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Anyone have the tools and experience to bend a 8' piece of 3/4" steel into a 90 degree angle with an approx. 36" radius about midway on the 8' stick.

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Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:50 pm
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I have done it but I am way to far from you. If you price out the job you will faint. In my case I needed to make supports for the bunk roof of a camper. After getting a price to have the round stock bent that I got for free from my nephew I went down to Harbor Freight and bought their large bolt down to the floor model bender. To bend the 3/4 I used the rose bud tip on my acetaline torch to warm it up and once warm it bent rather easily. The supports I made had a 6 inch radius.


Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:07 am
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That would be a two minute job if I could get it into my work, unfortunately it's too big to sneak in my backpack..

Anywhere that makes roll cages should have something like this I'd imagine. It's a quick easy job.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:13 am
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A community college that has welding or automobile/diesel repair programs may be able to help you if you ask nice and bring donuts.


Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:24 am
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NWRed wrote:
Anyone have the tools and experience to bend a 8' piece of 3/4" steel into a 90 degree angle with an approx. 36" radius about midway on the 8' stick.



36" CLR is rolled, not bent. clamp it to a 55 gallon drum and start heating and wrapping it around. It will go faster then you think with a decent bud a oxy/ace torch.

You can even cold bend it with a strap, truck and a 30" tree.


How precise and clean does it have to be? Intended purpose?

I have jd2/hossfeld, a bendpak exhaust machine and a press brake but no roller.

It can be bent gradually over a drawn out area with a smaller radius die.


Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:56 am
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These have the capabilities to do. If your looking for professionals.
Ask for Josh or the owner Zach.

https://www.under-pressureracing.com/capabilities-2


Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:15 am
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Old Growth wrote:
NWRed wrote:
Anyone have the tools and experience to bend a 8' piece of 3/4" steel into a 90 degree angle with an approx. 36" radius about midway on the 8' stick.


How precise and clean does it have to be? Intended purpose?



Doesn't need to precise, just a consistent curve ideally. It's a track for a rolling gate.
I half assed a test piece already and wasnt happy with the final results. :bigsmile:


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He's bent bars for us stock car racers and a builds equipment.


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have to source a drum but i could make it happen if you dont find something more convenient


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I appreciate all the responses, took some of the suggestions and tweaked my existing piece a little bit and came out with a satisfactory result that worked on the mock up yesterday.


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