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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 067chevy, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. 067chevy
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    Just got my new bead roller from woodward fab. Its weak and flexes alot so need to gusset the bottom and top. Looking for ideas on how to make it look cool at the same time. Post your pictures please
     
  2. chaddilac
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    Check the Tech section, someone did a cool bead roller stand out of a model A axle tube.
     
  3. 067chevy
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    Thanks, Thats what I was looking for
     
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  5. Ok I don't show this to just anybody but here goes. This is a crude unit but it gets the job done. It will throat a 24" piece without flexing>>>>.
     

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  6. 067chevy
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    Richard you do nice work
     
  7. Topless Ford
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    Here is what I did with mine.

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  8. Sounds like a broad I once knew...
     
  9. I forgot to tell you we call it the GUZZLERRR!!!!!>>>>.:D
     
  10. 067chevy
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    what did use for the motor
     
  11. Topless Ford
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    It is a tubular motor from a roll down hurricane shutter. The things have torque for days and are four wire so there is a forward and reverse. I can feed that machine 16ga and it does not hesitate.
     
  12. scootermcrad
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    OH!!! BWAHAHAH!!!! **breath** BWHAHAHA!!! :D:D I was not prepared for that...
     
  13. Cornerfreak
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    I use an older pexto. They are a hand crank machine so two man operation is preferred as the metal wants to pull away as you are cranking.
     
  14. I tried 16ga (more that it's rated for but what the Hell), it wanted no part of that! Your machine must be very stout. I wonder how long the dies will hold up to that?
     
  15. oh shit richard!:D LMAO!!
     
  16. Topless Ford
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    Richard, I never said it did a good job on the 16 ga.:D It flexed and made weak beads but that motor didn't skip a beat. The only reason I powered it is because I can't find any help around here.
    Everyone loves to come over and sit around the pool and drink my beer but bring out some sheetmetal and they look at me like deer in the headlights...........hmmmm....Perhaps I need MORE beer!
     
  17. The ultimate solution to any problem that may arise.
     
  18. irishpol
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    from Texas

    Here's mine:) 700lbs of pure power!! The best money I ever spent:):)
     

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  19. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Holy Crap!!! What is that old Pexto??? Mas pinturas por favor.
     
  20. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Where would one find a motor like that? And what are the specs? Right after I typed that I found a few on ebay....they have some specs on it. I really want to power my bead roller.
     
  21. irishpol
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    from Texas

    Yes it's a pexto, One hp, Triple reduction transmision with foot or hand clutch control:) I love this machine:):)
     
  22. murfman
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    Here is my Woodward fab roller:

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    It is powered by a Dayton Gearmotor I picked up for 65.00 on Ebay, I added the direction switch up top , and bought a foot switch to run it. The Stainless in the above pic is 16 ga, I have rolled beads in 14 ga steel, got a little slow, but still made it in 1 pass. The only problem is the weight, its a heavy Mofo, the top, back and bottom plates are 1/2" X 5" plate and the box tube reinforcements are 1/4" wall. it does NOT flex at all.
     
  23. 067chevy
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  24. Topless Ford
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    Murfman, it looks like you could roll a bead in a tank turret with that bad boy.

    Unionville, if you were asking me about the motor, i'll post the specs when I get back home. I am out in Phoenix for a few days.
     
  25. SinisterCustom
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    Here's mine.....just a Harbor Freight unit, beefed up with some scrap tubing.
    Works nice.....but I would like to add a small wheel for the adjuster.

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  26. junkmonger
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    Mine are as old as my house, and older than Hot Rods, but they're portable and suit my needs.
     

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  27. punkabilly1306
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    from ohio

    does anyone sell just the dies?
     
  28. bct
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    thanks for the info here guys....what size shaft is most common for dies and such???
     
  29. Dyce
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    When I make dies for my Harbor freight unit I use a 7/8 drill for the center hole. I don't know about the rest, but I know Mitler Bros are different.

    Here is mine by the way. I don't have any pictures of the whole thing at once...
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    And I did 16ga in this. It was pure abuse and I won't do it again. You would need ball bearings on the shafts for sure. The frame handled it though.
     
  30. jj mack
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    Sorry for your kid:eek:...looks like you stole parts off his bike:D

     

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