any one ever make a cage for a cj or wrangler with out a pipe bender if so lets see descriptions and pics.....
ps. sorry if this thread already exists thousands of threads back
pipe benders are for ....pipe. You must be talking about a tubing bender, made for bending structural tubing.
If you are thinking of miter cuts/welds in place of bends......boy, I would not even think about it, there is nothing safe about that! Really you would only need a few bends though so it is not the end of the world, you can get pre-bent hoops if you don't want to spring for the bender. Hopefully I misunderstood your question.
i think he means bending without a tubing bender
say by heating up and bending round a rotor or such...
thats a really good way to kink and ruin some expensive tubing.
i suppose you could do a straight pipe cage with LOTS of gussets at every corner. i think it would be easier to source a bender locally...like check local forums, local shops, etc. Have a local shop bend you some tubing to your specs, shouldn't cost much. If you find a local guy with a bender, bring lots of beer. you don't need to buy a bender, just need to borrow one for a few days....beer is payment enough for many folks.