On 2005-11-22 09:30, Dirty Dog wrote:
Actually, you can bend without a bender. Fill the tube with sand and it will bend without kinking. Now, it ain't going to be easy, even with thin wall tubing, but it is possible. Nor will it be as accurately bent as tubing done properly. Personally, I'd just buy one of the many many commercially available light bars. Or better yet, get a real bumper.
FIRST NOTHINGS IMPOSSABLE, AND THESE GUYS ARE ON TO SOMETHING. FIRST CUT YOUR PIPE EXTRA LONG YOU WILL NEED THE LEVERAGE. SET UP YOUR JIG LIKE THEY WERE SAYING YOU NEED A RADIAS FOR YOUR BEND AND A PIECE TO HOLD THE OTHER END OF THE PIPE. FILL THE PIPE FULL OF SAND AND PLUG BOTH ENDS, TIGHTLY. PLACE MARKS DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE PIPE SPLITING IT IN HALF. THESE WILL BE USED TO MARK THE TOP OF THE PIPE AS YOU BEND IT. INSURING YOUR BENDS LINE UP. A COUPLE HOURS WORTH OF WORK AND YOUR DONE.