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Old March 2nd, 2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Building Tube Fenders **LOTS OF NEW PICS ADDED 3/25/06**

See here for NEW pics.

Gone from this:



To this so far.




Still working on it....see more HERE!

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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Yup...welding class is following a design made by the drafting class...based on drawings my students and I made.

Again, I must state, no school money goes to these projects. I pay for these myself.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:30 PM   #4
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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nice job. have been wanting to build my own front with flares and possibly rear someday soon so i could clear bigger tires but lower my suspesnision lift.


what are you using to bend the tubing and what type and size of tubing are you using?
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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So how much does it cost to get ahold of your drwing plans for those fenders?
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:27 PM   #7
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HAHA....I'll see if I can get a set. It was more an excercise for the drafting kids...the welding teacher and I are mostly doing this in our head and on the dry erase board. We are adding a little step area and a light tab.

We're bending the tube with a huge ass old bender. I'll have to take a pic for ya. It's something welding had over there. Thing weighs about 500 pounds. Needed a fork lift to get it on the table.

The tube is 1 inch OD tube. I was going to use the 1.25 tube like all the other places make them out of untill I had the 1.25 in my hands and felt it was too big for my liking so we went with a little smaller. I really like the size of the tube.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:32 PM   #8
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That bender works???? I dont think it does any bigger than 1 inch anyway does it? Looks good im guessing you'll make some iner fenders to right. Ill stop by and see it next week.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:35 PM   #9
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Muddy you do some awesome work, Keep those kids involved.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:14 PM   #10
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That bender works???? I dont think it does any bigger than 1 inch anyway does it? Looks good im guessing you'll make some iner fenders to right. Ill stop by and see it next week.
Yea, works really good too. Doesn't put that muffler dent in the tube. We have dies for smaller and larger stuff...but we don't have the dies for 2 inch.

Actually if you look here...the inner fender is re-used.


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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:15 PM   #11
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Muddy you do some awesome work, Keep those kids involved.
Thanks Mike...I try...but sometimes they end up like user name. :tonka:
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i need to get a tubing bender soon, cheaper then buying most tube fender kits too. or maybe i should just con my auto body teacher into letting me steal the one they have in storage

edit: also what are you using to notch it?

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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:45 PM   #13
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Those are very nice, Im diggin the tire coverage. Keep me posted as well on those drafts. I was just going to wing some this summer...
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 07:53 PM   #14
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i need to get a tubing bender soon, cheaper then buying most tube fender kits too. or maybe i should just con my auto body teacher into letting me steal the one they have in storage

edit: also what are you using to notch it?
We are notching it with umm....some kind of end mill or something....I forget what the machine shop guy called it. Some areas we are just using a grinder.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:57 PM   #15
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i need to get a tubing bender soon, cheaper then buying most tube fender kits too. or maybe i should just con my auto body teacher into letting me steal the one they have in storage

edit: also what are you using to notch it?
Or you could just buy some 1 inch tubing and bring it to my house and use my bender. Then take the bent pieces home and finish it up.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 09:10 PM   #16
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If you know the correct angles, using a grinder or cutoff saw works excellent.

I believe for a straight 90 degree angle, making two 28 degree cuts is the correct notch technique..
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 10:27 PM   #17
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Or you could just buy some 1 inch tubing and bring it to my house and use my bender. Then take the bent pieces home and finish it up.

Thats mighty nice of ya. What kind of bender do you have?
Not like I would drive over and do that just been shopping one a little bit.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #18
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Or you could just buy some 1 inch tubing and bring it to my house and use my bender. Then take the bent pieces home and finish it up.

hmmm...... may have to take you up on that offer someday if i can figure out the degree of bends i need before hand. gotta start saving for some 1" tubing and drawing up plans.

thanks

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Old March 4th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #19
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Thats mighty nice of ya. What kind of bender do you have?
Not like I would drive over and do that just been shopping one a little bit.
I have a JD Squared bender. By the way, I think (might be wrong) that I took your Avitar photo.
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Here is a really poor shot of my fenders.

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