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fabricators, what do you use to haul your steel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    im talking long stuff, 20 ft tube. i dont wanna break out the trailer everytime i need to get some tube.

    i got my long box, its 18 foot long. im thinking about making somthing like a ladder rack with removable front and rear ends. keep it more perminate at the cab. put some big PVC on it and cap the ends. so all i have to do is slide the tube in it and put the caps on and go.

    also is $16.60 a good price for 20 ft of 1.5" .085 HREW
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    What are you using 1.5" .085" HREW for?
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    my dad's freight train ford. Extended cab long bed with ladder racks, 20 some footers still stick out the back.
     
  4. scoutillac

    scoutillac 1/2 ton status

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    My new roof rack on my burb works great. State law here says it can hang over the back of the truck up to 4'.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I actually just use my burb....one end out the tailgate and the other end out the pass side front door....20 feet of steel running right thru the burb. If I need to get mass quantities, i break out the trailer.
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    a roll cage

























    j/k im much smarter than that
    im gonna be making crotch rocket race bike stands
     
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    I was gonna say, a roll cage, I've seen safer cages made from pipe. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. Resurrection_Joe

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    I've never hauled longer than 8' but I recall when building my flatbed all I had was the bumper on the back and I bought a bunch of 6' 2 x 3 x .120 and I just electrical taped it on to the bumper with about half a big roll. Steel guy laughed at that one...
     
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    I usually buy enough that they bring it to me for free. Some places have "free delivery" on orders as small as $100. Other than that, I use my 16' car trailer.
     
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    If they won't deliver, I use a roof rack. Built correctly you can haul a ton of weight on one. Just make sure to bring along a 2x4 or piece of angle iron if you're picking up flat bar
     
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    I get mine delivered for free /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Yeah I think they can stand delivering it to the guy who deals in tons and not pounds
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    im talking long stuff, 20 ft tube. i dont wanna break out the trailer everytime i need to get some tube.

    i got my long box, its 18 foot long. im thinking about making somthing like a ladder rack with removable front and rear ends. keep it more perminate at the cab. put some big PVC on it and cap the ends. so all i have to do is slide the tube in it and put the caps on and go.

    also is $16.60 a good price for 20 ft of 1.5" .085 HREW

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    Like Baddog said..have them deliver!!!
    Tubing vendors are a dime a dozen in MI...
    should be easy to find..

    FYI...roll cages should be made from .090 and up..
    mines made from .120... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  14. 4x4Freak

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    The oil field supply trucks around here use mounts on the side of the truck. They are made out of square tubing with a half round made out of flat steel at the top and a small rope to tie stuff down. They run under the body and mount to the frame. Most I have seen are removable.
     
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    My brother actually slid them under his truck and on top of his axles. He just strapped them to the axles and away he went. Crazy FOOL!!! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    well tommorow i should be getting my mig and im also going to get all the other tools so i can make my "ladder rack" to haul the tube. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     

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