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Originally posted by Bill Strong

http://www.midmoracing.com/bendit.htm

want a cool hand tube beader so the hoses wont fall off? $150
http://www.mittlerbros.com/Beadroller_acc.htm#HAND TUBE BEADER

here is a really sweet bead tool
http://www.vansantent.com/bead_tool.htm

I am now taking donations so I can buy this
http://www.vansantent.com/mandrel_bending_machines.htm

This looks like some cool bending software, though not free
http://www.vansantent.com/bend_tech_softwareEZ.htm

Here is the tube bender... seems like a lot of the 4x4 and Jeep guys are using this. Bends actually look pretty good,
http://www.vansantent.com/model_3_bender.htm

Are you dumb like me and want to know what exactly a Mandrel Bender is?
http://www.vansantent.com/definitions.htm

huge links list of metal working sites

http://www.stagesmith.com/Metal-links.html

Free tool plans... plus a home built sheet metal brake for under $100

http://www.orilliapronet.com/rsw.engineering/index.html <--- reported dead link

Home built pipe bender...
http://www.blindchickenracing.com/tools/Tube Bender/Tubingbender.htm

Cheap home built Pipe / Tube clamps

http://www.blindchickenracing.com/Tools/Tube Clamp/tubing_clamp.htm
 

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JD squared also has a tube bend software that is free. I havent had a chance to set it up on my computer yet but here is the link. Enjoy!

http://www.jd2.com/TubeBend.zip
 

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If your interested in building cages, bumpers, braces... the Model 3 bender is a great way to go! I've had mine for 8years now. Best tool I've ever purchased, 2nd best is the Pro-Tools notcher!
 
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