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Old 18-08-2019, 08:16 PM   #166
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Happy with that

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Old 19-08-2019, 10:22 AM   #167
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any more info on bead roller / specs / make /demo ?
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Old 19-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #168
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I'd also be interested in that please.
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Old 19-08-2019, 07:54 PM   #169
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Itís literally £160 off eBay, 6 sets of dies, can do the pattern like I have been (steps, different depths) and ends of pipe like for intercooler hoses, as long as itís over 2Ē as thatís the die sizes.

All I did was beef up the machine with box section as it flexed/twisted a lot!!! Now itís solid!! Can roll 2mm stainless with no twist on the turns!!

Added a longer piece on the clamp down bolt as that had to be done with a spanner. The machine is just as good as a £700 machine now. Well chuffed. These are pics I have on my phone......











To mark out the designs, I just use my steel ruler as the edge width, then same to space the pattern, then use a 30mm socket to draw round for the radiusí!

Hope that helps you guys a bit??

It does distort the steel, as itís stretching it....but you can get majority of the twist out over ya knee! Then when you weld to the frame work itíll pull it straight.

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Old 22-08-2019, 05:50 PM   #170
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Thanks, will have to invest in one when I start working on the Mini again.
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Like that a lot. Some sweet welds on the back of that roller as well.
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Thanks, will have to invest in one when I start working on the Mini again.


Do buddy, I use it so much more than I thought, even just to put an edge on something. Like if I cut a pice or Rust out, then make a plate, add 5mm ďjoggleĒ around the edge.....(with the roller, like I did my gear stick hole plate) the youíre not butt welding


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Like that a lot. Some sweet welds on the back of that roller as well.


Thanks man!! It doesnít move at all now. Defo the best mod to do. If you YouTube ďharbour freight bead roller modsĒ, the Americans do loads with cheap tools

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