Front tube bars

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Unread post by dattopimp » November 21st, 2007, 9:13 pm

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2.something weeks at the powder coaters and its finally back. All up cost less then $200 to make. And i'm happy with it :)

And yes i know it doesn't really count as a tube bar...But oh well. Maybe next time.
87 MK Patrol. 2" OME + 30mm body, 31" ATZs on alloys/35" Simex ETs, dual ARB lockers, 12,000lbs winch in custom bar, Doof doof. Need more money!

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Unread post by locorr » November 21st, 2007, 9:46 pm

Is that for the datsun

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Unread post by mudntz » November 23rd, 2007, 9:46 pm

heres a pic of a tube bar i built for playtime 4x4,
not bad for a 1st year fitter and turner.
tube used is 48.3mm, 2.9mm wall thickness
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Unread post by dattopimp » November 24th, 2007, 5:23 pm

thats not a bad job mudntz, and locorr yeah its for the datsun patrol :P
87 MK Patrol. 2" OME + 30mm body, 31" ATZs on alloys/35" Simex ETs, dual ARB lockers, 12,000lbs winch in custom bar, Doof doof. Need more money!

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Unread post by mouse » November 25th, 2007, 7:20 pm

Here's some photos of an mk tube bar I just finished for Playtime 4X4 in Sunbury. Just needs powdercoatng. The Hilux bar was done by my apprentice (Mudntz).

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Unread post by gutlux03 » March 15th, 2010, 8:34 pm

hey mate just wondering where you get your designing software from can ou download it for free or do u have to buy it

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Unread post by Pr.J.Chilton » March 16th, 2010, 5:24 pm

here's mine
not really a tube bar but the top half is custom tube work(@ least I've got a good approach angle)
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Unread post by Struth » April 6th, 2010, 9:57 am

mouse wrote:Here's some photos of an mk tube bar I just finished for Playtime 4X4 in Sunbury. Just needs powdercoatng. The Hilux bar was done by my apprentice (Mudntz).

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Your apprentice does better work than you do:crazy:

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Unread post by Struth » April 13th, 2010, 7:35 pm

I have never used CAD or any other software to design a bar.
The ones I have built probably took me up to 8 hrs each including coating time.

But not including design and hand drafting time, or the time it takes to get the cradle bent up by the local metal shop once I give them the drawings.

Here are two of mine,

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Both were made in my garage with no real industrial machinery. They are not hard to make if you are an experienced metal worker.

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Unread post by madazz fab » April 28th, 2010, 1:21 pm

here are 2 i have made the second is in the build
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Re: Front tube bars

Unread post by whitelighting » July 10th, 2011, 6:52 pm

Something a different that I built.
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Re: Front tube bars

Unread post by HG » July 17th, 2011, 10:05 pm

I made this bar about 7 years ago, it has done a great job :)
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Re: Front tube bars

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Re: Front tube bars

Unread post by zook2412 » April 3rd, 2012, 6:08 pm

i knocked my own up , it wasnt finished then , it has bracing from behind to the bends on the side and also bracing from the mounting plates up to the outside tube for wing strength . and its strong . the winch housing has 6mm front plate with 16mm plate behind that the winch bolts into , and is also gusseted onto the plate , then in front of the 6mm plate there are 12 plate sections you can see with two recovery points welded which are more than strong enough . the tube is 45od tube with 5mm wall thickness , and the mounts from the bar to the chassis are 10 mm plate then have top and bottom captive bolt and the standard 4 on the side . in the photo i just had the standard bolts holding it on to get final measurement for a clamping plate on the inside of the chassis to reduce any stress on the chassis from winching . i think i can happily say that she wont budge . the only bad point is that if in the case i was to have a bad accident . the bar would most likley bend the chassis . but im not worried . oh and for brooksy , surprisingly the whole thing doesnt weight heaps . you can pick it upp and walk with on your shoulder no worries at all . im nothing special in bar making by any means but i went into arb , and i have seen 14 year old boys lay neater welds than that . i wouldnt touch those things with a ten foot pole
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Re: Front tube bars

Unread post by Squiggs351 » April 16th, 2012, 11:58 pm

Here's one i made for my Hilux, took about 4 hours to get to this point, still need to fit brackets for LED indicators and ground lights and winch mount but that won't take long. I only wanted something basic on it 'cos i'll probly change it later anyway.
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