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Old 10-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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What type of metal are people using to custom build a roll cage? Please help

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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I would say DOM tubing

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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Which is what and what size?
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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people have used most everything but chromolley (sp) is the strongest
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1 and 1/2 -2in is the norm for cages. Though unless your building a full cage from scratch I would personally just run a PSC, AtoZ or Blue Torch additions kit
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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All I'm looking to do is take the 90 out of the rear of the cage. I'm going to cut it right behind the sound bar and put a 45 degree on it and run it back into the original mounting place. I just wanna know what would be the best to weld together with the stock piece and od width
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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2 inch at least 1/8 inch wall chromolley tubing..I buy mine from a local small airplane manufacturer..that is what they use to build their airplane frames
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Watch out for hydrogen embrittlement! You'll need to heli-arc weld it to ensure strength.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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All I'm looking to do is take the 90 out of the rear of the cage. I'm going to cut it right behind the sound bar and put a 45 degree on it and run it back into the original mounting place. I just wanna know what would be the best to weld together with the stock piece and od width
Sounds like you just need to go to the junk yard and find a sport bar on an earlier YJ. It should bolt right in. Your family style bar is something your can sell or even trade with someone. I am assuming the "mn" part of your handle is Minnesota which is a shame as I would trade you in a second.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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Sounds like you just need to go to the junk yard and find a sport bar on an earlier YJ. It should bolt right in. Your family style bar is something your can sell or even trade with someone. I am assuming the "mn" part of your handle is Minnesota which is a shame as I would trade you in a second.
Im stationed in cali right now but I do have another one in mn with a family cage I could try and get rid of
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2inch pvc..
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2inch pvc..
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That'll do fine.
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i'd trade you my sport bar if you were in texas. good luck in your project

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