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blacklungky
12-11-2012, 7:23 PM
So, does anyone know of a cheap bender or a diy way of bending some standard exhaust pipe without krinkling them?

shvlpnchr79
12-11-2012, 7:43 PM
pack it full of sand and heat it up. have something to bend it around i.e. a piece of pipe

blacklungky
12-11-2012, 7:47 PM
i have a cheap hydraulic bender with the adapters, maybe packing it with sand before bending it then.

MIKE47
12-11-2012, 7:48 PM
Better makesure that sand is real dry or you're making a bomb. I've done this to some extent with some level of sucess. I cook the sand on a pan with the torch for a bit to get the moisture out.

livingdeadmc
12-11-2012, 8:12 PM
Order pre bent pieces from summit... Don't get no easier/cheaper.

Reid
12-11-2012, 8:29 PM
Order pre bent pieces from summit... Don't get no easier/cheaper.

Good point once you have wadded up a few 10' pieces you would have been better just buying bends

Ootnboot
12-11-2012, 9:31 PM
http://youtu.be/cquCfvsvoq0

Redneck style

ugotbit
12-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Order pre bent pieces from summit... Don't get no easier/cheaper.

Exactly.

Speedway has some combo bends dirt cheap.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/search-exhaust.html

nunez8853
12-12-2012, 10:05 AM
hey If anyone needs sand I live in the desert man, all the dry sand in the world. 49.99 for a 5 lb bag plus shipping and handling so another 19.99. plus taxes anther 8.25% but its quality sand. so good hey built one of the two biggest army bases in Texas on it. Limited Time offer get it while it lasts you wont be disappointed.

crush1776
12-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Redneck style imbebed, looks pretty effective!


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Evidence
12-12-2012, 10:07 AM
You dont even have to order it from Summit, just go to Oreillys...

madtatts
12-16-2012, 1:14 PM
That's awesome!

ElekVins
12-16-2012, 4:24 PM
hey If anyone needs sand I live in the desert man, all the dry sand in the world. 49.99 for a 5 lb bag plus shipping and handling so another 19.99. plus taxes anther 8.25% but its quality sand. so good hey built one of the two biggest army bases in Texas on it. Limited Time offer get it while it lasts you wont be disappointed.

Can you make me a quote for overseas shipping ?

oldskooo
12-18-2012, 10:08 AM
Go old school and pie cut your bends

nunez8853
12-18-2012, 3:03 PM
Can you make me a quote for overseas shipping ?



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scout41
12-18-2012, 3:23 PM
I've seen guys bend diamond loop frames by ordering the tubing, making a pattern, then taking that pattern over to a railing manufacturer and having them bend it up.
But I'm not sure if pipe is a different animal, or even if dies aren't required on a hydraulic bender? It might be a little cheaper than buying a kit--just order spec'd tubing from a metal supplier and then having a couple 180's put in them.

Rahim
01-18-2013, 8:15 AM
Im thinking of trying to bend pipes for my CB750. My planned method is one of these 12ton benders with the pipe packed with wet sand.
Ive watched vids online of guys doing it with thicker pipe and getting good bends with no dents or flat spots.
Anyone here had success with this method? Or is there a massive flaw Im not seeing?

http://www.supplierlist.com/prod_img/balmart/200039_Hydraulic_Pipe_Bender_12_Ton.jpg

themetalshop
01-19-2013, 2:52 PM
JC whittney has bends in mild and stainless. Best prices around.

Randeezy868
01-19-2013, 4:53 PM
ive done roll cages and stuff with that bender posted above. but exhaust is too thin. i will kink like crazy.

frazzler
01-19-2013, 9:11 PM
used a harber freight bender it was a pain in the ass and results sucked. I could have bought two boxes of mandrel bends for what i paid for the bender.side note the bender did come in handy for making ubolts for the rear springs on my cj 7

DustyDave
01-21-2013, 1:06 AM
Im thinking of trying to bend pipes for my CB750. My planned method is one of these 12ton benders with the pipe packed with wet sand.
Ive watched vids online of guys doing it with thicker pipe and getting good bends with no dents or flat spots.
Anyone here had success with this method? Or is there a massive flaw Im not seeing?

http://www.supplierlist.com/prod_img/balmart/200039_Hydraulic_Pipe_Bender_12_Ton.jpg

If you put a piece or two of sheet metal around the tube to take up the extra space you can get ok bends. The dies are sized for pipe not tube. If it's a real tight bend packing with sand helps.
Dusty