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Old 22 August 2009, 08:18   #1
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Large diameter tube bending-Merseyside/lancashire

Anyone in the Northwest know of a fabrication company in the Merseyside or Lancashire area that can bend large Diameter tube? I've rang round most of the exhaust fabs I can find but with no joy so far.
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What sort of tube and what diameter and wall thickness?
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Most exhaust shops can do 3" tube.
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Not sure on the wall thickness. 3" OD Aluminium tube.
Tried a few exhaust places round here with out much luck.
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Longlife in Leeds will do it for you. Speak to Tony.

You making an A frame?
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You making an A frame?

It's getting over to Leeds though mate. Could do with it being local.
Yeah, I want to make an Aframe. Funds are too short to go buy new so thought about making one from Ally tube and then spraying black (not a big fan of shiny things)
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John, If you are not looking for shiny steel look and wanting to save a few , then I am sure there is someone on here who had an a-frame made from plastic pluming (waste) pipe, which served them for several years. Obviously you'll not be wakeboarding from it - but it would hold an aerial and some lights...
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John, If you are not looking for shiny steel look and wanting to save a few , then I am sure there is someone on here who had an a-frame made from plastic pluming (waste) pipe, which served them for several years. Obviously you'll not be wakeboarding from it - but it would hold an aerial and some lights...
If I could make it look all one piece I would give that a shot mate! Any ideas?
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Blueflame exhuasts are in Skelmersdale 12 miles away, they make exhausts for quit a few sports cars including TVR so should be able to bend you an a frame out of one piece of stainless.
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Blueflame exhuasts are in Skelmersdale 12 miles away, they make exhausts for quit a few sports cars including TVR so should be able to bend you an a frame out of one piece of stainless.

Ahh my home town. Cheers Chewy, although I don't think they'll be doing much TVR
Sending them an email now.
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