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roll cage, yet ANOTHER question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, May 5, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    could square or rectuangular DOM tubing be used?
    i like the way it bends and miters to make better looking corners. i know it is more expensive and all and harder to bend. but would it be as strong? maybe stronger?
    it would be easer with the exception of bending it.
    grant
     
  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH....this topic was just covered a couple weeks ago

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  3. 74k5inVA

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    w/o reading the previous post about the subject, which i will in a minute, but strictly speaking tubular steel is going to be more sturdy then square steel for the same amount of steel. just b/c structurally a circular surface evenly distributes the stress on it, while square surface will tend to force the majority of the stress towards the corners.
     

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