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Old 1st April 2015, 07:51
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Nice toy. I could do with something like that to fabricate exhaust sections. Expensive?
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Old 1st April 2015, 08:12
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I've been looking for awhile T, this one is on Amazon and only £69 delivered...
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Old 1st April 2015, 08:16
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Paul, i have to make the internal framing around the cockpit and where the cubby hole will be like has done. Also need to make bulkhead/gearbox tunnel etc... then work out a way to join body to frame.
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Old 1st April 2015, 14:06
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Nice price, will take a look on Amazon.
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Old 1st April 2015, 18:27
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Gary, your car looks terrific! Wish my chassis looked that clean!

Reference that "pipe bender"you have, I was given a slightly bigger one by a friend when I was trying to bend stainless pipes in order to make my bumpers, and I just could not get on with it.
I took a load of pictures and posted them on my thread somewhere.

For me it was a big F for failure, as it did not so much bend the pipes but just flatten them, and I could not get it to make a curve.

I even filled the pipe with sand, welded up one end and screwed the other endcap up tight to put the sand under compression, and it still flattened it.

Do let me know how you get on with it, and I hope you have more success than I did.
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:33
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A pipe bender like this is probably only useful bending thick wall pipe like heating pipes.
Siainless thinwall needs a mandrel bender wit a centre roller thats is pulled around the outside with the pipe rolled around the die like this one:
http://www.southern-tool.com/store/b...050-bender.php
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:50
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Reneanglia is correct if bending any thin walled tube then a steady feed through the mandrels is required, here's a good vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqsrsMyBP90 or you can use a manual type as reneanglia link shows.

A good cheap alternative is the type electricians use to bend conduit which is what i used to fabricate the rear wheel arch supports and can be picked up on flee bay for less than £50, you can even bend square tube if you are careful enough with the round mandrels.
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:55
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Yes Swifty, Rene is right about mandrels, I went deep into this after my failure with the pipe crusher, in the end, I found stainless pipe with the bend already made, and cut my bumpers from that.
Please tell me more about this electricians bending kit, will it bend 1.5 inch or 2 inch pipe?
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Old 1st April 2015, 20:07
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If i am right and the bender Swifty has mentioned is the same as i think 1inch would be the limit.
It is a simple handbender.
https://www.google.nl/search?q=elect...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
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Old 1st April 2015, 20:13
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It will be fine for what I want to bend, 25.4mmx1.5mm I.D
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Old 2nd April 2015, 06:39
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What you really need is one of these -

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Old 2nd April 2015, 07:28
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Sorted, a robot it is...
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Old 2nd April 2015, 08:26
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I want to get some anti weld splatter spray, anything recommended?
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Old 2nd April 2015, 17:09
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If you are buying anti splatter spray then be careful because some sprays contain dichloromethane which is carcinogenic, the can will have this info displayed and from what i can remember at a COSHH meeting many years ago it only takes a small amount to cause irritation, there has been cases where welders have died through exposure.

Just thought i would give you the heads up as the last place i worked would not allow anti splatter to be used if dichloromethane was part of the ingredients the thing is it's good at preventing splatter sticking and the sprays available without dichloromethane were not as good but this was some years ago so technology has probably moved on now.

Happy welding matey.
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Old 2nd April 2015, 18:12
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http://intercon1978.com/jokisch-flui...le-dip-liquid/
This is what we use at work,all work i do must be according ISO 900...and this spray is one of the sprays we are allowed to use.
As i am a pro-welder(mig-tig)i am required to use approved materials.
I must say i almost never use spray because the welders we use are mig-puls machines so the spatter is almost nothing.
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Old 2nd April 2015, 20:55
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thank you very much for the professional advice, I will see what's available.
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Old 7th April 2015, 12:01
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Welded in the floorpans now... just don't tell 8valve or Rene. I've done my best, and it is on 1mm thick.

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Old 7th April 2015, 13:40
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Good enough,they would'nt fall out..........
If your ass is getting hot while driving check the welds.........
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Old 7th April 2015, 15:06
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Thanks Rene, short bursts... but takes a long time.
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Old 7th April 2015, 15:41
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If you stick to about 15mm mild steel tube you can get excellent results from a hole in a bit of 3x3 hard wood, flared slightly on the face. Tube goes in hole, bend a tiny bit, move out of wood a bit, bend again, etc. I did the body frame for this 1927 Chevy Stovebolt Special this way.


And yes that is masking tape holding all the joints together, waiting for the welder to do his magic.

Cheers,
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