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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:40 AM
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How can we convince you to build CT brush guards for defenders?
I've got access to a series three of my dads so maybe I'll give it a try. I'm still new at this whole tubing bending thing so I haven't been able to make two identical pieces. Lol, but they are close enough to not be noticed without a tape measure.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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I'm still new at this whole tubing bending thing so I haven't been able to make two identical pieces. Lol, but they are close enough to not be noticed without a tape measure.
what type of bender are using?
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:59 AM
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I've got access to a series three of my dads so maybe I'll give it a try. I'm still new at this whole tubing bending thing so I haven't been able to make two identical pieces. Lol, but they are close enough to not be noticed without a tape measure.
Part of the solution there would be developing a template to check the accuracy of the bends.
It is hard to make multiple bends and not be off a few degrees one way or another.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Part of the solution there would be developing a template to check the accuracy of the bends.
It is hard to make multiple bends and not be off a few degrees one way or another.
Im using a JD Squared manual tubing bender. It works great but, as you said I need to make a template to reproduce multiple bends. Ill build a template if I build another for sure. I did save a template for the D1 brushguard uprights though.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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[QUOTE="nfbeckman;507680"The gratification you get from building somthing with your own hands can't be matched. [/QUOTE]
I couldn't agree more!
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Biggest thing that helped me was to calculate the springback for the particular material, diameter and thickness. Also I use string to measure out multiple bends on multiple pcs. I take a clothes hanger and clip it to the end of my mark my spots on the knots along the string. Also the tension of your backing plat will affect the bend enough to not make it accurate. It's all about hours on the machine to get consistent. Good luck
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Old February 14th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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my question to you Nick, is if I sent you my CT bumper would you be able to replicate it exactly? I've always wanted to make these available to people because they really look amazing and function well on the truck.... with some slight modifications
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Old February 14th, 2014, 12:18 PM
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my question to you Nick, is if I sent you my CT bumper would you be able to replicate it exactly? I've always wanted to make these available to people because they really look amazing and function well on the truck.... with some slight modifications

Ive been thinking about that too. I bet if the design was tweaked I could make it more functional and more of a one piece unit like the one I am building.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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I'll be happy to get the plates cut for you if you don't want to cut them by hand. To me it's money well spent. Anyway good luck, if you need any help I'm happy to.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Sanded, painted and accessories on. I'm going to rewire the winch relay under the hood with controls inside
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Old February 14th, 2014, 07:03 PM
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That was far too quick and excellent. Please slow down for the next one.
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That was quick. I measured Tohellurides bumper last summer and meant to post them up but I haven't remembered to bring the mem card to work.

Looks good. What radius die is that?
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Old February 14th, 2014, 07:20 PM
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That was quick. I measured Tohellurides bumper last summer and meant to post them up but I haven't remembered to bring the mem card to work.

Looks good. What radius die is that?
I think I reminder it being 1"3/4 x 7" radius
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Nick,
That looks FANTASTIC!

The fact that you completed this in about a week makes me feel like a complete slouch.

You welded in recovery points in stead of the tow jaw style, correct?

Does this mean you are keeping the Disco?

Any plans for a CT roof rack?
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Old February 15th, 2014, 12:45 PM
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That looks FANTASTIC!

The fact that you completed this in about a week makes me feel like a complete slouch.

You welded in recovery points in stead of the tow jaw style, correct?

Does this mean you are keeping the Disco?

Any plans for a CT roof rack?
Yea the tow jaws would look good for the authentic look but for $90 a piece I went with 3/4" weld through shackle mounts. I guess now that I'm building more on this rover I'll have to keep it, lol.
I've been looking at the racks and want to build one of the real "highlander racks" like on the camel trophy disco. Except it will be gutter mount or mount to my existing roof rails that I've extended to run the whole length of the roof.
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