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Old 01-21-2013, 10:15 AM
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The reason I would like to go pipe is because when you put that much weld into A boxed frame like that your going to end up with distortion from the heat. Even if you jig it up your still going to be welding stress into it. Where as the pipe just has two end caps then welded to the boxed frame. Plus I can't bring my self to buy a cross member as I have a pile of steel here in the shop to build my own. From a strucal aspect I think the pipe would be stronger then boxed plate, I could use hss but I still want to get away from putting to much weld into it.
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