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Three link. Got it.

I would build it out of the strongest material possible, so 1/4". That is one part that I would not want to fail. I'm sure 3/16" could hold up fine, but for this part I would go overkill.
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That is what I think too, probably get the 1/4" because they have it in stock too. but its $132 for a piece 70" long.
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I confuse myself on it, but I'd call it a wishbone or Y link top, some call it a 3 link with no track bar(panhard).

I am working on getting all the steel in the next few days, going to weld on a bulkhead to the back of the frame where my tube will all start and the links. I cant decide if I want a 1/4" or a 3/16" wall (8x3) tube.

What do you all think? 1/4" wall or 3/16" wall
you know my answer.. 1/4" or 3/8"

I know what your talkin about, its how my Axial is setup.

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That is what I think too, probably get the 1/4" because they have it in stock too. but its $132 for a piece 70" long.
what do you need 70" for? or are you going all the way across the width of the truck with it?


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That is what I think too, probably get the 1/4" because they have it in stock too. but its $132 for a piece 70" long.
Ouch!

Why not build your bulkhead out of tube and plate? I bet you could get a few feet of 1 3/4" 4130 and a piece of 1/4" plate for less than what the piece is going to cost.
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Ouch!

Why not build your bulkhead out of tube and plate? I bet you could get a few feet of 1 3/4" 4130 and a piece of 1/4" plate for less than what the piece is going to cost.
you should tig weld 4130, i dont have a tig welder. I didnt think about that but I could... I have one other place that I could get a connection through for a better price. I will check tomorrow. Good idea tho!
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what do you need 70" for? or are you going all the way across the width of the truck with it?


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yeah its going all the way across the back of the truck. i will get pics when i get the tube and have it welded on.
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I didn't feel like reading 5 pages so this may have been asked, but what is the whole in the bed for?
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I didn't feel like reading 5 pages so this may have been asked, but what is the whole in the bed for?
my guess is for a fuel cell
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my guess is for a fuel cell
That's what I figured, but it was a weird looking hole.
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it gave me access to fill the tank and work on the pump if needed. its useless now.
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it gave me access to fill the tank and work on the pump if needed. its useless now.
Gotcha! Man I wish I had my own place. I'd love to grab that bed from ya for an off the wall project.
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?? i am going to reuse the bed again, you will see
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Oh, I thought you were just going to have a cage back there and the bed was a thing of the past. My bad. Dang, now you've really got me wondering how this is going to look.
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ok i got it now this is what zack is going for:

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