Question to you welders? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 10:28 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 12:28 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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.

I Jeep, therefore I am.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 12:55 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 5,383
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
 
Re: Question to you welders?

Yup.
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!

So many cats, so few recipes...
Junk Yard Genius is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 01:16 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Question to you welders?

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

post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 02:00 PM
jeepfiend
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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]

Cage Up, Wheels Down
Jeepfiend
All my Jeeps are in pieces! Except for one!!
post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 02:14 PM
Old Hand
 
HOGHEAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: SHARPSBURG , MARYLAND
Posts: 661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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 ,,,

DEATH BEFORE 2 WHEEL DRIVE ,,,
Quando omni flunkus moritati ,,,


HOGHEAD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome