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Square Tubing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by petryshyn, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    Could I use square tubing for a spring perch would it be strong engouh, also what thickness would i be looking at to use. Or is it just a better idea to use a solid block. Thanks
     
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    Square tub is fine, I would use at least 1/4 maybe 3/8
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    1/4" wall should be plenty... but overkill never hurt anyone either. ;)

    j
     
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    I used 2 1/2" x 1/4" square tubing. Then used 1/2" plate on top and 3/8" on the inside top to eliminate the zerorate and boxed the open ends with 3/8".
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    Once you get past 1/4" wall the rad's on the corners of the tubes becomes too much IMO.

    Rene
     

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