The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 067chevy, Apr 18, 2008.
mine-the bottom roller flexed when i first made it but added an extra 25x50mm box section to lower part.just use it mounted in vise as have limited workshop space.originally had a crank handle but that was a pain in the ass so changed to an old steering wheel,much easier to use.made various wheels including one to cut/form louvres.
Here is my friend Al's interpretation of the Harbour Freight basic bead roller.
He built it in a day or so of puttering around with some metal that he and I gathered. Note the small wheels on the bottom. They sit above the floor, just tip the thing back and roll it around like a furniture dolly. Works great!
Now we have to get down to some serious bead rolling which will help get all those projects that Al and I have moving towards completion. What did you say, you know where there is another project for sale....wait, I'll get my coat.
Metalmeet had a tech about a harbor freight bead roller
Driven by a Hf Winch motor
I replicated the
design and it works well
Here's one we built, it was adapted to our planitary roller............................
Very smart idea. Hook it up to an Eagle roll bender!
Heres mine, just a cheapie on a stand,motor was garage sale item ,reversable ,runs 8 rpm,bike chain and sprockets.
#### I see it is equipped with a Throat Guide TOO >>>>.
I just finished this one 24" deep 1/4 HP 690ft lb torque 98:1 gear drive 3 phase with 110 VFD in 220 3 phase out variable speed foward/reverse pedal adjust 1-1/4 in/out
Holy cow......pretty serious bead roller. Nice work!
I dig that bead roller, Rick!
specs on the motors please, I am getting mine in the next week, and want to motorize it.
built with some of the info i gained in this thread, thanks all
BCT , that is a great design! very good job!
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