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Offline Chuck in Indiana

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tube rolling
« on: May 23, 2021, 05:26:40 AM »
Hi, all..
It's time to start thinking about mounting the Verner on Bullet. I'd like to have a 14 inch diameter 1 inch tube as the main piece. I can't find anyone locally that is equipped to do that. Does anyone know where I can get it done?
TIA

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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 06:44:50 AM »
Hi, all..
It's time to start thinking about mounting the Verner on Bullet. I'd like to have a 14 inch diameter 1 inch tube as the main piece. I can't find anyone locally that is equipped to do that. Does anyone know where I can get it done?
TIA
TIA, Have u considered making a square tube of flat stock and 'welding it up'... Steve

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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 07:48:09 PM »
Hi, all..
It's time to start thinking about mounting the Verner on Bullet. I'd like to have a 14 inch diameter 1 inch tube as the main piece. I can't find anyone locally that is equipped to do that. Does anyone know where I can get it done?
TIA
Hello Chuck,

Many of the shops had the 3 roll plate roller than had notches for rounds (although most were for solid rounds) and I don't know if any had notches for up to 1"  But certainly has been done.  Without these notches the tube flattens quickly.  I have rolled 1000's of feet of tube, but never with the intention of still having round tube at the end. 

Some of the small tube job shops can do (could) 8 sides or 6 sided  tube circle.  If that is something you would be interested in, all I would need is your centerline distance and radius for the corner bends, then I could draw in a heart beat.  in this case 13.5" is the first answer if you wanted 14" od.  
Hope that was not to confusing.
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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 09:06:56 AM »
Well, sure.. I could weld up something. What I'd like to have is something like this, though..

I built this back in the day, but the project came with the engine mount tube already formed. The guy that did it has shuffled off this mortal coil  :) but he had several formed tubes already done. I thought it would be no problem to find a shop that does this, but so far.. nada.

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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 03:30:44 PM »
Well, sure.. I could weld up something. What I'd like to have is something like this, though..

I built this back in the day, but the project came with the engine mount tube already formed. The guy that did it has shuffled off this mortal coil  :) but he had several formed tubes already done. I thought it would be no problem to find a shop that does this, but so far.. nada.
Excellent, I will make a contact or two.  I used to some complex jigging, and that one would certainly one of those "hold it right here" type of jigs.  Certainly do-able  Stay tuned!
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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 03:52:33 PM »
Thanks, Scott. I *assumed* it would be like a ring roller, only for tubing instead of flat stock?

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Re: tube rolling
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 04:44:11 AM »
Thanks, Scott. I *assumed* it would be like a ring roller, only for tubing instead of flat stock?

https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-roller-99736.html


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