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Offline Kingofaces

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Material strength
« on: November 27, 2015, 08:33:22 AM »
We'll I have a few ideas rolling around n my head guys. But I'm wondering what the best frame material would be. I'm going to be building a rat rod with a custom frame. It's getting a p-pumped 12 valve cummins and a manual valvebodied 47rh. The cabs still up in the air I'm thinking old Duce and a half cab chopped, sectioned, and have the chop raked forward a bit. And it's going to have a dually rear end and the beds going to just be big enough to put a fuel cell and rear end components. Front end is still up in the air but I'm thinking split wishbones and bags front and rear. Would 2x4 tubing be strong enough if I have a good amount of cross members? Or would I need something stronger? The 12 will stay pretty much stock for now but I do want to upgrade in the future so frame will have to accommodate that

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Re: Material strength
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 08:01:32 PM »
I'm going to say yes on the 2x4, heavy wall tube, just guessing a engine weight of 650 pounds or so.

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Re: Material strength
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 08:25:25 AM »
Welcome to the nation, it's great to meet you. And 2x4 will be strong enough.
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