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fabricators, what do you use to haul your steel

big83chevy4x4

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im talking long stuff, 20 ft tube. i dont wanna break out the trailer everytime i need to get some tube.

i got my long box, its 18 foot long. im thinking about making somthing like a ladder rack with removable front and rear ends. keep it more perminate at the cab. put some big PVC on it and cap the ends. so all i have to do is slide the tube in it and put the caps on and go.

also is $16.60 a good price for 20 ft of 1.5" .085 HREW
 

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my dad's freight train ford. Extended cab long bed with ladder racks, 20 some footers still stick out the back.
 

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My new roof rack on my burb works great. State law here says it can hang over the back of the truck up to 4'.
 

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I actually just use my burb....one end out the tailgate and the other end out the pass side front door....20 feet of steel running right thru the burb. If I need to get mass quantities, i break out the trailer.
 

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I was gonna say, a roll cage, I've seen safer cages made from pipe. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
 

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I've never hauled longer than 8' but I recall when building my flatbed all I had was the bumper on the back and I bought a bunch of 6' 2 x 3 x .120 and I just electrical taped it on to the bumper with about half a big roll. Steel guy laughed at that one...
 

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I usually buy enough that they bring it to me for free. Some places have "free delivery" on orders as small as $100. Other than that, I use my 16' car trailer.
 

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If they won't deliver, I use a roof rack. Built correctly you can haul a ton of weight on one. Just make sure to bring along a 2x4 or piece of angle iron if you're picking up flat bar
 

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im talking long stuff, 20 ft tube. i dont wanna break out the trailer everytime i need to get some tube.

i got my long box, its 18 foot long. im thinking about making somthing like a ladder rack with removable front and rear ends. keep it more perminate at the cab. put some big PVC on it and cap the ends. so all i have to do is slide the tube in it and put the caps on and go.

also is $16.60 a good price for 20 ft of 1.5" .085 HREW

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Like Baddog said..have them deliver!!!
Tubing vendors are a dime a dozen in MI...
should be easy to find..

FYI...roll cages should be made from .090 and up..
mines made from .120... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

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The oil field supply trucks around here use mounts on the side of the truck. They are made out of square tubing with a half round made out of flat steel at the top and a small rope to tie stuff down. They run under the body and mount to the frame. Most I have seen are removable.
 

Esteban86K5

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My brother actually slid them under his truck and on top of his axles. He just strapped them to the axles and away he went. Crazy FOOL!!! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
 

big83chevy4x4

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well tommorow i should be getting my mig and im also going to get all the other tools so i can make my "ladder rack" to haul the tube. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
 
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