View Full Version : Tube Bending

Balls First
10-28-2006, 03:55 PM
so anyways i managed to snap my first CV last weekend haha and im gonna pull my truck off the road and start working on it for once :P I was wondering if anyone knows where i can get some tube bending done for a decent price probably around 3 inch OD maybe 1/16th thick im building a full roll cage from the firewall to the back of the frame rails and getting a custom fibreglass dash made by my dads freind should look pretty sick but any helps apreciated bout time i lifted it and put real tires on it anyhow instead of those pissy little white wall street tires hahahaha and i could use some advice on a SAS

10-28-2006, 04:06 PM
3" is a little big for rollcage material, and 1/16 is too thin. Most common is 1 3/4" .120" wall thickness (1/8" = .125"), ERW Tubing. You can use seamless, or even chromoly, however they are more $$.

Balls First
10-28-2006, 04:10 PM
yeah im using 3 for the outside rails from the roll bar to the back of the frame rails and the cross beams but i think what your saying would work better for inside the cab im heading out to metal supermarket after i make some initial measurements to check prices so ill figure that out and screw chromoly ill get it powdercoated another one of my dads freinds will do that for me for cheap

10-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Listen to the other guy....3" is way overkill, and won't look that good. If its a big truck then maybe use 2". Oh and go to Alder Steel, Metal Supermarkets is $$$$.

Unless you're trying to build a poser triple tube show bar, then the 3" would be perfect.

10-28-2006, 07:37 PM
4" would be cool, never seen a cage made out of 4"

10-28-2006, 07:40 PM
im running 1.5" sch.40(1.9" od), 3 inch i cant even imagine, or wonder why

10-28-2006, 10:28 PM
well 3 inch holds more coke when your crossing the bord......

ummmm nevermind

10-28-2006, 11:43 PM
it may be bigger, but it is FAR from stronger. a big cage is 2" tube. normal is 1.75 for the main pieces and 1.50 for the minor. all in .120 wall

Balls First
10-29-2006, 05:52 PM
yeah ill figure it out i was just gonna use 3 for the roll bar cuz its on the outside behind the cab we'll see what works