Body protection, exoskeleton tubing size.
Ok guys, we have a nice electric conduit pipe bender. I want to do a type of exoskeleton. This isn't protection from a roll over, this is basically body panel protection. So now when its a tight spot in the trails I don't have to worry about dents. I can slide into and bounce off trees when I need to... which I will do this all the time.
Sense this is a conduit bender I have to use IMC conduit, not as strong as DOM but its all we can bend. We can do all sizes of conduit.
The plan is to come from the bumper to the rock slides, protecting the fenders, front & rear. To reinforce the fender area we will be going across the bottom window connecting both sides of the skeleton. I will also be cutting holes in the body and doing the same thing at the rear fenders, tubing will be ran through the rear cargo area. Possibly going up to protect the top of the jeep, but not sure just yet.
My question is do you think 1" conduit (which is like 1.25" OD) be enough protection?