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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2001, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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RockRails, Too tough??

Hello all. I just picked up some 2 1/2" O.D. 3/16" thick square tubing to make my rock rails, but now I am questiong myself. It seems like they might actually be too heavy. What have you guys been using to make your rails? The tubing is non-exchangeable, so I am kind of stuck with it. dohhhh!! I might just have a take a loss and buy the lighter stuff if need be. Thanks in advance for any ideas.....

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Re: RockRails, Too tough??

i don't like square tubing for rock rails think round is
better but square will work or built dome bumpers with it.
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Re: RockRails, Too tough??

Well If you actally plan on using them 3/16 is good. If they are for show then you could go lighter,
but remember you could have the weight of the truck on them!

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Re: RockRails, Too tough??

I used 2"x3" 3/16 square tubing to build my rocks rails. They not too heavy and they can definately take the abuse
of rocks being bashed against them. No dents, just scratches in the paint. I used 1/4" thick angle iron to attach them
to the frame. The front part attaches to where the body mount is behind the front wheel and the rear is attached to the
rear spring hanger. They are pretty strong mounts as I can use the rock rails to lift my Zuki with the hi lift.

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Re: RockRails, Too tough??

hey dude, just dont make any. beat up rockers look great!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] jus look at mine. they say chicks dig body damage. errrr, ummmm, wait a sec here, ahhhh, mabey they dont, PLUS you got a sweet lookin rig still. hahaha, go for it, 3/16 is fine. sure they will stand up. if anything i would go heavier rather than lighter material.... but i can also bust a anvil with a rubber mallet.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: RockRails, Too tough??

I used 4" by 1/8" thick angle. It works real good.


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WWWWHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPSS!!!! sorry!

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