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Old 01-09-2014, 09:31 PM
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Bullnerds Bend-Tech

(Not sure where to put this? I'm not asking a question or posting tech, so hopefully this is good. If not, move it.)

I finally bought myself Bendtech for Christmas.(Thanks CRIS!) For many many years I've made countless sketches on paper of buggy frames, ETC.(still do, one benefit of being a CNC operator, CYCLE time = sketch time!) I am not good with computer direction so I really struggle with solid works. Bend tech is pretty easy and satisfying to be able to draw and modify a model very quickly.

Sorry if this sounds like an ad for BT, but its really pretty cool.

I still have a LOOONNGGG way to go but heres some samples after just a couple weeks of owning and probably only a few real hours of playing with it.

I'll try to add to this as I go. (TRY)

Stadium lite,





Two seat "stadium lite"



Kids stadium lite ( Smaller and 1" tube)



Kids "fastback"



Pilot "wannabe" (not even close!)

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Old 01-09-2014, 09:45 PM
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Looks like your ready to hit the print button and build. Looks great! It is easy, thats why it sells. Glad you got you some.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:52 PM
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Scootek, Your work was a big influence on my decision, I saw your Toyota and jeep builds and that made up my mind for sure.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:15 PM
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Thats The OFN effect. Years ago and still today Im influenced by what people share here. Bend-Tech is the best tool I've ever purchased.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:05 PM
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Great new toy. Wait til you start printing cut and bend instructions and making stuff. That's where it comes.into scale and you can really appreciate the power of this software.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:34 AM
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Nice! I need to purchase Bend-Tech (and a better computer to run it on).
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:29 PM
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Also, I meant to add, if any one wants to add some of their BT work, feel free.

There seems to be tons of cool SW stuff out there but not much BT.

OH, and thanks for the compliments, MUCH too learn still !
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:10 PM
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Should be cool once I get the sheetmetal part figured out.



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Old 01-25-2014, 11:11 PM
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Here is a Tacoma bumper I designed in BT and then brought to life



Hard to see in this picture but I am having troubles finding the one before paint. This exact bumper has actually spent its life on two different Tacoma's (owned by the same person though)

Truck #2

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:32 PM
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Very cool! Thanks for posting it.

What year is the Tacoma?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:51 AM
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Truck #2
Nice!
I seriously thought about putting our RTT in that location but decided that going to the same height as the cab had enough advantages to counter the disadvantages.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:57 AM
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Very cool! Thanks for posting it.

What year is the Tacoma?
It is a 2003, I also buit the rooftop tent rack

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Here are the pics before paint, when it was on a '97 regular cab.




Hidden hitch behind a flip-up license plate (the zip ties are just temporary




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Old 02-14-2015, 10:04 PM
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Haven't added anything here in a while. Here's a quick eyeball job I did for a member on another forum.

I love BT!


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i have had bend tech pro for quite awhile now and have never had the time to fool around with it. my question is which tutourials allow you to do it along with the tutourials?? Or is there such a thing?
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:52 PM
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i have had bend tech pro for quite awhile now and have never had the time to fool around with it. my question is which tutourials allow you to do it along with the tutourials?? Or is there such a thing?
cheers

I'd start here, and do this same tutorial several times until it's semi-automatic then try your own mock roll cages.
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:17 PM
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I miss drawing with BT!

My laptop died and I have not replaced it yet. Need to upgrade also.

I started a small business and hope to get back to BT in the future and actually make some of my designs.
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