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Old 06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
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Question home made traction bars

i got a buddy going to make me a set of traction bars for my truck, i'm looken for some designes and overall tips on whats worked and what hasn't. So whats everyone got?
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:58 PM
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got $80 in mine..schedule 80 pipe..6ft length..end links from TSC welded in ends total bar length 7ft. Made brackets to bolt to frame and weld to axle and grade 8 bolts...easy way to save money
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:14 PM
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Do you mean if welded is better then bolted? or the other way around?
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:10 AM
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i'm sure there's more than this out here
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:19 PM
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I have bolt on brackets for the frame rail in which I have 3 bolts goin through the frame on side and 2 underneath...plenty sturdy..I have axle tabs welded to the axle and boxed in the rear. Like I said if u look at farmboy fab or lazar bars they are schedule 80 pipe with end links selling for $600 plus..If u have access to welder and $80 to spend you can has the same
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:24 PM
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i got acces to welder, and got a couple of metal shops, and even a Fastenal (if anyone knows what it is) i'm sure i can get everything i need there
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how do you have 80 bucks in yours? what size pipe did you use? i just built a set and im no where close to that. hook me up!
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:32 PM
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hey Mitch, i liked how u did Anthonys set, do you mind Pm ing me a price of what it would cost for me to do the same?
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pm sent and anthony i just sent you a text message.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:09 AM
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1.0"OD schedule 80 pipe for like $13.00 per 6ft section..bought bolts at fastenal..
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