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Old 03-02-2011, 08:36 PM
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it is 3/16 rod i got 4 of them at 4 ft long i was gonna try with map gas and like you said its a long process i am gonna invest in a torch that will take less time. i am also thinking of trying to get a bender unless you can recomend another way, how did you bend your frame?btw i like hummer very nice
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:01 PM
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Doug, you can bend metal after stuffing sand in the tubes and warming the area that you wish to bend.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:39 AM
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he is using solid 3/16 rod i think...

i did a rollcage for my lst2 and i brazed it using a oxy-mapp torch, it took a couple bottles of oxygen but worked good.
to make bends at first i used a brake line bender but for small pieces and tight bends it doesnt work.
i put a peice of metal tube in a vice and made my bends on it.

hope it helps, i will let bottlefed correct me if im wrong, cuz he did an amazing job with that sandrail !
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:55 AM
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Oxy map works great...... There's a small kit that home depot sell for pretty cheap...and as far as the rod, I used solid throughout. Heating the bends allows for a tighter bend and more precision, u can also cold bend for a little bigger radius, and for larger radius bends glow bout a 3" area and stretch across a dye. Hope this helps... U guys are getting me all exited to build another one... Lol like I don't already have enough projects going!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:14 AM
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thank you all for the advice i  am off to home depot. btw, bottlefed if you do another one set it up as a twin like my mammoth in my pics
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:43 PM
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Man... that is a slick looking Honda, especially with the mesh wheels. I normally don't like tuned imports, but yours looks fantastic and really clean. Now you just need to shave the doors and use poppers. Props dude.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:11 PM
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Bottlefed, do you have a vid of the sand rail running? Sweet builds.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:33 AM
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Man... that is a slick looking Honda, especially with the mesh wheels. I normally don't like tuned imports, but yours looks fantastic and really clean. Now you just need to shave the doors and use poppers. Props dude.
Thansk man.......the 1/10 replica of the Honda hatch and trailer is done also..........Ill have to post some pics
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:34 AM
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No I havent even started it yet to be honest...its just been sitting there. I have to plum the return from the pipe and thats it. I am dying to at run it up and down the street a couple times, just been busy.
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Bottlefed, do you have a vid of thesand rail running? Sweet builds.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:58 PM
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hey just checking baack to see how the rail runs or even if youve had a chance to run it? i started designing a frame on paper but then got wrapped up in school i finished today so i shall start on building a frame for me here pretty soon i like the drive system you have its out of a rustler right? i think i want to try and find something that will handle a .28 engine any ideas
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