free roll cage material

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  1. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I do not know the ID or the OD..but they're close to the same.
    Never built a cage out of it..but I've seen it done.
    I have the legs too..which you could use to make sheet metal mounted body armor.Ive never built those either, but I have seen it done.
     
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  2. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Whoa! I can totally see the project potential here. Someone needs to jump on this.






    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  3. 98_tj

    98_tj under water

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    I am about to build custom long arms, do you know if this would work for it, or do i need sch. 40?
     
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  4. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Schedule 40 has a higher burst pressure rating. Use that. And always use the right sealant.
     
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  5. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Dibs,shipping to 37743???
     
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  6. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Pick up only. I'm afraid this could be easily damaged by Fed ex.
     
  7. TARider

    TARider Well-Known Member

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    FedEx is probably fine. Those gorillas at UPS are a whole different story.
     
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  8. 98_tj

    98_tj under water

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    I don't know, I was trying to get some lightly used light bulbs, and after they were shipped by FedEx only 1 worked.
     
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    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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  10. 6BangBronk

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    Seen a many mud trucks use the bouncy material as mud proofing underneath. They swear by the durability of the stuff.
     
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  11. RenegadeT

    RenegadeT no shirt,no shoes,no dice Moderator

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    can you throw in some gutter ice to make it worth my drive?
     
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    BLarkin Well-Known Member

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    It's bad that we all knew what the thread was about before we opened it.
     
  13. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    I've also seen guys at the Line Mountain races use a chunk of it in front of their radiator, and swap it out every 2 laps or so
     
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  14. 6BangBronk

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    With creativity... There is hope here!!!

    All my gates around my mini-farm have tramp springs to shut them behind me. And I have 20 spares just in case I go into the gate building buisness.

    The material is excellent for the kids sand boxes / planters / etc. for the membrane is close enough that weeds can't penetrate yet water can.

    I could imagine some fancy metal yard art...
     
  15. 6BangBronk

    6BangBronk Well-Known Member

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    How about using it to make something for you and the significant other?
    :smokin:

    I'm still looking...
     

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  16. criket

    criket Blue Ridge 4x4

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    ^ I'm gonna need more trampoline material to triple layer those straps for my lady Rosie. She ain't no fairy story, she ain't no skin and bones, but she gives it all she's got, weighting in at 19 stones

    Whole lotta Rosie
     
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  17. criket

    criket Blue Ridge 4x4

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    Lol found a steel hammock stand that can be used to make the front stinger bumper, tie it into the trampoline roll cage!!!

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  18. 98_tj

    98_tj under water

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    Also makes a great spare tire carrier for your cut thornbirds
     
  19. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Rocker panel stingers. Ftw

    Just drive over...lift up and weld this to your rockers. Tip over protection for days.
     
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  20. tlucier

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    Now you're thinking! And after you get the rocker panel stingers welded up, all you need to do is weld some sheet stock under it and you have a full belly skid plate!
     
  21. Chuckman

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    ^ nah use plastic kitchen cutting boards zip tied in, I hear all the pros are going to UHMW
    It all worked that one day up at the flats where it was super dry, therefore end of discussion. since the woods/nature/weather are so predictable and boring why plan on needing anything else and don't dare try to tell me anything different. you guys don't know it all, you just have years and years of real, actual, seat-time experience.
     
  22. 98_tj

    98_tj under water

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    Thinking about it, I think I would build the lower links out of sch. 80 or 160.
     
  23. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    I thought i learned here on nc4x4 that angle iron was stronger than tube?
     
  24. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    The science of metals makes a fascinating case study.

    If I'd have paid more attention and partied less in school I swear I think there is a parallel going on between this thread and The Lord of Flies.

    But I'm going to need someone smarter than I to draw it.... ;)

    Maybe @trailhugger she always struck me as that front of the class teacher's pet nerdy type.
     
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