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Old 08-02-2004, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap Mandrel Bending

Anyone know of a cheap place to buy exhaust mandrel U-bends/J-bends? Everywhere I look, it seems like $20-$30 per bend.

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a walker /dynomax catalog, you can order the parts through summit. whitney also sells mandrel elbows in different radi and diameters
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help guys! A shop sells aluminized mild steel (as opposed to just mild steel). I'm new to the welding game and just bought a GMAW Lincoln 175 MIG. Is welding aluminized mild steel the same as mild steel as far as technique, settings & gas (75%, 25% argon co2) or will a different process be needed. Thanks for any help.

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There's a guy selling J's and U's on Ebay. I bought some for a custom intake setup I was working on. Nice stuff. THink they were like $10-12 a bend?

On the aluminized, just grind down to steel to weld it. Its just a coating.
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, you're way ahead of me, thats the place I was planning to buy it from. Also, thanks for the tip on just grinding down to the steel to weld it.

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There's a guy selling J's and U's on Ebay. I bought some for a custom intake setup I was working on. Nice stuff. THink they were like $10-12 a bend?

On the aluminized, just grind down to steel to weld it. Its just a coating.
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought mine here:
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