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I'm building a Jr. Dragster for my little brother and I need some pointers. Does anyone know the best way to bend mild steel tubing? What kind of tube bender should I buy?

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What are you doing with the tubing? If your making a frame and using 1" tubing with a 0.65" wall you can bend that without any type of bender, just find something of the shape you want to bend it into and put the area you want bent over or under it and put your ars into'it! Or do it with a torch and either a wooden or steel form/jig or a hydraulic pipe bender. you could use both methods with anything of any size. I build motorcycle frames using that method. Make sure each side is exact and each bend is exactly the same and make sure everything square, the same measurement. If you don't it will not only be a rough ride, but also very dangerous at high speed.

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When I built my frame for my LB I used the method most custom choppers builders use. Make a form out of wood and bolt it to a piece of 2" angled steal and weld it onto ur work table, heat the pipe and bend it. Make sure there's a piece on the other side of the form to hold the pipe in place while bending. This method works extremely well.
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Hossfeld Mfg.makes the #2 bender with so many dies and attachments you can do about anything with it.
Also check .wwwamericanbender.getwebnet.com/,they make a bender very similar to Hossfeld.
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Hossfeld Mfg.makes the #2 bender with so many dies and attachments you can do about anything with it.
Also check .wwwamericanbender.getwebnet.com/,they make a bender very similar to Hossfeld.
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with your method of bending tubing with a shaped piece of wood , can u bend a 90 degree and 180 degree angles.
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[quote]Originally posted by l1o00o1l:
<strong>I'm building a Jr. Dragster for my little brother and I need some pointers. Does anyone know the best way to bend mild steel tubing? What kind of tube bender should I buy?</strong><hr></blockquote>
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