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me and a friend of mine got stuck on the same job, fabricating an exhaust for a generator, and we went to lunch today and noticed my frnt bumer leaned on one side, i was like been like since i got the truck, he was like hey we will have a bunch of left over steel, lets make one, ok story over, we got 15ft of 3 1/2 (od) schdule 40 tubing, and a bunch of flat steel. I plan on making a rear bumper, with a 90 at each end to wrap around the rear quarter panels, and weld my hitch to the bumper, then on the front, follow the same design scheme as my mazda bumper, using the base a pice of the tubing, then in the middle make a smaller piece that will start were the valance is, to mount a skid plate, winch and tow hooks, then back up on the main base tube, make a piece of flatbar and inch off the tune and mount some lights, ending the tubing with a 90 to wrap around the frnt quarter panel, and wha la,
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schedule 40 pipe is not what you want to use to build bumpers from what I've heard.
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y not, its strong as hell
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I'm working on finding some actual links, give me a few minutes. Schedule 40 is a pipe though, not a tube.
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HREW or DOM for bumpers
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whats the price difference
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schedule 40 is a pipe, but strong, it wont work, cause it will bend if hit?? or justfalls apart?
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It will work but not as well as DOM or HREW. The pipe is meant for internal burst strength while the tube is meant to take impacts on the outer structure of the tube. The pipe is heavier than the tube which can add up in a bumper. It would work for something like bumpers but I would never use it. HREW is a much better choice, DOM being the best.
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damn, u got beat me to it... lol
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10-4 i get paid tomorrow, then it depends if i can afford it, if not shedule 40 it is, pics will be posted sunday night if i decide to go through with it
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Poop tube!

As long as it is not structural, IE a roll cage, or exo cage, or a bumper that you never plan on bumping, its is fine.

Hmm that kinda leaves you no options to use it lol. But there are many people that do use it, and there have been no real mishaps. Just bear in mind that it is not structurally tested. Like Trent said, it is rated for **** getting out, not supporting something.

Wait a sec, you make exhaust out of scd 40? Lol, thats some high back pressure!
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I would use it for bumpers in a second!! It's just a pita to bend.

Now where are those pics of your RUBBERIZED FLOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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pipe is fine as long as its not something you will be risking your life with. i have built 3 bumpers out of sch 40 pipe and it is plenty strong to jack the truck up with, run into ****, or whatever. just dont make a roll cage from it and you will be fine and save some major $$$. 3.5 OD is freakin huge though IMO.
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its just poop pipe. not a big deal. just heavy as hell. dom and hrew is strong while super light. hrew dents easily. dom is the best but there is certainly nothing wrong with sch40. ive used it on my rear bumper and it has help up fine.


ive seen roll cages built out of it and people go end over end and it still hold up. its just stupid heavy that why people dont like it
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Now where are those pics of your RUBBERIZED FLOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
X2!!!! I thought of that as soon as I saw the avi pic. I wanna know how awestruck he was when he saw that the post had gotten to 20+ pages of randomness
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I thought there was no answering of his questions until we see this "rubberized" interior?
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alright, like i said, all on pricing, the sch 40 is free so, but this weekend, along wihte bumper fabrication and install pics, i will take some shots of the floor and back of truck, and system, promise guys, so i think i am goin for it, i am test fitting the the tube to the front tomorrow to get a round about idea on how it will look, thanks guys for everything, lmao at the 20 pgs on the rubber thread
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along wihte bumper fabrication and install pics, i will take some shots of the floor and back of truck, and system, promise guys
There, we have his "promise" of pics. Now he can't edit it saying he didn't promise us.
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cross my heart lmao
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Wow, 3.5 OD? thats gonna be heavy as hell, and I think it will look goofy. But hey it is your truck.
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Look up the post "building a bumper soon" in the general discussion forum, lots of ideas and pics.
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