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myke pocock

posted on 19/7/21 at 12:21 PM Reply With Quote
Off road buggy plans

I need to scratch an itch!!! I want to build a locost or rather low cost single seat bike engine off road buggy, long travel suspension type buggy. It will need to be of square section tube as I dont want to invest in a tube bender. Anyone have experience of any plans available for such a beast and where I can get them from?
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sheepish0001

posted on 19/7/21 at 06:16 PM Reply With Quote
I allways end up looking on here for tool plans but hes got some car build that might suit what your after


https://rorty.net/product-category/vehicles/

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Mr Whippy

posted on 20/7/21 at 06:43 AM Reply With Quote
You probably better just forking out for a second hand tube bender and then selling it afterwards. It will make life a lot easier and allow you to build a much better chassis.
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pigeondave

posted on 20/7/21 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
any good?

https://theedgeproducts.com/pages/vehicles

Not square tube though

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ianhurley20

posted on 21/7/21 at 08:03 AM Reply With Quote
For sale pipe bender 50
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-portable-12-tonne-hydraulic-pipe-bender/

Little used






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Phil.J

posted on 22/7/21 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ianhurley20
For sale pipe bender 50
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-portable-12-tonne-hydraulic-pipe-bender/

Little used



These are pretty useless. Bought one years ago and it was known as the tube squasher! Soon sold it on via the local machimery aution if I remember.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 22/7/21 at 11:14 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Phil.J
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Originally posted by ianhurley20
For sale pipe bender 50
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-portable-12-tonne-hydraulic-pipe-bender/

Little used



These are pretty useless. Bought one years ago and it was known as the tube squasher! Soon sold it on via the local machimery aution if I remember.


fill the tube with sand first to stop it being crushed

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ianhurley20

posted on 22/7/21 at 01:14 PM Reply With Quote
I bought it to build a Midlana but unfortunately that project has been cancelled. I've used it on scaffold pipes and it does an excellent job bending those. I agree about the sand filling method for thin stuff but have only done a couple of bends on an exhaust system which worked ok for me. As I said its been little used





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MikeR

posted on 22/7/21 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
Bear in mind that is a pipe bender not a tube bender. Pipe is ID based, tube is OD. Makes a difference to what it will bend without squishing
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myke pocock

posted on 22/7/21 at 06:29 PM Reply With Quote
I bought one of those for our college workshop and anything of thinish wall it simply squashes it as commented. Sold it on hardly used.
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James

posted on 24/7/21 at 01:48 AM Reply With Quote
There is an off-roader type buggy design by one Ron Champion- you may have heard of him!

No idea if the design is any good or suitable for your needs but would be good to see someone build one!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384290546284?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=384290546284&targetid =602114963966&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006460&poi=&campaignid=10219897599&mkgroupid=103415893193&rlsatarget=pla-6021 14963966&abcId=1063846&merchantid=113114946&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0emHBhC1ARIsAL1QGNf-kisawtHkGE7gUEow6oCutd8HAKzvQBMNbTxGbxH2TOqNOsl4xGgaAifyEALw _wcB


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