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Unread 10-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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'73 CJ5 hat channel material

I am considering two options for what to make my hat channels out of. I was thinking about either bending up a set out of 14ga. with a metal brake like the original shape, or using a combination of 2x1 and 3x1 11ga. rectangular tubing.

I'm planning on making rocker guards and one of my ideas involves mounting it to the hat channels with bushings between. I dont really want to add gussets to the frame to connect the guards. I'm not planning to do any off roading that desperately requires full protection for that spot.

If anybody has some input about the methods I'd appreciate it.

1973 CJ5 frame-off resto-mod - 304,t176,d300
2004 Wrangler Rubicon - DD
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