Roll cage/nerf bar question: is pipe acceptable?
Ok, i know it isn't acceptable for the roll cage...I've purchased a front cage kit to add to my CJ5. But here's my question. I'm going to build new Nerf bars when I do the cage, and after reading all the various posts on them, I was planning on using heavy wall pipe for the nerf bars. As I look at my plans, it seems like a logical thing to do for a frame tie in would be to run a leg up from the nerf bars, to a plate below the body, sandwiching a piece of rubber and the fiberglass body between the rollbar foot and the tie in...So here's my question. My current pipe nerf bars have been very durable, and I've beat them pretty hard. Is it ok to use pipe for my frame tie in, though? It would only be about a 12" span from the frame out to the rollbar...Any problems with that? I don't have a source for tubing around here at all...and I can't forsee any problems with using pipe in any kind of realistic roll that I'd expect the cage to hold up to. Once again, not using pipe for the cage...just wondering about the nerfbars/tie in.
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