Home-made "Bead-roller"

Old 03-11-2012, 06:19 PM
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Default Home-made "Bead-roller"

I'm posting this hope it'll help others like it did me.

A while back I needed to trim a stainless radiator pipe in my Cobra and needed a way to bead the end so the hose would stay on the trimed end. When I started looking around for a tool to do it with I quickly figured out that I didn't want to pony up the bucks for one. Then I found a description for a home made one on a tuner site of all places. I imagine there are a few others that have experienced this same delema and here is how I handled it. This "tool" is made from a pair of vice grips, a muffler clamp saddle and a woodruf key. Using it on stainless got my forarms quite pumped but if it'll word on stainless, it aughta work on any tubing. The best part is that even buying new VGs the total cost was -$20. The following pics should be pretty easy to follow but if you have questions fire away.












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Old 03-11-2012, 06:51 PM
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Now THIS is one for the books !!!! VERY ingenious !
I'm building one tomorrow !

THANKS for sharing !

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:54 PM
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SWEEET WORK :lol:
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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nice setup......
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:09 PM
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Very good idea! Thanks for posting that!
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:35 AM
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Good stuff.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:07 AM
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Get a patent pending, NOW !
Eastwood will be selling them in their next catalog 8) 8) 8)
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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Thats Awsome!
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:07 PM
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Very creative!! Amen on the patent!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:31 AM
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ive seen alot of things but buddy that is it! who ever came up with that should get rich.
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