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  • would this work?

    I want to build a bumper for my ATV using 1/1/2 round tubing, i seen a pipe bender for sale for 50 bucks but im not sure if it will bend what im wanting to bend,

    http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...ic-pipe-bender

    thats a link to basically the same thing i can get for 50 bucks, but im kind of new to this and unsure if the metal to build a atv bumper would be bendable with this machine....

    any info would be greatly appricated.

  • #2
    it will work but not to perfection as the diameters of the pipe and tubing are different. the tubing being narrower will tend to get distorted in the bends. imagine looking at the egg from it's side laid flat. i have the hf bender which looks the same as the one in the link and that is what happened when i bent some tubing. i haven't tried it but i have heard that if you take some thin sheet metal and form it to fit the die it will stop the egg shaping.....jim

    one more thing to consider is that it will be hard to get small radius bends with this bender, which i think you will be trying to get on a atv guard. you might cap the tube with a plug and fill with sand and and use heat to bend the tight bends. that has worked for me.
    Last edited by jbmprods; 02-25-2011, 12:09 AM. Reason: more info

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    • #3
      so it will be more of a pain in the ass by the sounds of it, I was kind of figuring that. all well its only 50 bucks, i guess ill buy it doesnt hurt to have more tools.

      thanks for the info

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hit_em View Post
        so it will be more of a pain in the ass by the sounds of it, I was kind of figuring that. all well its only 50 bucks, i guess ill buy it doesnt hurt to have more tools.

        thanks for the info
        spoken like a true toolaholic. don't forget to "not" tell the wife.

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        • #5
          If you want to use that bender why not make the bumper out of 3/4 or 1" pipe?

          I have read (it's on the 'net so it must be true ) of people bending pipe in the bender then cutting it lengthwise to line the die to make it the right size. Since 1.5" pipe is 1.5" on inside, whereas 1.5" tubing is 1.5 on outside, it seems as it could work but I've never done it myself.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tenfingers View Post
            If you want to use that bender why not make the bumper out of 3/4 or 1" pipe?

            I have read (it's on the 'net so it must be true ) of people bending pipe in the bender then cutting it lengthwise to line the die to make it the right size. Since 1.5" pipe is 1.5" on inside, whereas 1.5" tubing is 1.5 on outside, it seems as it could work but I've never done it myself.
            i was thinking the same thing. just use pipe of appropriate outside dimensions but the problem would still be trying to make the tight bends associated with such a small bumper. unless that bender comes with smaller radius dies than the hf bender. but then on the bigger bends he could use the bender and other means on the tight ones.

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            • #7
              Don't design tight radius bends in yer bumper

              http://www.atventure-accessories.com...erProducts.php

              Just an example

              get crazy

              http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...ql=&oq=atv+bum

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                Don't design tight radius bends in yer bumper

                http://www.atventure-accessories.com...erProducts.php

                Just an example

                get crazy

                http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...ql=&oq=atv+bum
                heck Ed, those would look good on my Polaris

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