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roll cage construction

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CAROLINAK5, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. CAROLINAK5

    CAROLINAK5 1/2 ton status

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    i have no clue!!!!!!

    what is the choice material for a roll cage? can i purchase a bender to work the material (cheap)? yes, i have access to a welder.



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  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>Usually 2", .120" wall HREW tube is what works best. DOM is stronger but not necassary unless your going to be rolling over very fast. If this "cheap" bender you found is the one in the back of Harbor Freight for $100, it wont work. Thats a pipe bender which will kink and weaken your tube since pipe and tube are not the same. JD2 makes a nice tube bender, its about $250 plus dies.
     
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    Full cage go wiyh 2" .120 wall. Thats what I did. And like its was said above you need a reall tube bender, not a pipe bender.

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