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General Fabrication

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

  1. Aug 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    cummins6speed

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  2. Aug 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    I didn't think so. A lot of the ones I find for sale do 18 gauge max. I may be asking for something that eill cost me a fortune. Some of the ones I'm finding are pretty damn expensive. Hopefully I can find something used.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Yeah, either only bend super thin metal, or still cost thousands to build a larger hydraulic brake.

    Yep, its a great option for everything 19" and less. Love mine, bend tons of brackets on it and only runs around $400 including the press.
    Yeah even for one used that size you're looking at a press that will cost several thousand dollars, as well as weigh several thousand pounds and probably require 3phase 220v power.
    I've been looking into buying a 6ft-8ft size brake for my shop and the cost will be around $20,000-35,000.

    Metal working isnt cheap when you start playing with big parts, I would recommend the small swag press kit, and then farming out the large bends at a local sheet metal shop for $10-20 per bend. Been doing that for years, and I do a fair bit of volume; i'm just now to the point where it makes sense for me to buy my own brake for the shop.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    ian408

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    That stuff isn't cheap. Even used. Eric's idea of using someone for the big stuff isn't such a bad idea at least until you have the income stream to warrant spending the money.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    TruckyTruck

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    Ok thanks guys. Ill check out the swag press. 20-30k... yikes!!!
     
  6. Sep 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    me too, thanks to Mr.ian i foundthis :D
     
  7. Sep 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    guess I'll contribute. just a couple of pics already uploaded.

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  8. Oct 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    Anyone looking to pick up a tube bender? I have a manual JMR converted to electric Hydro, 2 dies 1.75x110 degree 1.5x240 degree. Billet degree wheel, Hydro bend stop, 1.5HP pump and 30" ram it does 120 degree bends in a single stroke. Notcher not included.

    It's been a great bender we just needed something faster and repeatable to speed up production. so I just picked up a computer programmable BAILEIGH RDB-250 and 10' Index table 180 degree bends in 9 seconds :cool:

    These are older pics of when it was converted to Electric Hydro
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  9. Oct 2, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    About 150.00 to ship it to TX
     
  10. Oct 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    How much you asking?
     
  11. Oct 2, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    $1500
     
  12. Oct 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    How long for it to hit 90* bend in 1.75 tube, jerry?

    Interested in separating the cart/hydraulics from the bender/dies? I might be interested
     
  13. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Just about 20 seconds i think i dont remember really its about twice as fast as the air over hydro i had before and no pulling back its a 2 way ram so power in and power out. I might separate them if someone wants the bender and not the hydro.
     
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    I pimped your bender out...no takers yet.
     
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    Why do the good deals always come up after I have made the purchase. I wish the roller dies would fit jd2 model 32
     
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    Awesome thread.
    I've been interested in learning fab work for some time. I know how to MIG, tried a little TIG and it came natural like MIG.

    I had thought about going to a trade school for fabrication at different times, but that never happened.

    What sources would you guys recommend for learning some fundamentals to build a good foundation on my own?
    Thanks
     
  17. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    Welding web, YouTube, OFN Forums all have good info. But nothing will help you more then picking up the touch and weld weld weld! get to know your machine and how you run with it. Get to know the basics and you should be off to a good start.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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    PM me a price on the hydro system if someone will take the bender. I have my swag kit, so if someone wanted air/hydro still we could work something out to just swap the hydraulics systems. :cool:
     
  19. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    I have the swag kit as well for this bender.
     
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