Join Date: Dec 1999
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Re: Roll Bar/Air Tank
im kind of wondering if you cant weld 2 pieces of tube togehter and make them air tight, how safe are they in a roll?
probably pretty safe since there is a multiplier, or overbuild in teh size of tube and joint type/design in most GOOD cages ive seen.
personally, if my cage didnt hold air, id spend the time to grind and find the holes! whether its an air tank or not.
the only problem with using it as an air tank, I see, is itll eventually rust inside, and might weaken where you need it, years down the roll, Im not sure you could count on it as a Life saver if its corroded in some places.
even with drains at the lowest parts, itll rust, so much moisture in that compressed air.
use the bumpers, or multiple small tanks
my plan is bumpers and one possibly 2 small tanks.
like stated above, the air is plentiful, unless your plan on running a HVLP paint gun/DA sander on the trail youve got plenty of volume with coffe can and running compressor.
too small to be seen, and too big to control, and treated like a walking bomb...