Chopper builders handbook tube bender

Dec 08, 2011 this is a quick look at my jd2 tube bender. You can also do an internet search for chopper builders handbook and tube bender. Most of you already know that i started the chopper builders handbook site so youre probably already familiar with my philosophy on choppers and chopper work. Another user requested to see it and the video is actually pretty old shot with a sony fx1 which i sold a few years ago but i dug up the video to post.

As many readers know ive been using and building tubing benders for about 40 years now and i have some opinions. The plans are drawn in cad and are loaded with drawings and pictures to guide you thru the project. What size and type of tubing is used for frame building. Oct 26, 2009 i see a lot of posts on many forums about tube benders and no one ever mentions the chopper builders handbook.

The tube bender package consists of the instruction fabrication booklet plus three large scale plan sheets all in adobe pdf file format. By no means am i offering any advice when it comes to building frames, but. Pines 3340 pines 1 11040 71236 1971 maximum wall thickness. The chopper builders handbook exploded view blueprints. Tube bending machines from mittler brothers including portable, handheld, manual tube benders, 180 degree tube bender that are great for driveshaft loops.

Sep 20, 2018 chopper builders hand book, has the dims on their site. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. The three types of tubing used for bending a frame are, in order of strength. Most readers already know that ive been using a variety of tube benders for almost 50years now.

The cbh tube bender plans have been without a doubt the most popular item weve ever published. Horace clarke detailed instructions for making a useful workshop fitting together with hints on its use are given he principle employed in t this tube bender that is the length of material to be bent is held against a semicircular groove round a. Motorcycle frame jig blue prints motorcycle frames, buy. Manual tube and pipe benders protools made in the usa. Our new set of tube bender plans is a 35 page comprehensive guide that any metalworker, bike builder, or fabricator can follow to build a professional quality. What i have found that most suppliers that stock dom usually stock. Handbook should be forwarded to commandant gocs2 in accordance with section 1. The skill level required is alluded to throughout this article. It will also allow you to bend tube back to back to give you a sweet 180 degree bend. The trick to reduce collapse is to make the rollers a tighter fit to the tube. The chopper builders handbook tube bender the cbh tube bender is a low cost and simplified version of a typical compression type bender such as the jd2 model iii, the protools model 105 or the ones made by jmr or shop outfitters. If you dont have a tubing bender you can probably find a chassis or welding fabrication shop somewhere near your locality.

Folks i have lost my copy of the chopper builders handbook pipe bender bendomatic pdf. Chopper builders handbook how to build springers and. They have plans to build your own hossfeld style bender, jd2, and their own basic bender. Made in the usa specs round tube minimum outside diameter od. Cbh vertical tubing bender cbhvtb as many readers know ive been using and building tubing benders for about 40 years now and i have some opinions about what makes or breaks a bender for doing production bending work and ive. The arms on mine are78x3 i believe jd2 and protools use the same dims. Nice build for a pretty standard small id tubing bender. Jan 22, 2019 this is by no means an exhaustive guide on the building of chopper frames. Sturdy castiron frame increases the benders durability so it will deliver precise results over many years of productivity. This frame is known to fit the yamaha xs650, honda cb350 and 360, and many others.

It is an essential process for creating metal frames for industrial and commercial products. The easytouse protools 105 heavy duty manual tube and pipe bender forms quality, repeatable bends at an affordable price. Nov 24, 2011 new tube bender post by gww25 tue feb 07, 2012 8. Manual tube bender rdb050 baileigh bender baileigh. I forget the website the plans were on but those search words should bring it up for you, they have several different plans and dimensions available. Includes 200 photos, 80 diagrams and 30 plan sheets. This is by no means an exhaustive guide on the building of chopper frames. Want to bend some stainless steel tube for a project and had half built bits of one so want to finish it. Woodward fab manual tube and pipe benders wfb2 free. Aug 08, 2015 handbook should be forwarded to commandant gocs2 in accordance with section 1. The chopper handbook tube bender the chopper builders handbook tube bender.

No, you dont have to know cad to be able to read the plans, they are converted to pdf format. Manual tube and pipe bender 105 series package heavy duty minimum clr. I see a lot of posts on many forums about tube benders and no one ever mentions the chopper builders handbook. With ranges covering manual machines to hydraulic machines, and patented design technology, baileigh industrials usa made tube benders are by far the leaders in quality tube and pipe manipulation in the world. Chopper builders handbook how to build springers and leafers cdrom. Manual tube bender rdb25 manual metal bender baileigh.

Includes a carrying case that also lets you store the bender when youre not using it. The easiest frame to build is a traditional old school styled chopper since there arent any complicated bends or compound miters to cut so we decided to show the chassis fabrication process from a to z as we do it. Straight sections and a high head tube location allows use of full length stock forks with sufficient stretch for the larger size rider. The model 2 chopper frame features traditional appeal with 1970s flare. Tube and pipe bender protools 105 series heavy duty. Wfb2 manual tube bender creating a framework for success. To start the project you wont need a steering neck or axle plates until. Horace clarke detailed instructions for making a useful workshop fitting together with hints on its use are given he principle employed in t this tube bender that is the length of material to be bent is held against a semicircular groove round a cylindrical block while a roller with a similar groove. Cbh bendomatic pipe bender plans mig welding forum. This chopper frame slide show reveals the technical side of how our chopper motorcycle frame plans. Chopper builders hand book, has the dims on their site. For a single downtube or backbone something around 1. Familiarity with basic hand tools is a definite requirement, as is the use of welders and tube bending tools.

The chopper builders handbook exploded view blueprints 12 x 18. Find great deals on ebay for chopper plans in frames. This bender is like 10% of the cost of some commercial bender. The bender can be quickly demounted and stored away when not in use. Newchopperbuildershandbook old school choppers, inc. The cbh tube bender is a low cost and simplified version of a typical compression type bender such as the jd2 model iii, the protools model 105 or the ones made by jmr or shop outfitters the term low cost doesnt mean that its necessarily cheap to build, just less expensive than a comparable storebought unit. Baileighs patented rdb050 manual tube bender is revolutionaryin function, capacity, and efficiency tackles up to 2. If you want to get really silly, you could make the movable. Cbh vertical tubing bender cbhvtb as many readers know ive been using and building tubing benders for about 40 years now and i have some opinions about what makes or breaks a bender for doing production bending work and ive always preferred to use a horizontal style manual bender. I have built my bender using tube steel and angle iron. They also have information and plans to build a pretty nice tube notcher. Build a tubing bender with this step by step tutorial designed for intermediate to. Mar 31, 2020 the primary objective of the chopper builders handbook is to provide basic information that will enable everyone to successfully build their own chopper from scratch.

I have used the free plans on the chopper builders handbook to build my. I needed a tubing bender so i took the plans from chopper builders handbook and made a bender. Old school chopper frame fabrication knucklebuster. This is a small bike site dedicated to independent chopper builders. The cbh tube bender is a low cost and simplified version of a typical compression type bender such as the jd2 model iii, the protools model 105 or the ones made by jmr or shop outfitters.

Pipe and tube bending is no longer just an ancillary service. Chopper handbook tube bender structural steel drill. I paln to continue that when i go back home in dec. Tube bending machines portable 180 degree manual tube bender. Over that time weve come out with several different. Sign up to newsletters, new products, special deals and. You can copy the plan sheets to a disk and have them printed out full size at almost any office supply store or print shop that has a large format printerplotter such as kinkos for instance. Need an affordable but powerful bender with enough capacity for almost about any chassis fabrication shop. It does however give you a frame of reference for what must be done to build a chopper frame.

Woodward fab manual tube and pipe benders are made from heavyduty, cncmachined steel and allow you to fabricate your own oneofakind pieces. The hydraulic jack i purchased at a local parts store for. Has anyone successfully built a tube bender the chopper builders handbook shows photos of the actual build as well as the finished. The cbh tube bender is a low cost and simplified version of a typical compression type bender such as the jd. The primary objective of the chopper builders handbook is to provide basic information that will enable everyone to successfully build their own chopper from scratch.

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