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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 10:28 AM
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Question to you welders?

My muffler guy seems to have lot's of experience welding so I figured what the heck might as well ask. So I asked him if he could build me a bumper/swing out tire carrier. He said yes no problem, I have all the materials here. So my question to you fellow welders is, Can he use the same kind of tubing that is used to make exhaust to make a bumper and carrier? I think he's going to go with the 2" tubing

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 12:28 PM
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Help !Question to you welders?

Hello! Some one help me please before my welder starts working.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 12:32 PM
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Re: Question to you welders?

It depends a lot on the thickness of the tubing. Regular muffler tubing is really, really thin. It will not work. It is possible that he has thicker walled stuff that will work, however. For 2" tube, I'd want at least 1/8"...and I'd feel better about 3/16" or better. ON second thought...I'd go with at least 3/16". Minimum. So find out what kind of tubing he's planning on using and report back.

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Re: Question to you welders?

Thick wall tubing needed.
Thinner stuff for the spare tire carrier, cause all it has to do is hold the spare tire.
You want to be able to lift the jeep by the bumper! It has to be STOUT!

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 01:16 PM
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Re: Question to you welders?

Thank you gentlemen, I will make sure it's at least 3/16" thick then.

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Re: Question to you welders?

Just remember that the spare is bouncine every time you hit a bump. I am sure that many of us have cracks in the body where the stock tire carry mounted, I know I do![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: Question to you welders?

My bumpers are made of 4X4 sq tubbing 1/4 thick walls & the tire carrier is 2X2 sq tube with 3 in chan to the frame,,, & welded by a welder that has 30 years in structural steel welding ,,, ... Hope you dont take her offroad to much& dont pay him to much to do it ,,,

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