage time so I put the bender project on the front burner and IT'S DONE!







  2. #2
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    Re: Finally finished.

    Put a real long tube in it and eventually You'll "wrap up" the neighborhood!!

    Great job!!

    You get the "Homemade Gadget Of The Week" award!!

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    Re: Finally finished.

    I like it! Is that HUGGER ORANGE?
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    Re: Finally finished.

    Great Job, What paint did you use to spray it?
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    Re: Finally finished.

    We call it "Competition Orange"

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    Professional Driver on a closed course....
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    Re: Finally finished.

    I can't take credit for the design, I got the plans off the web. If anyone is interested the web addy is www.gottrikes.com . The paint was actually selected by the wife. She made the trip to the store, she got to pick the color. It's just rustoleum orange but I was amazed at how well it matched the color of the jack. I probably would have chose blue.... FORD blue!
    Thanks for your kind words, this site keeps me motivated

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by zapster
    Put a real long tube in it and eventually You'll "wrap up" the neighborhood!!

    Great job!!

    You get the "Homemade Gadget Of The Week" award!!

    ...zap!
    What do I win?
    Yea Zap... that's about $15 worth of DOM i wasted too.

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    Re: Finally finished.

    I probably would have chose blue.... FORD blue!


    Yes!

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    Re: Finally finished.

    verry cool.
    i'm planing one of them soon as well, i plan on using an air powerd jack though and will use the jack for a log spliter plan also so it will be interchangable. at $90 a pop for the jack i figure i better get as much use as i can out of it.

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  10. #10
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    Re: Finally finished.

    Great job...I just finished cutting all my frame pieces for my bender yesterday. One question...my flat bar that I got is 3" instead of 2 1/2" as the plans call for. Do you think 3" would work or should I go ahead and cut it down? Also, did you drill your holes or have them drilled?
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    Re: Finally finished.

    the paint looks a lot like the Persian Orange on my Allis Chalmers Model B

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by MUDBUG
    Great job...I just finished cutting all my frame pieces for my bender yesterday. One question...my flat bar that I got is 3" instead of 2 1/2" as the plans call for. Do you think 3" would work or should I go ahead and cut it down? Also, did you drill your holes or have them drilled?
    I think you could use the 3" for the die puller you would just adjust the extra 1/2" to the front. If I had to do another one I think I would use 3/16" square tube as it would make the drill press work much easier, The 7/8" holes are very close to wall of the 1/4" wall tube as you drill and the bit tries to walk. Start with a small pilot hole and work up to to size. The only work i couldn't do was the 1" holes, had a local guy do it.

    thnx PJ
    Last edited by PJ1; 04-20-2007 at 09:58 AM.

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now.
    verry cool.
    i'm planing one of them soon as well, i plan on using an air powerd jack though and will use the jack for a log spliter plan also so it will be interchangable. at $90 a pop for the jack i figure i better get as much use as i can out of it.
    I actually have a pneumatic/ hydraulic jack in the garage but the bottom mount is not correct, I am trying to source another one that will work. The manual jack is a cheap harbor freight one and is still really easy to use. Maybe I'll try to cut the bottom off the jack I have and rotate it 90*. I may destroy the jack but I don't have a use for it anyway.

    thnx PJ

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Great looking bender, where'd you score your dies from?

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ1
    I think you could use the 3" for the die puller you would just adjust the extra 1/2" to the front. If I had to do another one I think I would use 3/16" square tube as it would make the drill press work much easier, The 7/8" holes are very close to wall of the 1/4" wall tube as you drill and the bit tries to walk. Start with a small pilot hole and work up to to size. The only work i couldn't do was the 1" holes, had a local guy do it.

    thnx PJ
    3/16" would have been alot easier to work with...and cheaper too! I assumed they spec'd out 1/4" due to the forces generated when bending tubing...but heck, I'm no engineer...lol. Did you get your pins and such from the recommended sources?
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    Re: Finally finished.

    Got one of those in the works as well. Im gonna make a new plate for the bottom of my air/hyd jack. Ill let you all know how it works out. All pieces are cut and drilled. I still need to order the die set. What do you all think would be a good starting size?
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    Re: Finally finished.

    The shoes that the bender uses are all made for pro-tools mechanical bender, www.pro-tools.com . I have kinda done the math on the forces generated by the hydraulic jack and can say that 3/16" material would still be way more than required. The shoes I bought first are 1 1/2" with a 4 1/2" radius, I wish I had known to buy the 240* shoes in order to bend a full 180* and more. I believe that the HD bender plans call for the pro-tools 105B dies. I ordered the regular 105 dies and they work ok. I think the difference may be that the bottom shoe for the 105B is wider. Either way if you order dies get the 240* versions

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Roger that. I havent welded anything yet, and wont until I see what the dies look like. Thanks for the tip.
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    Re: Finally finished.

    Just curious, how much did the entire project set you back without dies? I'm tossing up just making one, or picking up a JD2. The only thing I don't like about the proform bender or benders that use their dies, are they they're priced comparatively high.

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    Re: Finally finished.

    The thing I didn't like about the mechanical benders was that they had to be mounted solid to the floor. A friend of mine has one and it takes some biceps to bend large tubing, it's not as easy as the guy in the video makes it look. I wanted to be able to throw it in the truck and take it to other locations, although it is very heavy and it would take 2 well fed guys to get it in a pickup. The cost I guess is around $450 not including consumables etc with 1 set of shoes.

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    Re: Finally finished.

    i'm going to make an atempt at fabricating my own dies, first with wood backed in steel then if it works and i can get some $$ comming in i'll buy a small metal lath and make some the right way.
    seems like you could make them a lot cheaper than they sell them for.

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    Re: Finally finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ1
    The thing I didn't like about the mechanical benders was that they had to be mounted solid to the floor. A friend of mine has one and it takes some biceps to bend large tubing, it's not as easy as the guy in the video makes it look. I wanted to be able to throw it in the truck and take it to other locations, although it is very heavy and it would take 2 well fed guys to get it in a pickup. The cost I guess is around $450 not including consumables etc with 1 set of shoes.
    Same here, unless you go with the air/hydraulic setup. $450 isn't too bad, and I'm assuming the jack is part of that price?

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    Re: Finally finished.

    good job i got mine done this week too i put air/hydraulic on mine

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