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Unread 04-16-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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What to build with this?

Thought I was getting 2 free 5' foot sections of 2x4x 3/8 square tubing to build my rock sliders? Turns out their 3x4x 3/8, seems to heavy for sliders, could I build a rear bumper / swing out tire carrier? or would this be to heavy also? Don't want the pieces to go to waste? Anybody have any ideas?

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Unread 04-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Thought I was getting 2 free 5' foot sections of 2x4x 3/8 square tubing to build my rock sliders? Turns out their 3x4x 3/8, seems to heavy for sliders, could I build a rear bumper / swing out tire carrier? or would this be to heavy also? Don't want the pieces to go to waste? Anybody have any ideas?
That is some heavy stuff. Can you trade it? I see noplace the 3/8" material in the form of 3"X4" rect tubing could be used on a Jeep. 3/16" is the most popular size.
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I thought I was getting 2 free 5' foot sections of 2x4x 3/8 square tubing to build my rock sliders. Turns out their 3x4x 3/8, seems to heavy for sliders. Could I build a rear bumper / swing out tire carrier or would this be too heavy? I don't want the pieces to go to waste. Anybody have any ideas?
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1. Stop using so many question marks
2. You can still use it for either bumper, but they are going to weigh a ton. They should be pretty damn stout. 3/16 and 1/4 wold be a more popular choice, but it doesn't mean they're unusable.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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what to build?

My mistake, they are 3/16 NOT 3/8. How's about now?
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Unread 04-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #5
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Sounds like bumpers are in store....
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Time for bumpers. 3/16 is more than enough.
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Unread 04-18-2008, 11:37 AM   #7
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3x4x 3/16

I guess my main concern is the combined weight of this bumper with a 2x2x 3/16 swing out tire carrier mounted to it while holding a 33x12.50. Thanks for your help.
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Unread 04-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #8
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Yeah it will be more than enough. that will hold up to atleast a 37" tire with the right latch and spindle to swing the tire carrier out.

With your 33" tire you could also mount a rack on the swing out carrier
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