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Harbor Freight Bead Roller Modification (dial up beware)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by JohnyJeep, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    I hope it's ok to post this here. I know it's not necessarily a Jeep fabrication thread, but it is a tool that can be used for Jeep fabrication.

    Maybe we could add a tooling topic to the forum :?

    I initially was posting a lot of this stuff HERE but I decided to just start a new thread detailing what I did to modify the strength of this tool, from start to finish, and to allow it to be used by one person.

    The HF BEAD ROLLER KIT leaves a lot to be desired in stock form. When trying to roll a bead on 16 gauge it flexes more than a body builder at a body building competition.

    I basically just used some material I had laying around to add some [​IMG] to it.

    I'll let the pics do most of the talking.

    Here's a list of what I used.

    From Grainger

    1. Shaft coupler body---------P/N 6X071----Qty. 1
    2. Shaft coupler body---------P/N 4X193----Qty. 1
    3. Insert Buna-N--------------P/N 1X407----Qty. 1
    4. Switch Foot SPDT 15A------P/N 2W810---Qty. 2

    From Ebay

    DAYTON GEARMMOTOR

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    Model 2Z797B
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    F/L Torque 450 in lbs
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    RPM 2.8
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    Ratio 1787:1
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    Volts 115
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    Amp 1.3
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    HP 1/15
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    SF 1.0
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    A/C

    Right angle gear motor

    From Home Depot

    Large J-box and cover

    Stuff I already had

    Nuts, bolts, screws, timer and block.

    I used a timer to operate the motor in reverse, only because I didn't have a relay. You could just use a standard 8 pin relay. One foot pedal is for reverse, the other is forward. Took me some time to figure out how to wire it all up. Nothing smoked so I guess I did it right. :rofl:

    The round tubing is 1 3/4" .120 wall tubing. The square tube is just 2" .120 wall tubing.

    The Lovejoy coupling on the bead roller itself is a 1" ID. Well of course the HF Bead Roller shaft is smaller than that (.998 I think) so it fits kind of loose. What I did to help remedy the wobble situation, was to put 2 additional screws in at 120* apart, and tighten them equally. It works sufficient enough for a slow speed, light use operation.

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  2. Feb 10, 2010
    1970CJ6

    1970CJ6 new mexico air

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    It looks great but could you make the picture a little smaller. as I have to move the pictures left to right to see it all.

    Andrew
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Fit's on my monitor..


    Looks good John! Where are the action pics?:)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Looks good! Order inbound....:D8)
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    Really? It only takes up half my monitor. They are hosted on photobucket, and they usually downsize them from original. Maybe monitor resolution adjustment?

    Guess I need a video camera :D I did try it on a practice piece. Rolled a bead in one pass and was even able to roll a bead over an existing bead. Good torque.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010
    1970CJ6

    1970CJ6 new mexico air

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    The picture are fine on my home computer. Will have to checkout the one at work.
    As it does some strange things.
    Andrew
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    very nice but it should have been painted -harbor orange
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    It's chevy engine Orange :D

    I figure I changed it from being a Ford into a Chevy performer R)
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    oof :rofl:....thought you wanted it to work R)
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here we go...........
     

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