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Old 02-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Where is a good place to look for tubes to make a bumper? I know vehicles but not tubing. I may have someone to make it but would like to have an idea of material cost first.

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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DOM 1.75x.120 about 3-4 bucks a foot
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IMO dom is overkill. hrew or crew, not sure of exact designation, would be just as strong for a tube bumper and a 1/4 of the cost. You can still see the raised weld mark inside the hrew tube. dom= drawn over mandrel erases that weld mark as the tube is pulled over the mandrel.
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i'm probably making part of my bumper from sch 40 crap you buy at home depot or lowes. metal around raleigh is ridiculously priced. i had to buy 20' of 2x2x.250 for $150 to make my radius arms. still cheaper than buying duff or skyjacker arms, but DAMN
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i'm probably making part of my bumper from sch 40 crap you buy at home depot or lowes. metal around raleigh is ridiculously priced. i had to buy 20' of 2x2x.250 for $150 to make my radius arms. still cheaper than buying duff or skyjacker arms, but DAMN
Mcmaster Carr is worth a check sometimes. I'd buy anything from them before I bought something from the likes of Home depot. Even Summit has a selection of round tube, and even some square stuff, mostly thin stuff and definitely a little high, but I have bought from them in a pinch. Check them out- link
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Um, I used 1.5 DOM. It was cheap, free.

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Dan from RuffStuff sells DOM.

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Completely unnecessary. All my body armor (sliders, bumpers) is all ATSM Sched 40 pipe. It is actually a lot more dent resistant than tube is in these instances. Even then I wouldn't waste my money on DOM for bumpers...HREW or CREW is perfect.

1.5" DOM here is $1.20 an inch....
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