I got done early today and went by a steel supply that was on the way home. I was going to buy some 2x3x3/16 tube, weld in 90's and 45's. They would only sell the tube in a full 20' stick, so I left with nothing.
I came home and decided to make it work with what I had. The longer pipe is 1 3/4", the "step" part is 1 1/2", the plate is 3/16".
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I'm assuming your planning to mount them flat with looking at the angle that you cut the ends of the long tube. I would suggest angling them up as close to the body that you feel comfortable with. If doing this, make sure the doors will open. Also, leave a gap in case they bend up a little over time
My work, http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?70963-JW-Fabrication&highlight=Jwfabrication
That's great! I thought I was gonna open this and see something ghetto....
Gray 99 Laredo with '04 driveline wap. Tons of fun coming soon. Steel bumpers. 5 1/2" IRO coils, IRO adj. track bar. Rancho RS9000 Addco rear sway. 2"x.250" DOM long arms with johny joints. Custom A-arm with ball joint delete (J-joint). JK Moab wheels/ 33x 12.5 x 17 Cooper SST. Bushwacker Flares.
Okay, finally done. Work has been really busy both close to home and going out of state, so it's taken awhile.
I used 3x5x1/4 angle, and sandwiched it between the frame and the skid plate that holds the transfer case. The 5" leg of the angle had to be cut down a little. I mounted the pipe to the angle with 1 1/2" square tubing turned 45* for added strength. I welded a small gusset on the underside of the tube. Finished it with rattle can bedliner.
2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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