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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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Old 22 August 2009, 08:23   #2
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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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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...
i made a couple over the years from pvc waste pipe both push fit and glued type if its only for lights and an aerial radar reflector then there fine ,,,with all the different elbows and angle pieces it like a meccano set ,,,even used pipe clips to clip the towing light board to in when trailering ,,,best one i made was from an all aluminium scaffolding platform /gantry /thing in a scrap yard some parts had loads of thick angle peices with holes in , no welding as i sleeved and pop riveted it ,,just paid scrap value of what i wanted , pic of the ali one ,,,,,,yes and it is going back a few years lol
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is macclesfield any closer http://www.jpexhausts.co.uk/
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you may want to try Ian at Liverpool Power Boats, his Brother does the fabrication and bending for all the Aircraft Ribs
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