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Old 02-24-2003, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Square tube exo?

I was thinking about doing an exo on my toy but I donít have a bender. I have seen some with square tube and I didnít think it looked bad. Although, I have seen some posts here that ragged on a guy for a square tube exo. Is there any reason not to use square tubing? Or is it just "one of those things"?
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would assume that since the round shape is stronger, that would be a good reason to go with it.

I am mostly posting to see what the responses are. I need a cage (endo or exo).
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would assume that since the round shape is stronger, that would be a good reason to go with it.
I know Iím in danger here of being ignorant butÖ Iím not too sure that the round would really be strongerÖ I would think that it could ďkinkĒ once dented?
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Square tube is butt ugly, other than that it holds up very well. They won't let you in the comps with the square tube, but you may not care about that.
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Oh.. Something I forgot to add is that I have already made and am running flat bed made out of square tubing so it might look odd to have the transition from square to roundÖ.
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I've seen some nice looking sq tube. Well not as nice as round, but a hell of a lot cheaper to make. I will be doing my in-cab cage with sq tubing soon.
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its not weaker, it would be if it was the same thin-ness (it's a word NOW) BUT the only "real" downside is the weight, its going to be heavy!

Then of corse if it's build with no thought ....... your going to be in trouble either way
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Its not weaker, it would be if it was the same thin-ness (it's a word NOW) BUT the only "real" downside is the weight, its going to be heavy!

Then of corse if it's build with no thought ....... your going to be in trouble either way
It is weaker if you're not using a bender....bends are stronger than welds.
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Old 02-24-2003, 08:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This could get long

It depends who welds it and what radius the bend is......

But a well thought out exo using threaded pipe fittings will be better than an ill concived exo using tube...........

Its all in the design .... lets leave it at that
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Thanks for all the feedback !! It would be great if anyone with a square tube exo could post / link or email me a picture. I would like to try and get a few more ideas on how it should look.

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Check this thread. I believe that Mossberg was one of the original square tube rigs and there have been a few that have followed...

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heh... I guess that would be one idea. I wish I could have been on some of the trips he was. Im not sure but I think it might have been the truck in the middle of all that tubing that made it ugly !
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heh... I guess that would be one idea. I wish I could have been on some of the trips he was. Im not sure but I think it might have been the truck in the middle of all that tubing that made it ugly !

Be carefull.... that rig now lives in your neighborhood and it may be waiting to stack on your rig some peacful night while your fast asleep....
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That dude standing in front of Mossbergs rig is hecka cool!
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Thatís a great looking exo!! Although its not made of square tubing its still gives me some ideas on lines to followÖ
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This is what i got. Its out of 2" square tubing that is 3/8" thick. I put it on its side and it didn't budge.



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ahh so your the one that did chris's rig, I was trying to get him to give me his money to build it
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ahh so your the one that did chris's rig, I was trying to get him to give me his money to build it
email me what it would cost to do something like that... Just out of more curiosity then any thing else.

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There is also another thread in the toy section about square vrs. tube exo cages.
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Thanks for the Link Red !! I havenít laughed that hard in a while. I would have to say that I could get away with making anything I wanted after that thread!!
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i've always heard that the box tubing is a lot weaker than the round tubing... i'm not a fab genius... but thats what i've heard
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