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Rokntoy

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1st time cage builder
« on: Apr 19, 2016, 02:57:56 PM »
I'm going to be starting my cage soon and have a few concerns. Welding is not a issue but measuring and getting my notches cut correctly are my main issues. What is a good website or program to look at that can help me get things right the first time? What is a good small project to get me started to get used to my bender?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2016, 04:05:37 PM »
I just built mine with an affordable bender and a tape measure.ive never bent tube before and it turned out pretty good using the info in the link below. heres all you need to know!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/bendin_tube/index.html
 

It's fun after you get the hang of it.
Here's what I ended up with.


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Re: 1st time cage builder
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2016, 04:15:25 PM »
Notching on the other hand, can be tricky.id notch  it long and whittle it down with a grinder til it fit just rite.takes lots of time but looks nice when they fit tight


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Re: 1st time cage builder
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 05:41:58 PM »
Thanks I need all the help I can get!
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Re: 1st time cage builder
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 07:03:28 PM »
I just built mine with an affordable bender and a tape measure.ive never bent tube before and it turned out pretty good using the info in the link below. heres all you need to know!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/bendin_tube/index.html
 

It's fun after you get the hang of it.
Here's what I ended up with.


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 :eyebrow: Looks good bro!

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Re: 1st time cage builder
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 07:10:20 PM »
Thanx! I want to see some progress on this build


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