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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Looks nice. Quick question... how much ft of tubing does a frame like that take?
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    I didn't keep exact track of footage but I would say in the neighborhood of 160' of 1-1/2" and 60' of 1"
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    No kidding. Thats a good amount of tubing. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Looks nice. Quick question... how much ft of tubing does a frame like that take?
    Mind has about 140-150ft of tube in it IIRC.
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    Little more progress and it's all welded out
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    Hello all
    Having fun with the little stuff. made the hood out of .090 5052 , tried the eastwood bead roller on some scrap .090 with no luck there so I did the slight brake down the center to get rid of the flat look. Plenty lights on the front and I am going to install one more 36" on the top
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    Finally a roller.
    I was needing the link pin arms, spindles and such and ran across a complete front end on craigslist, guy said it was in real good shape so I went and took a look, looked ok considering it was 52 years old other than the brake drums being stuck. Went ahead and bought it and after disassembly turned out only the arms and spindles were good , even had to buy new torsion bars. This warrior beam I had problems with the arm bushings staying dimensional stable, they would tighten up after a while so this time I tried good old fashion marine grease rather than the white stuff I was being told to use , so far its working good time will tell
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    Keep the pictures coming!!! It's looking good.
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    Will do and thanks
    Just ordered more aluminum and a little more tube , using .080" 5052 on the floor and roof. Wanting nurf bars on this one I decided to go light so they will bend before the chassis does using
    1-1/4" .065 tube and they will just get pinned in 1-1/2" tube sockets
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    A couple pictures of the nurf bars, I wasn't sure how the .065" tube would bend but it did ok with the 4.5" CLR die. Thought about adding a couple supports in the center of the nurf bars but they are solid , I'm a couple hundred pounds , I can jump on them and they don't budge
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    Looks nice.

    Thoughts about bumpers and nerf bars - you want them to be the sacrificial part. I learned the hard that a brutally tough bumper screws up the front end of the chassis when your pissed off and purposely run into the back of your transport van. (Yeah, I was having a temper tantrum). If I’d had a flimsy bumper it would have just required a new cross piece and not chassis work.
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