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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, May 22, 2021.

  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    I recently bought a 2x4 rectangle mandrel bender for doing chassis’s. Figured I would make a post about it with some pics in case anyone needs some custom rails or sections built. 5A31DE8C-C61A-4F6A-8631-14B473D49BBF.jpeg 65922BFF-B839-483E-AADF-F79581E6564C.jpeg DADFF482-ECA5-4507-A2AA-7B96A1A13DBE.jpeg 8853BB1D-2FDF-46D0-9085-BADDB4F57469.jpeg 286C7BA6-9A78-42B4-AF52-80266ADE32AD.jpeg 6562728C-676C-459F-BF3B-90967E6ABE3D.jpeg 8A9092EC-52AE-402E-BD09-6A3D5C20544C.jpeg 95F69DF7-8DF1-4C6A-9D79-A43E443C3657.jpeg D1BC7519-53BE-4AFB-97DB-55526E7FF47F.jpeg AB967075-D1FB-4470-A59B-D6A3BE4235A5.jpeg A5FB6CDD-0C6C-4BAA-95FD-EA641D368F34.jpeg CD34AB68-AE4C-4D17-B863-FF4FD66FF69A.jpeg 729A343A-34A7-4BED-9254-6622AB385874.jpeg 40FA15EE-5D8E-46FF-A108-7D4580165F2F.jpeg 2DDF69F1-7B4A-43CF-99C9-E40E27612028.jpeg
     
  2. patsurf
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    absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
     
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  3. Frankie47
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    from omaha ne.

  4. saltflats
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    Nice, sure like to see it in action. :)
     

  5. AHotRod
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    How nice is that!
     
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  6. bill gruendeman
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    They look great, I wish I needed some.
     
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  7. stanlow69
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    Yes, post a video.
     
  8. Bandit Billy
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    Crazy! Show us the machine!
     
  9. Nice work there !
     
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  10. mickeyc
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    Is that massive yellow machine in photo 7 the bender you refer too? It looks
    huge and capable.
     
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  11. j hansen
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    Video please:D
     
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  12. Brand Apart
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    Nice rails!!
     
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  13. Mr48chev
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    That is some nice work. Turns a "how am I going to make this look decent" to a " I bet he can make that and it will look great."
     
  14. cornfieldcustoms
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    Here is a link to video of the machine bending up some rails
     
  15. loudbang
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    Simply amazing. Do you have to physically mark where you want it in position in the jaws with marker or something? How do you get where and how much to bend into the computer for the machine does it take another program or do you input your parameters right on the machine?
     
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  16. j hansen
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    Really amazing!!!
     
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  17. cornfieldcustoms
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    I draw it up in bend tech then print out a cut and bend sheet. Lay out all bend locations. Set up machine with the tube then program the bend angle at each bend. Line the mark up to the 0 I set on the die edge and bend. Repeat at next bend point. Flipping tube as needed
     
  18. Fortunateson
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    Very impressive!
     
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  19. Hnstray
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    Fabulous equipment! While the 2 x 4 is adequate for many projects…just curious….can your machine handle 4 x 4 or 2 x 3 ?

    Regardless, now knowing your capabilities I can imagine buying your services in the future!

    Thank you for posting info and video.

    Ray
     
  20. cornfieldcustoms
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    currently I am only doing 2x4x.120 . The tooling is very expensive
     
  21. Hnstray
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    I kind of expected that would be the case and it is totally understandable. Most certainly my question was only informational in nature and I appreciate your reply and especially your investment in such a ‘Professional Grade’ machine.

    Ray
     
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  22. gatz
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    great job !!
     
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  23. Tim
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    Very cool! I can see lots of opportunities to use it. From full scratch builds, modifications to repairs.
     
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  24. Roothawg
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    Dang Dude! The sky is the limit....
     
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  25. ken bogren
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    Thanks for posting the video! Very impressive.

    I'm guessing you'll save a ton of time building a frame rail with that machine.
     
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  26. Frames
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    I had Boyce Industries, [Melrose Park, IL. ] mandrel bend the rear section 2.5 " x 2.5 " for my short track late models back in the summer of 1975. It was about 1979 when he obtained 2 " x 3 " tooling to do the front stub img103.jpg . 1990 I had him bend 3 sets of 2 " x 4 " for my *** 1955*** F100 and future projects. 1990 I do not know of any rod builders mass producing tube frames way back then. *** Don't want the mods to delete.
     
  27. saltflats
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    Are you doing the two planes of the tubing with this bender, different dies I guess?
     
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  28. cornfieldcustoms
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    yes it is a die change to go from the hard way to the easy way and vice versa
     
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  29. Very impressive, hope it brings you a lot of new business with the new capabilities.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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