Forums
NCKrawlers :: Forums :: NCK Tech Forums :: General Tech
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
Lets talk about tube benders
Moderators: Administrator, NC-Fordguy, KrawlinYJ
Author Post
NC-Fordguy
Fri Aug 06 2010, 12:46AM
Webmaster

Registered Member #2
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2007, 05:53PM
Location: Bethel NC
Posts: 1151
I have some upcoming projects and have been window shopping for tube benders.

The major requirement is that it has to be portable. In other words it can't be in a fixed place in my shop, just don't have the space to allow for it.

I've been looking at this one from pro-tools

http://www.pro-tools.com/200.htm

Seems as though this would fit the portable feature that I want.

I've looked at this one too, but it looks like it would need to be bolted to the floor to crank on it.

http://www.pro-tools.com/105.htm

Jd2 has one that is similiar

I can't justify the cost of the pneumatic benders for my needs

Feedback??

No Hablos Jeep

If it doesn't make sense, do it
Back to top
gogogadgetbiker
Fri Aug 06 2010, 07:47AM

Registered Member #33
Joined: Fri Apr 06 2007, 11:24AM
Location: G-Vegas
Posts: 388
I think option #1 would work out well for you.

You are correct that option #2 needs to be bolted down, or.... You can build a mount to hang it out of the reciever hitch on your truck. Lots of people do that so it must work ok.

Another option is for you to google "build your own bender"
There may be a build it yourself model that fits your needs well.

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
Highsteer/crossover steering, PSC Box
42" IROKs, Eaton 32 Bolt Beadlocks
High Angle Driveshafts
Custom T-case
Back to top
gogogadgetbiker
Fri Aug 06 2010, 07:48AM

Registered Member #33
Joined: Fri Apr 06 2007, 11:24AM
Location: G-Vegas
Posts: 388
Oh yeah... Option #2 will ensure your cardivascular workout is done. It will make a man out of you for sure.

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
Highsteer/crossover steering, PSC Box
42" IROKs, Eaton 32 Bolt Beadlocks
High Angle Driveshafts
Custom T-case
Back to top
 

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System