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hamsterman
03-03-2007, 09:36 AM
anyone know whats best to use (and fairly cheap) for making roll cage exo skeleton's etc looked around and there's not to much info on it:dontknow:

thx [cheers]

UU
03-03-2007, 09:38 AM
You'll probably want to go tube instead of pipe.

Always broke
03-03-2007, 09:57 AM
You Probably want to go Pipe NOT Tube[f] :vroam: way cheaper and is alot more forgiving that Tube[cheers] just remember to triangulate everything

B
03-03-2007, 10:02 AM
pipe is allso heavy as fuck ... but to use tubing u need a bender w dies for tubing ... dom is the best but super expensive hrew is cheaper tubing and then pipe sch 40 is usually what is used but u can go sch 80 for sections u to plan to beat on .... squishy just finished a pipe cage look for his thread ...

Squishy
03-03-2007, 04:10 PM
schedule 40(1-1/4" or 1.5") or .120 wall erw tube in 1.75" should do it

longhorn
03-03-2007, 04:54 PM
Chainlink fencing pipe.

Squishy
03-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Chainlink fencing pipe.


may as well use pvc, its lighter

GOT MUD
03-03-2007, 05:29 PM
pipe is allso heavy as fuck ... but to use tubing u need a bender w dies for tubing ... dom is the best but super expensive hrew is cheaper tubing and then pipe sch 40 is usually what is used but u can go sch 80 for sections u to plan to beat on .... squishy just finished a pipe cage look for his thread ...

what's the hell does hrew & sch stand for, i've been told (don't know if it's true or not), that .120wall 1-1/2"tubing is the way to go because it's really strong and fairly light, ya you might have to get someone to do your bends for you but if theres a chance that you might flip your rig then i'd think its worth it to spend the extra cash would'nt you, and it does'nt hurt to put in gussets on all your corner joints, and then if you have the means and know how to weld do the rest yourself

sj-x 500
03-03-2007, 05:35 PM
hrew = hot rolled, electric welded
sch = schedule, 40, 80, 120. ratings of pipe's strength

GOT MUD
03-03-2007, 05:37 PM
hrew = hot rolled, electric welded
sch = schedule, 40, 80, 120. ratings of pipe's strength

thanks i did'nt realize that what do ya think of the tubing that i was talkin about

sj-x 500
03-03-2007, 05:39 PM
for most of the cage .120 is fine, but for heavy abuse areas, .188 or .250 is more desirable to prevent the tubing from crushing. sliders, bumpers, perimeter frame work should be a lil more crush resistant, the reinforcing bracing areas that won't see direct concact can be lighter.

GOT MUD
03-03-2007, 05:46 PM
what about for an interior cage, i'm putting in a little more hp and want a little more safety just in case on the 200' track


ps. sorry hamsterman did'nt mean to take over your thead if thats what it seems like

sj-x 500
03-03-2007, 05:53 PM
the one we did in the old camero was 2 inch .120 halo, a, b, and c support

it was a 11 second car, 383 stroker motor, 81 camero... not bad for a highschools drag car.

longhorn
03-03-2007, 06:34 PM
may as well use pvc, its lighter

Im talking about real fence pipe.
Lots of its sched 40 Mr PVC !

Squishy
03-04-2007, 03:19 AM
id personally spend the cash and get it from a metal supplier, fence could be some offshore china shit that wont bend worth a damn(it will tear the pipe instead of bend it

longhorn
03-04-2007, 09:56 AM
Yup your right about where it comes from but theres lots of piles of old chainlink posts around that are sched 40 and you can get for next to nothing.
Not all of the old stuff comes from China and I think sched 40 is sched 40 wherever it comes from.

hamsterman
03-04-2007, 10:16 AM
ive heard alot of our tubing and pipes are from china up until latetly now there hoardin it all to build new cities

im goin to pick up a pipe bender today ive been told it wil bend up to shed 40 pipe


think ill start with an interior cage first just to see how it does then work on the outer exo[36]

thanx for the help guy's






also found a 12000 pound winch for the new rig going to pull my ass up anything now...........with some snatch block's of course lol[36]

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 10:00 PM
1.5 .0125 erw tubing is all i have to say.

Throttle
03-24-2007, 02:06 PM
we just picked up 180ft of 1-3/4", .120 wall, ERW for $2.25 a foot from Fasteel, awsome guys and great price.