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Unread 08-22-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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.120 tube stell think enough for bumper?

Hi all,

I am planning out my front bumper construction and came across 2 x4 .120 tube steel for $45. Link to steel specs http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...endingMachine=




Here is my question, would this steel be strong enough if I weld them to 1/4 frame brackets?

I would weld cleavis mounts and a 2in receiver for recovery points.

Whats your feeling?

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Unread 08-23-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
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I'd do .188 or .25 wall... The .120 wall stuff will dent fairly easily.
See if you can find a steel yard that sells by the foot too. $45 for 6 feet of that tubing is actually on the high side even though it's on sale at Fastenal.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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thanks

Great advice. i will keep lookin.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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Local steel supply should be way cheaper and they will have a larger selection. I like to look at their remnant piles since you pay by the pound. I got a 3/16" 4x4 plate for around 60.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #5
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I agree with finding a local steel supplier, but if you're putting this on a patriot then it's gonna be the thickest steel on the whole thing even at 1/8". If that's what you like then go for it... there's other things behind it that will suffer more than the bumper if you bang it enough to dent it.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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Local steel suppliers are not equal either. We have one that only sells 20 lengths and they are about the same price as 10' lengths from the place that sells by the foot. The place that sells by the foot also has remnants they list for $1/pound but they usually give it to me for $0.50/pound. It is always nice to have some extra steel around.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 05:37 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by RenoF250
Local steel suppliers are not equal either.
Yup
The other day I paid $7/ft for a pc of 2"x.120 hrew tube because I needed it right away, it was over 3x more expensive per foot than buying a whole 20' at PDM.
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