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Old 08-30-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Here I'm just malking up the tube. What do you guys think?







I'm going to mig all the tubing together. I used 1/4" x 1/16" DOM tubing. Really strong stuff. I tried to bend it cold with my brakeline bender and it almost broke it. I had to torch it to bend it. I'll end up using this material for a full tube chassis.
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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looks nice and very strong
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Looks nice.

Are you going to sandwich the bed between a plate and the tubes for strength?
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That looks good so far. Thats going to be SWEET to have a tuber!

Lucky bastage!
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:17 AM   #5
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Jason, Yes. I'm thinking I'd like to tie it to the frame. I may even cut off the bed and flat bed the whole thing. But that will be later.

Thanks, wait till it's done. It's gonna take a bit of grinding to smooth out the mig weld. Unless I can get the right setup or maybe I'll tack it together and have someone here at work TIG! it. That would be sweet. I'll probably finish it today.
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
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Well I've got it all welded, now it's dremel time. what do you guys think? I think I could stand on it with a little more bracing. Then it's mount time.
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That looks sick Dave!

How much do you think it weighs? And do you think it adds to much weight up high?
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:53 PM   #8
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looks sick
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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it doesn't weigh much. The block of Jack cheese I'm comparing it to is 3/4 of a lb. and it's no where close so maybe 4-5oz.

Thanks guys, I really enjoy fabin' stuff outta tubing.
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Thats funny... a block of jack cheese in one hand and a rc roll bar in the other. Does your wife/girlfirend think you are crazy yet?

Dude I love the look of that. We might have to do some bartering to pimp my ride out also.
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #11
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we can do that I've more tubing. No but she called me a nerd. I explained to her that I'm a dork, a nerd plays with little handpainted monsters and make up wars like D&D. Nerds!

A front bumper is next.
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Looks awesome rckjeep! 8O Very nice tube werk. Did you get the tube at onlinemetals?
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #13
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yup, you saw my other post huh? that place is awesome.
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:23 AM   #14
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Yup, my friend Ace shops there alot but I have yet to buy anything. However, after seeing how well your rollcage is turning out I will be ordering some tube.
Again, looks aawesome.
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Nice touch......
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:34 AM   #16
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thanks guy's, I've ended up mig welding it together. Which I'll do in the future but never all the way around again. It takes for ever to grind down. I've filed it, grinded with a right angle die grinder with a sanding wheel, dremeled with a grinding stone, reamer, and a sanding drum. Man! it's a pain. Next time it's tack the tube top and bottom and leave the corner joints alone. Anyway just some tips for anyone working with small tube. I haven't brazed in 15 years and I never did that much back then.

Here's a pic of my inspiration



it's my buddies recent build. He had the exo done by a fellow club member. Pretty sweet huh?
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:26 PM   #17
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thats sick are you going to do a full exo or stop there?
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poor Yota :( it has turned into a giant jungle gym

think he could have used anymore tubing
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it looks funny, kinda indestructible!!
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I have never liked exo's, but I will say that whoever built it is one hell of a craftsman. Nice werk.
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