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post #16 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:05 PM
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You need to save your money and buy a real bender. You will be happy you did and didn't waste your money on tools that don't do the job right. I know because I have the harbor freight kinker and I have a jd2 model 32.




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post #17 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:16 PM
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Anybody own this guy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-S...motiveQ5fTools

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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post #18 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:21 PM
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I think the speedway benders will only bend 90 degrees. You would be better off with a jd2 model 3 or a similar protools type bender.

90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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post #19 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:24 PM
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I think the speedway benders will only bend 90 degrees. You would be better off with a jd2 model 3 or a similar protools type bender.
Dont they have to be mounted to a floor or table? Just not possible in my working area (and im on a college budget )

Heres another one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-5-8...motiveQ5fTools

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Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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post #20 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:33 PM
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Those are both real benders that will bend kink free bends but they will only bend 90 degrees where the benders I am talking about will bend 180. You can mount the benders I am talking about on a stand that mounts in a trucks receiver hitch. If you go full hydro eventually you can change it to a cart.


90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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post #21 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:44 PM
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Ok, stupid newb cage question but, would 1 5/8" .12 wall make a good cage?

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post #22 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 09:51 PM
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Yes. Alot of old school racers build 1 5/8 .120 wall DOM cages that hold up good.

90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
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post #23 of 24 Old 02-03-2011, 10:57 PM
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The HF is not the best. But, I have used it for all my stuff. Roof rack, bumpers you name it. You have to duct tape the end of what you are bending. Make sure full of sand. pack it tight by hitting side with rubber hammer. Tape other end and bend away. sorry, long story but always works especially when on a very tight budget like myself. good luck
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post #24 of 24 Old 02-04-2011, 08:45 AM
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I did the sand thing with my hf bender and I was still not happy with the results. With a jd2 model 3 costing $295 and a jmr sportsman costing even less I felt my harbor freight bender was a waste. Also with Dom tube costing $100 a stick a few kinks with the hf bender can be costly. If anyone in Colorado wants to buy my hf bender they can have it and all the dies(like new) for $50. No pounding sand for me!

90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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