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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted October 24, 2003 10:20 PM  
how d you make a homemade sheet metal bender about 10 ft long?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 25, 2003 11:44 AM  
any other ideas

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted November 05, 2003 12:29 PM  
i used 4 by 6" rag.tubing and put pipe on bottom like saw horse io welded 1/4 angle iron to the front on a hinge and put one handle on each side and i used 1/4 inch angle to hold the sheetmetle down and put locking hinges on the angle to lift it up and great had it for three years now

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted November 19, 2003 07:53 AM  
anybody bought a set of these plans and did they work?

jhon hollomon
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 468
posted November 19, 2003 12:27 PM  
I was wondering the same thing and how much did it cost once you get it all built??

Just a little crazy!!!!!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted December 19, 2003 05:36 AM  
I built mine out of some s**** I had laying around so it was free. I used angle iron bed frame rails with 1" tube layed into it to support it from bending and flexing. It clamp the sheet metal in with a bolt on each end to tighten and old valve springs on the bolts to open it up. It was simple and cheap to do and just took some thought to figure it out but about 2 hours work and 4 hours thought but it works great. The heavier the angle iron the better though. I don't have any plans on paper but could offer some advice if you need it. I don't have it mounted so I didn't have to build a stand. I have all my benders, breaks and tools that mount on my truck bumper so my operation is portable. One stand works for all of it and I don't have to walk around it in my shop. Good luck.
Originally posted by jhon hollomon:
I was wondering the same thing and how much did it cost once you get it all built??

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