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I'm putting 3 pumps and 8 batts in my cutty this winter. What size sqaure tubing should i use?
 

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2X2 Square tube is what we use at the shop. As far as thickness goes it can vary.
 

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Originally posted by Twiins@Nov 30 2003, 04:47 PM
2X2 Square tube is what we use at the shop. As far as thickness goes it can vary.
What would be a good thickness for that set-up
 

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No less than 3/16th and no more than 1/4
 

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3/8 inch should be perfect for what you want. If your gonna tie in some angle iron, use 1/4 inch
 

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Originally posted by 1LOWCHERO@Nov 30 2003, 07:29 PM
3/8 inch should be perfect for what you want. If your gonna tie in some angle iron, use 1/4 inch
3/8s is overkill for a battery rack IMO!
 

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Originally posted by sneakyboy1+Nov 30 2003, 09:19 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (sneakyboy1 @ Nov 30 2003, 09:19 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--1LOWCHERO@Nov 30 2003, 07:29 PM
3/8 inch should be perfect for what you want.  If your gonna tie in some angle iron, use 1/4 inch
3/8s is overkill for a battery rack IMO![/b][/quote]
ya 1/4 inch is thick enough...
 

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If its being tied into the frame it and holding 8 batteries and 3 pumps full of juice. I think thats a perfect thickness. The stresses that metal has to take, especially when doing the moves is immense to understand. Think about it. :cool:
 

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My rack weight 300lbs, alone. Held 10 31's, and holes for 4 pumps. 5feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall pedestals for the pumps. It was out of 2x2x2 1/4" thick box, and 2x2 1/4 angle. Let me just say it never bent and was tough enough that it could handle another 10 batts and 4 more pumps without breaking a sweat. I dont like working with thin metal anyways. :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by 1LOWCHERO@Nov 30 2003, 11:32 PM
My rack weight 300lbs, alone. Held 10 31's, and holes for 4 pumps. 5feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall pedestals for the pumps. It was out of 2x2x2 1/4" thick box, and 2x2 1/4 angle. Let me just say it never bent and was tough enough that it could handle another 10 batts and 4 more pumps without breaking a sweat. I dont like working with thin metal anyways. :biggrin:
Ya i used 2x2 1/4" box tubing to do my trunk and damn is it strong, but the angle steel we welded on top of the box tubing was 1/8" and it got toren up pretty fast from all the jerkin around. When i redo my rack everything is gettin done in 1/4".
 

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Originally posted by HiLow+Dec 1 2003, 07:08 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (HiLow @ Dec 1 2003, 07:08 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--1LOWCHERO@Nov 30 2003, 11:32 PM
My rack weight 300lbs, alone.  Held 10 31's, and holes for 4 pumps.  5feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall pedestals for the pumps.  It was out of 2x2x2 1/4" thick box, and 2x2 1/4 angle.  Let me just say it never bent and was tough enough that it could handle another 10 batts and 4 more pumps without breaking a sweat.  I dont like working with thin metal anyways. :biggrin:
Ya i used 2x2 1/4" box tubing to do my trunk and damn is it strong, but the angle steel we welded on top of the box tubing was 1/8" and it got toren up pretty fast from all the jerkin around. When i redo my rack everything is gettin done in 1/4".[/b][/quote]
thats cuz the welds sucked
 

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nope actually the steel bent forcin the welds to come undone after.. it started bendin first the broke free



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Originally posted by HiLow+Dec 1 2003, 01:08 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (HiLow @ Dec 1 2003, 01:08 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--1LOWCHERO@Nov 30 2003, 11:32 PM
My rack weight 300lbs, alone.  Held 10 31's, and holes for 4 pumps.  5feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall pedestals for the pumps.  It was out of 2x2x2 1/4" thick box, and 2x2 1/4 angle.  Let me just say it never bent and was tough enough that it could handle another 10 batts and 4 more pumps without breaking a sweat.  I dont like working with thin metal anyways. :biggrin:
Ya i used 2x2 1/4" box tubing to do my trunk and damn is it strong, but the angle steel we welded on top of the box tubing was 1/8" and it got toren up pretty fast from all the jerkin around. When i redo my rack everything is gettin done in 1/4".[/b][/quote]
Thats what Im talking about. This man has a plan. lol. Thin shit is for body work, this is the heart of the car. It needs to be thick ass shit. Were not playing here, if your gonna make a rack, make a rack that can stand the car up. :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by 1LOWCHERO+Dec 2 2003, 01:02 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (1LOWCHERO @ Dec 2 2003, 01:02 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 1 2003, 01:08 AM
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@Nov 30 2003, 11:32 PM
My rack weight 300lbs, alone.  Held 10 31's, and holes for 4 pumps.  5feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall pedestals for the pumps.  It was out of 2x2x2 1/4" thick box, and 2x2 1/4 angle.  Let me just say it never bent and was tough enough that it could handle another 10 batts and 4 more pumps without breaking a sweat.  I dont like working with thin metal anyways. :biggrin:

Ya i used 2x2 1/4" box tubing to do my trunk and damn is it strong, but the angle steel we welded on top of the box tubing was 1/8" and it got toren up pretty fast from all the jerkin around. When i redo my rack everything is gettin done in 1/4".
Thats what Im talking about. This man has a plan. lol. Thin shit is for body work, this is the heart of the car. It needs to be thick ass shit. Were not playing here, if your gonna make a rack, make a rack that can stand the car up. :biggrin:[/b][/quote]
:thumbsup:
 
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