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First bender project, roof rack  


(@linfield-fabrication)
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After getting my new bender together and ready to rock, and reading/watching all of the info on this site plus some good YouTube videos, I started bending some tubes today for my Scout II roof rack.  It’s intentionally simple and clean, modeled after some of the New Legends builds.  No basket or anything on this one.

So far I learned how to layout the bends on paper and the material, and then made the 4 45 degree bends for my side rails.  Next up is to determine the width of the rack and notch the cross bars.  Finally I’ll make some feet and add light bar tabs.

I’m happy with today’s progress, should have it all tacked together in a day or 2.

Jamie

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Joe Gambino
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Looks like a solid start. I look forward to seeing it on the rig. What is the material and radius?

-The dude who started RogueFab
4Runner Build thread: https://www.roguefab.com/forum/projects-and-builds/rogue-fabrication-4runner/


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(@linfield-fabrication)
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Thanks!

1.25 ERW tubing, .095 wall on. 4.5” CLR. The spring back was about 3 degrees. 

I probably should have used .120 wall tubing but this is what I got....  

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Joe Gambino
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Posted by: @linfield-fabrication

Thanks!

1.25 ERW tubing, .095 wall on. 4.5” CLR. The spring back was about 3 degrees. 

I probably should have used .120 wall tubing but this is what I got....  

Up that high, I would have used .095 too. Unless you plan to also use it as a roll cage!

-The dude who started RogueFab
4Runner Build thread: https://www.roguefab.com/forum/projects-and-builds/rogue-fabrication-4runner/


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Ambroze
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looking sharp! I cant wait to see how this turns out!


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(@linfield-fabrication)
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Here is the roof rack, almost ready for final welding. 

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(@linfield-fabrication)
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And another one

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Josh Gullatt
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That rack looks great! I have always liked old internationals.


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Joe Gambino
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@linfield-fabrication

Wow. That came out CLEAN!!! Nice work!

-The dude who started RogueFab
4Runner Build thread: https://www.roguefab.com/forum/projects-and-builds/rogue-fabrication-4runner/


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