rollinover87
I'm building a tube chassis and need help on what size DOM tubing I should use for my tube chassis and link bars...This truck will probably be doing some jumping so keep that in mind too...And also what size should I use for my roll cage?
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49fordhybrid
I used 2" .250 wall Dom for links 1 3/4" .120 wall Dom for everything else.
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55Cameo
2" .250 for link bars here also. Everything else, 1 3/4" or 2". I used 2" because that is the Dies I have for my bender. 1 3/4" is plenty strong though.
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rollinover87
Thanks guys very helpful...For my roll cage should I weld the bottoms of the roll cage to the body or tie it into the frame somehow? I was thinking a metal plate welded to the floor with some kind of mount coming off the frame with a plate on the under side of the cab and just bolting the 2 plates together...What's ya'lls insight on this?
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75K5
1 3/4" was used on the tube chassis I got




and the finished product
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rollinover87
75K5 that's a nice tube chassis...Very similar to how I want to build my tube chassis...You have a real nice truck there man I like that alot
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75K5
Thanks buddy, just figured I'd give you a visual idea on a 1 3/4" tube chassis
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rollinover87
Thanks for that it really helped alot...
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75K5
There's a tube chassis for sell in the for sale section. You might wanna check it out
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rollinover87
I seen it this morning when I got on here...I sent him a text and got some pics back of it...It's a real nice frame and a good starting point to what I want to build...Seriously thinking about getting it...Thanks for the help 75K5 I appreciate it...
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75K5
No problem buddy, maybe yall will be able to work out a deal
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DirtySouth
75K5 wrote:
There's a tube chassis for sell in the for sale section. You might wanna check it out
I thought Danilem had already made a deal on the tube chassi.and as far as your rollbar we just put like 6x8 plates in the floor 3/8 thick and no need to attach to fram we have rolled em and never had any injuries.
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75K5
Corky this is a different tube chassis than what Mike is getting.
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rollinover87
Okay thanks Corky...My original plan was to do it like that but just wanted to make sure...
75K5 Have you gotten your transfer case fixed yet?
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75K5
Ive got the parts delivered to the house, just gotta get home from working offshore to put it all together
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DirtySouth
75K5 wrote:
Corky this is a different tube chassis than what Mike is getting.
Ten four my bad on the chassi.and yea if you build your cage right and weld all the way around the plates on the floor and the cage not gonna crush ya.
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rollinover87
75K5 wrote:
Ive got the parts delivered to the house, just gotta get home from working offshore to put it all together


10 4 Hopefully everything will go good this time with it...
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rollinover87
DirtySouth wrote:
75K5 wrote:
Corky this is a different tube chassis than what Mike is getting.
Ten four my bad on the chassi.and yea if you build your cage right and weld all the way around the plates on the floor and the cage not gonna crush ya.


10 4 Corky I'll be sure to do it right...
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loxboy1
75k5, what wall thickness is the tube your using. And its tube not pipe correct? Why did you go with the adjustable upper link mounting tabs??
Im gathering parts for my build here shortly.
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