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What size bead roller die for rear floor???

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by durk, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    Sorry it's taking so long to get pics up. I just used some round tube I had laying around to beef it up. It took care of 95% of the flex. Please excuse my bubble gum welds :oops: It will bead a piece of 16 gauge in one pass now :D

    I plan to use a LOVEJOY coupling to hook the motor up to the bead roller.

    Here's the mods to the roller, along with the tool stands I made.


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  2. Feb 3, 2010
    alex211

    alex211 Member

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    That's a really cool setup, I may have to invest in this tool for my floors.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010
    bkap

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    Looks like it's heavy duty and I like that you made it height adjustable and movable. Good job. Can't wait to see it finished with the electric motor installed. :stout:
     
  4. Feb 3, 2010
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Hmm - you may have shown me what I needed to know to get a roller for the floors we need to do on a buddies 6 :)
     
  5. Feb 3, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    I think I'll buy 2 more of those roller stands, since HF has a coupon book for them for $10 ea. Trouble is I turned in the coupon when I bought those 2, so I will need to try to find another.

    I may actually attach those roller stands to the tool dolly itself. Just use a smaller version of the adjustable tubing.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2010
    bkap

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    I made my own roller stand a few years ago, way before they could be had for $10. :rofl: An extra one could come in handy.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    I got the motor in the mail today, and needless to say, I couldn't wait.... so off to Graingers I went to get a coupling for it. Got it all mounted, now I just have to do the electrical part.

    I modified the coupler on the bead roller, by adding 2 extra screws to secure it, since it it has a 1 inch bore, and the shaft being metric, was a little smaller in diameter (.998).

    2 foot switches and a coupler = $60

    Motor with coupling and spider

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    Here's the plate I made to bolt the motor to.

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    Here's the motor on the plate

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    Here's the coupler mounted on the bead roller shaft

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    Finished mechanically

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    Electrical stuff to hook up next. One forward one for reverse. :shock:

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  8. Feb 5, 2010
    ShowMeGuy

    ShowMeGuy ShowMeGuy (MO) 1966 CJ5

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    Man.. you gotta be a bead rolling fool now... That motor ought to make it a one man operation I'd think?
     
  9. Feb 5, 2010
    djbutler

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    Johnny,
    I like your work. Is that a variable speed controller box or just a reverser?
    What are the specs on the Dayton gear motor you used?

    Don
     
  10. Feb 5, 2010
    bkap

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    Very nice. Does anyone make a two way foot pedal so you'd only have to have one to trip on? :)
     
  11. Feb 5, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    I hope so, since I am a one man show here ;) R)

    Actually it's a timer I had laying around. I will be using it as a relay, since I don't have a relay handy. I have to do that in order to reverse the rotation.

    Motor specs from the auction. It is actually a faster RPM with no load. Maybe 9 RPM no load. If I have to I will put a speed controller on it. I'll have to test it and see how it goes. I guess I'm going through a lot of hassle just to roll a few beads for the Jeep :rofl:

    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

    They do make two way foot pedals, but being cheap like I am, I just bought two of these. $15 ea vs $100+ for a two way pedal. I will make something to mount these to.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2010
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    I started a new thread HERE detailing what all I did with my bead roller. It's all done now.
     

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