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summit and jegs sell bends, u-bends, j-bends, of just about any size you could want. also jegs sells hooker exhaust pipe sleeves for welding and they sure make for a nice weld without any slag on the inside of the pipes. i'm currently building a set of 3 into 1 headers for my rocket III triumph motorcycle, and the headers will flow great because of no internal restriction from weld material. the hooker weld sleeves make for a really nice weld area on the outside of the pipes too.

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Bend it yourself? Why Not?

I bought a tubing bender from Harbor Freight Cheap! And, it is cheap. But, if you are willing to spend your time upgrading its weaker points- it will work. I had to re-invent the set screws on the 36" diameter manual steel wheel that you turn like steering a boat. It takes a bit of strength. You get ability to make some tight bends. They also have a hydraulic unit.
But, NOTHING beats a guy that has been doing it for years behind a professional hydraulic bending machine.
If you are nuts like me- you will do it yourself. But, beating your brains out on poor equipment is a real character building experience. If you have plenty of time, and no money- here is an answer.
Eventually, I converted my unit into a metal strip rolling press. Attached is a photo where I made it roll out Hispano Suiza running board strips. Good luck
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huge difference

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And the OP posted this 5 years ago. Hopefully he has it done by now.
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And the OP posted this 5 years ago. Hopefully he has it done by now.
RATS!! I didīnt see that....
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