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Unread 12-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #421
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zachv i agree with what you are saying but you are assuming everyone lives in the same state they manufacture steel in. where i live you simply can not get round steel tubing at all. no one stocks it. period. you have to special order and have it shipped in bulk. at that point it most certainly isnt $4/ft. its more like $12 for me. now my situation is on the extreme end but this country is vast enough im sure there are people who have a similar situation.

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Unread 12-03-2009, 04:08 PM   #422
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no im not saying my stingers and stuff are built for show....if built right, pipe is just as strong as tube...you can surely use pipe to build a rollcage....especially if you are adding on to a stock rollbar...tons of people use pipe for cages and its just as strong if it is built correctly

but...while some people do use pipe for cages...definitely not 90% of people
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Unread 12-03-2009, 08:26 PM   #423
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zachv i agree with what you are saying but you are assuming everyone lives in the same state they manufacture steel in. where i live you simply can not get round steel tubing at all. no one stocks it. period. you have to special order and have it shipped in bulk. at that point it most certainly isnt $4/ft. its more like $12 for me. now my situation is on the extreme end but this country is vast enough im sure there are people who have a similar situation.
Good example, but it is a funny assumption as I have NEVER had a delivery of domestic steel from Pennsylvania. Apparently, we are not the steel capital any more as I have always seen guys from California quote prices cheaper by 25%.

BTW, stop bragging about living in paradise. None of us have sympathy for jeepers in Hawaii.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 10:32 PM   #424
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i hear ya zach....i work at a steel fab shop...we get steel from everwhere but pittsburgh just about...and we are only about 45 mins from pittsburgh...
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Unread 12-03-2009, 11:56 PM   #425
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I'll toss up some pics. I just spent the last few weeks building mine.









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Unread 12-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #426
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You can obtain good tube from just about any fab shop or race car shop and go to town. Good 1.75x.120" DOM can be had for ~4$/foot

Not to hijack the thread or start a pissing match but where can you get 1.75x.120DOM for ~$4??
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Unread 12-04-2009, 05:54 PM   #427
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Talk to carwash at Pirate, I am sure he can get it for you at about that price.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #428
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Can anyone show me some pics of the A to Z Sport cage on a TJ, down low where it connects to floor around A pillar from top side and bottom side. thanks
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Unread 12-06-2009, 12:25 AM   #429
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This is my AtoZ cage at the floor. I was able to tie the outter two bolts into my Shrockworks rocksliders and the medial two into the double layered floor.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 06:34 PM   #430
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Not to hijack the thread or start a pissing match but where can you get 1.75x.120DOM for ~$4??

My last order of 1.75"x.120 DOM was $2.85ft... for 10 sticks... From Reyerson (Tull's Steel in Richmond, VA).
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Unread 12-07-2009, 08:47 AM   #431
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Not to hijack the thread or start a pissing match but where can you get 1.75x.120DOM for ~$4??
I just got over 100 feet at $2/foot, but they were 12 foot sticks and considered "blemished". Regular price for their tube is $8/foot which they had in stock. Needless to say, I went with the blemished
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Unread 12-07-2009, 09:37 AM   #432
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There is a steel yard a few blocks from my shop, last order was 45 ft(two 22.5" sticks of 1.75 x .120" DOM), it ended up being $3.05/ft, not bad for a small order of US Steel(Plymouth tube Company).
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Unread 12-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #433
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...funny assumption as I have NEVER had a delivery of domestic steel from Pennsylvania.

touché....so what do we rename the steelers to?

Apparently, we are not the steel capital any more as I have always seen guys from California quote prices cheaper by 25%.

i have some with korea printed on it. that might explain things...

BTW, stop bragging about living in paradise. None of us have sympathy for jeepers in Hawaii.

neither does anyone here. hawaii is one big eco-agri-enviro-anthro site.
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Unread 12-09-2009, 08:13 PM   #434
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This is my AtoZ cage at the floor. I was able to tie the outter two bolts into my Shrockworks rocksliders and the medial two into the double layered floor.
can you take pics of where it goes through the dash i am really thinking bout this cage, but am wondering how much you really see when the dash is cut???
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Unread 12-10-2009, 05:50 AM   #435
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here ya go
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