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Old 03-02-2016, 07:35 PM
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Dont you love the UPS truck pulling up? New tube bender!

So after a month of looking around on the internet and local shops. I decided to go with the WoodWard Fab ratchet tube bender. I weld for a living and in my teens I owned raced and helped build prerunners. The usual Ford mid and full-sized trucks. I moved from socal to Oklahoma and now I'm trying to start a little fab shop in the garage. Starting small for the locals doing bumpers and all. Anyways. So I got the bender for $215 and I got the 1 3/4 die for DOM tubing to start. I did not how ever buy the $90 stand. I mean come on were fabricators right?! Build my own. So I ran into problems since I don't have a drill press to punch 3/4 holes in this 1/2 plate that the bender mounts on. So I started working on the up right and bottom plate witch is 3/16. And 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 tube then welded guessets to the bottom till....I ran out of freaking wire! Lol. So I'll figure out how to post pictures and if you guys have any tips ideas. Don't be shy. More you know the better.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:08 PM
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Here is a close up. Till I ran out of wire lol


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Old 03-02-2016, 10:23 PM
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Two ways to put holes in plate without drill press. Torch hole as close to the correct size, then weld washers to make a nice round hole. Torch a larger than needed hole, then weld in a bushing ( DOM tubing ). Third way: get really good with a torch.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:41 AM
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I used a hole say to make the holes in the plate for my benders.

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Old 03-03-2016, 11:28 AM
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Here is a close up. Till I ran out of wire lol

Nope. no pic yet....
Edit; In the "edit post" message box I can see the http address for imageshack but I don't see a pic in the original message. This whole address [http://https://imagizer.imageshack.u...24/w8bRZO.jpg] gets me a 522 error when pasted into another window. But I can copy and paste this [https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/32...24/w8bRZO.jpg] into another window and see the pic. I suspect a conflict because of the dual "http".

Edit #2; The links I posted in my message go nowhere but in the edit message box I can copy and paste and get what I described earlier.

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Old 03-11-2016, 03:27 PM
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Ya I still can't figure this out. Help!!! Lol.

But on the plus side I got my torch kit in the mail the other day to find out my AC regulator don't fit!! But adapters are made and one was bought! Hah
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