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Anyone made a brush guard or bull bar?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Tacoma9396jrc, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Tacoma9396jrc

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    I'm looking to put a bull bar on my truck. I'm looking into building my own. I've took some tubing to a muffler shop to bend but they couldn't do it. They said bending at a 90 degree won't bend right. Wondering if anyone has made one or had any advice on making one.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    IIRC you need a mandrel bender, and they probably have the benders that do the crush (I think it's called) bending, er the ones that come out looking all ribbed and whatnot, is why they refused the work.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Who would have one of these?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    A muffler shop MIGHT have it, but not all of them. I'd bust out the phonebook and make some calls to the ones in your area and ask them if they have a mandrel bender and if they'd be willing to bend something for you.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    I'll give it a go
     
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