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Old 11-28-2018, 12:07 PM
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2x4 3/16 rectangular tubing.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:16 PM
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I used 2x4 .120 wall with an X member of the same material. It seem very ridged with no flex or twist but I haven't driven it yet.
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What would you guys use here or recommend
2x3 3/16 is good for nearly application IMO!

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Old 11-29-2018, 10:52 AM
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i went with the 2"x3"x.120" wall from info in one of the t bucket books. when i build the next frame for the roadster it will be 2"x3"x.250" wall as i like big blocks and have a heavy foot. i'm gonna use the frame i built to go under a rambler with a cage so it should be ok.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:16 AM
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I have a back half kit from Chris Alston Chassisworks in my Anglia. The frame rails are 2" by 3" by .083" wall. Shows you how thick the pros think the frame needs to be when incorporating a roll cage. Wall thickness is not the best or most effective way to gain stiffness. It is a good way to provide tapped holes in the frame. And, in a T Bucket the weight penalty really doesn't matter. In fact, heavier is probably better to keep a T Bucket on the road at high speed.
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