New tube bar

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by nethergate » October 14th, 2012, 7:57 pm

i hate you guys without airbags. lol

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Struth » November 21st, 2012, 11:20 am

Just finished another variation on the Surf/Hi Lux tube bar,

We used larger tube for the top wings and added checka infills to the top of the bar,
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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by DarkHorse » November 21st, 2012, 3:04 pm

Damn you do some good looking work. What's the reasoning behind flattening the main tubes at the front, where it meets the winch cradle?

Do you do anything for a Vitara? :lol:

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Struth » November 21st, 2012, 3:28 pm

can do Vits.

The flattening is because it was bent in an old bow and arrow style bender instead of the good bender.

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Toyholden » November 24th, 2012, 12:32 pm

Care bear... Flattening shmattening ;)

That winch bar looks bloody "AWESOME" on the Surf/4runner & looks strong as an OX :thumb:

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by 4WDLUX » February 16th, 2013, 9:28 am

Hey i have a ln106 hilux 1990 and i am going to be making a tube bar for a school project. I was after some advice on what tube to use and also roughly how much to order ( in meters). Also if any ones has any plans or dimensions that would be great. Thanks heaps.
Adam

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by bowseruni » February 16th, 2013, 11:10 am

4WDLUX

if you are on a budget and want it for looks, use schedule 40 pipe, if you want a quality bar use DOM tube, 350mPa which can be sourced from performance metals in sydney or a couple of other places, want something like 1.75" x .120". As for how much to order, all depends on your design, from memory its around $30/m

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by 4WDLUX » February 16th, 2013, 3:18 pm

http://www.4wdaction.com.au/_phpBB/down ... =61562&t=1

I really like this bar. could you please tell me how its mounted.
Thanks Adam

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by CustomEverything79 » February 24th, 2013, 1:09 am

Great looking bar very professional work i want one lol.. :D

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Matty Bravo » March 25th, 2013, 8:15 am

Hey guys this is my effort for my mazda bravo

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Not so flexy

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Struth » March 25th, 2013, 10:51 am

Nice job mate, looks great.

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Struth » March 28th, 2013, 8:32 am

Completed a Hi Lux rear tube bare yesterday,

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Hilux_Ryan » April 13th, 2013, 1:57 pm

Someone asked before, but noone answered.

How strong are these tube bars? and do they offer any proper protection for wayward animals, or is it just to look good and climb over rocks?

Just wondering because I like the look of them, but dont want to fit one and then write off the whole front end of the car when I hit skippy's little brother.
My cruiser thread viewtopic.php?f=22&t=145966

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by Struth » April 13th, 2013, 5:30 pm

They are plenty strong, but not all tube bars are made equal just as not all normal bars are made equal, if you add radiator and headlight protection hoops they will protect you car against animal strike as good as anything else out there.

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Re: New tube bar

Unread post by ISA.13B » April 14th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Hey Struth. AWESOME fab work. Makes me wish I could weld for starters.
Have you ever made a front bar for a 05 Courier (same body shape as the blue Mazda Bravo above)
Could you give me a price on making a bar that is similar to what you've made for the black Surf?

Nice work you other guys too. Got some skills out there.

Cheers
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