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help me mod my triple monitor stand!

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Hey guys just bought this guy from frys and the angle on the arms is terrible its almost like I have a flat wall of monitors haha how should i go about making the bent to the arms?

this is the one i bought.

post #2 of 11
Cut the rail in to 3 pieces and put 2 hinges in there.
post #3 of 11
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I was debating doing that as well but what kind of hinge or bracket?
post #4 of 11
Assuming the arms are metal..break out the "blue' wrench and heat them up and bend them.
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I wish i had a torch all I have is a heat gun and thats not gonna do the job haha
post #6 of 11
Rent or borrow a tubing or conduit bender and use it to make a gentle bend on each side. Fill the inside of the bar with sand and cap it off before bending to help prevent collapsing or kinking while bending.
     
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post #7 of 11
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I don't thing a conduit bender will work because it's an oval bar...
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by fubmabs View Post

I don't thing a conduit bender will work because it's an oval bar...

So what if the bar is oval? That is one reason I suggested filling the bar with sand. The relatively long radius of the bend from a conduit bender would be a bigger concern, which is why I also suggested a tubing bender since those may have a shorter bending radius. It's not as though the OP will have to bend the bar very much.

I personally never would have bought a stand that had a rigid bar but the OP already had and wanted to know how to "fix" it.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 4/13/14 at 5:23am
     
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post #9 of 11
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Well thanks for the advice. I bought a stand with such rigid tubing to prevent sag that makes sense right? I don't appreciate you trying to make me look Like an idiot or something... This is a community where we mod things and we overclock to gain minimal performance.
There is nothing wrong with me trying to "fix" my stand.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by fubmabs View Post

I was debating doing that as well but what kind of hinge or bracket?

I would say keep it simple, buy something like the hinge pictured below and drill through the bar and on the back trace and cut a piece of metal for support.

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