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Steel Tube Strength Tables?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guido666, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know of any tables involving comparisons of the relative strengths of different sizes of steel tube? I already had a thread talking about building an exo cage on my Blazer, and my plan is to use smaller tube (maybe 1.75") and make double hoops. This will keep it strong but make it smaller and more easily bent to contour the body. I have tables that show 1.75"x0.120" should weigh 2.09lb/ft and 2.0"x0.120" should weigh 2.49lb/ft. At a guess if the 1.75" tube weighs about 85% of the 2", it should be about 60% as strong. Any thoughts? Any tables?
     
  2. mudnmyvayne

    mudnmyvayne 1/2 ton status

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    I have been buying 1.75x .120 for my cage, is should be fine unless you are going to race Baja or 'plan' on a high speed flop.
     
  3. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I figure it will be fine. But I'm an engineer so I feel much better when I can calculate things. :rolleyes:

    People tell me I tend to overkill things anyways. :crazy:
     
  4. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    :rolleyes: machinery,s handbook should have all the tables. :D
     

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