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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #21
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did you have plans to build the bender from?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #22
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the only reason I have sunflower seeds in my jeep is for when I am phesant hunting........I drive along the edge of a field and throw one sunflower seed out about every 10 seconds and I make an delicious trail for all the phesants to follow, then when I get around a sharp corner in the road I quick hide the jeep in the woods and wait face down in the ditch with my gun when it smells like the phesants are close enough I jump up and hit them with the butt of my 12 gauge......so that is why I keep sunflower seeds in the jeep....ALWAYS....works every time Now everyone on this board knows my phesant hunting trick
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #23
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did you have plans to build the bender from?
I'll have to ask my buddy where he got the plans from, I can't remember off hand
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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #24
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Hey guys, I'm bena's buddy Russell. Figured I'd register and post up here as well.
For the bender, I came across some cad drawings for pro tools arms and figured the rest out myself. Wasn't too hard, just time consuming drilling all the holes in 1" bar stock.

The most valuable thing I've purchased has got to be Bend Tech Pro, worth every cent! If you have any plans of bending tube, buy this program! I don't know how I got so much done without it!!!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #25
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Hey Russ, Thanks for postin' up that info for theses guys.

And Russ is right, the Bendtech Pro is a invaluable tool
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Old March 12th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #26
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nice work, it should keep you safe!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #27
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Well we finally got the frame tie ins done and the cage is finished.....took a bit longer than we anticipated but these thing always do when you got a full time job. I will get some better pics of the frame tie ins tomorow. they came out pretty nice, low profile (as can be) so they won't hang up on rocks as much. We ended up having to relocate the rear shocks because of the U bolt flip and ended up putting in a new Polly gas tank... here is a couple of pics.

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We have decided to pre-fab up these roll cages and sell them in kits so people just need to weld them together, good idea we think. here are the pics

So what's your asking price?

I think it'd be nice to see some windshield center downbars too along with the front diagonals going to the center hoop.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #29
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We can design the cage any way you want with the program and then we can e-mail you the image and you can give the go ahead or tell us what to change if the cage is being completely redesigned there will be a fee for the design process on the computer. Based on the price of steel the price may vary but right now we are looking at $1000 dollars and that will include frame tie in plates with Poly bushings and the hard ware. We are still in the process of setting up the company so there might be a wait of a few weeks. But if intersested send me a PM and we will talk more.
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So what's your asking price?

I think it'd be nice to see some windshield center downbars too along with the front diagonals going to the center hoop.


With those just being straight pieces it wouldn't be too hard to add them in yourself as well. We can do it for you, just saying that the important part with this would be to make sure the bent parts are exactly the way you want them, the straight legs are pretty simple, just cut to length and notch.

Def. pm either bena or me and we'll talk.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #31
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Ok............here are the frame tie ins, just to make this thread complete :lol: , We used fish plates that are welded to the frame and then used Poly suspension bushings to help keep the vibes down. and we got the tube as close up against the body as we could. Not bad, the welds are not the greatest because we ran in to some issues with the liner in the mig gun....tell me what ya think




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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #32
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Good thread...gave me some good ideas for the one i'll be building shortly
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:25 AM   #33
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that's a sweet cage...good job
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