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Slowcrawl70

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Schedule 40 pipe
« on: November 16, 2015, 10:41:14 am »
I need to fab a cross member to mount me traction bar to... What do you guys think about using steel pipe instead of tubing?  I would rather not have to redo it if it split from twisting...
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Re: Schedule 40 pipe
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 05:15:29 pm »
I'd use DOM (drawn over mandrel) tubing, not schedule 40.  When I was in high school a friend built a "roll cage" for his topless home built dune buggy out of pipe (didn't know how to weld so he juts bought 90's, street 90's an T fittings) and got really lucky in a roll over - he got thrown clear and the cage collapsed.  Schedule 40 is fine for its' intended use - transfer of gas or liquid from point A to point B - it doesn't have the structural integrity of a good piece of DOM chrome moly tubing ...
Just the opinion of an old fool - but I've survived a LOT by listening to myself ...

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