Manx build

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Re: Manx build

Post by cbeck » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:23 pm

Would you post some pics when it is done? Tired of pulling on mine.

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Re: Manx build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:44 pm

I gather you will be going with a king and link beam. Check shock tower clearance unless you are going with a body lift and then if you are going long travel check that too to see if you are going to have to do body mods.
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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:58 pm

cbeck wrote:Would you post some pics when it is done? Tired of pulling on mine.
Absolutely! Getting closer, used a Swag adapter and a harbor freight cylinder...
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Re: Manx build

Post by Leatherneck » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:27 pm

For most of us a beam does just great, lot of guys race them at mega speeds. Good choice, don't get caught up in "Keeping up with the Jones"

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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:09 pm

Well I bent my first test pipe, it turned out perfect... It bent the 1" X .120" wall tube like butter!
Eastwood Bender (Brand New, and Cheap from a friend)
Swag collar for Air/Hydraulic cylinder
Harbor Freight Cylinder (25% off)
Harbor Freight Planishing Hammer Stand (25% off)
Harbor Freight Castors (25% off)
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Re: Manx build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Of course it bent like butter you cheater!
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Re: Manx build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:41 pm

Cool set up, done on a budget. Really
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Re: Manx build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:56 pm

+ BEND-TECH PRO?

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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Yeah I don't have much into the bender at all, the most expensive part being the dies...
No bend tech pro for me, I already have and use SolidWorks daily...

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Re: Manx build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:27 pm

I have and love Bend-tech. So when using SolidWorks how do you go about setting up and calibrating the actual CLR of the bends to your actual bender? And then converting that to your tube layout as to where to start your bends?
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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:08 pm

In solid works you can draw the tubes up in a few different ways, the most common way is by using what it calls weldments and creating structural members. You can draw everything on center line add in radii and dimension accordingly. You can even have the program build you a bill of materials to tell you how long each tube is and how many there are of any given length... The program is great and super simple to measure everything...

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Re: Manx build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:24 am

Well.....? Where did you go? You bending tube yet?
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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:52 am

I have not had a chance to work on it lately, been super busy here at work making pistons... That and some family issues... Hoping to buy some tube here soon though 1.750" X .095"

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Re: Manx build

Post by jg210302 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:53 am

I have not had a chance to work on it lately, been super busy here at work making pistons... That and some family issues... Hoping to buy some tube here soon though 1.750" X .095"

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Re: Manx build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:54 am

Awesome! I had hoped your notifications were on for a new post. Well keep us posted as you do get back on it. We all understand that part of the deal
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