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Front tube bars

Unread post by dattopimp » August 26th, 2007, 9:18 pm

Hey all, I've decided mountin my winch to my existing bar is not gonna work without a crapload of work so i've decided to go with a tube bar. Anyone got any decent pics of theirs or one that they've seen? Wanna be able to fit my winch and still have good angles on the patrol.

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Unread post by Guts » August 27th, 2007, 7:31 pm

There is ALOT more work in making a tube bar then people think.
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Unread post by dattopimp » August 27th, 2007, 8:28 pm

I know its not gonna be easy. I want it strong enough to take a winch, yet not be over the top and keep good angles and the like. Thanks for the link spimon.
That lux bar doesn't look too bad
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Unread post by YankeeDave » August 27th, 2007, 11:04 pm

Guts wrote:There is ALOT more work in making a tube bar then people think.
all depends on how good you are with a 3d cad package.

i've made tube bars for GQs, troopies, zooks, and jeeps. the longest one took 6 hours to make. most are quicker.

its' all about measuring properly and planning the bar before you start welding.

also access to laser cutters help ;)

remember, measure twice weld/cut once

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Unread post by sudso » August 30th, 2007, 12:07 am

YankeeDave wrote:also access to laser cutters help ;)

remember, measure twice weld/cut once
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Unread post by dattopimp » August 31st, 2007, 6:19 pm

Found a style that i like! Its on the white hilux that featured in an old gold edition modified trucks special. The snake racing sponsored hilux, white thing?

Edit: GUTS' truck :D
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Unread post by landcrusier ute » September 6th, 2007, 6:15 pm

tube bars arent hard to make all you need is a good bender a good mig nad a common sense look at the bar on my spooky it made it my slef in a night
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Unread post by MUDRATGQ » September 6th, 2007, 7:08 pm

My advice is make a cardboard cutout of the bends an shape ya want an use that as a guide to bend your pipe to
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Unread post by boof » September 6th, 2007, 7:13 pm

landcrusier ute wrote:tube bars arent hard to make all you need is a good bender a good mig nad a common sense look at the bar on my spooky it made it my slef in a night

After seeing the work that went into mine Id disagree with that i know for a fact Brooksy put a hell of a lot more time than that into mine ;)
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Unread post by Guts » September 6th, 2007, 7:14 pm

Its funny every tube bar I have seen where the maker says it was easy look like crap. To make a tube bar that looks good is NOT an easy job. The tube bar that is currently on the front of my lux took about 10 hours for 2 guys. 1 works with tube work everyday and has full electronic hydro bender etc. This bar I'm still not 100% happy with but its close.

If you made one in 6 hours you didn't have many bends in it.
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Unread post by landcrusier ute » September 6th, 2007, 7:16 pm

not the best pic but that is my bar made it in a night not hard at all
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Unread post by boof » September 6th, 2007, 7:20 pm

Sorry mate but that what Guts was saying it looks cheap and homemade.
This took a lot longer than a night and was done by a guy with experience with metalwork.

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Unread post by Guts » September 6th, 2007, 7:22 pm

Yeah Boofs yours is one of the few that I like, It's not one I'd have myself but it does look good.
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Unread post by landcrusier ute » September 6th, 2007, 7:23 pm

boff yer i know what you mean but mine is done but now i can tweak it if i want you know but i was jsut saying they arent hard to make but to make a good one like yours will take longer than just one like mine but at the end of the day they arent that hard
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