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phoenix area fabricators?

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by johnnyclueless, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. johnnyclueless

    johnnyclueless Registered Member

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    Being that I would much rather give my business to someone on this board - I'm looking for anybody local that is good at metal fabrication. I have an idea of making a tube tailgate but I don't own a welder or possess the skills. PM me please - I would love to discuss what I had in mind and help out in anyway. Thanks guys
     
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    Well lets see. There are quite a few folks on here that are very skilled in the fab type stuff. It all depends on how complicated you wanna get and the spare time they have.

    Give 'em some time and they'll post up.

    Oh and I'd love to help but I prolly only have half of the tools that you're prolly lookin to utilize.
     
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    google 1/2 ton status

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    I have a screwdriver..... :D
     
  4. johnnyclueless

    johnnyclueless Registered Member

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    Screwdriver might just work. Not looking to do anything too complicated. I just need someone that has a pipe cutter/bender and can weld. Might be an hour or two worth of work tops.
     
  5. johnnyclueless

    johnnyclueless Registered Member

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    Specifics

    I removed the tailgate on my 78 blazer (it was cracked, warped, and weighs a ton) - I'm looking to get someone help me fabricate a tube tailgate that will snap in with some releasable latches (like rotary latches or something). Looking to make it out of 2" tubing that I will pick up. I was hoping someone on the board locally here in Phoenix would be willing to help out with the welds and maybe give some advise on materials. Have no idea what this would cost but would love to talk with anybody willing to help out.
     
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    No need for 2" tubing, 1.5" x .120" would be plenty strong for a tail gate.

    www.CampbellEnt.com

    Most bitchin fab work ever.
     
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    That's going to be about 1 3/4 pound a foot with 1 1/2"x 11 (.120). What do you want the tailgate for? I thought 1" x 11 (.120) would be great for a tailgate. At just over a pound a foot. And more that strong enough I would guess....

    Just my two cents....
     
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    I always drink a screw driver before starting work on the blazer!!!
     
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    i agree :pimp1: i rode in a jeep campbell and his dad built, well it wasnt exactly a jeep but, more like a tube chassis with a jeep grill and headlights but it had straight axles with a H/O 350 and it spanked this $15,000 rail all up and down sycamore creek. and the guy only had about 6-7000$ into it. it went every where out there.
     
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    I use my truck mainly to haul my little two man bass boat around. So normally I wouldn't need the tailgate at all but from what I have read it's probably a good idea to have something supporting the two rear panels and keep them from getting tweaked - so I need something that is removeable.
     
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    The other way to go is a pu tailgate if you don't mind not being able to see thru it. A lot lighter that the k-5 tailgate (no glass)
     
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    I thought about a pickup tailgate but when I'm hauling the boat around I have to have the tailgate down. The areas where I go fishing are pretty rough so the tailgate bounces around like a pinball which is why I'm trying to avoid using one at all.
     
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    What about a simple straight bar that spans the top of the bed sides where the top of the tail gate would be? Use tube clamps to make it removeable.
     
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    Or, to keep the center open, just triangulate the bed sides to the rear floor cross member. A piece of 16 ga 1" square tube bolted to the top of the bed side and about 6" (more would be better if it will clear your boat) in-board from the bed side should work fine.
     
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    What are tub clamps?
     
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    I dont know what youre talking about. :D
     
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    Correction - What exactly is a tube clamp
     
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    Not to sound like a complete idiot but how would I mount that tube clamp?
     
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    Not to sound like a complete idiot but how would I mount that tube clamp on the top of the bedside railing?
     

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