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lewisz7hunter 04-14-2013 08:26 PM

started making tube doors
 
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Bought a pipe bender from Harbor Freight and some 1 inch water pipe and started to make some tube doors for summer. Wish I could claim the design, but i found a drawing online and just tried to copy it.

Utm18 04-14-2013 08:27 PM

Nice

jkjeeper06 04-14-2013 08:33 PM

Very cool. How much does the tube bender go for? Also are you soldering the pipes or welding them? I couldn't really tell. What are you doing for a latch?

MichaelEdwardsDO 04-14-2013 08:46 PM

Where did you find the drawings on-line. My buddy owns a muffle shop and has all the equipment but it never occurred to me to ask him to build me doors.

ltlbigfoot 04-14-2013 08:52 PM

Wanna make another set????

:)

WatchThis! 04-14-2013 09:06 PM

What are you going to do for a latch?

DIY07 04-14-2013 09:12 PM

That looks great I may have to invest in one of those benders.

lewisz7hunter 04-14-2013 09:33 PM

Got the bender on sale for $77. I couldn't tell you where I found the pic..just did many google searches.
As far as the latches, I think I'm going to use a bestop latch, everything is just tac'd in place right now, we'll use a arc welder to finish it off.

lewisz7hunter 05-06-2013 07:12 AM

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everything is now tac'd in place, well not everything, still need a plate for the mirrors.

nocibur2 05-06-2013 07:26 AM

Those doors are BAD AZZ! :thumb:


How big of pipe can that bender handle? Just curious. Heck with that, why don't you just make me a set of doors when your finished with yours. I'll need a set of 4. What color are you going to paint them? Are you going to match your body color or go with a flat black? Might look good plasti-dipped or bedlined too.

Good luck & Keep on Keepin on!

lewisz7hunter 05-06-2013 08:00 AM

hah, I dont see myself going into the door making business anytime soon. The amount of labor we have put into these, I would have to charge $600 dollars. They are not really hard to make, but all the welding, and grinding, and filing...My hat goes off to the companies that makes them.
The bender came with a dye to bend 3 inch pipe, havent tried it out yet though.
Originally I was going to use spray on bedliner, but I have a friend who may be able to hook me up with powder coating them, but either way, they will be black.

DougM55 05-06-2013 08:00 PM

Those look great. Nice job!

Jerkstore 05-06-2013 11:55 PM

Looks fresh on the rig.

lewisz7hunter 05-19-2013 11:17 AM

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Finished! Happy that they turned out well, because I don't see myself ever making another set.

lewisz7hunter 05-19-2013 11:18 AM

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And just to test to make sure they work....

lewisz7hunter 05-19-2013 11:21 AM

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I finally found the original image I designed them off of. Google searched it, and realized it originated here, and they were an ace design...Hope they find it flattering, and dont sue be for all Im worth..all 12 dollars.

smontesi81 05-19-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by lewisz7hunter (Post 3770937)
Finished! Happy that they turned out well, because I don't see myself ever making another set.

Those are AWESOME!! Great job!!

Bayouwolf 05-19-2013 11:23 AM

Nicely done good sir!

And the adult beverage opening system is a nice touch.

Doctorsti 05-19-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by lewisz7hunter (Post 3770941)
And just to test to make sure they work....

Great job, love the bottle opener. I'm going to harbor freight in a few minutes ill have to take a look at that bender.

Harleyrider1108 05-19-2013 11:35 AM

I like those, well done.

The General 05-19-2013 01:05 PM

Wish I had skills like this! Nice choice of beer as well, love that stuff...can't seem to get it in Canada though:(

SuperTJ 05-19-2013 01:20 PM

Awesome Job!

envita 03-03-2014 01:48 PM

Hey,

Just decided to do my own set of these, and I was wondering if you remembered how much tubing you ended up using? I am just trying to make sure I can save up enough before summer.


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