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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 10:39 PM
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tubing for rollcage

i'm getting to pull out my old cage and start from scratch. before i use some old pipe that a buddy had laying around. not really sure what the inside diameter was. if any body has any idea what the best to use, i would appreciate it. chris

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 10:51 PM
 
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Re: tubing for rollcage

I've got a Davesport cage which uses mandrel-bent 1.5"x.120" ERW round tubing. A lot of guys also run with 1.75" tubing.

I've read that you should only use actual tubing as opposed to pipe. I'm not sure the specific reasons though.


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Re: tubing for rollcage

whats "ERW". tubing or pipe...i rolled mine with what i got on it twice she held nice. do you know any thing about the price comparison. thanks

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Re: tubing for rollcage

http://www.webcoindustries.com/wb_tu...erwprocess.htm

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Re: tubing for rollcage

Here's a link from the pirate4x4 board which had some good info about tubing.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...threadid=12322

Tin Bender and fatkid do a lot of bending work doing custom cages for people (including racing teams). Just pick their brains.



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Re: tubing for rollcage

ERW has a welded seam, DOM is without a seam as it is drawn over a mandrel when in the plastic state. Use 1.5" x .120 wall tubing either ERW or DOM (more expensive). Pipe is a lot heavier, and a softer metal. The 1.5" is the largest you can place next to the dash board and still close the doors.

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Re: tubing for rollcage

i check out the pirate post theres way to much info there for me to figure. i broke it done and figure i need 2"x.120 erw and maybe some smaller 1" for the front fenders. they said something on there about $1.67ft. thats not to bad. as for as the doors i through those away a while back. thanks for all the help.

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Re: tubing for rollcage

I don't think Chris will be worried about how the doors fit.... not much sheetmetal left on his rig.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I did my cage with 1.5" .120.


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Hey Chris, where was that picture taken? I looks really cool.

Did you bend up your own cage? ...with the Harbor Freight pipe bender of have you upgraded since way back when?

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Hey Richard,

Tim J. took that picture at Oliver Springs, near Oak Ridge. The trail is called RattleRock.... Look at http://rattlerock.com or http://www.coalcreekmining.com for more info. It's an awesome trail! MUCH tougher than anything I've ridden on, and a heck of a lot tougher than Natchez Trace![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

I cut the old cage out and re-did it last year. The only bent peices are the front hoop, from Davesport, and the factory main hoop, everything else is straight. It much more simple and lightweight now.... and hopefully stronger too.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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