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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5texan, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. k5texan

    k5texan 1/2 ton status

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    i am building a front bumper similiar to ORDs green blazer and my question is should i use pipe or tubing and what thickness
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    You should use .125 wall tubing at a minimum. Pipe is typically weaker, and doesn't weld as well.

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    Yea what he said. Eric

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  4. I would go with something a bit thicker. Closer to 3/16 or 1/4 but thats just me.
    Also I dont think the tubes look good either, and the boxed type seem to have more versatility as far as mounting stuff on them.

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    i was figuring 3/16 at the most because if i hit something hard enough i rather the bumper bend than the frame. the ORD blazer has 2X.120 tubing for the bumper and the sliders
     
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    Yah, pipe wont bend it will break, and it doesnt weld well, UH-OH!!!! I have mine whole front Exo Cage built out of pie and it has taken some VERY serious pounding and had no problems, and it welded fine. I have seen two rigs roll with the same pipe I have and had no issues. YOu may not be able to enter NASCAR but I think a front bumper will be fine. Just my .02

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    Tubing and use .120 wall 2" -3" diameter mild steel it does not need to be any heavier for a bumper. Although if you plan to bend it at all I would go up one wall thickness to .156 wall. Just my $.02.

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