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Custom Saddling Tubing question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    As some of you know, i'm in process of making a cage. Got a bender and a notcher and I've made the main hoop, rear hoop, and rear rack. But now I need to make some braces that go in at a diagonal. Basically a 45. I need to put a small notch on one side and about a 45 degree notch from the other one's ends in a cup into the tubing. Those that have done this know what i'm talking about. Now I assume you dont use a torch because of heat issues. So what do I use to mark and to cut?

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  2. Mreetz

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    I built a tire carrier using tubing. I cut the notches you are talking about using a grinder, just went a little at a time and kept putting in a piece of tubing till I had it right.

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  3. 502Burban

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    Although it isn't exactly inexpensive, a tubing notcher is what I've seen used before. Since you have already invested in welder, tubing bender, etc, you may want to get one to complete the kit. [​IMG]

    Eastwood Company sells a nice one that you can see community.webshots.com/user/robbrj
     
  4. laketex

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    wow that is nice, 502. I'll definately keep it in mind when I buy a bender and welder of my very own. Living with borrowed property right now [​IMG]. We've got a notcher but it only does 1-3/4 which is fine, but it also only does straight in notches. I'll probably end up using a cut off wheel and a grinder. perhaps that'll work ok.

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