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Rock Sliders

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by lucky, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. lucky

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    Well I finally got the time to start making the sliders, bought a bender and I had to try it out. I havn't made brackets to go to the frame yet but here is a preview of what is to come. It will fit better when I finish it.

    Ryan
     
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    nice work! when you make the brackets, make tube-style brackets along the sliders. dont forget the front tapers off, so the bracket towards the front will have to be longer! lookn good bro! -other sean
     
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    what type of bender, how much did ya spend on it ....congrats on the nice work
     
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    Arn't benders real $$$$$
     
  6. lucky

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    Thanks guys,

    hullendersauce, I will make sure I take a good look at that

    It's a 12 tonne hydraulic bender, the bender wasn't much at Princess Auto just over a hundred bucks
     
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    You've saved yourself a lot of money, compared to Slee's $765 60 series sliders!
     
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    I think we're looking at two different types--the inexpensive ones are really pipe benders, and can't handle chro-moly for rollbars, etc. But I can't find any links where I read that! :eek:

    Did find this page w/ tips on a home-built bender--might be worth trying:

    http://www.blindchickenracing.com/Tools/Tube Bender/Tubingbender.htm
     
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    Lookin real nice, similar to what I wanna run on the 40. Lets see some details on the bender and how well it works.
     
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    Here is the pics of the other one and a close up of the weld and bend. The bender isn't anything super great, it does the job that I bought it for though.





    The bender is a 12 tonne hydraulic bender with 6 dies that have different radii's
     
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