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tube or pipe?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ben427, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. ben427

    ben427 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to make a Stinger for the front bumper of my 72, and i was wondering if i should use 2" tube and get it bent or use 1.5" schedule 80 steel pipe(.200" wall). My uncle has a pipe bender with the proper die and can get jobber price on the pipe. Opinions?
     
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    I made some nerf bars for my Toyota using 2" schedule 40 (2-3/8" actual O.D.) They are bullet proof. If you can bend them cleanly I'd use the pipe.

    Jeff
     
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    Pipe will be fine for that application, just don't use it for a roll cage.
     
  4. ben427

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    thanks, i have no intention whatsoever to build a cage from it. I am going to buy a cage kit from SW racecars when the time comes. I dont know if i could trust a cage that i engineered. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Most of my front bumper and my rock sliders are pipe.The stuff I used is 2"od and .140" wall.Its pretty tuff,I have yet to put a dent in it .And believe me,I have tried /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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