So, here is the door hoop still attached to the form after bending.

I filled the 1″x1″ tubing with dry sand before bending it so it would not kink. The bending was done with my weight and a lot of grunting, invocation of pagan deities, and cursing in two languages.   The result is a success.

Boy do I have sore arms!

There is still some spring-back.  I will remove this by heating the formed tubing with a torch while it is still on the form.  This will, of course, destroy the form, but who cares! Its job is over.

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