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Jeep tube frame.

This seems pretty trick. tube frame
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Re: Jeep tube frame.

pretty nice setup... looks like they could use a better webpage... but i like the frame..
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Re: Jeep tube frame.

Very nice looking. Now if I just had the $$$. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Jeep tube frame.

Very trick frames, and I bet that they are pertty strong, but with that design it would be tricky to run your break lines, fuel lines, and other frame mounted accories without it looking kind of funny.
Of course that small detail does not keep me from wanting one. Plus the web page says that the tubes are sealed. How cool, you could use the frame as an air tank. That is tricky.
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Re: Jeep tube frame.

I wouldn't go for it. I think the idea here is to LOOK good. It's supposed to make you think of rail dragsters and Porsche 917s. If you take a better look at those dragsters and Porsches, you'll notice that the rails are further apart, the uprights are closer together and there is diagonal bracing.

I'm not sure if this is even as strong as the AFW, it may be lighter but I don't see that as a concern unless you're going to the drag strip with your Jeep.

Those tube frames have been avoided for years because it's a problem anytime you want to fasten something to it. You've also got a lot of welds there to break. I think it was the Porsche that drilled the rails at every upright and diagonal so they could pressurize and do a leak down test to find cracked welds. Yeah, I know that it is somewhat comparing apples and oranges but they weren't going off-road either.
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