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Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by linked2002, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    Scummy

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    Go to harborfreight for a plasma cutter. and get the $20 2 year warranty. i aslo got a tube bender from there and it works bitchin. Where do you guys get those tacomaworld stickers ans so-cal tacomas?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    linked2002

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    harbor frieght has a pipe bender. and if you mod the dies correctly yes it can work. i have never attempted it nor would i want to try haha. it got its reputation as the kinker for a reason.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Harbor freight kinker FTW hope you got some sand handy lol

    I have the Affordable bender got it for 250 with 2 dies :)
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    X2 save your money and get a quality bender JMR has a bender for the fabricator on a budget buts the benders are not the expensive thing when it come to tube benders it's the dies. check out the JMR Sportsman bender you can get a bender and one die set for around 500.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    honestly cruise craigslist or race-dezert. i picked up my pro tools bender on there with 1 die and full hydro setup for 600. deals can be found if your looking.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Nice deal.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    im sure you guys know this... but ill say it anyways, a good way to help prevent kinks is to pack the tube with wet sand!
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    :p
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Hell of a deal!
     
  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Now that's a hell of a deal I might have to jump on some of these. Seeing how I don't need dimple dies all the time 1018 should be just fine.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    just what i was thinking (and aparently 5 of my friends).
    this moves the shop press up a few notches on the priority list. yall have any likes or dislikes for any of the brands? i'm still debating what ton rating will be best suited for me.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    I already got the press think I'm gonna get some of those dies soon. Thanks for the link!
     
  14. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    I have the 20 ton Harbor Freight shop press and i love it it's well built for the price. But I've done some upgrades I bought some 1.5" rolled steel arbors to replace the cast widow makers. And I'm going to get the Air/Hydro 20 jack so i don't have to pump it so dam much. Also I picked up THIS to make bends in plate steel and it's well worth the money.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    I like that one

    looks much nicer than mine but it get the job done [​IMG]

    12 ton press bending 3/16th no problem
     
  16. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    nice, hf press it is. always nice when the less expensive stuff works.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    OOOO i like this thread, great links, thanks
     
  18. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Yeah this is my setup.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    this is a great thread, we will defenitley contribute by sharing our knowledge
    EngageOffRoad....909-238-6788
     
  20. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    right on! hope the mods chime in soon and move this to its own topic so we can start numerous fab related threads for peoples individual needs.
     
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