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these kits to meet NHRA/ IHRA safety requirements which can help eliminate any guess work that you may have. So if you or a friend have the knowledge and skills to read a ruler, use a level, and weld, this option may be a good choice on your pocketbook. Any level of DIY can be a lot more difficult and not worth the savings when all is said and done though, so please, choose the option that is best suited for you.
DIY CUSTOM FABRICATION
With tools commonly used by chassis shops becoming more affordable and available these days, many are taking on minor, and sometimes major fabrication projects themselves in their own garages. These
$2195 • 8,000 LB CAPACITY • 165 1/2” L X 21 1/4” W RUNWAYS • 84-1/4” LIFTING HEIGHT • PORTABLE
• 9,000 LB CAPACITY • 80 3/4” MAX LIFTING HEIGHT W/ TRUCK ADAPTERS • SYMMETRIC 2-STAGE ARMS
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3: A Rotary draw bend is formed by drawing the tube around the forming die (pictured on the right). The tube is placed between the forming die and the counter die, which is also known as a pressure die (pictured on the left).
skills are not going to happen overnight, but once you become familiar with your equipment and the materials that you use, you will be able to determine whether or not you should leave the fabricating to the pros.
There are three basic choices of material for fabricating roll cages. When making a decision about which material is best for your application, consider your strength requirements, appearance, and quality. ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) mild steel tubing is typically made from a 1010 or higher alloy sheet that is rolled and welded. This tube is not as strong as the others, but preferred by some for its lower cost and tendency to bend before breaking.
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