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Old 06-09-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Bead Roller

Whare is the best place to find a bead roller,or what kind of shops would normaly roll a pipe end?

Also are rolled ends nesacary, I asume they are since all intercoolers I've looked at have them and most turbo piping kits I've looked at were rolled also?

Would a shop that does mandrel bent steel tubing be suitable for custom bends on aluminum?


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Old 06-09-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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There not realy needed many people make a big deal about them but with good clean piping nothing is realy needed , many i do for my self i put a small bead weld in about 4 places on the end of the pipe

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Old 06-10-2005, 05:43 PM   #3
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I got my bead roller and dies from HERE
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Old 06-11-2005, 06:21 AM   #5
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Ouch. there higher priced than I expected.I thought they would be priced like a pipe cutter. Thanks for the link though
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No problem... good outfit. I also have bought combination hole punch dies, hole flaring dies (very hard to find), hand held sheet metal small hole punch, and ProFormer finger and Radius brakes from them. Lots of good stuff.
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