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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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any one ever make a cage for a cj or wrangler with out a pipe bender

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

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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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I don't know if it has or hasn't. But if you do... have fun.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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any one ever make a cage for a cj or wrangler with out a pipe bender if so lets see descriptions and pics.....

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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.
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I saw a picture of a rig that was built with all "straight tubing".. it looked strong engough... but really low rent.
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i think he means bending without a tubing bender
say by heating up and bending round a rotor or such...
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Unread 11-04-2008, 06:59 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 09:32 AM   #7
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You could thread the ends of the pipe and use plumbing fittings to put it together.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 11:39 AM   #8
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well i found a garage to bend the pieces of tube i need bent thanks for everyones input
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Unread 11-05-2008, 05:36 AM   #10
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Call Taylor rental and see if they have one that can be rented.
They carry axle and bearing tools so I would give them a call. Some dealers carry more than others.
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Doesn't heating the tube to bend it sacrafice it's stregth as well?
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Unread 11-08-2008, 02:48 AM   #12
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Doesn't heating the tube to bend it sacrafice it's stregth as well?


Sure does but some will argue. Why because they are afraid to roll it over and test it and prove others right.
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Unread 11-08-2008, 07:49 AM   #13
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Doesn't heating the tube to bend it sacrafice it's stregth as well?
yes it does. it lowers the yield stress and elastic modulus (meaning it becomes more ductile and less brittle)

bending cold steel 'cold works' it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_hardening

Cold working the metal increases the yield strength and reduces ductility. Meaning it requires a larger force to break the steel, but it is more brittle.
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