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Old 02-01-2003, 12:58 PM
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I would like any information on building my own set of ladder bars.

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All they look like to me is some 2 inch rigid square tubing,some U-bolts that aren't curved on the bottomm, and some rubber stops on the ends. I could be wrong, but I've seen some on trucks that people made that looked the exact same and it beats spending 100-200 bucks. P.S. I would put some on my Towncar but it has coils in the back and I don't know how to make 'em for coils. Steve

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I would recommend doing some reading up on chassis design. There is a good chassis book that Summit sells. It explains how to setup a chassis, and can help you see what the ladder bars need to do. There are several things that you must keep in mind. As for the material, if you have access to a TIG welder, I would build them out of Chrome Moly tubing. If not, mild steel would also work.

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