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    Ah, cool ok I'm starting to figure this out. Yup, that's my store, but unfortunately they only stock .120 wall in 1" o.d. Would that defeat the purpose of going to Dom tubing?

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    Mike, I get most of my steel from the metal supermarkets too. all of the .065" wall tubing I have on my project is CREW tube, its not as good as DOM, its one step down. Its also very clean, no slag or anything on it. They sell the CREW tube in .095" wall also, Look down below the chart on the right, but you need to order that special I think.
    Follow that link Bullnerd posted, that shows the DOM and CREW tube that they carry.
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    Ok, so I just found a place called Team Tube and, while they don't have stock, my options are as follows:

    1" .065
    1" .083
    1" .095

    Now, sched 40 is 1" I.D. and isn't DOM measured by O.D.? if so, should i be looking at 1.5" DOM tubing, Minstead of 1" or does it not make a hill of beans?

    Thanks again guys!!
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    Forget you heard the words schedule 40.(unless that's what they call tube in Canada eh?)

    Are you looking for TUBE for just the a-arms now or the whole cage? I'm guessing the arms, because 1" is kinda thin for the cage. If it is the arms, I'd also guess you want the .120. If I was you I'd use the ERW for almost the whole frame and the DOM for just the main hoop over your head and maybe the front hoop. Others will disagree.
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    Lol nope schedule 40 pipe.

    Right now I'm welding up the rest of the cage. I was set on 1" as that's what the Drawings said, but with this thinner tubing, should I do 1.5"?

    Also, how does everyone else bend tube?

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    use 1.25" diameter round for the hoops, 1.5" square or round for the base.
    Go .095" wall for the whole roll cage, call it a day.
    If you already got that .120 shedule 40 base then thats decent, go with the thinner stuff for the top area.
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    So,

    Spent some time today laying out the tube in preparation for the upper part of the frame.



    Thanks for the input guys, I'll go with 1.25 o.d. 0.095 wall DOM tubing.

    The tubing is back ordered till Jan 5th. So I'll be working on my welding technique till then
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdnjaguar View Post
    Thanks for the input guys, I'll go with 1.25 o.d. 0.095 wall DOM tubing.

    The tubing is back ordered till Jan 5th. So I'll be working on my welding technique till then
    That's the right choice!
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    badland buggy has design and tried and true the buggy with sched 40 pipe and since this is first buggy money savings etc. there shouldn't be any issues with it. And if this is first build there will be mistakes as we all have done so keep the expense down and if you really like what you have built then go to tubing. its's all good and I would rather make a mistake on cheaper pipe than an expensive piece of tube or better yet chrome moly! But his best investment should be in his welder and pipe/tube bender!!!!! get rid of the torches!!!!!
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    oh sorry how rude of me nice build so far! I too am building an st3 but mine has been changed so many time now lol not much of the st3 left lol
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