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Door progress, used 1.25" pipe which equal 1.5" OD. it's schedule 40.
Beginners to welding galvanized use fans, and blow fumes away to outside. Or use black pipe. I used electrical ridged pipe, which I believe bends better than some cheap water pipes.
 

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It looks good, but why did you go so high on the front? Why not go the same height as the back part? Also what are you gonna do about the handles?
 

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Olsen185 said:
It looks good, but why did you go so high on the front? Why not go the same height as the back part? Also what are you gonna do about the handles?
Personal preference on height . The space between the two side bars are going to get filled in with some plasma cut design TBD. The latch will be incorporated in that flat metal. Then bedliner painted.
PS: undecided if I am doing back doors, I run the NX top so I like the look with just front, but may change mind to prevent door damage trailing.
 

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Personal preference on height . The space between the two side bars are going to get filled in with some plasma cut design TBD. The latch will be incorporated in that flat metal. Then bedliner painted.
PS: undecided if I am doing back doors, I run the NX top so I like the look with just front, but may change mind to prevent door damage trailing.
I like it so far. I've been thinking on starting the same project soon.
 

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Olsen185 said:
I like it so far. I've been thinking on starting the same project soon.
I made my own front bumper, it was easy compared to this project. I am going to get POPEYE arms from bender!
 

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Those are looking nice. Any reason you can't just use mild steel tubing instead of galv. or black. And would you recommend the harbor freight bender? I've looked at it myself, maybe for a brush guard or tube bumper.
 

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NWHoneybadger said:
Those are looking nice. Any reason you can't just use mild steel tubing instead of galv. or black. And would you recommend the harbor freight bender? I've looked at it myself, maybe for a brush guard or tube bumper.
I wanted strength (pipe&cost versus tube&cost) The HF bender is for PIPE ONLY, so don't try to bend TUBE on it. If you use tube I would recommend the type used on roll bars ( chromoly ).
 

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those look great. reminds me of the roughshod offroad ones that are no longer available.

you are a hell of a craftsman.
 

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those look great. reminds me of the roughshod offroad ones that are no longer available.

you are a hell of a craftsman.
That was my inspiring design basis. I wonder what happened to Roghshod. I love the design. My thoughts were the outset side rails will act like a spreader bar in an accident, forcing the outer tubes (pipes) into frame instead of me!
 

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WhiskeyMike said:
Love the contour lines. Nice design. Have you been welding long? Thinking about similar projects, but would need the welder, bender, etal.
I was a welder in the USN 35 years ago, and welded a few years as a pipe fitter. This is pretty basic welding with a mig. Getting used to setting wire speed and amperage, along with prep grinding is key to good welds.
I have a Thermal Arc mig/tig/stick, and a Hypertherm plasma cutter that I also use on my CNC plasma table I homemade.
 

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That is some really nice work. I would buy those.
 

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Do you have any close ups of the latch? Where did you find the latch?
 

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Do you have any close ups of the latch? Where did you find the latch?
A modified gate latch, will post before and after pic tmrw.
 
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