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got the bender, now the fun!

So earlier this week I picked up a ProTools 105 HD bender like my other thread mentioned. Now today I put it to good use









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Dudeeee that looks awesome. Noob question is that a hydraulic bender or do you do it by hand?
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looks good Beard,

im totally jealous.
Send some tube bumpers down to Orlando!
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Dudeeee that looks awesome. Noob question is that a hydraulic bender or do you do it by hand?
by hand, its really not that hard to bend even though its 1.75 OD and .120" wall
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Looks great man!!
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Thats what I thought, it didn't see a ram on it or anything. So is the bumper done? No hitch or anything on it. Your not going to plate it are you?
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Thats what I thought, it didn't see a ram on it or anything. So is the bumper done? No hitch or anything on it. Your not going to plate it are you?
no plate, no hitch, its not done its getting cleaned up sanded, primer, paint, etc...
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Yeah I meant done as constructing done. I love it man, nice and simple.
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**** man. Glad to see someone is up and bending. I'm hopefully have mine up and running in a month or so.... but the bumper looks good so far.
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Very nice bumper, how about making me one


I found this bumper online and thought the little pulled out area would be kind cool and give you a nice step, not sure if you like it tho but I figured I'd show you anyway.

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Very nice bumper, how about making me one


I found this bumper online and thought the little pulled out area would be kind cool and give you a nice step, not sure if you like it tho but I figured I'd show you anyway.

not bad, but i dont want a step, its just inviting for someone to get your truck.
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Yeah I meant done as constructing done. I love it man, nice and simple.
oh yeah for the most part, need to get my shackle mount stick welded on and then it is done contruction wise

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**** man. Glad to see someone is up and bending. I'm hopefully have mine up and running in a month or so.... but the bumper looks good so far.
you will love it, i know i do mine, just need more tube!
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by hand, its really not that hard to bend even though its 1.75 OD and .120" wall
If it does get hard to bend, get a big tube and use it as a longer handle. In high school we bent some crazy stuff in our shop. We used a 15' pipe and 3 guys.
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Time to build me some sliders!
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Very cool Zach! Now bend some 1.75 .120 DOM so you can see it's not too bad...
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Very cool Zach! Now bend some 1.75 .120 DOM so you can see it's not too bad...
Thats what he used.....
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Nice Zach. I might need to hit you up for some bumpers for the explorer later on
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It looks sweet
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Very cool Zach neet new tool
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I wonder how a roll pan would look behind a tube bumper, it would keep the bodylines too instead of having that square edge. If I ever do one I think Id put a roll pan behind it.
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Awesome man, rear bumper looks nice!
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Awesome work Zach!!! That looks great!!!
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well, im jealous. but now you can make things for people and make some mad $$
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Zach, wow, just amazing work!

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That bender is sweet. I could bend stuff all day.....zach looks like one side is a little diffrent hehe
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