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I need to see some pics of some 80's model toy trucks that have been made into buggys with pipe or tube!!
 

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Im talking full out pipe or tube body nothing left of the toy body! COME ON!
 

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I remember one a wile back that was built all with a harbor freight pipe bender??? it was OD green???
 

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YA thats what im talkin about I NEED MORE!!!
 

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How about this!

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i need to see more pics and i need to know some specs like is it tube or pipe, what did you bend it with, how long did it take, etc.
thanks
 

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Its not mine. This pic was posted here back in Feb. I am sure somebody here can give you all the specs on it.
 

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Is there really only 2 of these out there????? come on!
 

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its not a toyota but the shape gives you an idea

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Yeah ok I got one, done from mostly tube now. Took me a weekend of cutting the bashed top off and fabbing all the tubing. Used my harbor frieght bender. I'll be glad when the JD3 bender gets here though. Takes a bit of time to get it right as far as bends go

Coiled.....it took a weekend??? That seems damn fast to me...then again I have never done a project like that, but it still seems fast. Looks pretty good too. How hard was that to do as far as bending the metal???
 

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Anyone have any idea how much it would cost to do something like this??? Im using pipe though because I only have a cheep pipe bender I need prices though?????
 

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between 200$ and 20,000$
forildo, i wouldnt do it with pipe and a cheap bender. save up for some real tools if'n your aimin for a sweet tubed rig.....brad
 

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If you are gunna use pipe then you might want to just find a local scrap yard where they sell it by the pound. It didn't take me long because I had done one before hand, just added a bit more this time around. That is a weekend of working all day long too. So it really was a lot of work. Make sure you get good pipe though. I have found that even certain kinds of tube will bend up ok in your pipe bender so long as it isn't anything too sharp of a bend, but you have to be choosy there as well. 1 3/4 worked well for me.
 

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http://www.offroadsearch.com/jason/

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alot of hard work goes into these but they just arent my bag. I'll never see one of these guys on a snow run.... My truck is topless and all but with my soft top and my heater I can wheel all winter, these guys are pretty much stuck freezing their asses off.
 

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Ok, I know that pipe is a bit more brittle than tube, right? At slow rollovers does it really make a differance with pipe or tubing? Just asking. I am thinking of a jd2 and I'm not sure if I need to for the price or to just stay with the harbor freight. wht is the real diff between 2" sch 40 and say 1 3/4" 120 wall tubing? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

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Here is my buddies old '86 Toyota.
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