View Full Version : The Lucas bender assembled

Creative Fab
March 20th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Remember the bender Lucas made a post about?

Well I bought one from him and here is the finsished product after I recieved my 1.75, 240 degree die and did a test bend. It sure beats the old armstrong way of tube bending :woot:

:eek2: [font=Century Gothic][b]Did I get the pitures big enough?[font=Century Gothic/]

March 20th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Holy cow........ that thing is HUGE!

It looks like you are bending 6" pipe. :poke:

March 21st, 2007, 08:08 AM
wow thats a sexy fron't axle in the background of pic #2.

glad to see you got that die in...time for Ryans cage.

March 21st, 2007, 09:39 AM
Holy Crap! That's awesome!

March 21st, 2007, 10:54 AM
Well it's only Wednesday, not Friday, but does this mean you can work some sliders in the first week of April???

March 21st, 2007, 11:40 AM
next time your not busy, no rush! it will be a while b4 im in the market. figure out what those arms will cost me roughly?? those are sweet! i want a set bad!

Creative Fab
March 21st, 2007, 02:37 PM
You mean these arms?

I will look up the price of the RE joints and post the price for fabbing them up, do you have the C's from the factory control arms?

March 21st, 2007, 03:01 PM
ya i got a stock set of arms still bolted to the hpd44, its from a 79 bronco. i found a set a while back of heim jointed radius arms online, i think from wild horses. but yours look way nicer!
ball park figure is perfectly fine. and yes those would be the arms im refering to. if i only had your skills! thx

March 26th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Wow, what a relief....it actually works!!

I've got mine less dies and ram getting in my way in the garage. Harbor Freight finally got some more rams in so I get to at least make it move.....I did however borrow some extra caster brackets from work, extras from a job we just ran, now I need some wheels to mount to them.

I wish I had time to test fit all those pins in before I dropped it off, I hope it all went together OK! I noticed the other side of the 7/8 pin didn't have the locking collar on it, was it too tight or easier to just slide in or.....? See, I ordered enough stock for the orders, but when I was cutting the last one, I goofed and cut it 1" too short, so I need to get some more stock or buy a pin for mine.

Can't wait to finish the walls on the garage and pull the Jeep in so I can start rebuilding all the things I didn't do right on it, now with the right tools for the job!

Nice HUGE pics!


Creative Fab
March 26th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Lucas, I did have to take my right angle die grinder to the holes for the 7/8 pin. They did not line up from side to side, about a 1/16th to an 1/8th off. Other than that it works great!