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1.5 or 2" tube

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazinzuk, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Which do you guys thing would look better in a cage 1.5 or 2" tube the 1.5 of course would have more tubing than the 2 but the 1.5 would be much easier to do what I wish to do up front
     
  2. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    i was thinking of 1 3/4 or 1 7/8 for my cage. what else were you wanting to do with the 1 1/2?
     
  3. steve_kibbe

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    1 3/4 HREW or DOM is what alot of people are using.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1 3/4 for a full size, 1 1/2 for a jeep or sammy is minimum. both .120 wall.
     
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    im going with 1 3/4
     
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    I used 1 3/4" for mine.
     
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    1 3/4" DOM for mine

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  8. blazinzuk

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    1.5" because it will be easier to put it through the dash and also to do what I want to do with the front of the top I have a 73 and the top comes on and off depending on the season ( I like in Idaho last week we had snow three days and the other four it was over 50 degrees) both cages are totally different designs because of the strength difference of the two tubes finally why not 1.75" cause I don't want to buy another dye BTW cegusman looks good
     
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    i think 1.5 is too small for a fullsize, so i would go 2" if you cant get a new die. you are building a cage for saftey, i would not skimp on something because it looks better. if need be, do the "front of the top" in 1.5 if you cant make the 2 work (i personally think it might look funny because of the difference in size) but definately make the structure 2".

    with that being said i did mine out of 1 3/4 x 0.120 wall
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    While it isnt in yet, my cage is made from 1 5/8" x .134" wall mild steel. I ordered it from s and w racecars and they said it meets or exceeds nhra and ihra requirements.
    -Harrison
     
  11. k5 krawler 50

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    hey scoobydann, do you have any more pics of your cage? That thing is cool looking.
     
  12. SCOOBYDANNN

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    from the back
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    yes its leaning :D I have since added the tailgate
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    profile (stupid trees)
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    other (front fender isnt attached)
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    beginnings
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    1.75 x .134 wall HREW. Keep the seams to the inside of the bend. When you bend .134 wall, it will thin out to .120. When you bend .120 wall, it gets too thin for my liking.
     
  14. blazinzuk

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    I am looking at this from a purely asthetic point of view. Both cage designs have been engineered properly by some engineering freinds of mine they used the same program that is used to design structural parts on nuclear subs. In fact they showed me a design using 1" tubing it just looked really gay because of all the bracing and there is no way it would work cause one brace would have to go through the middle of the pass seat. So this question is purely an opinion on whether 1.5 would look to small
     
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    i think so.
     
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    I think it would look small too.
     
  17. k5 krawler 50

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    sorry for the hi jack, thanks for posting more pics of the cage scoobydann.. looks killer..
     

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