81 mini tube project

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  1. kc_chevota

    kc_chevota SILVER Star

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    Starting a new truck (for stepdad) the frame is totaly rusted at the rear springs. planing on cuting it off and tubing from the cab back, 3 link the rear axle, exo cage, and maybe propane.

    Questions

    1: what is the best way to atach the tube to the factory frame ? got pics ?

    2: anyone know of a cheep place to get coilovers ?

    Im shure there will more Q's later

    Thx Rob
     
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    I may have 2 used Sway a Way's for sale if Rascal does not jump on them first.

    Box the frame and just weld the tube to the boxed part.
     
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    what size tube would you use for the new rear frame and exo cage 1.5 or 2, or a combo of both
     
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    1.75 and 1.5

    Mostly .120 and .090
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    mine is a mix of 1-3/4 .120 DOM, 1-3/4 .095 DOM, and 1-1/2 .120 DOM

    the A hoop, B hoop, and overhead outerbars are 1-3/4 x .120 (bent)

    the rear stringers are 1-3/4 x .095 (not bent)

    the overhead V, behind seat V, and seat mounts are 1-1/2 x .120 (bent and not bent)

    IMO, .120 if you bend, .095 if not, and make sure the primary portions are .120 for impact resistance.
     
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